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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:00 am

Four Oro Valley youth football teams will be competing in the Tucson American Youth Football City Championship games Saturday, Nov. 12, at Cienega High School in Vail.

The Oro Valley Dolphins currently have five divisions participating in regular league play: the Mighty Mites, ages 7-9; the Cadets, ages 9-10; Jr. Pee Wee, ages 10-11; Pee-Wee, ages 11-12; and Jr. Midgets, ages 12-14.

Of those, four will be representing Oro Valley in this weekend’s competitions.

The Jr. Pee Wee team is trying to win back-to-back City Championships. If they win this weekend, they will head to Florida to compete in the American Youth Football (AYF) National Championships.

Tom Nager, head coach of the Jr. Pee Wee team, said he is excited for his team.

“We are currently 11-0 and have had an undefeated record for two years in a row. We are hoping to make it to 12-0. If we win City (this weekend), we qualify to go to nationals, which would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many players.”

After Saturday’s competition, the Jr. Pee Wee team will host a hoedown, which will serve as the team’s primary fundraising event for the season.

It will be held at a private house, and will feature a mechanical bull, food and drinks, and live and silent auctions. Nager explained that the money from this event would go toward the team’s next game, which will take place out of Tucson regardless if they win on Saturday.

Tickets are $25 a person or $40 per couple. Nager is proud of the community. He gives thanks to “the many local groups who have been donating and helping us put the hoedown together.”

For more information, call Jenny Zelt at 490-3762.

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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)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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