Bio

DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for AIA365.com, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Look for Xavier near top of spring rankings

 Three of Xavier Prep’s spring sports teams are all dressed up and ready to make a strong showing in the state tournaments that will be upon us over the next several weeks.

The beach volleyball, softball and tennis teams are at or near the top of their respective power points list as released by the Arizona Interscholastic Association on Thursday (April 8).

Beach, softball, baseball, boys' volleyball were unveiled, and the top tennis teams were launched a few days prior.

The AIA will offer weekly updates from now until the start of the state tournaments. For more details, go to aia365.com.

6A Conference softball power rankings

1 – Phoenix Pinnacle

2 – Xavier Prep

3 – Phoenix Sunnyslope

4 – Surprise Shadow Ridge

5 – Phoenix Desert Vista

6 – Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor

7 – Mesa Desert Ridge

8 – Gilbert Perry

9 – Queen Creek

10 – Chandler Basha

11 – Peoria Liberty

12 – Tempe Corona del Sol

13 – Yuma Cibola

14 – Anthem Boulder Creek

15 – Scottsdale Chaparral

16 – Tucson High

Division I beach volleyball power rankings

1 – Xavier Prep

2 – Chandler Basha

3 – Gilbert Perry

4 – Buckeye Verrado

5 – Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor

6 – Tempe Corona del Sol

7 – Scottsdale Desert Mountain

8 – Phoenix Desert Vista

9 – Glendale Mountain Ridge

10 – Goodyear Millennium

11 – Mesa Mountain View

12 – Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge

13 – Mesa Desert Ridge

14 – Waddell Canyon View

15 – Gilbert Campo Verde

16 – Queen Creek Casteel

Division I tennis power rankings

1 – Scottsdale Desert Mountain

2 – Xavier Prep

3 – Chandler Hamilton

4 – Gilbert Perry

5 – Phoenix Desert Vista

6 – Mesa Mountain View

7 – Scottsdale Chaparral

8 – Chandler Basha

9 – Tempe Corona del Sol

10 – Phoenix Pinnacle

11 – Goodyear Millennium

12 – Queen Creek Casteel

13 – Phoenix Horizon

14 – Tucson Rincon/University

15 – Marana High

16 – Queen Creek

 

 

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