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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.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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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.


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Latest News in Catalina Foothills, AZ

Which Arizona high school athletes are signing college letters during the early period?

Here is a list of Arizona high school seniors who are expected to sign national letters of intent this week. The early signing period begins Wednesday. Football players sign in December.If a high school athlete is signing this week, please contact Richard Obert at, in order to add him or her to the list. BasketballNoah Amenhauser, Goodyear Estrella Foothills, 7-1, center, Grand CanyonCody Williams, Gilbert Perry, 6-8, guard, will announce Wednesd...

Here is a list of Arizona high school seniors who are expected to sign national letters of intent this week. The early signing period begins Wednesday. Football players sign in December.

If a high school athlete is signing this week, please contact Richard Obert at, in order to add him or her to the list.


Noah Amenhauser, Goodyear Estrella Foothills, 7-1, center, Grand Canyon

Cody Williams, Gilbert Perry, 6-8, guard, will announce Wednesday morning

Arman Madi, Phoenix Brophy Prep, 6-7, wing, Northern Arizona

Shawn Simmons, Hillcrest Prep, 6-7, wing, Saint Joseph's

Ashton Reese, Phoenix Pinnacle, 6-5, guard, Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee

Marquis Cook, Chandler AZ Compass Prep, 6-7, forward, Oregon

Trent Pierce, AZ Compass Prep, 6-8, forward, Missouri

Rayvon Griffith, AZ Compass Prep, 6-7, wing, Cincinnati

Zayden High, AZ Compass Prep, 6-9, forward, North Carolina

Vince Delando, AZ Compass Prep, Portland

Khamil Pierre, Perry, Vanderbilt University

Isaiah Kai, Gilbert Campo Verde, Northern Arizona


Bryce McKnight, Phoenix Desert Vista, University of Arizona

Carson Bittner, Desert Vista, Phoenix College

Grant Haas, Desert Vista, Central Arizona College

Jake Romaine, Desert Vista, Paradise Valley Community College

Michael Caruso, Desert Vista, San Diego State

Xander Ras, Desert Vista, Phoenix College

Justin Chambers, Chandler Basha, Washington State

Bradyn Barnes, Basha, Arizona State

Dallin Harrison, Basha, University of San Diego

Drew Douglas, Basha, Long Beach State

Jordan Vigil, Basha, Utah Valley

Brady Lord, Basha, South Mountain CC

Carter Boone, Basha, Yavapai College

Brayden Molter, Basha, Antelope Valley

Tanner Nelson, Scottsdale Saguaro, Yavapai College

Kenan Harvey, Gilbert Williams Field, Alabama State

Joshua Tiedemann, Chandler Hamilton, TCU

Roch Cholowsky, Hamilton, UCLA

Sam Round, Pinnacle, Gonzaga

JD DeCremer III, Phoenix Brophy Prep, Oregon State

Nico Rijo-Berger, Phoenix Sandra Day O'Connor, BYU

Andrew Cain, Ironwood Ridge, Arizona

Cole Carlon, Tempe Coroa del Sol, Arizona State

Justin Chambers, Gilbert Higley, Washington State

Zach Wadas, Hamilton, TCU

Grant Smith, Pinnacle, Arizona State

Carson McEntire, Glendale Mountain Ridge, Oregon State

Giovanni Melchione, Desert Ridge, Gonzaga

Cayne Killion, Red Mountain, UC Santa Barbara

Traig Oughton, Glendale Mountain Ridge, Ole Miss

Nuri Todd, Brophy Prep, Long Beach State

Connor Mattison, Waddell Canyon View, Grand Canyon

Cooper Neville, Mountain Ridge, Grand Canyon

Owen Kramkowski, Walden Grove, Arizona

Troy Sanders, Tucson Catalina Foothills, Grand Canyon

Carter Bailey, Phoenix Mountain Pointe, California

Antonio Gianni, Cave Creek Cactus Shadows, Kansas

Will Shelor, Hamilton, Arizona

Tyler Acton, Buckeye Verrado, New Mexico State

Ryan Kucherak, Hamilton, LSU

Derek Schaeffer, Cactus Shadows, Tennessee

Joshua Butler, Sandra Day O'Connor, Arizona State

Garrett Ahern, Gilbert Campo Verde, Grand Canyon

