Winter Sports Campaigns Under Way

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The Longhorn boys preseason basketball scrimmage slated for tonight against Blue Ridge was played yesterday in Pinetop-Lakeside (results not available at press time).

The date was shifted because the Yellow Jacket football team is involved in the Class 3A football playoffs. BR school officials wanted to allow all students to attend a state semifinal game at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 against Round Valley at Mesa Community College.

The Lady Longhorns scrimmage against Phoenix Christian will be played as scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 in Wilson Dome.

In preseason scrimmages, no score is recorded and individual statistics are not kept.

The season opens for both boys and girls basketball teams Monday, Nov. 22 against Notre Dame prep. The boys teams travel to Notre Dame in north Scottsdale and the Lady Horns host the Saints in Wilson Dome.

Game times are 4 p.m. (freshmen), 5:30 p.m. (jayvee) and 7 p.m. (varsity).

The Longhorn wrestling campaign begins Saturday, Nov. 27 with the junior varsity and freshman teams traveling to Tucson Mountain View for a multi-meet. A junior varsity meet also will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 in Payson.

The varsity team opens the season at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 in Wilson Dome against Chinle, Blue Ridge and Show Low.

The boys and girls soccer teams kickoff their campaigns Monday, Nov. 29 against Scottsdale Coronado. The boys host the Dons at 3 p.m. on the Rumsey Park south field. The Lady Horns, under first-year coach Joe Schmidt, travel to Scottsdale for a 3 p.m. game.

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