Spring break invites coming fast and furious
March 4, 2019 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365
It's not quite spring break for schools in the Valley, but softball and baseball invites for March begin Tuesday and continue throughout the month. In the short term here are some of the the tourneys in the Vallley and a few from other parts of the state that run through March 16:
COOL NITES INVITE (March 5-9) -- hosted by Apollo High School
Schools competing: Goldwater, Thunderbird, Saguaro, Paradise Honors, Bradshaw Mountain, Notre Dame Prep, Casteel, Morenci, Desert Vista, Valley Vista, Yuma Catholic, Apollo, Alhambra, St. Mary's, Moon Valley, Peoria, Northwest Christian, North Canyon, Cactus Shadows, Apache Junction, Arcadia, Glendale, Betty Fairfax, Gallup (NM).
24TH ANNUAL DAVE KOPS TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS (March 7-9) -- hosted by Mohave High School, Rotary Park
Schools competing: There are 50 total. Arizona schools participating along with a host of out of state teams from California, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. Arizona entries competing in various brackets: Gila Ridge, Salpointe Catholic, Winslow, Hamilton, Cibola, Greenway, Mohave, Cienega, Flagstaff, River Valley, Sandra Day O'Connor, Perry, Verrado and Cactus.
DESERT MOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL (March 13-16) -- hosted by Desert Mountain and Horizon high schools
Schools competing: Chandler, Red Mountain, Ironwood Ridge, Horizon, Boulder Creek, Hamilton, Pinnacle, Basha, Willow Canyon, Shadow Ridge, Centennial, Desert Mountain, Mountain Pointe, Millennium, Chaparral, Queen Creek, Corona del Sol, Highland, Cactus, Marist (IL)
GRACIE LEE HAUGHT INVITATIONAL (March 14-16) -- hosted by Payson High School, Rumsey Park
Schools competing: Blue Ridge, Mingus, Camp Verde, Walden Grove, Pusch Ridge, Bradshaw Mountain, Snowflake, Payson, Sunnyslope, Estrella Foothills, Buena, Round Valley, Santa Cruz, Safford, Thatcher, Dobson, Joseph City, Bourgade Catholic, St. Mary's, Tanque Verde, Show Low, Willcox, Westwood
BOB EVERETT CLASSIC (March 9-14) -- hosted by Highland and Campo Verde high schools
Schools competing: Red Mountain, Brophy Prep, Poston Butte, Seton Catholic, Prescott, Maricopa, McClintock, Desert Vista, Dobson, Mountain View, Mesa, Casa Grande, Perry, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Marcos de Niza, Williams Field, Campo Verde, Desert Ridge, Highland, Westwood, Chapin (TX), Cornerstone (TX).
BORAS CLASSIC (March 13-16) -- hosted by Arcadia and Corona del Sol high schools
Schools competing: Mountain Ridge, Horizon, Hamilton, Nogales, Liberty, Mountain Pointe, Mesquite, Chaparral, Verrado, Corona del Sol, Arcadia, Cottonwood (UT), Bishop Gorman (NV), Basic (NV), Legend (CO) and Mountain Vista (CO)
Daily schedules for each tournament can be found by logging in to baseball and softball pages on AzPreps365.com. For baseball -- http://www.azpreps365.com/scores/baseball/varsity/ and for softball http://www.azpreps365.com/scores/softball/varsity/