By Sun Sports StaffThe Sinagua girls volleyball team upped its unbeaten streak to three matches with a 25-12, 25-17 win over host Glendale Apollo Thursday.Mustangs coach Angela Vargas said she'll take the win, but she wasn't at all pleased with her team's loss of focus in the second game."The score was 20-10 and I told (my team) not to let them score 15. And they scored 17," she said. "We were sloppy. That's something we can't afford to be."Mustangs' senior Alex Bavasi had team highs in kills (nine) and digs (seven).Jessica Vargas chipped in eight kills and six digs in the win. Jenna Hase had five kills.Katie Pavlich had two aces.Sinagua (3-0 overall) will host Tempe 6 p.m. Tuesday.Agua Fria 21-19-25, Coconino 25-19-13The Coconino High School volleyball team lost a non-region match Thursday against visiting Avondale Agua Fria, falling 25-21, 19-25, 13-25.The Panthers (1-1) return to the court today for the Payson Invitational."We just need to get back in the gym," Panthers coach Kerry Kriesel said. "We are looking forward to the Payson Tournament this weekend, which will give us a good opportunity to work on some things that really stood out from this game."BasketballThe Arizona Storm, a Northern Arizona club basketball team for high school level players, is beginning its inaugural season.The Storm will field teams in the 15-and-under, 16-and-under, and 17-and-under age levels.The team will give northern Arizona players the opportunity for skill development and the chance to play against elite competition in the respective age groups both here in Arizona and around the nation during the fall, spring, and summer seasons. Tryouts are open to all high school players from the surrounding areas, including Cottonwood, Page, Winslow, etc.Arizona Storm tryouts will be held Saturday at Coconino High School. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and tryouts will begin at 11. For more information, contact club director Commander King at 600-0738 or visit the newly formed club Web site at http://azstorm33.tripod.com.RUNNINGOn Sept. 18, the Perot Systems High Country Challenge 5K & 10K races will be held at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff. These races are part of the weekend activities surrounding the 11th Annual Toys for Tots Bed Race Extravaganza.The weekend begins Sept. 16 with the King and Queen Coronation Mixer at the Radisson-Woodlands Hotel from 5:30 to 9 p.m.On Sept. 17, there will be a pancake breakfast for sponsors, Bed Race participants and spectators at the American Legion from 7 to 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. the Home Depot Bed Race parade will travel through downtown Flagstaff, starting at Heritage Square. The Garcia's Bed Race preliminaries will be held in front of City Hall from noon until 4 p.m. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., people can enjoy the Flagstaff Athletic Club Kids Korner, food, entertainment and visit the sponsor booths at Wheeler Park.Sept. 18 begins with the 5K & 10K races starting at 10 a.m. The 5K trail is mostly on the Flagstaff Urban Trail System. The 10K run goes to the top of Mars Hill, also on the Flagstaff Urban Trail and forest service roads. This climb through the Ponderosa forest, plus our cool fall temperatures make this a not-to-miss run. Awards will be given to the best male and female overall, as well as the top three in all age categories. To register, log on to http://www.active.com or http://www.toys4totsflagstaffaz.org. The cost to enter is $20 until midnight Sept. 15. Race day registration is $25 and closes at 9:45 a.m. on Sept. 18. On race day, packet pick-up is from 8 to 9:45 a.m.The weekend concludes with the Garcia's 2005 Bed Race Championship Round on Aspen Street from 1 to 3 p.m. For further information on the these races, contact Rob Hall at 526-2623 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.COLLEGESToday is the inaugural National College Colors Day. College Colors Day is a celebration of the beginning of college football season and of the collective spirit and pride people have for their favorite university and/or college sports programs. It is also a great excuse for individuals and businesses to dress down and don their collegiate team colors and gear for a day. Those interested in gearing up for College Colors Day can find NAU merchandise at the NAU Bookstore, Just Sports, JCPenney, Cheap Clothes, Babbitt's, The College Store, Target, and University Text & Tools. For more information on College Colors Day visit www.collegecolorsday.com. At today's home game against the Denver Broncos at Sun Devil Stadium, the wives of Arizona Cardinals players and coaches will join Cardinals cheerleaders in collecting donations to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast region.Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill will kick off the effort with a donation of $25,000 and fans will have the opportunity to contribute at each gate of the stadium. All funds collected will be donated directly to the American Red Cross relief efforts.***To report local sports news, contact Daily Sun sports editor Ed Odeven at 556-2251 or email@example.com. To send a fax to the sports department, call 774-4790.
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