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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Catalina Foothills, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Catalina Foothills, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Catalina Foothills, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Catalina Foothills, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Catalina Foothills, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @


Latest News in Catalina Foothills, AZ

Spring Playoffs: Pusch Ridge is in fourth place after the first round of the D-III State Tournament; Nogales and Catalina Foothills stay alive in Baseball

LINK: FREE FIRST ROUND GOLF PHOTOSMONDAY, MAY 8D-III GOLF FIRST ROUND AT OMNI SONORAN Gracie McGovern leads by three strokes at the D-III state tournament #azpreps365 ...




Gracie McGovern leads by three strokes at the D-III state tournament #azpreps365

— AZPreps365 (@AZPreps365) May 9, 2023

BASEBALL 5A THIRD ROUND ELIMINATION AT DIABLO STADIUMNo. 1 Catalina Foothills 6, No. 5 Chaparral 5No. 3 Nogales 5, No. 7 Canyon View 4 (8)

STAYING ALIVE: No. 3 Nogales’ walk-off RBI single in 8th inning of elimination-bracket game with Canyon View by Luis Martin Romero sets up rematch for Apaches with No. 2 Casteel in 5A semifinals –

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) May 9, 2023

Both Southern Arizona teams – No. 1 Catalina Foothills & No. 3 Nogales – won nail-biters in 5A elimination games tonight at Tempe’s Diablo Stadium. They advance to semifinal round Wednesday. Recap of the Falcons escaping with 6-5 win over Chaparral –

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) May 9, 2023


D-III GOLF SECOND ROUND AT OMNI SONORANJames Labukas, Gregory School: 10:06 a.m.Hunter Chen, Mica Mountain: 11:09 a.m.Olivia Franklin, Pusch Ridge: 11:09 a.m.Jarren Ramos, Mica Mountain: 11:18 a.m.Lex Ensio, Pusch Ridge: 11:18 a.m.Tyla Greenwood, Mica Mountain: 11:27 a.m.Sevy Ensio, Pusch Ridge: 11:27 a.m.Jake Chen, Mica Mountain: 11:36 a.m.Joshua Carroll, Pusch Ridge: 11: 36 a.m.Hudson Parker, Mica Mountain: 11:45 a.m.Kiah Franklin,. Pusch Ridge: 11:45 a.m.


SOFTBALL 6A QUARTERFINAL ELIMINATION AT QUAIL RUNNo. 3 Sunnyside vs. No. 6 Red Mountain, 6:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL 4A/5A THIRD ROUND ELIMINATION AT PAPAGO5A: No. 11 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 3 Canyon View, 7:30 p.m.4A: No. 5 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 4 Saguaro, 5:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL 3A SEMIFINAL AT PAPAGO COMPLEXNo. 1 Sabino vs. No. 13 Payson, 5:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL 3A SEMIFINAL AT AMPHINo. 2 Empire vs. No. 3 Yuma Catholic, 5:30 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL 4A-5A QUARTERFINALS5A: No. 5 ALA-Queen Creek at No. 4 Cienega, 6 p.m.4A: No. 5 AZ College Prep at No. 4 Salpointe, 6 p.m.4A: No. 11 Flowing Wells at No. 3 Estrella Foothills, 6 p.m.


BASEBALL 5A SEMIFINAL ELIMINATION AT HOHOKAM STADIUMNo. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 4 Horizon, 6:30 p.m.No. 3 Nogales vs. No. Casteel, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL 4A SEMIFINALS AT DIABLO STADIUMNo. 3 Sahuarita vs. No. 2 Saguaro, 6:30 p.m.No. 5 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 8 Bradshaw Mountain, 4 p.m.


SOFTBALL 1A SEMIFINAL AT QUAIL RUNNo. 4 St. David vs. No. 1 Williams, 5 p.m.



BASEBALL 1A SEMIFINALS AT DIABLO STADIUMNo. 4 St. David vs. No. 1 Hayden, 6:30 p.m.



Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at

Tucson Opinion: Save public education in Catalina Foothills

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:My wife, Diana, and I have been residents of the Catalina Foothills School District (“CFSD”) for 32 years. We raised our children here. We are thankful for the public education CFSD provided them, and want to be sure other families are afforded the same opportunity. In turn, after recently coming to learn three of five seats on the CFSD governing board are up for election this year, and three of the candidates running for them are anti-public education, I fel...

