Trinity Allen is the top-ranked American in her age group and 59-kilogram weight class, ranked No. 22 in the World Karate Federation. In December she will compete in Italy, itching for a chance to join the US Olympic team when karate makes its debut at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Justin Emerson reported for the Review-Journal from May 2016 to November 2018. He graduated with a master’s degree from Arizona State University. He covered prep sports and had previous bylines with MLB.com, NFL.com, Sports Illustrated, USA Hockey Magazine and the Arizona Republic. He was born and raised in Phoenix.
Gianna Gourley had a hat trick, and the Gaels completed an undefeated season and won their second state championship in a row with a 4-0 victory over Galena on Saturday at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.
Rigo Carrasco scored in the second minute, and Las Vegas High added three second-half goals to run away from Durango 4-0 Friday night in the Class 4A boys state soccer semifinals.
Goalie Kirsten Kircher made 12 saves, and Camden Berry and Kennedy Enus led the defense as Bishop Gorman held off Palo Verde’s late rally for a 3-2 win at Bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.
Josue Ruiz made 10 saves, and Alfredo Diaz scored in the 73rd minute in the Cougars’ 1-0 victory over Eldorado on Thursday in the Class 4A state boys soccer quarterfinals at Faith Lutheran.
The Cougars held on for that 2-1 victory over host Faith Lutheran in the Class 4A state quarterfinals on Thursday, earning a semifinal matchup against Northern Region champion Galena.
The Durango boys soccer team has been good enough to reach the region title game the past three years, but after Saturday’s 3-0 loss to Coronado in the Desert Region final, the Trailblazers have fallen short three years in a row.
Las Vegas’ boys soccer team beat Coronado 3-0 at Rancho to win the Southern Nevada Championship, but neither coach was happy to be playing Monday.
Braeden St. John ran for 106 yards and three touchdowns, and Hayden Redd ran for 121 yards as the host Pirates walloped Cheyenne 42-19 in a Class 3A state quarterfinal game.
Daniel Rangel had a goal and an assist off a free kick, and added another goal to help the Wildcats beat Palo Verde 3-1 in the Mountain Region semifinals.
Aqui Williams scored on a free kick in the final minute Wednesday, and Foothill beat Green Valley 4-3 at bettye Wilson Soccer Complex.
Abraham Dolley’s goal with 12 minutes remaining in regulation broke a tie and helped Clark’s boys soccer team snag a 2-1 victory over Tech on Tuesday in the Desert Region quarterfinals at Bettye Wilson Park.
Jayvion Pugh ran for 123 yards and a touchdown, the Pioneers recovered three fumbles, and Canyon Springs turned back a last-ditch effort by host Legacy to win 24-16 and claim their third consecutive Northeast League title.
Eldorado doesn’t play in the rich suburbs of Henderson or Summerlin, but a part of town people like to forget about when it comes to sports. But as the postseason begins, Eldorado and the rest of the northeast valley are looking to show soccer is high school sports’ great equalizer.