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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 8:11 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

U-11 girls soccer team seeks players

A Northwest under-11 girls elite soccer team needs players.

Great White trains Tuesdays and Thursdays at James Kriegh Park in Oro Valley.

The second season starts in January. Two players are needed immediately, with another three to five for summer and fall seasons.

“We compete at the highest level, and seek players who are willing to work hard to maintain this level of competition,” said Coach Jeff Wambolt.

The under-11 girls team has a 52-game win streak against Tucson teams, and is “one of the elite top five teams in the state,” Wambolt said. It has several tournament crowns and high finishes to its credit this year. Tournament costs are shared by all players, he said.

“We believe youth sports should be affordable, so we are the only elite-level team in Arizona that does not charge coaching fees,” Wambolt said. “When it seems the whole world is employing professional coaches and trainers and charging kids thousands of dollars to play on competitive teams, we’re different. We’re here because we love the sport of soccer.”

Wambolt may be reached at, or by calling 877-9152.

Marana’s Egg Nog Jog starts the year Jan. 1

For the fourth year, the Town of Marana invites members of the community to start 2011 on the right foot by running, jogging or walking the Egg Nog Jog on Saturday, Jan. 1.

Check-in for the 5K non-competitive event starts at 8 a.m. Jan. 1 at Continental Reserve Park.

The course runs through the scenic Continental Reserve neighborhood in Marana. Egg nog, food and drinks are provided after the race. All participants receive a T-shirt. A prize raffle is planned.

Registration is $10 before Jan. 1, and $15 on race day. For more information, visit To sign up, call 382-1950, or show up on the day of the race.

Three boxers capture crowns at Lewis event

Three young boxers who train in the Northwest have won titles at the prestigious, 35th annual Gene Lewis Invitational.

Boxing Inc., North pugilists Carlos Cordova, Sean Pelletier and Roderick Flores captured crowns Nov. 11-13.

Carlos Cordova, who attends Pueblo High School, won the senior division, ages 15-16, at 114 pounds. Sean Pelletier, who attends Mountain View High School, won the intermediate division, ages 13-14, at 119 pounds. Roderick Flores, also a Mountain View student, brought home dual championships, taking the senior division, ages 15-16, at both 138 and 145 pounds.

Each is trained daily by Rodney Flores, Rigo Borrego and Jose Cordova.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)


Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions


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