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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.


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The Arizona Republic's high school baseball rankings, Super-1A, through March 5, 2023

Through the first two weeks of the high school baseball seasons, here are The Arizona Republic's rankings, starting with the Super 10. This is through March 5, 2023.Super 101. Chandler Hamilton Huskies, 6-1Has big showdown Tuesday against Phoenix Alhambra, before playing Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday.2. Chandler Basha Bears, 3-0They may have the deepest pitching staff in the state.3. Glendale Mountain Ridge Lions, 6-0They've n...

Through the first two weeks of the high school baseball seasons, here are The Arizona Republic's rankings, starting with the Super 10. This is through March 5, 2023.

Super 10

1. Chandler Hamilton Huskies, 6-1

Has big showdown Tuesday against Phoenix Alhambra, before playing Sandra Day O'Connor on Friday.

2. Chandler Basha Bears, 3-0

They may have the deepest pitching staff in the state.

3. Glendale Mountain Ridge Lions, 6-0

They've not allowed more than two runs in any game.

4. Queen Creek Bulldogs, 5-1

They've picked up where they left off last year with clutch hitting, pitching and defense.

5. Queen Creek Casteel Colts, 4-0

Top 5A team has a strong batting order, top to bottom, to go with exceptional pitching.

6. Scottsdale Chaparral Firebirds, 5-2

They have not lost to an Arizona team yet.

7. Phoenix Pinnacle Pioneers, 6-1

They've won six in a row, including a 10-6 win over Brophy Prep.

8. Tucson Catalina Foothills Falcons, 4-0

Might be the best team in Southern Arizona after going 18-14 last year.

9. Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves, 6-0

Got off to a big start last week winning six games in a tourament.

10. San Luis Sidewinders, 6-0-1

Schedule gets tougher Wednesday when they travel to play Chandler.

6A Conference

1. Hamilton, 6-1

2. Basha, 3-0

3. Mountain Ridge, 6-0

4. Queen Creek, 5-1

5. Pinnacle, 6-1

6. San Luis, 6-0-1

7. Phoenix Alhambra, 5-0-1

8. Tempe Corona del Sol, 4-2

9. Phoenix Desert Vista, 7-1

10. Chandler, 6-2

5A Conference

1.Casteel, 4-0

2. Chaparral, 5-2

3. Catalina Foothills, 4-0

4. Nogales, 6-2

5. Gilbert Campo Verde, 5-2

6. Horizon, 1-1

7. Lake Havasu, 4-0

8. Phoenix Mountain Pointe, 3-3

9. Paradise Valley, 6-1

10. Tucson Cholla, 4-1-1

4A Conference

1. Estrella Foothills, 6-0

2. Poston Butte, 4-1

3. Rio Rico, 3-1

4. Chandler Seton Catholic, 6-1

5. Yuma, 5-1

6. Tucson Flowing Wells, 5-1

7. Mesa Eastmark, 4-2

8. Tucson Sahuaro, 4-3

9. Sahuarita, 5-1

10. Chandler Arizona College Prep, 5-2

3A Conference

1. Phoenix Northwest Christian, 5-1

2. Benjamin Franklin, 6-0

3. Chandler Valley Christian, 3-0

4. Florence, 6-2

5. Gilbert Christian, 2-0

6. Yuma Catholic, 4-2

7. Tucson Sabino, 2-2

8. Holbrook, 4-1

9. Safford, 3-2

10. San Tan Foothills, 3-2

2A Conference

1. Phoenix Christian, 6-1-1

2. Scottsdale Prep, 1-0

3. Gilbert Classical, 4-1

4. Tucson San Charter, 3-1

5. Glendale Prep, 2-1

6. Phoenix Arizona Lutheran, 4-2

7. Phoenix Horizon Honors, 6-3

8. Miami, 4-2

9. Tempe Prep, 2-3

10. Phoenix Country Day, 2-3-1

1A Conference

1. Winkelman Hayden, 5-2

2. Bagdad, 2-1

3. Desert Heights, 3-4

4. Williams, 2-1

5. Kearny Ray, 3-2

6. Chandler Lincoln Prep, 5-1

7. Joseph City, 2-2

8. St. David, 1-1

9. Heber Mogollon, 1-3

10. San Manuel, 1-3

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The backcourt that's back together for Catalina Foothills girls basketball

Copy This Embed Code: Ad TUCSON, Arizona — Reilly Clark effortlessly scores basket and after basket at a recent Catalina Foothills girls basketball practice."She's a walking bucket," said head coach Jake Martinez. "I tease her when she walks in the gym that the nets just start making noises."Now a senior, Clark missed most of her junior season with a broken arm. She was all set to play her final seasons with fellow guard Katie Burns."She's my best friend," said Clark. &qu...

