Presidents Day Event 2014 Champions

5th_presDayCongratulations to the Tucson HEAT 5th Grade Boys, Presidents Day Event 2014 Champions. The Tucson HEAT 5th grade boys traveled to Phoenix to participate in the Presidents Day Event and came away Champions. The HEAT averaged 49.5 points per game and held their opponents to 26.2 points per game while winning every game by double figures.

Great Job HEAT… Play Hard Play Together5th_presDay_02

5th grade Tucson HEAT

heatLogoCongratulations to the 5th grade Tucson HEAT Red for the 3-1 record at the Sporting Chance Tournament in December 2013.

The team lost a heartbreaker in the semifinals but battled hard all tournament long and more importantly had fun.

Play Hard Play Together

5th grade Tucson HEAT White fought to a 1-4 record in the Sporting Chance Tournament December 2013, earning a spot in the final game of the consolation bracket.  This team is less than one month old yet they went out there and gave it their best shot.

Keep working hard boys, we are proud of you.

High standards – Education – Attitude – Teamwork

Plenty of action tomorrow at Sporting Chance Center

Many of the Tucson HEAT boys teams will be participating the 21st Annual Holiday Tip-Off tomorrow. In order to make it easier for you to more easily find HEAT teams to support, Asst Coach Richard Valdez consolidated all of the schedules into one spreadsheet.  HEATSportingChanceGames2013

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Hardwood Harvest Tournament Results

Congratulations to 5th grade Tucson HEAT Red for earning runner up in the 5th/6th grade division of the Hardwood Harvest Tournament.  The team played very well all tournament while accumulating a 3-1 record.  Great Job HEAT Red. Photos below.

Also congratulations go out to 5th grade Tucson HEAT White.  Tucson HEAT White went 1-2 in the Hardwood Harvest Tournament,  their first tournament as a group.  The HEAT White competed hard throughout the tournament.  Great Work HEAT White.




Congratulations 4th & 6th grade boys HEAT on 2nd place!

Congratulations to the 4th grade & 6th grade boys teams on 2nd place at the Hispanic Classic Tournament in Avondale, AZ. The 4th grade MVP:  Jacob Flores; Co-MVP: Mathew Urbanski. 3rd4th_team1_hispanicClassic

The Tucson HEAT was also represented by several teams in the Hispanic Basketball Classic in Avondale. [More info]

5th grade team took 3rd place

6th grade team took 2nd place

8th grade Tucson HEAT White took 3rd place in the championship bracket

8th grade Tucson HEAT Red took 2nd  place in the consolation bracket

Great weekend for the HEAT. Keep it up!

Congrats to the Boys 3rd and 4th Grade Team

The Tucson HEAT 3rd/4th grade team was victorious at the 2013 Spring Roadrunner Tournament.

The boys also won the 2013 Sporting Chance Summer Slam Tournament. The Summer Slam has been a tradition in Tucson since 1994. Held on the University of Arizona campus, and soon in the new Sports Center, it is one of the largest tournaments in the Southwest, attracting a diverse mix of teams — including teams from the Western US and Mexico – that makes it a unique and competitive experience. – Sporting Chance Summer Slam

Congratulations on your basketball excellence. Your community is proud of you!

High standards – Education – Attitude – Teamwork

Peabody takes high-profile premier team to Las Vegas

Greg Hansen Sunday Notebook : Short Stuff
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Ironwood Ridge High School basketball coach Brian Peabody will take four teams to the AAU spring tournament in Las Vegas next weekend. His premier team, Tucson Pump N’ Run, has a chance to make a mark at the elite-level this summer. It includes six college prospects of various levels: Santa Rita’s Terrell Stoglin, Cienega’s Brandon Burnett, Pueblo’s Mike Perez, Cholla’s Ajak Magot, Tucson’s Sama Taku and Sabino’s Matt Korcheck.