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Sonoran Hot Reads: School's back, and so are Arizona sports

Welcome back to class

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School's back in session for all you Arizona Wildcats out there, but on the bright side, so are sports that count! Women's soccer kicked off the Arizona Athletics year with a weekend sweep of Abilene Christian and Santa Clara. Sports are back!


- Arizona wrapped up camp on Saturday, and we had a few different angles for you all to check out, including a look at the starter's success, seeing what Anu Solomon has really improved on this year, and a few other notes as well on some of the backups. If you don't believe us, here's Jason Scheer saying the same things, and also Daniel BerkAnd Steve Rivera

- 4 Down Territory sent along their preview of Arizona, and it's not a bad read

- Arizona checks in at 34 in the F/+ power rankings, which puts them in the third tier of teams nationally. The Wildcats are 22nd in both the Coaches and AP Polls

- The rest of the Pac-12 got weird this weekend. First, Oregon called the cops on Pac-12 Networks and Curtis Conway. Then, Steve Sarkisian got drunk and said some things about other Pac-12 schools (not Arizona though)


- Somehow, basketball seems to have gone overlooked the last few days. The only real news was that Markelle Fultz committed to Washington over Arizona and others. Also, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Allonzo Trier went to the women's soccer game


- The team had their first meeting under Jay Johnson, and named Zach Gibbons and Matt Hartman as Summer Player and Pitcher of the year

Other sports

- Nationally-ranked Volleyball had its Red-Blue scrimmage

- Two track athletes and an assistant coach will be taking part in the World Championships over the next week in Beijing

Trish Parks has left the softball team for "personal reasons"

Tucson news

- There's another fire on the mountains, this time along Pusch Ridge. But the Ojo Blanco fire is closing in on homes. That one started Thursday in the Santa Ritas

- A burning car in Avra Valley had a dead body in the trunk, which is so much more intense than news I want to read about Tucson, so here's a picture of a double rainbow