The following is the opinion and analysis of the writer:

My wife, Diana, and I have been residents of the Catalina Foothills School District (“CFSD”) for 32 years. We raised our children here. We are thankful for the public education CFSD provided them, and want to be sure other families are afforded the same opportunity. In turn, after recently coming to learn three of five seats on the CFSD governing board are up for election this year, and three of the candidates running for them are anti-public education, I felt compelled to speak out. This piece is my call to action.

We enrolled our first child as a first grader in CFSD in 1989. His younger sisters joined him two and five years later. They each went on to graduate from Catalina Foothills High School in 2003, 2004 and 2008. After graduation they attended college, found meaningful occupations, are happily married and raising children of their own. We find great pride in the people they have become and attribute their good fortune, in significant part, to the quality of the experience they had while students in CFSD.

This summer we were invited to a 40th wedding anniversary party. There, we encountered friends we had not seen in many years, but first met in the 1990s when our youngest daughter attended Manzanita Elementary. Back then we were brought together as families by virtue of a girls first-grade soccer team proudly named “The Rockets,” Brownie troop “811,” and meaningful volunteer activities afforded students’ parents. And it was not our mere encounter with these people we found most pleasing, but rather the sincere gratitude we shared with one another for the experience our children had while a part of the CFSD school system and we were finding our way as parents.

Our enthusiasm and support are not peculiar to our generation. Our oldest daughter and her husband elected to relocate to Tucson in 2018 to start their family, and purchased a home in CFSD for the specific purpose of educating their kids here when the time comes. Several of their friends and peers have done the same.

CFSD caters to all comers, stresses inclusion, and produces well-educated, diverse, ambitious graduates. CFSD’s stability and success is a function of its long-standing leadership provided by Dr. Mary Kamerzell; a board, administrative staff and faculty who are guided by common sense and best practices, and truly responsive to the needs of students and their parents; a rigorous curriculum by any standard; competitive athletics programs; meaningful volunteer activities; and engaged parents.

Three of this year’s board candidates, Grace Jasin, William Morgan and Bart Pemberton, are each endorsed by “Purple for Parents,” which opposes any legislative increase in per-pupil funding in Arizona public schools, and urges the expansion of the ESA voucher program, which allows parents to opt their children out of public schools and, in turn, receive a portion of their public funding for use as private school tuition, online education or the like. Both positions are designed to ultimately cripple public education in Arizona.

Candidates Amy Bhola and Amy Krauss are two-term CFSD board incumbents.

They and Gina Mehmert have been actively involved as parents and volunteers in CFSD for over 10 years. They know the schools, the staffs, the students and their parents, and what actually needs to be done to address real issues which include pandemic learning loss.

Please take the time to vote in the upcoming election, be sure to vote for Bhola, Krauss and Mehmert, and encourage your neighbors to do so as well. Their plan is to do what is necessary to preserve the integrity and successful mission of CFSD, not insidiously dismantle it. A vote for these candidates will ensure that hundreds of other families will have the opportunity to enjoy and gain from the same experience our family did.

David Hill is a practicing lawyer in Tucson. His wife Diana has a Phd in early education from UA and is employed in that field.

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Catalina Foothills (5A), Pueblo (4A) girls basketball teams each one game away from state championship berths

Catalina Foothills (24-5), the fifth-seed in the Class 5A girls state tournament, faces No. 1 Canyon View at 7 p.m. Tuesday.As the top seed, Canyon View, located in Waddell — roughly 28 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in the Northwest Valley — earned home-court advantage through the bracket’s semifinals. The championship game is slated for Friday at 6 p.m. Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, with the winner facing either No. 2 Laveen Betty H. Fairfax or No. 3 Peoria Sunrise Moun...

Catalina Foothills (24-5), the fifth-seed in the Class 5A girls state tournament, faces No. 1 Canyon View at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

As the top seed, Canyon View, located in Waddell — roughly 28 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix in the Northwest Valley — earned home-court advantage through the bracket’s semifinals. The championship game is slated for Friday at 6 p.m. Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, with the winner facing either No. 2 Laveen Betty H. Fairfax or No. 3 Peoria Sunrise Mountain.

