Bishop Gorman and Liberty again are expected to win league championships and meet for a state championship game berth.
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.
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.
The Durango Fall Classic, a 64-team event with a mix of schools from the valley and others from all over the country, will be played at four schools Friday and Saturday.
Led by senior Tyler Edlefsen, Palo Verde scored 91 points to hold off second-place Coronado, which scored 84, and won the Class 4A state title.
After having their three-year state championship streak snapped last season, the Panthers made a relatively easy time of winning the Class 4A state title.
Sparked by individual wins from Rome Odunze and Kyu Kelly, the Gaels wrapped up their second consecutive Class 4A title by scoring 99 points.
Centennial ran away with its ninth straight Class 4A team championship. The Bulldogs scored 126 points. Runners-up Carson and Sierra Vista each had 54.
Aaron Roberts doubled twice in a 13-run third inning Thursday that helped the Desert Oasis baseball team to a 15-5, five-inning victory over Helix (California) in the championship game of the 69th annual Lions Tournament in San Diego.
Here are the 2019 all-league boys basketball teams as selected by coaches.