New rival in Desert Vista's crosshairs - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Ahwatukee Sports

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

New rival in Desert Vista's crosshairs

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:21 am

Let's make it clear that no school is going to supplant Mountain Pointe as Desert Vista's rival.

For the 2011-12 school year, however, Pinnacle is a close second.

The Pioneers are new to the large school division after the AIA's most recent restructuring and the Thunder have gotten to know them pretty well.

Desert Vista beat Pinnacle, 52-7, in the state quarterfinals on the way to the state football title.

Pinnacle knocked the Thunder out of the girls soccer state quarterfinals, 3-1 in overtime last weekend.

On Thursday No. 2 Desert Vista girls basketball will play No. 3 Pinnacle in the sectional semifinals at 5:45 p.m. at Chaparral. The two programs have already met this year, opening the season against each other with the Pioneers coming out on top 75-68.

And at least one more meeting could happen Friday in boys basketball if the top-seeded Thunder and No. 4 Pinnacle win first round sectional games on Wednesday. They would face each other on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Chaparral. For what it is worth, Desert Vista won the regular season meeting 70-55 in late November.

And then there is the matter of the state basketball tournaments next week. At this point it wouldn't be surprising if those schools crossed paths in the Division I brackets.

I haven't taken a close look at the spring schedules yet but don't be surprised if these two schools and this budding rivalry somehow find a way to match up once again.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Uber Car

Ahwatukee Little League 11s win district title

Ahwatukee Little League Minors topped Chandler National North to win the District 13 title.

Despite excessive heat, some residents still active outside

By Jiahui Jia | Cronkite NewsFriday, June 24, 2016PHOENIX — It was 9 a.m. and the temperature had...

prev next