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high school sports / 202 scoreboard / Girls Softball Red Mountain HS 7301 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85207 • Ranked #1 in 2012 • 2012 championship fourth title win in class 5A Division I •First to win three consecutive championship titles in Arizona softball history • “Red Mountain Way” a nickname used to describe how they find themselves in trouble early in state tournaments, but find a way to persevere • 2013 season schools will push for more “freedom games” where they can schedule themselves, instead of computerized schedules Boys Basketball Mountain View HS 2700 E. Brown Rd., Mesa, AZ 85213 • 5A State Champions in 2011, second consecutive straight title, seventh since ‘95 • Upset Brophy in a 50-29 victory, Brophy has never won a state championship in basketball • Coach Gary Ernst holds record in Arizona for most high school boys basketball victories Football Hamilton HS 3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85248 • Ranked #1 in power ranking in 2011 • Defeat by Desert Vista 45-19 for state title in 2011 huge upset • Hamilton football ranked top 25 all 8 years, #1 three times (2006, 2009, 2010) • Five 5A state championships (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010) Boys Baseball Mountain Pointe HS 4201 E. Knox Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85044 Girls Soccer Highland HS 4301 E. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85234 • First state champion title in 2012 • Defeat defending champions, Hamilton HS with a penalty kick • Junior forward, Ashley Hatch, named The Republic’s Southeast Valley Player of the Year. She also plays alongside her sister, a freshman on the team • 2011 5A Division I state champions, beat Hamilton 7-6 • In 2011 season, senior Kevin Cron broke state record for most home runs in a season of 27 • The National Federation of State High School Associations (NCAA) will implement safer, not as powerful bats in upcoming season. The effect will be concentrating more on small ball (hit and runs, bunting, etc.) and not so much power • Brantley Bell, solid infielder, son of former Arizona Diamondback Jay Bell 202magazine.com / JULY 2012 / 202 MAGAZINE 41