En route to the 5A semis, Catalina Foothills knocked off No. 12 Scottsdale Horizon at home, 55-46, before hitting the road to defeat No. 4 Gilbert Camp Verde, 49-40. Prior to the start of the 5A tournament, the Falcons fell, 59-49, in the opening round of the state’s open tournament. Catalina Foothills was seeded 19th in that bracket; Mesa 14th.


No. 7 Nogales defeated No. 10 Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, 56-47 in the first round. Nogales then bowed out to No. 2 Fairfax, 56-40.

No. 14 Ironwood Ridge fell to Peoria Sunrise Mountain, 76-53 in the opening round.

Fourth-seed Pueblo (22-7) is on the road against No. 1 Gilbert Mesquite Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a Class 4A state semifinal. The winner will face either No. 2 Flagstaff or No. 3 Phoenix Deer Valley Thursday at 6 p.m. for the championship — that game also slated for Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Pueblo also fell in the opening round of the open bracket. No. 8 Salpointe Catholic defeated the Warriors, seeded 28th, 66-46.

In Pueblo’s 4A run, the Warriors defeated No. 13 Surprise Paradise Honors at home, 63-29, before dispatching No. 5 Sahuaro, 57-50.


No. 5 Sahuaro defeated No. 12 Peoria, 47-44 to open 4A postseason play, before falling to Pueblo in the quarterfinals.

No. 6 Flowing Wells blew past No. 11 Kingman Lee Williams, 59-26; The Caballeros would be upended by No. 3 Deer Valley, 46-31 in the quarters.

Here’s how the rest of Southern Arizona’s 4A-6A prep basketball teams fared on their playoff journeys this month:


No. 25 Tucson lost to No. 8 Peoria Liberty, 82-69, in the first round.

No. 29 Sahuaro was defeated by No. 4 Gilbert Highland, 75-51 in the opening round.

No. 32 Cienega fell to top-seed Gilbert Perry, 78-54 in opening round action.

No. 30 Catalina Foothills fell to No. 3 Peoria, 79-57, in a first-round matchup.

(No. 10 Phoenix Sunnyslope faces No. 1 Gilbert Perry Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at Arizona Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum for the boys state open championship.)


No. 8 Tucson fell to No. 9 Gilbert, 57-56, in the Badgers’ 5A playoff opener.

No. 17 Rincon/University lost its round one play-in game to No.16 Mesa Red Mountain, 63-45.

(The winners of two semifinal matchups — No. 2 Phoenix Brophy vs. No. 3 Anthem Boulder Creek and No. 5 Mesa Mountain View vs. No. 1 Gilbert Highland — will square off for the 6A trophy Saturday at 12:30 at the Coliseum.


No. 7 Catalina Foothills was upset in its opener, 66-55, by No. 10 Scottsdale Horizon.

No. 8 Cienega defeated No. 9 Buena, 64-53, before falling to top-seed Gilbert Campo Verde, 73-53 in the quarterfinals.

(Either No. 5 Peoria Centennial or No. 1 Gilbert Campo Verde will take on the winner of No. 11 Peoria Sunrise Mountain or No. 2 Goodyear Millennium Friday at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum for the 5A boys crown.)


No. 7 Sahauro bowed out in the first round against No. 10 El Mirage Dysart, 64-61.

No. 11 Pueblo lost its first-round matchup to No. 6 Glendale Cactus, 63-52.

No. 13 Salpointe Catholic lost its first-round matchup to No. 14 Prescott, 61-54.

(Winners of No. 8 Glendale Deer Valley’s semifinal matchup with No. 5 Mesquite and No. 3 Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain’s tilt with No. 2 Peoria will play for the 4A championship Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum.)


No. 24 Sabino fell to No. 9 Gilbert Christian, 68-57, in first-round action.

(No. 1 Chandler Valley Christian defeated No. 6 Kayenta Monument Valley, 65-44 in the 3A boys championship game.)


No. 11 Desert Christian was upset by No. 6 Winkelman Hayden in the opening round, 58-54.

No. 12 The Gregory School upset No. 5 Salome, 39-27, in the first round, but fell 46-40 to No. 4 Colorado City El Capitan in the quarterfinals.

(No. 1 Phoenix North Valley Christian Academy defeated No. 3 Sells Baboquivari, 56-36, for the 1A boys championship.)


