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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 am


Scores, Schedules, Ranks

Friday, Sept. 28

(7-DV) Thatcher (5-1, 2-1) 51, Safford (2-4, 0-1) 7

See story for details.

*Thatcher rankings: AZ state 88, Division V-10, national 6,280.  

*Safford rankings: AZ state 132, national 10,415

(2-DVl) Pima (6-0) 67, Ray 20

*Pima rankings: AZ state and Division Vl-2, national 96–eight man football.  

(4-DV) Morenci (6-0, 3-0) 27, Globe 6

*Morenci Rankings: AZ state 54, Division V-5, national 3,747.  

(8-DVl) Duncan (4-2) 20, (6-DVl) Joseph City (5-1, 4-1) 50

*Duncan Rankings:  AZ state 8, Division Vl-8, national 415 — eight man football.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Fort Thomas (3-3, 2-3) 72, San Carlos 32

*Fort Thomas Rankings: AZ state 17, national 781—eight man football.

* First ranking for each team is from ACS Pollsters for which Jay David Murphy is a ranker.  It is comprised of local rural newspapers in Arizona and computer rankings. All other standings and rankings from AIA/Max Preps.

Thursday, Oct. 4

(7) Thatcher vs Willcox home 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5

Safford vs Benson home 7 p.m.

(2) Pima vs Bowie/San Simon home 7 p.m.

Fort Thomas vs Patagonia Union home 7 p.m.

(4) Morenci vs Tombstone home 7 p.m.

(8) Duncan vs Superior home 7 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 29

Eastern Arizona College 6, (2) Arizona Western 20

Saturday, Oct. 6

Eastern Arizona College (2-3, 0-3) vs Glendale Community College (2-2,1-1) away 7 p.m.

*Important away game for the Gila Monsters to get a conference win against the Gauchos and break a three-game losing streak in conference play.


Saturday Sept. 29

Pima Invitational

Pima wins its own invitational after losing 0-3 to Round Valley in a match set.  In the championship round, Pima wins over Round Valley 3-0.  Other teams that participated were St. Johns, San Manuel, Tombstone, St. David, Fort Thomas, Hayden, Benson, Snowflake, Duncan and Academy of Tucson.

(3 Dlll & sec.ll) Safford (11-1-0, 2-0) 3, Morenci (1-8,1-3) 0

 Freshman S25-M16, S25-M18  junior varsity S25-M9, S25-15, varsity S25-M8, S25-18, S29-M27

*Safford rankings:  AZ state 27, national 1,778

*Morenci rankings:  AZ state 171, national 10,793

Tuesday, Oct.2

(7-DV, 3-sec.ll) Pima (7-1-1, 2-0) vs (9-DV, 1-sec.ll) Duncan (8-2, 6-0) home 6 p.m.

*Pima rankings:  AZ state 70, national 4,606

*Duncan rankings: AZ state 71, national 4,625

(12-DV 8-sec.ll) Fort Thomas (6-2, 2-2-0) vs Globe away 6 p.m.

*Fort Thomas rankings:  AZ state 88, national 5,449

Morenci vs Willcox home 6 p.m.

Both games scores in Saturday edition.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

(3) Safford vs (7&3) Pima away 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct.4

(1DlV,1-sec.ll) Thatcher (11-5-0, 5-0) vs Benson home 6 p.m.

*Thatcher rankings:  AZ state 38, national 2,377

(7&3) Pima vs (12&8) Fort Thomas away 6 p.m.

(9&1) Duncan vs Morenci away 6 p.m.

*All standings & rankings for high school volleyball from AIA/Max Preps.  Teams with two ranks: the first is division and second is section.  Teams with one rank: is both division and section.

NJCAA College Volleyball

Thursday, Sept. 28

Eastern Arizona College 0,  Central Arizona College 3 away

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Eastern Arizona College (10-9, 6-3) vs (12) Arizona Western (12-3, 5-1) home 7 p.m.

Important rematch for the Gila Monsters to split their matches in division play against the Matadors whom they lost to at home Sept. 27.  Second-to-last home game for the season.  Last home game is Oct. 19 against Yavapai.

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Safford, Thatcher and Morenci away at the Willcox Invitational 3 p.m.

Gila Valley Youth Sports

AYSO Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 6

This is Silent Saturday for the matches.  It is also the last picture day.  See coaches for details.  Full schedule of games at the Graham County Fairgrounds.  For full schedule and standings see

Top three teams in standings in pools.

U10 girls:  Turquoise 4-0, Red 3-1

U10 boys: Royal 4-0, Lemon 3-0-1

U12 girls:  Lavender 4-0, Lt. Blue 2-1-1

U12 boys: Red 4-0, Royal 3-0-1

U15 co-ed: Lt. Blue 5-0, Silver 3-1-1

U19 co-ed:  Lemon 3-1-1, Lt. Blue 3-2

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