HEAD OF THE CLASS: Cunningham sets two meet records at Heitkotter Invitational



Trevor Jackson

Palo Verde

The junior outfielder hit a game-winning home run in a 3-2 victory over Desert Oasis. Jackson also pitched two innings to get the save in the game, and opened the season 6-for-16 with six RBIs.

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Rosie Del Rosario


The junior was 3-for-5 with two two-run home runs and pitched seven innings allowing no earned runs in a 12-3 victory over Basic.

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Bradley Alexander

Canyon Springs

The senior won three events at the Heitkotter Invitational at Faith Lutheran. Alexander swept the hurdle events, winning the 110-meter hurdles in 15.09 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 39.74. He also tied for first in the 200 with a time of 22.81.

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Vashti Cunningham

Bishop Gorman

The junior set two meet records at the Heitkotter Invitational at Faith Lutheran. Cunningham cleared 6 feet, 2 inches in the high jump, and posted a mark of 17-8 in the long jump.

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CANYON SPRINGS — Softball pitcher Lizet Rodarte earned victories over Clark, Chaparral and Desert Pines.

CENTENNIAL — Baseball player Jordon Wyke threw a five-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 10-0 win over Legacy. Softball player Angel Love was 5-for-7 with three home runs and seven RBIs in wins over Legacy and Basic.

CIMARRON-MEMORIAL — Baseball player Noah Parker was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs for the week and pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with four strikeouts to earn a save.

DESERT OASIS — Girls track athlete Tawny Rodriguez placed first in the shot put with a throw of 36 feet, 4 inches at the Liberty Relays. Baseball player A.J. Landis threw a four-hit shutout with four strikeouts in a 4-0 victory over Shadow Ridge.

FAITH LUTHERAN — Baseball player Cruz Daddario went 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA in two starts and drove in five runs at the plate. Softball player Makena Martin went 5-1 with 33 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings and hit .680 with four doubles and 10 RBIs in eight games.

GREEN VALLEY — Baseball player Blake Inouye improved his average to .481 and hasn’t allowed an earned run in 12 1/3 innings.

LIBERTY — Softball player Breanna Alvarez allowed one run on three hits with six strikeouts in a 4-1 win over Desert Edge (Ariz.). Baseball pitcher Bailey Daguio threw a complete game, allowing no earned runs and no walks while striking out nine in a 7-2 win over Green Valley.

PALO VERDE — Baseball player Trevor Jackson went 6-for-16 with six RBIs to open the season, including the game-winning home run in a 3-2 victory over Desert Oasis. Softball player Mackenzie McBride went 13-for-26 with eight runs, 11 RBIs, six doubles, two triples and a home run to help the Panthers to a 7-2 record.

SHADOW RIDGE — Girls swimmer Caroline Brereton posted regional qualifying times in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 backstroke against Durango. Baseball player Nick Parr threw a complete game, allowing one earned run, in a 3-2 loss to Cimarron-Memorial.

SIERRA VISTA — Girls swimmer Taylor Saxon won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 7.55 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:41.66 in a 194-92 win over Spring Valley. Boys swimmer Mason Archer won the 100 backstroke in 57.13 and the 100 freestyle in 52.84 in a 168-69 win over Spring Valley.