Silverado surrendered points for the first time since Sept. 9, but still rolled to a victory over Coronado on Friday night in the Class 4A state football semifinals.
Coronado hosted Liberty in a Class 5A softball game Friday. Liberty won 7-3.
Freshman Mason Brown hit a 3-pointer with 1:52 left in overtime to break a tie, and Durango nipped Coronado in a game in which neither team led by more than seven points.
Palo Verde has been a force to be reckoned with all year and enters the Class 5A state tournament with momentum after winning last weekend’s Southern Region championship.
Coronado is embracing being the favorite to win the Class 5A state championship after its 2-0 win over Faith Lutheran in last Saturday’s regional final.
The Crusaders have dominated each of their seven opponents, outscoring them 40-1 in a perfect start that has garnered them national attention.
Martin ran the 100-meter dash in a personal-record time of 10.71 seconds on Saturday morning at Desert Oasis to claim the Mountain Region championship and an automatic bid in the state meet next week. The sturdy senior doubled as a running back for Legacy’s football team and said he started preparing for track season after football concluded.
Alyssa Stanley entered the circle in the third inning and dominated most of the way to lead the Mustangs to a 7-3 victory over Coronado on Saturday at Bishop Gorman.
Edmond ran the 100 meters in 11.84 seconds on Saturday at Desert Oasis to secure the Moutain Region championship — and an automatic bid to the Class 4A state meet next week. Teammate Aniya Smith finished second in 12.11, and Centennial’s Quincy Bonds ran 12.16 for third.
Pascal Chavez had 25 kills and 11 digs on Thursday to lead Liberty’s boys volleyball team to a 19-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-22, 15-10 win over visiting Durango.