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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Beach finishes season 10-1, state starts April 18

 Xavier Prep’s beach volleyball team wrapped up its regular season with a 5-0 victory over Chandler High on Tuesday (April 11) at Casteel High in Queen Creek.

Xavier, which posted a 10-1 record during the year, now will turn its attention to the start of the Division I state tournament on April 18. The Gators are expected to have a home match with a high seeding, and with a win would host a quarterfinal match on April 20. Those matches begin at 4:30 p.m.

Semifinals and championship match will be April 25 and 27 at Casteel.

Tuesday's result

Xavier Prep 5, Chandler High 0

@ Queen Creek Casteel

No. 1 pair -- Landree Coats-Summer McCann, X, def. Kady Moore-Sophia Keeney, C, 21-9, 21-9.

No. 2 -- Trinity Tran-Katie Anthony, X, def. Shyann Shell-Piper Kvanvig, C, 21-16, 21-9.

No. 3 -- Noelle Peterson-Mei Tsou, X, def. Amanda Mitan-Alyssa Winfield, C, 21-11, 21-16.

No. 4 -- Alexa Shiner-Tiffany Tellez, X, def. Vanessa Wilson-Emily Phan, C, 21-10, 21-12.

No. 5 -- Dina Gorman-Emma Soderstrom, X, def. Kiera Truong-Allison Schmidt, C, 21-10, 21-14.


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