Nate Gallick, alumnus class of 2002 and 2-time AZ Wrestling State Champ, is making his way into magazine pages and letting folks know what he is "into". Nate Gallick and brother, Nick Gallick (4-time AZ state champion), both call home to the State of Iowa, home of Iowa State University and the Cyclones. The Gallick brothers left their mark on Sunnyside HS, Tucson, and the State of Arizona. Both found niches on the wrestling mat and in the classrooms. For that very reason, they both have been hugely successful at the collegiate level, Nate won an NCAA championship in 2006, and both have their sights set on the 2012 London Olympic Games. To read more about Nate Gallick, check out his article online by clicking on the link below:
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Sunnyside Wrestling won a hard fought tournament. It was one of the toughest tournaments in the long and prestigious history of the Deer Valley Skyhawk Classic with 8 of the top teams from the 5A and 4A and featured 42 returning state placers. This event is the toughest dual tournament event in the State of Arizona. Read below to see how our wrestlers did:
The Wrestling Staff like to thank everyone for their support. Sunnyside Wrestling will be wrestling at defending 4A-I State Champion Cienega on Wednesday. It will be the first time in many years that defending State Champs will meet in a head to head dual match. Cienega is planning to pack the gym and make it a very wrestling hostile environment.
We could use as much fan support as possible. Come out and cheer for the BLUE DEVILS!
Bobby De Berry
Blue Devil Wrestling
It was the same storyline throughout the 2009-10 football season: too many mistakes, lack of sustaining high level of competition for 48 minutes, and finishing what they began. The Blue Devils proved to be creatures of habit, for they did exactly those three things and came up short against the #4 seeded Padres of Marcos de Niza on Friday night. The Blue Devils have nothing to be ashamed of this season; they finished 10-2. Sunnyside has not played less than 12 games for the last decade; whereas, many high school programs would relish the opportunity to play 12 games at least once in a decade. As sad as it was to see the final seconds tick off the clock for our Seniors and the scoreboard read, 24-34 in favor of Marcos de Niza, it was prideful to see the Blue Devils fight until the very end. Sunnyside was down 10-34 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and the Padres throng felt it was a cake-walk in their quarterfinal match-up. Minutes later, they had widdled down their finger nails hoping their Padres had not counted their chickens too early.
Sunnyside High School is very proud of their 2009-10 Blue Devil football team. They accomplished many great things on the field but even more so off the field. Our student-athletes have just begun to fight, so watch out for Blue Devils this coming year.
A balanced offense and stingy defense were the defining factors in Sunnyside's first round win over Scottsdale Horizon's pack of Huskies, 7-48. In the air and on the ground, the host Blue Devils' offense picked apart the Huskies defense and ensured their spot in the Quarterfinals of the AIA 5A Division II Football State Playoffs against the Marcos De Niza Padres. The Blue Devils continue their winning ways in the first round of the state playoffs making tonight 11 straight wins in 11 years. Sunnyside would like to thank all the fans for making it out on Friday Night on the southside of Tucson.
Nonetheless, we hope to see a large crowd at next week's game in Southern Phoenix! The last time the Blue Devils and Padres squared off it was the semi-finals in 2006, and Sunnyside was the victor and went on to play in the State Championship.
Congratulations are in order for Ryan Rosthenhausler for finishing 21st overall in the 5AII Boys' Golf Tournament this past Tuesday at the 500 club. Ryan shot a total of 151 over the two day tournament. Shooting par, 72, the first day left Rosthenhausler in prime contention for an individual title; however, a 79 on the second day left Ryan in 21st place. Nonetheless, out of 80 golfers, one might say that is not bad. Once again, congratulations to our lone Blue Devil for representing the BIG BLUE on the golf links. Congratulations also to Ryan's coach OJ Rodriquez for his commitment to his team this past year.
The Boys XC Team placed 6th at the State Meet this past weekend. Fabian Romero finished 3rd overall. Angel Camargo finished 24th. Santiago Casillas and Mario Bourjac finished 39th and 44th respectively, running faster times than last years number three runner from Sunnyside High School.
The Girls XC Team held their 3rd place finish at the State Meet running a more than two minute faster total team time than last season. Heidi Lopez 12th, Angelica Chamberlain 18th, Jackie Valencia 25th, Cherda Lewis 27th, Jena Haro 35th, Deanna Patla 69th, and Jessica Cordova 79th. While the girls were not satisfied as they had hoped to claim the title, they are thrilled to have been personally invited (following their excellent state finish) to compete in the Nike Southwest Race in two weeks. Only the top 25 teams from Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico are invited to compete in the Championship Race.
Congratulations to both teams as well as their coaches, Mary Cozby and Ron Grant!
The Blue Devils finish the season 9-1 after their 7-10 loss in the last minute of the game to the Lancers from Salpointe Catholic. The Devils give the gift of giving by gift-wrapping the Lancers a Southern Region Championship and something to cheer about as the Lancers finish their football season and look forward to basketball as they are ineligible for the Arizona State Playoffs. Nonetheless, the Blue Devils look forward to their date with destiny and the Huskies from Horizon High School on November 13th @ 7pm at the Devils' Lair at Blue Devil Stadium in the first round of the 5AII Arizona State Football Playoffs.