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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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NO MATTER YOUR NEED, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK.

STORE AT YOUR LOCATION

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.

STORE AT OUR LOCATION

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.

CUSTOM STORAGE

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.

LOCAL MOVE

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.

LONG-DISTANCE MOVE

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.

MOVING & STORAGE

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.

OFFICE USE

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.

BUSINESS USE

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

CUSTOM USE

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.
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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.

 Rent Storage Containers Catalina Foothills, AZ

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 refurbished grade or better
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.

EVERY ONE OF OUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS FOR RENT IN Catalina Foothills, AZ, INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SAFETY MEASURES:

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.

COMMERCIAL STORAGE CONTAINERS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Catalina Foothills, AZ

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.

 Storage Containers For Rent Catalina Foothills, AZ

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.

WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS IS COMMERCIAL, HEALTHCARE, GOVERNMENT OR EDUCATION, OR YOUR INTEREST IS TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY SHIPPING CONTAINERS, SMS HAS YOU COVERED:

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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.

CUSTOM CONTAINERS FOR YOUR HOME IN Catalina Foothills, AZ

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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HERE'S WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE US TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY A SHIPPING CONTAINER FOR YOUR HOME:

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.

MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINERS & PORTABLE OFFICES TO RENT, BUY OR MODIFY IN Catalina Foothills, AZ

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.

HERE'S HOW WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK:

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.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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.

HOW RENTING A STORAGE CONTAINER AND MOBILE OFFICE WORKS

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DETERMINE DESTINATION

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.

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SCHEDULE DATE & TIME

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.

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PREPARE FOR YOUR MOBILE STORAGE CONTAINER DELIVERY

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.

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DELIVERY & SETUP

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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What to know about Arizona high school boys volleyball quarterfinal playoff round

High school boys volleyball playoffs kicked off across Arizona last Friday in the 6A, 5A and 4A Conferences. Each division currently has eight teams vying for the state title. Ahead of the quarterfinals on Tuesday, here is how the competition shapes up with teams still alive:6A There is an early favorite in the 6A Division. Sandra Day O'Connor went 17-0 during the regular season and spent time as the No. 1 team in the country in MaxPreps' national rankings after winning the Best of the West Invitational. They f...

High school boys volleyball playoffs kicked off across Arizona last Friday in the 6A, 5A and 4A Conferences. Each division currently has eight teams vying for the state title. Ahead of the quarterfinals on Tuesday, here is how the competition shapes up with teams still alive:

6A

There is an early favorite in the 6A Division. Sandra Day O'Connor went 17-0 during the regular season and spent time as the No. 1 team in the country in MaxPreps' national rankings after winning the Best of the West Invitational. They face No. 9 seed Mountain View Tuesday.

The O'Connor Eagles, currently No. 1 in the 6A playoff bracket and No. 4 nationally, have defeated two of the nation's top five squads — No. 1 Loyola (CA) and No. 3 Mater Dei (CA) — as well as some of Arizona's best teams. O'Conner beat five of the programs vying for the 6A state title during the regular season and will take on No. 9 Mountain View after a 3-0 win over No. 16 Basha.

Yet other teams have the talent and pedigree necessary to compete with the Eagles.

No. 2 Highland, which faces No. 7 seed Corona del Sol in the quarters, is ranked ninth nationally, No. 3 Perry, which faces No. 6 Chandler, is the reigning 6A champion who defeated O'Connor in last year's final and No. 5 Desert Vista won two invitationals during the regular season.

No. 4 Brophy Prep's only losses came at the hands of the conference's top three squads and even though Chandler has the worst record of the postseason teams (9-8), the Wolves boast the highest average opponent rating in the division (11.5117).

The conference's strength was on display as every 6A team except Desert Vista, which faces Brophy Tuesday, won its first-round matchup 3-0 (the Thunder beat Boulder Creek 3-1). Since any one of these teams can showcase some impressive performances, the title path for O'Connor may be more difficult than anticipated.

5A

Just one undefeated team remains in the 5A Conference: Cienega

The No. 1 seeded Bobcats are 18-0 and avenged their 2021 state championship loss to Casteel in the season opener. They next face No. 8 Catalina Foothills Tuesday. Fifteen of Cienega's victories came with a 3-0 margin, including Friday's win over Independence in the first round. Catalina Foothills won the first set of their regular season match against Cienega in March before dropping three in a row.

