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, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Recognition for Xavier soccer, hoops athletes

 The Arizona Republic newspaper has announced its honor teams/athletes for the 2021-22 winter sports season, and Xavier Prep received its share of noteworthy attention.

After Xavier Prep won its second straight 6A Conference state championship 3-2 (penalty kicks) over Gilbert Perry, two Xavier players were named Honorable Mention. They were sophomore defender Talia Coury and junior forward/midfielder Bella Leonard.

Xavier’s basketball team reached the 6A semifinals before falling to Perry, but the Gators had two standouts who were recognized by The Republic.

They were sophomore guard-forward Sarah Miller, who was named to the All-Arizona Team and is a candidate for Player of the Year, and sophomore point guard Dominique Nesland, who was an Honorable Mention selection.

Congratulations to these four fine athletes for their excellent seasons!

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