Cesar Chavez: Won 16-team Boys Basketball Holiday Classic

Posted by Communications on 1/11/2017

Cesar Chavez won the 16-team Phoenix Union Boys Basketball Holiday Classic, December 21-23, beating Central at the buzzer in the championship game.  The tournament’s Most Valuable Player was Chavez’ Malik Porter.  Teammates Donald Carter and Kaleb Martin were also on the All-Tournament team. 


 The Chavez Girls won the Cactus Jam Phoenix Hoop Classic, played at Maryvale, December 26-31, competing with teams coming from as far away as New York and British Columbia, CA. Brittany Hardeman of Chavez was the MVP of the Champions’ division, Chavez’ Trinity Valdez and Carla Vargas made the All-Tournament team. 


The Cesar Chavez drumline participated in the Electric Light Parade last month and was awarded 1st place for "Best Marching Band.”  An awards ceremony and dinner took place, January 10, but the drumline had a performance, so three alumni represented Chavez and accepted the award, which included a $500 donation. 


The drumline also performed in the Fiesta Bowl Parade, and will be at the Rock and Roll Marathon, January 15, performing at the Thomas and 7th Ave. location.