No. 8 Salpointe Catholic defeated No. 25 Pueblo in the first round, 66-46. Salpointe would then defeat No. 9 Chandler Hamilton, 49-45, before eventually falling to top-seed Phoenix Desert Vista, 66-48 in the open quarterfinals.

No. 19 Catalina Foothills fell, 59-49, to No. 14 Mesa in the opening round.

No. 26 Nogales was defeated, 53-34, by No. 7 Phoenix Pinnacle in a first-round matchup.

No. 28 Sunnyside lost to No. 5 Gilbert Mesquite, 47-37, in the first round.

No. 30 Sahuaro was upended by No. 3 Chandler Seton Catholic, 47-31, in round one.

(No. 1 Desert Vista faces No. 6 Goodyear Millennium for the girls open championship, Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum in Phoenix.)


No. 8 Sunnyside fell to Anthem Boulder Creek, 42-37 in the Blue Devils’ 6A playoff opener.

(The winners of a pair of semifinals — No. 1 Chandler Hamilton vs. No. 5 Surprise Valley Vista and No. 3 Mesa Dobson vs. No. 7 Gilbert — square off at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Coliseum in Phoenix.)


No. 7 St. Michael fell to No. 10 Heber Mogollon in first-round action, 47-25.

No. 9 Desert Christian narrowly lost to No. 8 Salome, 28-26, in the opening round.

(No. 1 Rock Point defeated Joseph City for the 1A girls crown, 49-45.)

Catalina Foothills High School theatre department prepares for 'Night of the Living Dead' production




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CATALINA, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Catalina Foothills High School theatre department is kicking off its production of “Night of the Living Dead.” Theatre director Amy Byroad says it’s a tribute to the movie. “There’s gun violence on stage. There’s a lot of gore and we use a lot of blood on stage and there’s screaming and flashing lights,” says Byroad.

Co-President of the Theatre Club Kylie Fay says, “this is honestly the largest cast that I think we’ve ever done here.” With over 55 students taking part in the production, the students are ready for the curtains to open.

Danielle Hanks is the co-president of the theatre club at Catalina Foothills High. She says, “it’s scary. It’s going to be pretty scary.”

But it’s not just about this production that makes the theatre department so important at Catalina Foothills High. “A lot of them come in and their goals are to time manage and to learn how to be more confident in public speaking,” says Byroad.

She says that theatre helps students learn not only life skills but day-to-day ones as well. Byroad says, “from changing a light bulb to using a drill,” that’s just some of the stuff the students learn in the hands-on program.

Being an actress in this production, Hanks says she’s learned how to work with people. She says, “you can’t choose who gets cast alongside you, so it’s a really good lesson in learning to accept the good and bad parts of people.”

Night of the Living Dead opens Thursday, October 20th.

They will have shows Thursday through Saturday for the next two weeks.

Student tickets are $5.

Adult tickets are $8.

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Girls HS tennis tournament: Desert Mountain again top D-I contender

The AIA girls high school tennis team championship tournament begins Wednesday in all three divisions and concludes May 6. The individual and doubles championships begin Friday and conclude May 1. Here is a breakdown of the divisions in the 16-team tournament:Division IFavoritesThe clear favorite in Division I is No. 1 Desert Mountain. The Wolves, a perennial D-I power, hasn't lost a match since the 2019 season and are on a 53-game winning streak (yes, you read that righ...

The AIA girls high school tennis team championship tournament begins Wednesday in all three divisions and concludes May 6. The individual and doubles championships begin Friday and conclude May 1. Here is a breakdown of the divisions in the 16-team tournament:

Division I


The clear favorite in Division I is No. 1 Desert Mountain. The Wolves, a perennial D-I power, hasn't lost a match since the 2019 season and are on a 53-game winning streak (yes, you read that right). The Wolves have won two Division I championships in that span, and there's no reason to believe they can't capture a third straight title. They've only conceded five sets in the regular season and 11 out of their 14 wins were sweeps.

One team that could be capable of stopping the Desert Mountain dynasty is No. 2 Xavier Prep. The Gators gave Desert Mountain their toughest match of the season when they took three sets from the Wolves in the regular season. Xavier won the 2019 Division I championship and was runner-up in 2022.

