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Class 3A Southern Region: Defense shines as Mojave beats Chaparral

Mojave’s boys soccer team won 11 games this season based on speed, agility and an explosive offense that averaged 5.9 goals per game in the regular season. But in the opening round of the Class 3A Southern Region tournament Tuesday, it was a defensive prowess that led the Rattlers to a 3-1 victory over Chaparral at Bettye Wilson Park.

Region championships: Conner Nicholas helps Diamondbacks make history

Nicholas held off hard-charging Massimiliano Swenson of Bishop Gorman to become Desert Oasis’ first region cross country champion. The Diamondbacks also won the boys region team title, another first in school history.

Roundup: Foothill blanks Tech in region play

Brooke Vokoun scored in the first minute to propel the Foothill’s girls soccer team to a wire-to-wire 2-0 home victory over Tech in Desert Region tournament play on Thursday afternoon.

Roundup: Desert Oasis gets by Liberty in five sets

Kierston-Joy Kuresa had nine kills, two aces and 20 digs to propel Desert Oasis’ girls volleyball team to a 25-22, 25-21, 24-26, 23-25, 15-5 home win over Liberty on Thursday night.

Roundup: Sierra Vista gets by Basic

Juan Ponce scored with two minutes remaining in regulation to lift Sierra Vista’s boy soccer team to a 2-1 road home win over Basic on Wednesday afternoon.

Roundup: Liberty takes down Spring Valley in 5 sets

Aiyana Evans tallied 17 assists and three aces for Liberty’s girls volleyball team Tuesday, and Alana Chun notched 17 digs as the host Patriots outlasted Spring Valley, 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 23-25, 15-7.

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