Linden Reaburn, Casteel, New Mexico State

Owen Wade, Pinnacle, West Point Military Academy

Carson Johnson, Hamilton, Hawaii

Charles Heil, Chandler Seton Catholic, West Point Military Academy

Josh Khazaal, Prescott Valley Bradshaw Mountain, Arizona Christian

Mathew Adams, Tucson Catalina Foothills, Arizona Christian

JT Craig, Brophy Prep, Army West Point

Andrew Bernstein, Phoenix Horizon, Glendale CC

Derek Jenk, Horizon, Glendale CC

Austin Mittelstedt, Horizon, Paradise Valley CC

Zach Koss. Horizon, Paradise Valley CC

Aaron Geenen, Horizon, PVCC

Ryan Weller, Horizon, Belmont Abbey College

Collin Senior, Horizon, Pima CC

Cooper Holtorf, Mountain Ridge, Paradise Valley CC

Kobe Ladd, Corona del Sol, Mississippi Valley State

Gabe Carrizoza, Corona del Sol, Thomas College (Maine)

Zane Coggins, Corona del Sol, Chandler-Gilbert CC

Cooper Brass, Hamilton, New Mexico

Danny Smith, Queen Creek, Chandler-Gilbert CC

Beach volleyball

Summer McCann, Phoenix Xavier Prep, Boise State


Emma Chandler, Hamilton, Kentucky


Caeden Bolander, Desert Vista, University of Green Bay

Trevor Karber, Brophy Prep, San Diego

Anawin Pikulthong, Hamilton, Arizona State

Wyatt Chapman, Hamilton, Marquette

Jennifer Seo, Hamilton, UCLA

Sierra Ashbaugh, Queen Creek Casteel, Niagara University

Annie Dawson, Xavier Prep, Creighton


Olivia Pesqueira, Desert Vista, Baylor

Ava Jorgensen, Perry, BYU

Nicholas Lester, Pinnacle, West Point Academy


Ashlei Piazza, Desert Vista, University of Montevallo

Andrew Roe, Notre Dame Prep, Lindenwood University

Gavin Wolf, Williams Field, Manhattan College

Jackson Boop, Anthem Boulder Creek, Lindenwood


Gianna Sparaco, Desert Vista, Regis University

Morenike Labinjo, Desert Vista, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

Sydney Burlingame-Grissom, Desert Vista, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Brooklyn Hurt, Hamilton, Abilene Christian

Hannah Mulholland, Hamilton, Navy

Claire Brogdon, Perry, Montana State University Billings

Siera Herbert, Perry, Kansas

Kasandra Vigil, Perry, Utah State

Eva Allen, Xavier Prep, Arizona State

Holland Carey, Xavier Prep, Northwestern

Bella Leonard, Xavier Prep, Notre Dame

Larkin Thomason, Xavier Prep, Mercer University

Tessa Montanile, Xavier Prep, UC Santa Barbara


Alexa Wohr, Desert Vista, Harvard

Jocelyn Briski, Desert Vista, Alabama

Stephanie Kiefer, Desert Vista, Wartburg College

Caelan Beatty, Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge, Stonehill College

Celina Wilharm, Benson, Our Lady of the Lake College

Devin Bowman, Mesa Mountain View, Iowa

Alexandra Hess, Glendale Deer Valley, Manhattan College

Trinity Kennemer, Surprise Willow Canyon, South Dakota State University

Kennedy Burns, Mesa Red Mountain, University of Maine

Alixe De Anda, Red Mountain, Western New Mexico University

Jaclyn Ibarra, Corona del Sol, Biola University

MariaFernanda Lerma, Sahuarita, Ripon College in Wisconsin

Noelle Gumm, Perry, Park University

Alexa Ortiz, Perry, California State University of Northridge

Brooke Pisciotta, Perry, Utah Tech University

Rachel Barriga, Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge, Regis University

Caelan Beatty, Ironwood Ridge, Stonehill College

Aspyn Nelson, Ironwood Ridge, University of Texas-Arlington

Emily Strittmatter, Desert Mountain, Georgetown


Caleb Stanley, Desert Vista, Arizona State

Tres Mungia, Desert Vista, Arizona

Keaton Jones, Higley, California

Track and field

Brennen McHenry, Brophy Prep, Texas

Women's volleyball

Lauren Mullings, Hamilton, Towson University

Neomi Beach, Hamilton, University of San Diego

Avery Burks, Perry, Tulane University

Braelyn Woodworth, Perry, Colorado State University-Pueblo

To suggest human-interest story ideas and other news, reach Obert at or 602-316-8827. Follow him on Twitter @azc_obert.

