Local volleyball team places 10th
The Ahwatukee YMCA VOS 12U Black volleyball team placed 10th at the International Volleyball Festival at the Phoenix Convention Center. The field, which totaled 44 teams, had squads from Puerto Rico and Brazil and from other area states.
The AZ East Valley Jrs, a squad will several Ahwatukee residents, finished fifth at the same event.
Sting finish undefeated, advance to California
The 18U Ahwatukee Sting baseball team took first place during the Chandler spring baseball season at Espee Park and moves on to the West Zone tournament in California.
The team, made up of players from Desert Vista, Brophy Prep and Mesa Mountain View high schools, travel to Compton, Calif., July 31 to Aug. 3 at the MLB Urban Youth Academy with a chance to move on to the Pony World Series.
New Ahwatukee Sting 11U team being formed
The Ahwatukee Sting organization is planning to expand and add a competitive 11U team for play beginning this fall and is looking for experienced players who are coachable, have good attitudes, are hard-working and committed to becoming competitive advanced ball players.
Tryouts will take place throughout the summer with formal practices to begin in late August to early September. Practices will be in and around the Ahwatukee Foothills area.
If interested, submit contact information, child’s name, date of birth and playing experience to email@example.com.
Donations needed for boxing club
Ahwatukee resident Andrews Soto has been training amateur boxers as they prepare to compete in the 10th annual Ringside World Championships, Aug. 2-7, in Kansas City, Mo.
The team is raising funds to help send the group to the event, and donations are appreciated.
If interested in sponsoring or helping out, contact Andy Soto at (602) 525-4747 or TJ Campbell at (602) 909-5913.
Ahwatukee PONY all-star teams fare well
Two local PONY all-star baseball teams had successful seasons come to an end at the Scottsdale regional.
The Blue All-Stars were the first Ahwatukee team to advance to the championship game in six years before falling to Scottsdale Revolution, 10-0.
Some of the standouts were Richie Schur, Daulton Rittenhouse, Brock Burton and Justin Spearnock.
The Red All-Stars advanced to the semifinals but were ousted by the Revolution, 17-2.
Top players included DJ Harris, Morgan Taylor and Angel Heredia.