After a third-place finish at the 5A Division I state meet, Mesa Mountain View has hired Kris Alexander as its new boys cross-country coach to replace the retired Kyle Sawyer. Alexander’s hiring is pending board approval at the district’s next meeting.
Alexander has coached cross-country the past four years at Phoenix Mountain Pointe.
Mountain View also has selected Robert Ronan to be its boys swimming coach. Ronan was an assistant in the program most recently and is a school-record holder and graduate.
Also, girls volleyball coach Katie Roberson added boys volleyball coach to her résumé at Mountain View. Girls track coach Bill Webster will now oversee the entire program with the retirement of boys coach Robbie Robinson.
ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
OK, maybe it’s a little early, but the varsity football schedules for the upcoming season have started pouring in to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Web site.
AIA spokesman Brian Bolitho said the AIA hopes to have all the fall schedules, including football, online by June 15.
Let the predictions begin.
The Phoenix College softball team won its fifth straight Division II NJCAA championship on May 17, beating Copiah-Lincoln (Miss.) Community College, 9-1.
Lacy Goodman (Mesa Red Mountain) was named the tournament MVP after batting .308 with three home runs and eight RBIs in four games. Patricia Moreno (Phoenix St. Mary’s) was the winning pitcher in the title game.
Goodman, a freshman who is already receiving interest from Arizona, Washington and other Division i schools, hit a team-record 27 homers on the season.
Phoenix College finished the year 67-5.
DIFFERENT GENERATION, DIFFERENT SIDE
Mesa Skyline’s J.C. Hall is a member of the South team for the upcoming 5A-4A boys basketball all-star game at US Airways Center.
His father, former Skyline coach Art Hall, participated in the all-star game 42 years ago, only he was a member of the North squad in 1966.
Cave Creek Cactus Shadows catcher Chris Manship will attend the University of Kansas on a baseball scholarship this fall. Manship, an All-Tribune 4A-1A first-team selection this season, hit .485 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs to lead the Falcons to the 4A-I state tournament.
In football, Paradise Valley wide receiver Ebo Makinde has verbally committed to Boise State. Makinde will be a senior in the fall.