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Around The 520 – Your Weekly Wrap Up Of All Things Sports In Southern Arizona

University of Arizona Softball Signs the #1 Class in the Nation

Aris Carroll – Infield|Phoenix, Arizona – Shadow Ridge High School
Sophia Carroll – Infield|Phoenix, Arizona – Shadow Ridge High School
Jessie Fontes – Pitcher|Fillmore, California – Adolfo Camarillo High School
Giulia Koutsoyanopulos – Utility|Mission Viejo, California – Capistrano Valley High School
Devyn Netz – Pitcher/Infield|Sierra Madre, California/Tucson, Arizona – Ironwood Ridge High School
Jasmine Perezchica – Outfield|La Quinta, California- Palm Desert High School
Carlie Scupin – Infield|Tucson, Arizona – Tucson High School
Allie Skaggs – Utility|Louisville, Kentucky/Tucson, Arizona – Ironwood Ridge High School

Exciting times ahead for Arizona softball fans and Welcome to Wildcat Country recruits! Congratulations to head coach (and legend) Mike Candrea and his coaching staff!


University of Arizona Baseball Signs the #11 Class in the Nation

Jacob Berry – 3B/1B|Queen Creek, Arizona – Queen Creek High School
Kyle Casper- Of/RHP|El Cajon, California – Valhalla High School
Riley Cooper – LHP|Fresno, California – Clovis North High School
Chase Davis – OF|Elk Grove, California – Franklin High School
Ryan Kysar – RHP|Castaic, California – Valencia High School
Mason Millett – RHP|Tucson, Arizona – Pima Community College
TJ Nichols – RHP/INF|Roseville, California – Oakmont High School
Javyn Pimental – LHP|Honolulu, Hawaii – Kamehameha High School
Chase Silseth – RHP|Farmington, New Mexico – College of Southern Nevada
Daniel Susac – C|Roseville, California – Jesuit High School
Nick Yorke – INF|Campbell, California – Archbishop Mitty High School

It’s time to PLAY BALL in Tucson with this impressive incoming class! Congratulations to head coach Jay Johnson and the rest of the coaching staff!


Arizona High School Football Playoffs – Friday November 15, 2019 – 7 pm. 

As high school football playoffs continue, Southern Arizona still has teams competing for a championship. Here is a list of those teams still in the hunt:
#15 Mountain View at #7 Liberty
#7 Cienega at #2 Notre Dame Prep
#1 Sahuaro hosts #9 Gila Ridge
#10 Sabino at #2 American Leadership Academy
#1 Round Valley hosts #9 Benson
Newly Formed Open Division
#4 Salpointe Catholic hosts #5 Pinnacle

From all of us at 520 Sports Talk, good luck to all of the teams still fighting for that trophy!


University of Arizona Women’s Basketball Signs The ESPN #22 Ranked Prospect In The Country And #3 Post Player. 

Lauren Ware – Bismark, North Dakota – Century High School

It was a twofer with this recruit as Lauren also signed with University of Arizona Women’s Volleyball. Bear Down Lauren!


UofA Women’s Basketball 

University of Arizona Women’s Basketball went on the road to snowy Chicago Tuesday night and notched a W against Chicago State 82-50. Next up for the Lady Cats, University of Texas in Austin on Sunday 11/17/19. Tip off is at 12:00 PM MT. You can watch the Cats on the Longhorn Network.


University of Arizona Men’s Basketball Signs Top 30 Prospect

Dalen Terry – Phoenix, Arizona – Hillcrest Prep

Dalen is the first member of the 2020 class for the Wildcats. Keep an eye out for more to come.


UofA Men’s Basketball

Coming off of 2 solid wins at home, the Wildcats jump 2 spots in the polls and come in at #19.

Upcoming games:
Thursday 11/14/19 the San Jose State Spartans visit McKale Center. Game time is 6:00 PM MT and is being televised on PAC-12 Network.
Sunday 11/17/19 New Mexico State will visit the hallowed halls of McKale. Game time is 12:00 PM MT and is being televised on PAC-12 Network.

Fill Mckale and help the Wildcats run the Spartans and the Aggies off the court.


Arizona Women’s Soccer Picked To Host 1st Round Match 

Arizona Women’s Soccer will be hosting TCU in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Match is set for 6 PM on Saturday November 16th.

What a week for the Cats! Defeated ASU 1-0 and now they are hosting.. Bear Down with your bad self and get that W!

2019 Showtime Sports Veterans Day Softball Bash  

Congratulations to all of the teams who competed!

14u Champions – Firestorm
14u Runner Up – Impluse

12u Champions – Desert Thunder-Rosty
12u Runner Up – Magic

10u Champions – Volcanoes
10u Runner Up – Rebels


High School NLI Signing Day 

The day all athletes look forward to, NLI signing day. Here is a list of local athletes that signed their NLI’s on Wednesday 11/13/19

Ironwood Ridge:

Maddie Judge – Embry-Riddle – Softball
Allie Skaggs – University of Arizona – Softball
Shelby Thompson – University of California-San Diego – Softball
Devyn Netz – University of Arizona – Softball
Lux Butler – Western Oregon University – Soccer
Mackenzie Kester – Henderson State – Swim
Jarrod Johnson – Troy University – Golf
Kianna Swingle – Chaminade University – Volleyball
Andrea German – Pima Community College – Volleyball

Canyon Del Oro:

Rachel Clark – Arizona Christian University – Soccer
Sabrina Garcia – Central Arizona University – Softball
Amya Legarra – Utah State University – Softball
Katie Stracco – Rensselaer Polytechnic – Softball
Desiree Martinez – Pima Community College – Softball


Cole Bramhall – New Mexico State University – Baseball
Takiya Hill – Jackson State University – Softball
Blaise Biringer – University of Mississippi – Softball
Lyric Baker – New Mexico State University – Soccer


Bella Muscoreil – Dixie State – Basketball
Antoinette Audiss – Embry Riddle University – Basketball
Laneya Wright – Rider University – Softball
Cheyenne Hudson – Huntington College – Softball
Ella Dotson – Hawaii Pacific University – Volleyball
Michael Wooster – Southwestern College – Cross Country

Mountain View:

Jessie Niegocki – Rider University – Softball
Jordy Van Der Werf – Bradley University – Softball
Jordyn Ives – Air Force Academy – Soccer

Catalina Foothills:

Christiana Williams – Tulane University – Swim
Skyler Dikeman – University of Arizona – Swim
Hannah Draper – New Mexico State University – Soccer
Kiersten Belkoff – University of Pennsylvania – Gymnastics
Maya Benita – University of Arizona – Golf
Caroline Parker – Western Colorado University – Volleyball


Byron Brown – Pima Community College – Basketball


Kayla Gonzales – Pima Community College- Softball
Anjolee Aguilar-Beaucage – Grand Canyon University – Softball
Evan Nelson – Harvard University – Basketball
Abby Russell – University of Arizona – Beach Volleyball


Kelli Samorano – Pima Community College – Softball
Carlie Scupin – University of Arizona – Softball


Jese Ybarra – University of Iowa – Wrestling


Kasey Purry – California State University Fresno – Volleyball
Izzabela George – Grand Canyon University – Softball

Thank you to all of the high school administrators that allowed us to attend signing day and for those who were able to send us information on their schools signees. If you know of more students that signed NLI please send us that information. We will also update the information as we hear from other schools that we have reached out to.


If you have sporting news that you would like to see featured in our Around The 520 Weekly Wrap Up, please send it to us. We love to highlight our Southern Arizona teams and their successes.

Lori Burkhart
520 Sports Talk


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