Walden Grove 4A Gila champs after late fourth-down conversion in own territory

Only 3:07 remained and Walden Grove was ahead by a touchdown against visiting Catalina Foothills with possession on its 43-yard line.It was fourth down-and-3 yards to go.The 4A Gila championship and possibility to make the 16-team playoff field was on the line.Walden Grove coach Corey Noble claims he did not think twice about going for it. His players did not have to talk him into it.“It was a go all the way,” Walden Grove sophomore running back Robert Cash III said....

Only 3:07 remained and Walden Grove was ahead by a touchdown against visiting Catalina Foothills with possession on its 43-yard line.

It was fourth down-and-3 yards to go.

The 4A Gila championship and possibility to make the 16-team playoff field was on the line.

Walden Grove coach Corey Noble claims he did not think twice about going for it. His players did not have to talk him into it.

“It was a go all the way,” Walden Grove sophomore running back Robert Cash III said.

“We had to do what we had to do – big-boy football,” junior quarterback Gabriel Smith said.

A knee injury suffered by punter Paul Guy in the first quarter factored into the decision.

“Without our punter in the game — we’re here to win,” Noble said.

Cash took the handoff, juked to his left slightly, found a crease behind sophomore left guard Austin Pahler and pulling senior right guard Elliot Johnson and busted free up the middle for a 17-yard gain.

“I was just like, ‘Hold the ball please,'” Smith said. “He executed and that’s what won us the game. That’s so great.”

Walden Grove ran out the clock from there, managing a first down on a 21-yard end-around play on third down by Jahme Dawson, and claimed the 4A Gila title with the 34-27 victory.

CHECK THAT – WG goes for it! Robert Cash III for the first down on a 17-yard run.

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) November 12, 2022

“I probably have too much faith in our defense even giving them a short field that they’re going to get that stop, but we’re playing to win,” Noble said. “We’re not playing not to lose. We were going to go for it and put it on the table.”

Cash rushed for 135 yards on 24 carries, none bigger than that 17-yard run.

He became more of a focal point for the Walden Grove offense in the second half with 97 yards on 17 carries with both teams trying to establish ball control following a 20-20 tie at halftime.

.@FB_RedWolves sophomore RB @Robert_Cash_III finished with 135 yards on 24 carries, none more important than his 17-yard run on a 4th-and-3 play at the WG 43 with only 3:07 left and the Red Wolves clinging to a 34-27 lead. The victory gave WG the 4A Gila title.

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) November 12, 2022

“The coaches trusted me and I’ve been working hard all game so I had faith I was going to get it,” Cash said about cashing in on the fourth-down conversion.

When asked what he thought about as the play progressed, Cash said, “Excitement really, just the thrill. I’m out here working for the seniors. I love my boys. I don’t want this to be the last game and we got it done.”

The Red Wolves (8-2, 5-0 4A Gila) got it done in terms of capturing Noble’s third region title in his six years as head coach. They won their seventh-straight game and beat a Catalina Foothills team that was on a four-game winning streak under second-year coach Daniel Sainz.

It is to be determined Saturday morning if Walden Grove — rated No. 17 among 4A teams entering the game — got it done in terms of making the 16-team state-playoff field when the bracket is released.

The region champion does not automatically qualify for the state playoffs. The field is based on a power-rating system.

“We’ve done everything we can at this point,” Noble said. “Our boys got the win tonight, a great win against a great Cat Foot team, back-and-forth. We did what we could control. I sure hope it’s enough.”

.@FB_RedWolves coach Corey Noble 41-18 with three region titles in sixth year. His decision to go for it on 4th-and-3 at the WG 43 with 3:07 left secured the 34-27 win over Catalina Foothills to capture the 4A Gila title. RB Robert Cash III gained 17 yards on the play.

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) November 12, 2022

The “back-and-forth” started in the first half after Walden Grove built a 20-6 lead after Smith engineered touchdown drives on the Red Wolves’ first three possessions.

Caleb Lyden capped an 11-play drive in the game’s first possession with a 1-yard touchdown run.

After Catalina Foothills’ running-back stalwart Samuel Delgado ran for a 46-yard touchdown, Smith connected on a 26-yard touchdown pass to Sebastian Najar to put the Red Wolves ahead 13-6. That score was set up by Guy’s 44-yard kickoff return.

Catalina Foothills was forced to punt, providing Smith the opportunity to complete a 47-yard touchdown pass to Guy, whose knee planted awkwardly in the end zone while being tackled.