No. 3 Desert Vista is the other team that could stop Desert Mountain. The Thunder are 12-2 with losses to both Desert Mountain and Xavier in the regular season. While they did get swept by Desert Mountain, they only lost by one set (4-5) to Xavier Prep. If they win their first-round matchup against No. 14 Liberty followed by a second-round victory over the winner of No. 6 Corona del Sol vs. No. 11 Perry, they could face Xavier again.

Others to watch

Not really an underdog, but No. 4 Hamilton could give Desert Mountain their toughest match of the season if they face them in the semifinals. Hamilton is last team to defeat the Wolves and the Huskies were runners-up in both 2019 and 2021. On a six-game winning streak, Hamilton shouldn't be counted out. Their first-round matchup is against No. 13 Millenium.

No. 10 Gila Ridge will look to shock the Division I world this season. The Hawks finished the regular season with a 13-1 record, which was good enough to tie Xavier Prep for the second most wins in Division I. After losing in the first round of the Division I playoffs in 2021 and missing state entirely in 2022, Gila Ridge is ready to show they belong. They have a first-round matchup against No. 7 Horizon.

See the full Division I bracket here.

Division II


The two teams poised to make a run at the Division II championship are No. 1 Catalina Foothills and No. 2 AZ College Prep. Catalina Foothills has had a stranglehold on the division, winning the last four Division II titles. The Falcons have certainly looked the part, going 11-0 with eight sweeps. It's hard to make a case against them not winning another D-II team title. But AZ College Prep could provide a challenge. The Knights moved up to D-II after making it to the Division III semifinals last year, and the move has been a seamless transition for the program, going 13-0 in the regular season. The two teams never have met.

Others to watch

Several other schools could make a good run at the Division II championship, including No. 5 Canyon View and No. 6 Sahuarita, both undefeated. Both made the playoffs last season and. Canyon View plays No. 12 Notre Dame Prep in the first-round while Sahuarita meets No. 11 Canyon Del Oro in their first-round matchup.

No. 3 Salpointe Catholic and No. 4 Arcadia round out the top six. Salpointe Catholic played Catalina Foothills the closest this season, taking three sets from the Falcons. The Lancers have a first-round matchup with No. 14 Nogales, and if they get past them and their second-round matchup, they could face AZ College Prep. Arcadia finished as the runners-up last year and could have a rematch with Catalina Foothills in the semifinals.

If you're looking for an upset candidate, take a look at No. 13 Verrado. The Vipers finished the regular season with a 13-1 record with their only loss coming to No. 5 Canyon View. Verrado does have a tough first-round matchup against No. 4 Arcadia.

See the full Division II bracket here.

Division III


There are two undefeated teams in Division III, No. 1 Chandler Prep and No. 2 Basis Flagstaff. Chandler Prep made a run to the semifinals last year as a No. 8 seed and has built off of that, going 13-0 and sweeping every single school on their schedule outside of one. After being upset by No. 11 Gilbert Christian in the first-round last year, Basis Flagstaff is back and better, going 10-0 in the regular season. The Yetis have a first-round matchup with No. 15 Northland Prep, which Basis Flagstaff defeated in their last regular season game.

Three schools come into the tournament with only one loss. No. 3 Pusch Ridge, No. 4 Scottsdale Prep and No. 5 Phoenix Country Day all are capable of making a run to the finals. Pusch Ridge has the most wins in all of Division II with 14 but does have one loss, which came to Division II school Salpointe Catholic. The Lions want to have a better tournament showing than last season, which saw them crashing out of the second round as the No. 1 seed against No. 8 Chandler Prep. Scottsdale Prep (2021) and Phoenix Country Day (2022) are the last two champions in D-III. Scottsdale Prep's loss came to Chandler Prep while they also handed Phoenix Country Day their only loss of the season.

Others to watch

If you're looking for an upset team in Division III, No. 10 Glendale Prep could be the one. The Griffins finished the regular season with a 12-1 record with their only loss coming to Phoenix Country Day. They'll have a first-round matchup with No. 7 Anthem Prep, and if they manage to beat the Eagles, they'll more than likely have No. 2 Flagstaff waiting for them in the in second round. If that matchup happens, it could be competitive showdown.

See the full Division III bracket here.


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