Awards Keep Coming For Michael Perez


Michael Perez

After a great individual season for Junior Michael Perez, awards recognizing his efforts keep coming in.

The Arizona Republic just recently announced the all-state basketball selections and Michael was selected 1st Team 4-A.

Here’s a list of other awards Michael has received after 2008-08 season:

1st Team 4A All-State
Arizona Republic

1st Team All-Southern Arizona
Arizona Daily Star

1st Team All-Southern Arizona
Tucson Citizen

Sonoran Region Player of the Year
Sonoran Region Coaches

Alvarez Tire All-Tournament Team
Bradshaw Mountain High School

Most Valuable Player
Pueblo Varsity Basketball

Head Basketball Coach Gary Crane said, “I believe the last such basketball player to receive such an array of awards was Lafayette “Fat” Lever (1978), after whom our gymnasium is named.”

Congratulations to Michael Perez!

Michael Perez

[Basketball Photo Gallery]

Warrior Wrestling At 4A-State Championships

Coach Manny Galvan will be sending mobile updates of the 4A-State Wrestling Championships in Glendale, Arizona.

Follow them here! They are listed from latest first.

Team Championships

Pueblo defeated  Apache Junction 56-21 in the first round but lost to Thunderbird 32-18.

Cienega was the eventual State Champion.

Congratulation to the Wrestling team for a great season!

Monday, 8:18 a.m.

Warrior Wrestling Team
Warrior Wrestling Team
The 3 State Champions
The 3 State Champions

Saturday, 9:05 p.m. (Finals)

  • Abraham Islas at 112 is State Champion! (Back To Back)
Abraham Islas on podium
Abraham Islas on the podium
  • Trevin Nesbitt at 125 is State Champion!
Trevin Nesbitt on the podium
Trevin Nesbitt on the podium
  • Daniel Vallejo at 152 is State Champion!

Pueblo Seals 2nd Seed for next week!

Saturday, 2:07 p.m.

Jesse Corral at 119 finished in 4th Place

Gerry Ramirez at 130 finished in 3rd Place

Ray Almader at 135 finished in 6th Place

Nick Gonzalez at 145 finished in 3rd Place

Martin Aguayo at 189 finished in 4th Place

Pueblo in 2nd Place Overall

Coach Lopez
Coach Lopez
Coaching from the sideline
Coaching from the sideline

Friday, 10:41 p.m.

Abraham Islas, Trevin Nesbitt & Daniel Vallejo advance to the Finals.

Fighting for 2nd seed with Thunderbird.

On the map during semifinals
On the mat during semifinals

Friday 7:05 p.m.
After 2 Rounds the team standings: 1st- Cienega, 2nd- Thunderbird & 3rd- Pueblo

Semifinals about to start!

Glendale Arena
Glendale Arena
On the bus
On the bus

Friday 2:32 p.m.
Raymond Almader & Arnold Gutierrez still in with one loss.

Martin Aguayo, Sam Barba & Esau Moreno still need to wrestle.

Friday – 11:58 a.m.
Round 1- Won 6 – Lost 6

Round 2- Jonathan Murua Out

In Semifinals:
Abraham Islas
Trevin Nesbitt
Jerry Ramirez
Nick Gonzalez
Daniel Vallejo

Warrior Wrestling At State
Unknown Wrestler
Warrior Wrestling At State
Glendale Arena

[Coach Galvan will be providing updates throughout the competition from his mobile phone.]

Michael Perez & Stephen Ponce Awarded

Congratulations to both Michael Perez and Stephen Ponce for their unanimous selection by the Sonoran coaches:

Michael Perez & Stephen Ponce
Michael Perez & Stephen Ponce
  • Michael Perez – Boys Basketball Arizona Sonoran Region, Player-of-the-Year, 1st Team
  • Stephen Ponce – Boys Basketball Arizona Sonoran Region, 1st Team
  • Jaqwan Johnson & Esteban Lopez – Honorable Mention

[View Basketball Gallery For Action Shots]

Football Student-Athlete Receives Scholarship

Javier Galindo – Eastern Arizona College

Javier Galindo signs to play at Eastern Arizona College
Javier Galindo signing letter of intent.

In front of family, friends and coaches, Javier Galindo signs letter of intent to play football at Eastern Arizona College. He must report to camp in August and is excited for this opportunity.

[View Video Of Signing]

Boys Basketball Wins The Marana Classic Basketball Tournament

Congratulations to Boy’s Varsity Basketball team for winning the Marana Classic basketball tournament this past weekend.

In games #1, Pueblo avenged an earlier season loss to the Mustang’s of Sahuarita High School with a 61-50 victory.

Game #2 pitted the Warriors against Agua Fria High School. By controlling tempo and out rebounding their opponent, the Warriors defeated the 3rd ranked Owls 73-65.

Game #3, with Pueblo’s 2nd leading scorer Stephen Ponce injured on the bench, the Warriors found themselves at a height disadvantage against a huge team from Melbourne, Australia. Refusing to back down against a front line of 6’8’, 6’7” and 6’6” the Warriors lost their only game of the tournament in OT, 53-52.

In the final game of the tournament, Pueblo faced an undefeated Tucson High team. Behind a solid team effort, Pueblo skinned the Badgers of Tucson High 65-55; thus, winning the tournament.

Special congratulations go out to Mike Perez for leading all scorers with 92 points; a 23 pt. per game average.

Thanks to all those who have supported us this season. We look forward to seeing you at our two games this week: Tuesday, at home against Douglas and on Wednesday at Catalina. (Full Schedule)

Don’t forget to support the Lady Warriors this weekend during the 16th Annual Santa Cruz “Shoot-Out,” Thursday – Saturday in the Lever Gymnasium.

[Via Gary Crane]