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Zach Malis

Desert Christian High School

1A-3A Scholar Athlete Recipient

Athletically, Zach is one of the most gifted students to attend Desert Christian High School. Although his first love is baseball, where he will soon be living his dream of playing at the colligate level, he has also excelled on the basketball court. Zach has stepped up his leadership on campus this year and chose his EXPO project to be President of the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) club.

Zach has demonstrated his remarkable ability to lead others throughout his nearly four years at Desert Christian High School. Zach is a four year starter on the Varsity baseball team and a 3-year starter for the Varsity basketball team and holds many individual records in both sports. Not only is Zach recognized on the court and field but he has a very strong work ethic in the classroom. He is currently tied as number 1 in his class of 45 with a 4.0 GPA. While maintaining this GPS and class ranking he is also pursuing activities off the court and field. He has been involved in the National Honor Society and Vacation Bible School as well being a volunteer coach for Zona Volleyball Club.

Zach is truly respected by his peers and motivates them by his intensity, encouragement and high level of play. He has a sacrificial attitude and is willing to pour out his heart to achieve a goal.

Zach plans to attend Grand Canyon University to study Sports Management.


Events for the week of February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

4A Conference Scheduling Mtg - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

AZBOA SV Base Ofcls - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

5A Conference Committee Meeting - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AIA Softball Officials Mtg - 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

AZBOA SV Base Ofcls - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday, February 11, 2016

AIA Softball Officials Mtg - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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2016 AIA State Soccer Tournaments
On Saturday, Feb. 13 the championship games will be played at Williams Field and Campo Verde High Schools.  Watch the D-I and D-II championships live on FOX Sports Arizona beginning at 11 a.m.  Watch the Division III and IV championships live on the NFHS Network for as little as $9.95 for a day pass.

Check the brackets for the boys and girls for the matchups and times, as well as the tournament info page for the boys and girls for complete details and be sure to download the state tournament programs.

2016 AIA Section Basketball Tournaments
While Division I continues its regular season, the rest of the divisions will be in section tournament play beginning Tuesday, Feb. 9 and concluding with the championships on Saturday, Feb. 13.  Check the brackets for the boys and the girls for the matchups and the tournament info page for the boys and the girls for complete details.  Then, tune into the State Tournament Bracket Show on Sunday, Feb. 14 beginning at 10:30 a.m. to see who is in the state tournament and where they will be playing.

2016 AIA State Wreslting Tournaments
The state wrestling tournaments begin on Thursday, Feb. 11 at Prescott Valley Event Center and conclude on Saturday, Feb. 13.  The medal rounds for D1 and D2 will take place on Friday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m., and the medal rounds for D3 and D4 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m.  Watch the live results, view the brackets for the matchups, download the programs, and vist the tournament info page for the complete schedule and more.  The medal rounds will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network and can be watched for as little as $9.95 for a day pass.

AIA Alignments - 2016-2018

The following is the alignments for 2016-2018:

AIA Alignments - 2016-2018

AIA Conference Region Scheduling Timeline - 2016-2018