The Salpointe Catholic High School softball team avoided elimination once again in the Class 5A Division I state tournament Saturday.
The No. 6-seeded Lancers defeated No. 11 seed Tempe Corona del Sol 5-2 in a losers bracket game.
Salpointe moves on to play No. 2 Phoenix St. Mary’s at Tempe Marcos de Niza High School at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
In 4A Division I state first round action, No. 12 seed Catalina Foothills upset No. 5 Phoenix Sunnyslope 2-1.
The Falcons will play at No. 4 Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy junior Tanya Hetlinger finished third Saturday in the Class 2A/3A state individual tennis tournament.
In the semifinals, Hetlinger lost to Safford’s Allison Evans, the eventual state champion, 6-2, 6-1. Hetlinger recovered and took third, beating Christine Stockslager from Phoenix Country Day, 6-1, 6-2.
Canyon del Oro advanced in the 4A-I state tournament by beating No. 14 seed Sahuaro 7-6 on Saturday.
The No. 3 Dorados will play No. 6 Cienega at Surprise Baseball Stadium at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
In 4A-II first round action, No. 3 Sahuarita defeated No. 14 Douglas 5-0.
The Mustangs will play No. 6 Phoenix Greenway at Phoenix Municipal Stadium at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Catalina finished in first place with a team score of 139 in the 4A Gila regionals Saturday.
Melanie McGrath took first place for the Trojans in the 1,600 meter race with a time of 5 minutes, 16.46 seconds. McGrath also won the 800 meter race with a time of 2:22.85.
The 4A Gila regionals belonged to Catalina as it finished with a score of 176.
Daniel McIver helped the Trojans by taking first in the high jump (6-6), long jump (21-11.25) and the triple jump (42-6 1/2). He also helped his relay team take first in the 4×400 relay (3:30.46).