It is, by far, one of our most favorite times of year!
The weather is about to simmer down and the kids are back to school. Soon, we’ll hear referee whistles and fans cheering as fall sports kick off in our pocket community.
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Estrella Mountain Ranch is home to two K-8 elementary schools. They make up two of the seven signature schools in the historic Liberty Elementary School District.
In the center of Estrella, near Elliot Road and San Miguel, you’ll find Estrella Mountain Elementary School. It opened its doors in 1989. Today, its education focus is “the Primary and Middle Years International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.”
Further south on Westar Drive, is Westar Elementary School. Through a collaborative funding effort, a s built about 7 years ago. Westar’s primary focus is an “educational program developed to prepare students for college and graduate study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics (STEAM).”
Both elementary schools offer after school athletics in grades 6-8. This fall, the district offers Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer. Student athletes travel between all 7 schools in the district to compete for the championship title in November.
Link to Elementary Sports Schedule: Here
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Estrella Foothills High School offers a wide array of sports for student athletes. In fact, many of its teams and individual athletes have gone on to earn state championship titles. Each year, many of the top athletes sign to play at higher levels in college and beyond. The Wolves have a great fan base, too!
Estrella Foothills High School football competes in the AIA 4A Southwest Region, while the award-winning girls volleyball team competes in the newly formed AIA 4A West Region. Swim and dive, cross country, and golf all kick off in August, too. Expect some great match-ups in all 5 fall sports this year!
Visit AZPreps365.com. In the search bar, type in Estrella Foothills to get to the high school’s home page. Click on each sport to see athletic schedules.
Be sure to let your kids know tryouts begin at the start of the school year. Don’t miss out! Friendships form and memories are made on the court, field, and track.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
Estrella Mountain Ranch is a community within the All-America City of Goodyear, Az. Leaders recently opened an 86-acre Goodyear Recreation Campus providing residents a “state-of-the-art recreational facility, complete with a community park and aquatic center.” It’s located on Estrella Parkway near the Goodyear Ballpark spring training facility.
City of Goodyear Recreation: Link
Whatever sport your children choose to try, you can most likely find it in Goodyear. This is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and the demand for more opportunities rises every year!
About the Author
Martin C. Sears is the West USA Realty – Estrella Branch Owner & Officer Manager.
The Sears Group is located in Elliot Market near the Estrella gas station and Taste of Italy restaurant.