Bishop Gorman survived a 13-inning slugfest with Reno in the losers bracket final and will meet Basic in the Class 5A state baseball tournament championship game.
Avari Morris pitched two complete games as Green Valley won elimination games against Faith Lutheran and Spanish Springs in the Class 5A state softball tournament.
Basic and Bishop Gorman won their opening games in the Class 5A state baseball tournament Thursday at CSN, but did so in dramatically different ways.
Legacy rallied past Bonanza in baseball, and Silverado survived a softball slugfest against Legacy to advance to the championship round of the Class 4A state tournaments.
Faith Lutheran and Green Valley will play in an elimination game Friday at Bishop Gorman in the Class 5A state softball tournament — their fourth meeting this season.
The Coronado and Palo Verde boys and girls are expected to battle for the Class 5A state swimming and diving championships.
Shadow Ridge defeated Green Valley in four sets to win the Class 5A boys state volleyball championship. Desert Oasis (4A) and Boulder City (3A) also won titles.
Basic upset favored Bishop Gorman twice last week to win the Class 5A Southern Region title. The Wolves will meet Bishop Manogue on Thursday in the state tournament.
Faith Lutheran wasn’t expected to contend for the Class 5A state softball title this season. Now, the Crusaders are three wins from hoisting the championship trophy.
Shadow Ridge and Green Valley have played twice this season, with the Mustangs winning both matches. They will play for the Class 5A boys volleyball title Wednesday.