8 Burning Questions in Arizona High School Sports

Hamilton's Neomi Beach (4) hits the ball during a game against Perry High School at Perry High School in Gilbert on September 28, 2022.

Arizona’s high school sports calendar is already accelerating toward the postseason in a handful of sports. With that in mind, here are eight key questions in fall sports, other than football, that we’re looking at. For soccer questions, Richard Obert of The Republic has you covered.

What is the pecking order in 5A volleyball?

During the first month of high school volleyball, the top four schools in 5A seem to have broken away from the pack. Combined, those schools – Horizon, Millennium, Cactus Shadows and Notre Dame Prep – are 74-17. However, separating them is a more complicated task.

Take Horizon, for example. The Huskies are already 1-2 against Millennium, 1-0 against Notre Dame Prep and 0-1 against the Cactus Shadows. Meanwhile, Notre Dame Prep have their share of impressive wins over 6A schools, while Millennium took down the Cactus Shadows in the season opener. In short: everything is a messy jumble. Perhaps the final month of the regular season will offer more answers.

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