The Bulldogs, motivated by their loss in the state semifinals a year ago, completed a dominant season — they didn’t lose a set during the region or state tournaments — with a 25-21, 25-18, 25-22 victory over Foothill.
Sky Pointe worked its way to a 25-19, 23-25, 25-22, 25-23 victory over Mojave on Thursday night to cap its inaugural season with the Class 3A state championship at Arbor View High School.
Here are the 2018 boys volleyball honors as selected by the coaches.
The Falcons (32-11) followed their first-ever Sunrise Region championship with a grueling 26-24, 23-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-13 win over host Arbor View (29-10).
Sophomore Jaegen Driscoll recorded 27 kills for the Eagles as they swept the host Cheyenne Desert Shields 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 in a Class 3A state semifinal match.
Caleb Stearman, as a 6-foot-5-inch All-Sunrise Reigon setter, has helped propel the Falcons to their first-ever Class 4A state boys volleyball tournament, and is eyeing the school’s first state championship.
The Falcons (31-11) claimed their first Sunrise Region championship game Saturday afternoon with a title game when they 25-21, 21-25, 25-18, 35-33 win over Coronado.
On Saturday, the Bulldogs reached one of their goals with a 28-26, 25-15, 26-24 sweep of host Arbor View to claim the Sunset Region championship. It’s Centennial’s first region title since 2010.
Michael Jones had 20 digs, five kills and four aces to power defending Class 3A state champ Mojave to a 25-6, 25-7, 25-15 sweep over Desert Pines in the Class 3A state quarterfinals on Thursday.
The Coronado boys volleyball team’s quest for a second straight Sunrise Region title will continue after the Cougars won a thrilling five-set contest against host Las Vegas, 25-23, 23-25, 17-25, 25-20, 15-12.