Soccer matches are down to two or three for most teams in the East Valley this week (Monday Jan. 27 through Thursday Jan. 30) so keep an eye on these as they may effect hostiing/qualifying for state tournament play that begins Feb. 4. There are some quality basketball matchups as well, but hoops continues for another week after this one. Also this is the final week of the regular season for wrestling, which begins its section tournaments Feb. 4.
Here are some of the key games out there to watch this week:
Monday Jan. 27: Boys soccer -- Perry at Chaparral, 6 p.m.; Highland at Dobson, 6 p.m. Girls soccer -- Chaparral at Perry, 6 p.m. Boys basketball -- Desert Mountain at Corona del Sol, 7 p.m.; Girls basketball -- Mesquite at Seton Catholic, 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 28: Boys soccer -- Basha at Highland, 6 p.m.; Mesa at Mtn. Pointe, 6 p.m.; Tempe at Saguaro; 6 p.m.; Girls soccer -- Highland at Basha, 6 p.m.; Desert Vista at Corona del Sol, 6 p.m.; Boys basketball -- Desert Ridge at Hamilton, 7 p.m.; Chaparral at Mesa Mtn. View, 7 p.m.. Girls basketball -- Highland at Chandler, 7 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 29: Boys soccer -- Ironwood at Hamilton, 6 p.m.; Perry at Red Mountain, 6 p.m; Girls soccer -- Chandler at Mesquite, 6 p.m. - Girls basketball -- Mesquite at Mountain Pointe. Thursday Jan. 30: Boys soccer -- Basha at Mesa, 6 p.m.; Tempe at Coronado, 6 p.m. Girls soccer -- Xavier at Hamilton, 6 p.m.; Corona del Sol at Ironwood Ridge, 6 p.m.; Highland at Pinnacle, 6 p.m. Boys basketball -- Desert Vista at Gilbert, 7 p.m.; Gilbert Christian at Queen Creek, 7 p.m. Friday Jan. 31 -- Boys basketball -- Highland at Perry, 7 p.m.; Dobson at Pinnacle, 7 p.m; Girls basketball -- Corona del Sol at Mtn. Pointe, 7 p.m.