Joining Cienega in the top half of the bracket are Casteel, Gilbert and Sunrise Mountain, last year's top four seeds. Despite losses to Gilbert and 6A Perry in a three-game span, the Colts, who face No. 7 Ironwood in the quarters, maintained the No. 2 position with numerous win streaks and victories over squads including 6A Chandler.

Similar to the 6A playoffs, only one team (Sunrise Mountain) failed to defeat its opponent by a 3-0 in the opening round. The No. 4 Mustangs will get a chance to avenge one of their regular-season losses in the quarterfinals against No. 5 Higley, who beat No. 12 Williams Field. After making last year's state semifinals following an upset of Sunrise Mountain, the Black Hawks struggled throughout the spring and finished the regular season with a 7-10 record.

4A

American Leadership Academy-Queen Creek won the first Boys Volleyball 4A Conference championship last year. The No. 4 Patriots are once again a contender to raise the trophy after a 15-2 season. But they aren't the top one.

That honor belongs to undefeated top-seed Northwest Christian, which fell in three sets in last year's title match. The Crusaders gave up one set during the regular season and will continue their title quest against No. 9 Mesquite.

Northwest Christian didn't face No. 2 Salpointe Catholic in the regular season and may not during the playoffs depending on how the bracket plays out. But the Lancers should not be underestimated. Salpointe Catholic, which will face No. 7 Prescott in the quarters, is undefeated in division play, with its only loss coming at the hands of 5A Cienega. Additionally, the Lancers knocked off No. 3 Gilbert Christian in last year's state quarterfinals as the sixth seed.

Another team to watch is third-ranked ALA-Gilbert North. The Eagles' only losses came at the hands of Cienega in a five-set battle and ALA-Queen Creek.

What's happening in Arizona high school softball playoffs?

The final week of the year in Arizona high school sports is upon us. For state softball tournaments, that means a full week of battles leading up to Friday and Saturday’s championship games in Tempe. Here’s where things stand entering the home stretch:After a regular season that proved impossible to predict, the 6A playoffs are living up to their wide-open billing.No. 4 seed Phoenix Xavier Prep — the reigning state champions and preseason favorites — has stormed into the semi-finals, allow...

The final week of the year in Arizona high school sports is upon us. For state softball tournaments, that means a full week of battles leading up to Friday and Saturday’s championship games in Tempe. Here’s where things stand entering the home stretch:

After a regular season that proved impossible to predict, the 6A playoffs are living up to their wide-open billing.

No. 4 seed Phoenix Xavier Prep — the reigning state champions and preseason favorites — has stormed into the semi-finals, allowing just six runs over its first three games. That’s thanks to senior Riley Flynn, who has pitched every inning so far, striking out 25 along the way and pitching a quarter-final no-hitter against No. 1 seed Phoenix Desert Vista.

The other team to reach the semi-finals without a loss is Mesa Red Mountain, another preseason favorite that had an underwhelming regular season en route to securing the No. 11 seed. The Mountain Lions upset Gilbert Perry, Queen Creek and Chandler Basha to get to this point. Ace Taylor Trowbridge has allowed just two earned runs through 21 innings across those three games while Red Mountain’s offense has come to life, scoring 16 runs so far.

Those two teams are joined in the semi-finals by No. 3 Queen Creek and No. 13 Chandler Hamilton, both of whom won in the losers’ bracket Tuesday afternoon to stay alive. Both those teams, though, will need to win consecutive games against Xavier Prep and Red Mountain, respectively, since they already have one less.

Hamilton’s run to this point is especially impressive as the Huskies dropped their opener against Xavier Prep before winning four straight elimination games to stay live. The final one, last Tuesday, came in a stunning 13-1 blowout of No. 1 Desert Vista.

The reason that Surprise Willow Canyon secured the No. 1 seed is the same reason that they’re in the semi-finals. Marissa McCann, the Wildcats’ junior ace, is one of the best — if not the best — players in the state.

Through three playoff games, she’s struck out 43, walked two and given up four hits in 21 scoreless innings. Her ERA on the season is now 0.19.

In that context, it’s almost impossible to see Willow Canyon losing. No. 2 seed Waddell Canyon View, though, has put together an impressive run to the semi-finals in its own right, using a powerful offense to reach that point. Junior infielder Savannah Groshong has been particularly impressive, going 8-for-11 with six runs scored so far.

