Mar 092011

Photo courtesy of Dilcon Community School The Dilcon Lady Eagles include (front) Jasmine Begay, (back row, left to right) Coach Theresa Peterson, Anika Francis, Kaitlyn Benally, Simarah Salabye, Tara Chischillie, Teyah Goldtooth, Ami Begay, Rochelle Nez, Tillethea Kelly and Coach Mike Begay.

The Dilcon Lady Eagles recently ended their season with a 32-3 record, and are the defending champions of the Northern Arizona Junior High League.

They were champions at the Tsaile and Little Singer invitationals, and the 41st annual Dilcon Classic.

Earlier in February, Dilcon defeated Chinle Boarding School, 55-8, Rock Point, 49-14, and Little Singer, 45-27, to claim the title of Arizona Small Schools State Champion in Cottonwood.

Then the Lady Eagles were off to compete at the Arizona Junior High Schools Athletic Association Girls State Tournament in Phoenix, where they defeated Estrella, 46-5, Sonoran Trails, 30-25, and Wigwam, 41-29, to also claim the state championship.

Players named to the Arizona All-State Team were Tara Chischillie, Rochelle Nez, Ami Begay, and the MVP award was presented to Teyah Goldtooth. Coach Mike Begaii was also presented with the Outstanding Coaching honors.