Betty Fairfax is the Phoenix Union Athletic Program of the Year

Posted by Communications on 5/16/2018

Betty Fairfax is the Phoenix Union Athletic Program of the Year, announced at the All-Phoenix Union Sports Awards Ceremony   May 16 at Central High School.  The event celebrates athletes, coaches, athletic directors and athletic programs.  It was the second year in a row the Laveen school was the top athletic program in the district.

Fairfax won five team region titles, and qualified for the state playoffs in football, boys and girls basketball, boys volleyball, softball and boys tennis.   In individual sports, golfer Iman Abraham qualified for state.  boys tennis players took 1st and 2nd place in singles, first in doubles, and the girls took first in singles and first and second in doubles at the Phoenix Union Tennis tournament.  Fairfax was the only team to qualify for the tennis state playoffs.  In track and field, the girls team led by Ma’kayla Dickerson who won state titles in 300 hurdles and high jump, and two 2nd place finishes, finished sixth in the state, and the boys team’s Carmayne White tied for second in the high jump and finished fifth in the longjump.  PUHSD Coaches of the Year were Mike Lopez, Volleyball; Rachel Gonzalez, Softball and Jerry Fiedler, Boys Tennis.  Girls Basketball coach John Trujillo was named 5A Union Region Coach of the Year.  Kevin Belcher was named Athletic Director of the Year.