Guy, the leading receiver in Southern Arizona entering the game with 58 catches for 946 yards, was grimacing in pain and did not return after that touchdown which put Walden Grove ahead 20-6 with 1:08 left in the first quarter.

Catalina Foothills answered with a 9-yard touchdown run by Delgado on the next possession.

The Falcons’ defense later stopped Walden Grove on downs at the Catalina Foothills 18 with 2:32 left in the half.

They promptly went downfield in 11 plays, culminating with a 6-yard touchdown pass from Troy Sanders to Tyler Tellam with 19 seconds remaining to tie the game at 20.

“It was great to see the kids answer to that,” Sainz said after trailing by two touchdowns. “In any other situation, before I got here in my first year, those would have been backbreaking plays. To see them battle back, grab the tie and get the lead … it just didn’t go our way tonight.”

Playing on a sore ankle, Delgado put Catalina Foothills ahead 27-20 with 10:41 left in the third quarter on an 11-yard touchdown run.

Delgado, the reigning APS Digital Print/Frog & Firkin Player of the Week for his 240-yard performance in a win over Sahuaro, finished with 210 yards on 30 carries.

“What an absolute man,” Sainz said. “He powered through and gave me every ounce that he had. I couldn’t ask for anything more.”

After not scoring in three straight possessions, Walden Grove’s offense finally awoke behind the running of Cash and prolific-pass Smith.

In the possession after Catalina Foothills took the 27-20 lead, Cash rushed five times for 24 yards and Smith completed three passes for 34 yards, capped by his 18-yard strike to Lyden to tie the game with 6:40 left in the third quarter.

The next three possessions of the game ended with punts before Walden Grove put together the game-winning drive at the start of the fourth quarter.

Cash had four carries for 45 yards in that drive, which ended with Smith’s 38-yard touchdown pass to Dawson, who made a spectacular diving catch in the end zone. That made the score 34-27 with 9:16 left.

.@FB_RedWolves junior QB @Gabriel_Lee2024 finished 17 of 27 for 248 yards with 4 TDs and no INTs in the 34-27 win over Catalina Foothills. His 38-yard TD pass to Jahme Dawson with 9:16 left was the difference. WG captures the 4A Gila title.

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) November 12, 2022

“We needed it, man; we needed to make a big play,” said Smith, who completed 17 of 27 pass attempts for 248 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions. “Jahme finished it for me. I kind of overthrew it to him a little bit, but hey, that man’s fast. I love that guy. I’m proud of us.”

Catalina Foothills drove the ball to the Walden Grove 38-yard line behind seven straight carries by Delgado that totaled 22 yards. On a fourth-and-three play at the 39, the Falcons’ Xavier Norwood-Ramirez was stopped for a 2-yard gain giving Walden Grove the possession with 3:53 left.

That led to the Red Wolves’ conversion on fourth down with Cash’s 17-yard run.

“I hope, big-time,” Smith said when asked if he believes the Red Wolves will make the playoff field. “I want to take the seniors to the first playoff round for them. It’s big.” publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District.

Fall Playoffs: Salpointe’s Lily Huether takes second place; Tanque Verde survives the Volleyball Play-In Tourney

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1GIRLS D-II GOLF SECOND ROUND: CATALINA Salpointe junior Lily Huether took second place and helped lead the Lancers to a third place finish. #azpreps365 — Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) ...



Salpointe junior Lily Huether took second place and helped lead the Lancers to a third place finish. #azpreps365

— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) November 1, 2022

Salpointe standout Lily Huether. 1-under She leads the field with a couple other contenders still on the course #azpreps365

LOCAL MEDALISTS1 Nikki Kato (Sr) Cactus Shadows 73-72 145 (-1)2 Lily Huether (Jr) Salpointe 74-71 145 (-1)2 Eva Heinz (Sr) Desert Edge 70-75 145 (-1)4 Zoe Newell (Sr) Ironwood Ridge 72-75 1478 Mia Cesarek (Sr) Catalina Foothills 79-71 15010 Zaida Wise (So) Sabino 76-78 154

Catalina Foothills standout Mia Cesarek is headed to Utah Tech. Great career with the Falcons #azpreps365

TEAM SCORES1 Cactus Shadows 6292 Casteel 6303 Salpointe 6558 Catalina Foothills 7029 Ironwood Ridge 70911 Canyon del Oro

