Sports & Recreation
 

Salt River Eagles Boys Basketball Off to a Rocky Start

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

The season has started for the Salt River High School Varsity Eagles boys basketball team, and it has been a tough beginning, with almost twice as many losses as wins. This season the team has many new players, and a lot of the kids are new to playing organized basketball. Early on, the boys didn’t know what to expect; however, they worked hard and have learned a lot from their mistakes. At times they have come together and played brilliantly, while at other times their youth and inexperienced still show.

 

Phoenix Suns Forward Alando Tucker Visits Salt River High School

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Phoenix Suns forward Alando Tucker, No. 29, made a guest appearance at Salt River High School on December 10 to talk with the juniors and seniors about the importance of education. He told the students how he made his mother proud when he received his high school diploma. “The smile on her face made it worth it,” said Tucker. “And when I graduated from college, it was even better.”

 

Salt River Eagles Wrestling Update

  By Richie Corrales
  Au-Authm Action News
 

Cactus Classic
At the third Annual Cactus Classic Wrestling Tournament, held December 11 and 12 at Cactus High School in Glendale, Salt River Lady Eagles wrestler Taneasha Thomas went 2-6 over the two days, posting forfeit wins over Wickenburg and Sahuarita. She lost to her opponents from Ironwood, Liberty, Seton Catholic, Bourgade, Flagstaff and Sahuarita.

 

Salt River High School Lady Eagle Highlights

  By Shawn V. Lytle, CAA
  Salt River High School
 

Lady Eagles Defense Too Much for Ray
Coming off the Phoenix Country Day School Desert Classic Championship, the Lady Eagles of Salt River wanted to continue their winning ways versus the 2A Ray Bearcats on December 9. The Lady Eagles jumped out on Ray as soon as the whistle blew. The defense was suffocating, only allowing Ray to 2 points in the first quarter and 5 in the entire half. In the second half it was more of the same. With a 56-16 lead going into the fourth quarter, the Lady Eagles’ JV players got some valuable playing time that was much deserved.