SAND VOLLEYBALL: First CatBox Classic Pairs Invite is a huge success


Arica Christensen (1) and Ariana Snyder (Andy Morales/

Arica Christensen (1) and Ariana Snyder (Andy Morales/

CatBox Classic Pairs Invitational
March 19: University of Arizona


The University of Arizona and Ironwood Ridge hosted the first high school “pairs” competition in Arizona. The CatBox Classic featured athletes from Xavier Prep, Salpointe, Chaparral, Ironwood Ridge, Corona del Sol and Notre Dame.

Arizona Sand Volleyball head coach Steve Walker was thrilled with the turnout, competition and the invitational itself. “All parties involved from coaches to players seem to be really excited of what we have started here and what the future holds,” he said….


Ironwood ridge coach Bill Lang goes over strategy.

Ironwood ridge coach Bill Lang goes over strategy.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at

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