Tuesday’s elimination matchups with the semi-finals on the line pit Tucson Catalina Foothills against Cave Creek Cactus Shadows and Lake Havasu against Tucson Sunnyside.

The first three rounds of the 4A playoffs have been quite the statement for Tucson softball.

In the top half of the bracket, Tucson Salpointe Catholic has won its three games by a combined 28-3 scoreline. The top-seeded Lancers might be the best team in the state across all six levels, but No. 3 seed Tucson Canyon del Oro is proving its caliber as well, advancing to the semi-finals with a combined winning margin of 31-6.

No. 2 Phoenix Greenway got a one-hit, 15-strikeout shutout from junior Kaitlyn Terry to stay alive Thursday, but even if the Demons can win Tuesday’s rematch against Cottonwood Mingus Union — to whom they lost, 6-4, in the second round — they would have to beat Salpointe Catholic twice in the semi-finals because of their earlier loss.

The two other remaining teams are Surprise Paradise Honors and Flagstaff Coconino, who play Tuesday for the right to play Canyon del Oro in the semis. Paradide Honors infielder Amailee Morales has carried a strong season into the playoffs, going 5-for-9 with two doubles and a home run so far.

It’s the top two seeds in Friday’s 3A state championship game as No. 1 Tucson Sabino takes on No. 2 Winslow.

Winslow has taken a rocky path to the title game, scraping through the last two rounds with a pair of 8-7 wins. The Bulldogs are going to have to play a much cleaner game on Friday against Sabino, which is 31-3 and undefeated against 3A schools. The Sabercats have strolled to the championship, winning each game by at least nine runs to get to this point.

The top two seeds in 2A — Benson and Eagar Round Valley — remain alive in the semi-finals. They’re joined by No. 5 Kingman Academy and No. 6 Willcox, who upset Santa Cruz Valley and Mohave Valley River Valley, respectively, to get to this point.

The semi-finals will take place Thursday ahead of Friday evening’s championship game.

If you’re looking for close games or upsets, 1A hasn’t been the place to get them so far. Not only are the four top seeds are in the semi-finals, but No. 1 San Manuel has won its first two games by a combined 40 runs, No. 2 Superior by a combined 19 runs, No. 3 seed Williams by a combined 14 runs and No. 4 Bagdad by a combined 36 runs.

Having four dominant teams in the semi-finals, though, should set up an exciting final two rounds with the title on the line.

Theo Mackie covers Arizona high school sports and Phoenix Rising FC. He can be reached by email at theo.mackie@gannett.com and on Twitter @theo_mackie.

Playoffs: Salpointe and CDO to 4A Baseball Semifinals; Catalina Foothills, Nogales and Ironwood Ridge to Boys Tennis Semifinals

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4D-I BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS ROUND TWO AT CASTEELAllison Birtcil/Kristina Brei (Ironwood Ridge) lost to No. 2 Lorenzo/Alexander (Desert Ridge) 21-7, 21-10.BOYS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALSD-II: No. 1 Catalina Foothills over No. 8 ALA-Gilbert North, 5-0D-II: No. 4 Nogales over No. 5 McClintock, 6-3D-II: No. 10 Ironwood Ridge over No. 15 Notre Dame, 5-4D-II: No. 3 Estrella Foothills over No. 11 Sahuarita, 5-2D-III: No. 2 AZ College Prep over No. 10 St. David, 5-0D-III: No. 3 Scottsdale...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

D-I BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS ROUND TWO AT CASTEELAllison Birtcil/Kristina Brei (Ironwood Ridge) lost to No. 2 Lorenzo/Alexander (Desert Ridge) 21-7, 21-10.

BOYS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALSD-II: No. 1 Catalina Foothills over No. 8 ALA-Gilbert North, 5-0D-II: No. 4 Nogales over No. 5 McClintock, 6-3D-II: No. 10 Ironwood Ridge over No. 15 Notre Dame, 5-4D-II: No. 3 Estrella Foothills over No. 11 Sahuarita, 5-2D-III: No. 2 AZ College Prep over No. 10 St. David, 5-0D-III: No. 3 Scottsdale Prep over No. 11 Tanque Verde, 5-4

4A BASEBALL ROUND THREENo. 3 Salpointe 4, No. 2 Walden Grove 2No. 4 Canyon del Oro 8, No. 1 Poston Butte 4No. 6 Notre Dame 10, No. 7 Sahuarita 0