2A-6A GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PLAY-IN6A: No. 16 Pinnacle over No. 17 Marana, 3-1 (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20)6A: No. Highland over No. 21 Rincon/UHS, 3-0 (25-9, 25-18, 25-12)5A: No. 20 Campo Verde over No. 13 Catalina Foothills, 3-05A: No. 15 Williams Field over No. 18 Mountain View, 3-1 (25-20, 22-25, 25-19, 25-16)5A: No. 10 Casteel over No. 23 Cienega, 3-0 (25-10, 25-7, 25-15)4A: No. 11 Deer Valley over No. 22 Sahuarita, 3-03A: No. 11 Tanque Verde over No. 22 Payson, 3-13A: No. 9 Monument Valley over No. 24 Sabino, 3-02A: No. 14 Tempe Prep over No. 19 Willcox, 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19)2A: No. 11 Arizona Lutheran over No. 22 Benson, 3-1 (25-12, 25-9, 17-25, 25-22)

1A GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUNDNo. 3 St. David over No. 14 El Capitan, 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-19)No. 2 Rock Point over No. 15 Desert Christian, 3-0 (25-13, 26-24, 25-18)



BOYS D-II GOLF FIRST ROUND: SONORANIronwood RidgeCatalina FoothillsSabinoCienegaCarlos Astiazaran, SalpointeNoah Castro, Rio RicoCaden Streeter, Mountain ViewColton Boone, Douglas


4A-6A GIRLS VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND5A: Ironwood Ridge4A: Salpointe, Canyon del Oro and Mica Mountain


BOYS D-II GOLF SECOND ROUND: SONORANIronwood RidgeCatalina FoothillsSabinoCienegaCarlos Astiazaran, SalpointeNoah Castro, Rio RicoCaden Streeter, Mountain ViewColton Boone, Douglas


FOOTBALL FIRST ROUND 7 PM3A: No. 14 ALA West Foothills at No. 3 Pusch Ridge3A: No. 10 San Tan Foothills at No. 7 Sabino3A: No. 16 Benson vs. No. 1 Thatcher at EAC2A: No. 13 St. Johns at No. 4 Willcox2A: No. 15 Tanque Verde at No. 2 Morenci

1A GIRLS VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALSNo. 3 St. David vs. No. 6 Joseph City at Coronado, 1 p.m.





1A FOOTBALL SEMIFINAL AT CORONADONo. 2 St. David vs. No. 3 Mogollon, 6 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

Pima County officials looking to buy several properties in Catalina Foothills

CATALINA FOOTHILLS, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After decades of being in the danger zone, Pima County officials are now looking into buying out some high-priced homes in flood-prone areas.This area mainly impacts residents in the Catalina Foothills along the Finger Rock Wash. In early August, flooding was so bad, it forced evacuations. Some residents, still haven’t been able to come back to their homes.Joe Broschak is doing everything he can to prepare for the next big storm.“You wake up and it’s a constant...

CATALINA FOOTHILLS, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After decades of being in the danger zone, Pima County officials are now looking into buying out some high-priced homes in flood-prone areas.

This area mainly impacts residents in the Catalina Foothills along the Finger Rock Wash. In early August, flooding was so bad, it forced evacuations. Some residents, still haven’t been able to come back to their homes.

Joe Broschak is doing everything he can to prepare for the next big storm.

“You wake up and it’s a constant reminder. You are living in fear of the next big rainstorm that’s going to bring four-five feet of water down finger rock wash,” he said.

He’s built walls and laid down sandbags, hoping that his preparation pays off when the next big rainstorm hits.

He noted that last year he was out of his home for seven weeks due to flooding from the storms.

Now, the Pima County Flood Control District is looking to take action. Joseph Cuffari with the city says they are considering buying several properties in the area.

“These homes in this area a lot of these homes are impacted already by a locally mapped flood plane. So, the Bighorn fire may have contributed and may have exacerbated those flows,” Cuffari said.

He said this will help create more floodplain space along the wash, and less trouble for homeowners.

He said his team already has a plan after an offer is made saying: “We make an offer to buy the home, and if it’s successful, if the flood control district does buy it we actually demolish that home and remove that threat from future flooding scenarios.”

A lot of the homes you see in the neighborhood impacted by the wash were built in the 1960s. Cuffari added that most aren’t in compliance with today’s standards, such as flood and foundation requirements.

He said they do have a budget to work with, but it is limited. He said they have “about a million dollars allocated a year” from the board of supervisors.

He also added, “being in the Catalina Foothills those are higher valued homes.”

As of Wednesday, two homeowners have already submitted applications for the program.

You can read more about the program and what it offers here.

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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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