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TUCSON, Arizona — Reilly Clark effortlessly scores basket and after basket at a recent Catalina Foothills girls basketball practice.

"She's a walking bucket," said head coach Jake Martinez. "I tease her when she walks in the gym that the nets just start making noises."

Now a senior, Clark missed most of her junior season with a broken arm. She was all set to play her final seasons with fellow guard Katie Burns.

"She's my best friend," said Clark. "She's been my point guard since I was six or seven years old."

"She's my best friend," said Burns. "My ride or die." I'd do anything for her."

However, last summer, as the two made plans for their senior season, Burns tore her ACL.

"There were a lot of tears," said Clarke. "I was heartbroken."

"It was devastating," said Burns. "I felt like my whole life was in shambles because I couldn't play the game I loved."

"There were a lot of tears," said Martinez. "There was a lot of frustration. "We just said, 'This is what we have to do.' And, we stared rebuilding.

"For me, I kind of dedicated this season to her, personally," said Clark. I wanted to do it for her, this year, the way she did it for me, last year."

Clark became the AIA class 5A Southern Region Player of the Year. Other players took on added roles, and the team responded to Martinez, who's in his first season as head coach. Still, something was missing.

"I wanted to get back because it's my senior year, and I wanted to get back to what I loved as soon as I could," said Burns.

Burns continued her rehabilitation. Then, on senior night, Burns was introduced as a starter, as she stepped on the court for the first time this season.

"Getting back was a mission," said Burns. "I'm so happy to be back."

Just seconds after the opening tip, Burns passed to Reilly for the game's first score. Reilly still wears a brace for extra stability. They're practicing for Wednesday's class 5A state semifinal game Tuesday at Canyon View. The Flacons haven't reached this far since their 1997 title winning season.

"Just hearing you say that gives me the chills," said Martinez. "The number 97 up there looks a little lonely and I'd love to add some digits to that this year if it's possible."

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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.)


Top players of the postseason in Arizona girls high school basketball

After nearly a month of thrilling games all over the state, the Arizona girls’ high school basketball playoffs wrapped up this weekend with four championship games at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Here are the top performers from those tournaments, from the inaugural Open Division all the way down to 1A:OpenJerzy Robinson, Desert VistaHere’s a scary thought: Imagine Jerzy Robinson as a senior, three years from now. Robinson was already outrageous as a freshman. She had ...

After nearly a month of thrilling games all over the state, the Arizona girls’ high school basketball playoffs wrapped up this weekend with four championship games at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Here are the top performers from those tournaments, from the inaugural Open Division all the way down to 1A:


Jerzy Robinson, Desert Vista

Here’s a scary thought: Imagine Jerzy Robinson as a senior, three years from now. Robinson was already outrageous as a freshman. She had 21 points and nine rebounds despite sitting most of the fourth quarter in Saturday’s championship game blowout over Millennium. In the semis, she dropped 32 on Xavier Prep.

Shay Ijiwoye, Desert Vista

Ijiwoye’s stats might not blow you away, because Desert Vista splits the scoring throughout its rotation. But her playmaking throughout this postseason was key to the Thunder’s success. She’s one of the silkiest players in Arizona.

Elli Guiney, Millennium

Guiney’s 20-point first half against Perry in the semis was a stunning display. Everything that came off her hands seemed to fall, helping lead Millennium to the Open’s most surprising upset. In the championship, Desert Vista had to center its defensive efforts on her to stop the Tigers.

Khamil Pierre, Perry

Pierre wasn’t at her showstopping best against Millennium, but she still scored a team-high 21 points to go with 14 rebounds. That came one game after she scored 38 in the quarterfinal against Pinnacle.

Dominique Nesland, Xavier Prep

Nesland finished her season having scored in double figures in all but one contest. She averaged 18.3 points and 5.0 assists in Xavier Prep’s run to the semis.

Aiyanna Perkins, McClintock

No. 21 seed McClintock’s dream run ended in the Open quarters, but Perkins produced some heroic performances to get that far. She scored 20, 42 and 26 in the Chargers’ three upset wins.

Taliyah Henderson, Salpointe Catholic

Henderson had three straight double-doubles to lead Salpointe to the Open quarters, where its season ended at the hands of Desert Vista. Normally, that type of run is the domain of post-players. Henderson did it as a ball-handling wing.

Mia Singstock, Pinnacle

It was a quietly dominant season for Singstock, who averaged 19.4 points per game. The Open was no different, as she scored 31 in the first round and then followed that up with performances of 22, 21 and 23.

