Catalina Foothills tops S. Arizona, E. Valley in titles

May 19, 2011 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365

A quick shapshot of the recently completed prep athletic year shows a runaway leader in state titles and or runner-up finishes - Catalina Foothills.

The Falcons piled up eight state titles and three runner-up finishes. They weren't particular about the time of year in doing so. Their accomplishments -- four fall state titles (boys cross country, girls golf, boys swimming girls swimming), two in the winter (boys and girls soccer) and two in the spring (boys and girls tennis). They were second in boys golf, girls track and boys volleyball.

The next closest school to Catalina Foothills in total titles and/or runners-up was East Valley representative Hamilton. The Huskies won three state titles (football, girls golf and girls soccer) and were second in girls volleyball, boys soccer, baseball and girls track.

Next on the list of titles/runners-up was Canyon del Oro. The Dorados won boys golf, softball and girls track and were runners-up in football and boys track. Thatcher, which didn't win a state title, was runner-up in boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball and boys tennis.

Here is the honor roll for other state titles scored by Southern Arizona or East Valley schools this past year:

Baseball - Tanque Verde (1A); Valley Christian (2A); Catalina (4A-II); Saguaro (4A-I) and Mountain Pointe (5A-I).

Boys basketball - Amphitheater (4A-II); Nogales (4A-I); Mesa Mountain View (5A-I).

Girls basketball - Gilbert Christian (1A); Valley Christian (2A); Seton Catholic (4A-II).

Girls cross country - Nogales (D-II).

Football - Saguaro (4A-I).

Boys Golf - Red Mountain (D-I), Yuma Catholic (D-III).

Softball - Red Mountain (5A-I); Benson (2A); Sahuarita (4A-II).

Boys tennis - St. Gregory (1A); Pusch Ridge (2A-3A); Arcadia (4A-II); Salpointe (5A-I).

Girls tennis - St. Gregory (1A); Salpointe (5A-I).

Boys track - Queen Creek (D-II); Florence (D-III); Tempe Prep (D-IV).

Girls track - Chandler (D-I); Higley (D-III) Tempe Prep (D-IV).

Boys volleyball - Mesa Mountain View (5A); Catalina (4A-2A).

Girls volleyball - Seton Catholic (4A-II).

Wrestling - Sunnyside (D-I); Ironwood Ridge (D-II).