6A SOFTBALL SECOND ROUNDNo. 7 Basha 4, No. 2 Tucson 3

Tucson High softball lost to Basha in a 6A winners bracket game today, but by virtue of being the No. 2 seed, the Badgers stay home tomorrow (without having to bus to Phoenix) to play an elimination-bracket game against Phoenix Sunnyslope. The story: https://t.co/7lRp82jloO

— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) May 5, 2022

1A SOFTBALL FIRST ROUNDNo. 1 San Manuel 22, No. 16 Ft. Thomas 0No. 6 Desert Christian 12, No. 11 Ray 2 (5)No. 7 St. Michael 9, No. 10 St. David 2No. 3 Williams 10, No. 14 Valley Union 0 (5)

THURSDAY, MAY 5

4A/5A/6A SOFTBALL ELIMINATION6A: No. 14 Sunnyslope at No. 2 Tucson, 4 p.m.5A: No. 13 Casteel at No. 9 Sunnyside, 4 p.m.4A: No. 6 Sahuarita at No. 2 Greenway, 4 p.m.

6A BASEBALL ELIMINATION BRACKETNo. 13 Basha at No. 9 Tucson, 4 p.m.

5A BASEBALL THIRD ROUND5A: No. 1 Nogales vs. No. 4 Sunrise Mountain at Diablo, 6:30 p.m.5A: No. 11 Catalina Foothills at No. 2 Horizon, 4 p.m. (elimination)

FRIDAY, MAY 6

D-II GIRLS TEAM TENNIS SEMIFINALS AT PASEONo. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 13 Canyon View, 9 a.m.

D-II BOYS TEAM TENNIS SEMIFINALS AT PASEONo. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 4 Nogales, 9 a.m.No. 10 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 3 Estrella Foothills, Noon

4A-6A BOYS VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND6A: No. 10 Rincon/University at No. 7 Corona del Sol, 6 p.m.5A: No. 16 Independence at No. 1 Cienega, 6 p.m.5A: No. 9 Centennial at No. 8 Catalina Foothills, 6 p.m.5A: No. 10 Mountain View at No. 7 Ironwood, 6 p.m.5A: No. 14 Marana at No. 3 Gilbert, 6 p.m.4A: No. 15 Seton Catholic at No. 2 Salpointe, 6 p.m.4A: No. 14 Sabino at No. 3 ALA – Gilbert North, 6 p.m.

3A SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS AT MOFFORDNo. 1 Sabino vs. No. 9 ALA-Gilbert North, 4 p.m.No. 5 Empire vs. No. 4 Snowflake, 4 p.m.No. 14 Tanque Verde vs. No. 6 NW Christian, 4 p.m.

2A SOFTBALL FIRST ROUND AT MOFFORDNo. 1 Benson at No. 16 Bisbee, 6 p.m.No. 4 Santa Cruz vs. No. 13 Heritage, 6 p.m.No. 6 Willcox vs. No. 11 Chandler Prep, 8 p.m.

1A SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALSNo. 8 Mohave Accelerated at No. 1 San Manuel, 4 p.m.No. 6 Desert Christian at No. 3 Williams, 4 p.m.

2A BASEBALL FIRST ROUND AT GOODYEARNo. 3 Benson vs. No. 14 Trivium PrepNo. 4 Tombstone vs. No. 13 Phoenix Country DayNo. 10 Bisbee vs. No. 7 Scottsdale PrepNo. 11 Willcox vs. No. 6 Horizon Honors

SATURDAY, MAY 7

D-II BOYS TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT PASEONo. 1 Catalina Foothills/No. 4 Nogales winner vs. TBD, 2 p.m.

4A/5A SOFTBALL THIRD ROUND AT MOFFORD5A: No. 3 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 2 Canyon View, 7 p.m.4A: No. 1 Salpointe vs. No. 4 Paradise Honors, 7 p.m.4A: No. 3 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 7 Mingus Union, 7 p.m.

4A BASEBALL ROUND THREE ELIMINATIONNo. 6 Notre Dame at No. 2 Walden Grove, 4 p.m.

1A/3A BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS3A: No. 5 Pusch Ridge at No. 4 Valley Christian, 2 p.m.1A: No. 6 Anthem Preps at No. 3 St. David, 4 p.m.