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Olivia Arvallo, Valley Vista

Arvallo had a nice postseason from start to finish, but her shining moment came in the final seconds of the 6A championship game. That’s when she went alone, driving coast-to-coast to scoop home an acrobatic layup and give Valley Vista its fourth-straight title.

Ahdiayh Chee, Dobson

It takes a special player to post a career-high on the biggest stage they’ve ever played in. That’s what Chee did in the quarterfinals against Mountain Ridge, when she scored 29. She also had a team-high 17 in the championship loss to Valley Vista.

Savanna Creal, Hamilton

Creal averaged 17.8 points per game in Hamilton’s first four games across the Open and 6A playoffs. She eventually helped lead the top-seeded Huskies to the 6A semis.

Meisha Caserio, Gilbert

Caserio scored 15 and 17 in the first two rounds of the 6A playoffs. The latter was particularly impressive as it came in a thrilling 51-50 upset win over Sandra Day O’Connor that sent Gilbert to a surprising semifinal appearance.

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Mackenzie Dunham, Sunrise Mountain

Dunham’s impact in the 5A title game can’t be overstated. When she was off the floor due to foul trouble, Canyon View went on a 24-10 run. When she was on the floor, Sunrise Mountain led, 42-23, just enough to eke out a five-point win. Dunham finished with 13 points and 20 rebounds.

Mackenzie Nielsen, Sunrise Mountain

Nielsen’s 3-point shooting was the perfect complement to Dunham’s interior presence on Sunrise Mountain’s run. She finished her career with 14 points in the championship game.

Jaila Flowers, Canyon View

Flowers led Canyon View with 14 in the championship, but her most impressive outing came in the semifinals when she scored 30 in a 72-62 win over Catalina Foothills.

Reilly Clark, Catalina Foothills

In the same game in which Flowers scored 30, Clark dropped 32. She averaged 23.0 per game in the playoffs.

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Bella Burcar, Flagstaff

Burcar — the daughter of NAU men’s coach Shane Burcar — had an incredible freshman season, averaging 12.6 points per game. She scored a team-high 19 in the championship game win over Pueblo.

Victoria Cazares, Pueblo

Cazares capped a fantastic career in style, scoring 27 in the championship game and nearly leading Pueblo to the first championship in school history.

America Cazares, Pueblo

Pueblo will miss Victoria Cazares next year, but the Warriors are in good hands with her younger sister, America, who scored 18 in the championship game. She was one of the best freshmen in the state all season and capped her campaign off by averaging 15.4 in the playoffs.

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Small schools

Jenieth Sanchez, Alchesay

Much like No. 8 seed Alchesay did as a team, Sanchez seemed to find her groove in the playoffs. After averaging just over 10 points per game on the season, she led the way with 18 in the 3A championship game, helping the Falcons to a second-straight title.

Aila Kaibara, Phoenix Country Day

Kaibara scored an efficient team-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the 2A championship game, helping PCDS to its first title in 23 years.

Olivia Owens, Phoenix Country Day

Owens, meanwhile, was the rebounding force for the Eagles. She had 33 total rebounds in the final three rounds, while also adding a scoring punch with 17 in the championship.

Ashlynn Chlarson, Pima

Despite Pima’s losing effort, Chlarson was the star of the show in the championship game, scoring 29 points. She scored at least 20 in three of four playoff games, averaging 21.8.

Anna Begay, Rock Point

Begay’s biggest outing came in the semis, when she scored 36 in a win over St. Thomas. She then followed that up with a tidy 13 to help Rock Point claim its second 1A championship in a row with a 49-45 win over Joseph City.

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Lady Wranglers win two of five games in tourney

Sun CorrespondentFirst, it was junior Emma Wayas’ second-inning, three-run home run that launched the Lady Wranglers to a 15-2 victory against Thunderbird in their tournament opener. Then it was sophomore Maleigh Colvin’s dramatic grand slam home run to secure the Lady Wranglers’ 6-2 extra-inning victory to eliminate Lee Williams of Kingman in their Purple Bracket opener Saturday. Colvin attempted to do it again Saturday afternoon when she doubled home two runs for a 4-2 lead in the final inning of the Purple Brack...

