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Desert Vista’s, 77-67, loss to Pinnacle High School in Wednesday’s 6A boys’ basketball semifinal round, at Wells Fargo Arena, was much closer than the double-digit margin might suggest.

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Mountain Pointe will not see a return to the semi-finals in the AIA State Championship, as they take the loss to Xavier Prep Saturday night in Phoenix, 58-38.

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The No. 5-seeded Mountain Pointe Pride high school boys basketball team cruised to a 76-48 victory Friday night against the No. 13-seeded Chandler Wolves in the quarterfinals of the AIA 6A state tournament.

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Desert Vista’s boys basketball team rode effective guard play and post scoring to a 66-53 home victory over Red Mountain Friday, in the quarterfinals of the 6A basketball playoffs.

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Desert Vista High School’s boys soccer team on Saturday ended a 12-year drought and secured the state 6A boys championship with a 3-0 win over Brophy Preparatory Academy.

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It took Hamilton’s Channing Chasten just under eight minutes to score against No. 2-seeded Desert Vista in the first round of the AIA 6A boys soccer tournament Wednesday night in Ahwatukee. But, it was the Thunder who built a 2-1 lead going into the half and never looked back, beating the No…

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            After a stretch of close games, Mountain Pointe was finally able to pull away from a team and convincingly defeated Desert Ridge Tuesday night 85-53. Mountain Pointe’s impressive size and length was just too overpowering for Desert Ridge, who had no answer for Sophomore Deandre H…

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The Desert Vista Thunder advanced over the Gilbert Tigers to the second round of the girl’s 6A high school playoffs in a thrilling game that required penalty kicks Tuesday night.

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In a back and forth game, the Desert Vista Thunder boys varsity basketball team defeated the Gilbert Tigers, 71-65, Friday night in a 6A Central conference game behind guard Tyrek Chambers and his 32 points.

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From the opening kickoff, it was the quintessential showing of fortitude from both teams.

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With its playoff chances dangling in the balance, Desert Vista football fell 14-10 to Corona del Sol on Friday in an ugly, sloppy affair.

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Quarterback Nick Wallerstedt found the end zone three times through the air and once on the ground. JaKim McKinney and Gary Bragg each ran for two touchdowns. Kenny Churchwell and Delano Salgado manned the secondary with ease.

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With a slew of injuries to several starters including three of their top four receivers, the No. 10-ranked Desert Vista Thunder fell to No. 2-ranked Desert Ridge Friday night at Desert Ridge High School, 35-7.

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