D-I/D-II TRACK AND FIELD AT MCC

MONDAY, MAY 9

D-III STATE GOLF FIRST ROUND AT THE OMNI

TUESDAY, MAY 10

D-III STATE GOLF SECOND ROUND AT THE OMNID-III/D-IV TRACK AND FIELD AT MCC

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

D-I/D-II TRACK AND FIELD AT MCC

4A BASEBALL SUPER SEMIFINAL AT DIABLONo. 3 Salpointe vs. TBD, 4 p.m.No. 4 Canyon del Oro vs. TBD, 6:30 p.m.

Best public high schools in Arizona

PHOENIX (STACKER) - As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ‘96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all.It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose their own classes, and prepare for college or the workplace. For many of these students and their families...

PHOENIX (STACKER) - As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ‘96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all.

It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose their own classes, and prepare for college or the workplace. For many of these students and their families, public education is key: 48.1 million students enrolled in public elementary and secondary schools in 2020; and there are almost 24,000 public high schools in the U.S., according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

For many anxious parents, getting their kid into the best of these public high schools is of the utmost importance. Some families even move homes to get into better school districts. However, among all of these thousands of schools, a few stand out for their academic excellence, incredible track records, and the future success of their young students.

Stacker compiled a list of the best public high schools in Arizona using rankings from Niche. Here’s how it breaks down: Niche uses eight factors for its rankings, with each factor given a different weight. A whopping 60% of the score is based on academics and grades, which is calculated using state assessment proficiency tests, SAT/ACT scores, and survey responses. From there, culture and diversity, parent and student surveys on their overall experiences, and teachers each contribute to 10% of the score. Finally, scores for each school’s clubs and activities, health and safety, resources and facilities, and sports constitute 2.5% each.

Keep reading to find out which public high schools are the best in Arizona.

#25. Catalina Foothills High School- School district: Catalina Foothills Unified School District- Enrollment: 1,804 (22:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#24. Phoenix Union Bioscience High School- School district: Phoenix Union High School District- Enrollment: 369 (17:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#23. Horizon Honors Secondary School- Location: Phoenix- Enrollment: 724 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#22. Hamilton High School- School district: Chandler Unified School District No. 80- Enrollment: 3,933 (21:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#21. Great Hearts Academies - Veritas Prep- Location: Phoenix- Enrollment: 796 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#20. Great Hearts Arete Preparatory Academy- Location: Gilbert- Enrollment: 554 (13:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#19. Gilbert Classical Academy High School- School district: Gilbert Public Schools- Enrollment: 678 (22:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#18. BASIS Prescott- Location: Prescott- Enrollment: 747 (— student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#17. Great Hearts Academies - Glendale Prep- Location: Peoria- Enrollment: 582 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#16. Paragon Science Academy- Location: Chandler- Enrollment: 581 (9:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#15. BASIS Goodyear- Location: Goodyear- Enrollment: 262 (— student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#14. Great Hearts Academies - Scottsdale Prep- Location: Scottsdale- Enrollment: 844 (12:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#13. Great Hearts Academies - Chandler Prep- Location: Chandler- Enrollment: 735 (15:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#12. BASIS Mesa- Location: Mesa- Enrollment: 823 (28:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#11. Arizona College Prep Erie Campus- School district: Chandler Unified School District No. 80- Enrollment: 815 (22:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#10. Tempe Preparatory Academy- Location: Tempe- Enrollment: 443 (12:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#9. BASIS Flagstaff- Location: Flagstaff- Enrollment: 850 (11:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#8. BASIS Peoria- Location: Peoria- Enrollment: 932 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#7. BASIS Chandler- Location: Chandler- Enrollment: 1,119 (16:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#6. BASIS Ahwatukee- Location: Phoenix- Enrollment: 720 (— student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#5. BASIS Phoenix- Location: Phoenix- Enrollment: 772 (18:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#4. University High School- School district: Tucson Unified School District- Enrollment: 1,150 (23:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#3. BASIS Tucson North- Location: Tucson- Enrollment: 975 (14:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#2. BASIS Scottsdale- Location: Scottsdale- Enrollment: 1,123 (11:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

#1. BASIS Oro Valley- Location: Oro Valley- Enrollment: 626 (6:1 student to teacher ratio)- Niche grade: A+

Elimination games loom for Southern Arizona teams in high school baseball, softball playoffs

alert top story editor's pickThe next few days will be key for Southern Arizona teams seeking state championships in baseball, softball, tennis and boys volleyball.A quartet of elimination games in baseball and softball highlight Thursday's high school sports schedule. Friday brings both the first round of volleyball playoffs and three key tennis matches. Saturday is title time in tennis and a separation day for those teams still in the hunt in the double-elimination baseball and softball brackets.Here's a look at the ne...