Sun CorrespondentFirst, it was junior Emma Wayas’ second-inning, three-run home run that launched the Lady Wranglers to a 15-2 victory against Thunderbird in their tournament opener. Then it was sophomore Maleigh Colvin’s dramatic grand slam home run to secure the Lady Wranglers’ 6-2 extra-inning victory to eliminate Lee Williams of Kingman in their Purple Bracket opener Saturday. Colvin attempted to do it again Saturday afternoon when she doubled home two runs for a 4-2 lead in the final inning of the Purple Bracket semifinals against Snowflake.And then, of course, there was junior pitcher Daisy Smith who pitched 16 innings, struck out 29 batters and posted a 2-2 record (both one-run losses coming against the same team — Snowflake) through the weekend.Those were the highlights of the Wickenburg High School girls softball team that won two of their five games last weekend in their own 19th Annual Wrangler Classic tournament, which included 17 other teams.The Lady Wranglers opened the tournament late Thursday afternoon with a 15-2 victory against Thunderbird; lost to eventual Purple Bracket champion Flagstaff Friday morning, 16-0; came up short against 3A Snowflake Friday afternoon, 6-5; eliminated 4A Lee Williams 6-2 in an extra inning Saturday; and surrendered a two-run lead in the final inning to eventual Purple Bracket runner-up Snowflake, 5-4.The tournament was set up with three six-team pools, with the top eight teams from the Thursday and Friday pool games advancing to Gold Bracket play on Saturday and the remaining 10 teams in the field competing in the Purple Bracket. Empire, out Vail in Southern Arizona, eventually won the Gold Bracket trophy against Lake Havasu while long-time tournament participant Flagstaff (17 years) captured the Purple Bracket crown.Other Gold Bracket teams included Catalina Foothills of Tucson, Shadow Ridge of Surprise, Liberty of Peoria, Sahuarita of Southern Arizona, River Valley of the Bullhead City area, and Page.The other Purple Bracket participants were Round Valley of Eastern Arizona, Thunderbird of Phoenix, Desert Heights of Glendale, San Manuel, Monument Valley, Lee Williams of Kingman, Salome, Snowflake and Wickenburg.It started with the Lady Wranglers’ thorough rout of a larger school in Thunderbird of Phoenix — rallying behind eight hits at the plate and Smith’s three-hit gem from the pitching circle. Wayas’ three-run blast highlighted a 10-run rally in the third inning, and Colvin gave a preview of her offensive production still to come with a four-for-four performance from the batter’s box that produced four runs. Smith helped secure her first pitching victory of the tournament by going two-for-three with the bat and driving in two runs.Flagstaff no-hit the Lady Wranglers through three innings in the second pool contest, with Coach Keith Peterson giving Smith a break from pitching duties and using mostly reserves in other positions to give them some game experience.Wickenburg’s girls then gave up six early runs to Snowflake through the first two innings in their final pool game, but Wayas ignited a three-run rally in the third inning with a run-scoring single and later scored the third run of the frame.They pulled to within one run of the Lobos in the fourth inning when Wayas singled home two more runs, but that rally was cut short of a tie in the time-limited battle.Smith finished her three innings of work in that one, allowing six runs on six hits while striking out four and walking two.That loss left the Lady Wranglers holding down fifth place in their six-team pool standings and they opened bracket play against the larger school Lee Williams of Kingman.With Smith in the pitching circle again, Coach Peterson’s girls grabbed an early lead with one run in the first inning and another in the top of the fourth. However, Lee Williams tied the score at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth to force an extra inning after the predetermined time limit.Sophomore Ariel Sprecher started a fifth-inning rally with a walk and advanced on Smith’s single and senior Maddalyn Peterson’s walk to load the bases for Colvin’s dramatic grand slam.Still, the Lady Wranglers needed to hold off the Lady Volunteers in the bottom of the inning … and Smith did that with her 10th strikeout of the game.Duplicating its win against Lee Williams, Wickenburg’s girls again scored early in their second meeting against Snowflake in the bracket semifinals.Sprecher doubled and eventually scored to start the game, and then Smith walked and scored on Colvin’s single in the top of the third inning to give the Lady Wranglers a familiar 2-0 lead — only to see Snowflake tie the score in the bottom of the fourth, again forcing an extra inning after time expired.Colvin resumed her hitting heroics with a two-run double in the top of the extra inning, but Snowflake rallied for three runs in the bottom of the frame on two Wrangler defensive errors to qualify for the Purple Bracket championship game against eventual winner Flagstaff.Coach Peterson said he used the tournament to develop some of his lesser-experienced players in preparation of more important 3A North Central Region games that begin next week. For instance, he said, a couple of his planned regular starters will miss a few region games, so he’ll need some of his back-up starters to step up.The Lady Wranglers will host Winslow at 3:45 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 8) and then will travel to Florence the next day before beginning region play against visiting Bourgade Catholic at 3:45 p.m. next Monday, March 13.


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