The Mustangs return seven starters and hope to successfully defend their Sunset Region title.
The Mustangs have only two seniors, but hope to make strides of improvement this season.
Caitlin Shannon completed 18 of 23 passes for 211 yards and six touchdowns, including four in the first half, to lead third-seeded Coronado to a 41-6 victory over No. 2 Rancho in the Sunrise Region flag football quarterfinals at Green Valley.
Green Valley sophomore Steele Dias won the 106-pound state championship to help the Gators to their sixth consecutive state title Saturday at Spanish Springs High School.
Having won five consecutive state championships, Green Valley coach Jon Ferry might have expected to feel comfortable with a lead after the first day of the Class 4A state tournament. But Ferry wasn’t feeling so secure as his team prepared to leave the gym after Friday’s semifinal round at Spanish Springs.
Cole Hendershot and Dylan Yoro each had 16 points, and host Palo Verde outlasted Shadow Ridge 75-68 to clinch the final postseason berth from the Northwest League.
Casey Proctor scored 12 points on Thursday night to lead the Faith Lutheran girls basketball team to a 42-26 road victory over Legacy.
Alyssa Karpinski hauled in a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tiarra Del Rosario with 30 seconds remaining Thursday to help Cimarron-Memorial’s flag football team clinch the Northwest League title with a 21-18 victory over host Centennial.