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The next few days will be key for Southern Arizona teams seeking state championships in baseball, softball, tennis and boys volleyball.

A quartet of elimination games in baseball and softball highlight Thursday's high school sports schedule. Friday brings both the first round of volleyball playoffs and three key tennis matches. Saturday is title time in tennis and a separation day for those teams still in the hunt in the double-elimination baseball and softball brackets.

Here's a look at the next three days of high school playoffs:

Thursday

Class 6A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 13 Chandler Basha at No. 9 Tucson High, 4 p.m.

Class 5A state quarterfinals (double-elimination bracket)

No. 4 Peoria Sunrise Mountain vs. No. 1 Nogales at Tempe Diablo Stadium, 6:30 p.m.

Class 5A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 11 Catalina Foothills at No. 2 Scottsdale Horizon, 4 p.m.

Class 6A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 14 Phoenix Sunnyslope at No. 2 Tucson High, 4 p.m.

Class 5A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 13 Queen Creek Casteel at No. 9 Sunnyside, 4 p.m.

Class 4A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 6 Sahuarita at No. 2 Phoenix Greenway, 4 p.m.

Friday

Class 6A state playoffs, first round

No. 10 Rincon/University at No. 7 Tempe Corona del Sol, 6 p.m.

Class 5A state playoffs, first round

No. 16 Goodyear Independence at No. 1 Cienega, 6 p.m.

No. 9 Peoria Centennial at No 8 Catalina Foothills, 6 p.m.

No. 14 Marana at No. 3 Gilbert, 6 p.m.

No. 10 Mountain View at No. 7 Glendale Ironwood, 6 p.m.

Class 4A state playoffs, first round

No. 14 Sabino vs. No. 3 ALA-Gilbert North at American Leadership Academy, 6 p.m.

No. 15 Chandler Seton Catholic at No. 2 Salpointe Catholic, 6 p.m.

Division II state semifinals

No. 4 Nogales vs. No. 1 Catalina Foothills at Paseo Racquet Center, 11 a.m.

No. 10 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 3 Goodyear Estrella Foothills at Paseo Racquet Center, noon

Division II state semfiinals

No. 13 Waddell Canyon View at No. 1 Catalina Foothills at Paseo Racquet Center, 9 a.m.

Class 6A state playoffs, elimination game

Phoenix Sunnyslope/Tucson High winner vs. Tolleson/Queen Creek winner at Fiesta Sports Complex, 6 p.m.

Class 3A state quarterfinals

No. 9 ALA-Gilbert North vs. No. 1 Sabino at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 4 p.m.

No. 5 Empire vs. No. 4 Snowflake at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 4 p.m.

No. 14 Tanque Verde vs. No. 6 Phoenix Northwest Christiana at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 4 p.m.

Saturday

Class 6A state playoffs, elimination game

Chandler Basha/Tucson winner vs. Tempe Corona del Sol/Chandler Hamilton winner at high seed’s home field, 4 p.m.

Class 4A state playoffs, elimination game

No. 6 Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep at No. 2 Walden Grove, 4 p.m.

Class 3A state quarterfinals

No. 5 Pusch Ridge Christian at No. 4 Phoenix Northwest Christian, 2 p.m.

Class 5A state quarterfinals (double-elimination bracket)

No. 3 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 2 Waddell Canyon View at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 7 p.m.

Class 4A state quarterfinals (double-elimination bracket)

No. 4 Paradise Honors vs. No. 1 Salpointe Catholic at Amphitheater High School, 6 p.m.

No. 7 Cottonwood Mingus vs. No. 3 Canyon del Oro at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 7 p.m.

Class 3A state quarterfinals

ALA-Gilbert North/Sabino winner vs. Empire/Snowflake winner at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 3 p.m.

Tanque Verde/Northwest Christian winner vs. Bourgade Catholic/Winslow winner at Rose Mofford Softball Complex, 3 p.m.

Division II state finals

Nogales/Catalina Foothills winner at Nogales/Goodyear Estrella Foothills winner, 2 p.m.

Division II state finals

Waddell Canyon View/Catalina Foothills winner vs. Scottsdale Arcadia/Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep winner at Paseo Racquet Center, 2 p.m.

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