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The Arizona Interscholastic Association released their soccer playoff brackets and five area teams qualified for the state soccer playoffs in Division II and III.
Although the Mountain View boys soccer team was in no danger of missing the state playoffs, they left no doubt when they clinched an automatic berth by beating Ironwood Ridge 2-1 and winning the sectional championship.
With their 8-0 win over Flowing Wells on Tuesday night, the Catalina Foothills girls soccer team won another sectional title. First year coach David Lemon not only continues the tradition of winning that former coach Charlie Kendrick established, but did so in what was seen as a rebuilding year.
The boys and girls soccer regular seasons are down to the final week, and sectional championships as well as at-large playoff berths are on the line. Area teams are still competing for sectional titles and the automatic playoff berths that come with them.
After taking the weekend to review the data, the AIA announced new, revised Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as there is still an appeal process.
The AIA announced new Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as their is still an appeal process.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
While student athletes don’t have many scholastic worries over the winter break, they hardly have time off. Most northwest teams competed in holiday tournaments.
This is the last year for Julie Walters as head coach of the Catalina Foothills boys soccer team and the Falcons want to make another run at a state title.
The Winter Sports season traditionally begins with preseason Thanksgiving tournaments. Local teams saw action on Monday in both the Amphi Panther Soccer Invitational, the Boyd Baker Small School Tournament and the Mountain Lion shoot-out. The Marana soccer teams have fared very well in the Panther invitational and day one was no exception. The Tiger girls and boys each shut out Cholla on Monday. The Tiger boys surged in the second half to beat the Chargers 5-0.
The winter sports season begins next week with a number of pre-season holiday tournaments. Here is a list of the tournaments that will feature NW area teams.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
It is the 50th anniversary of the American Youth Soccer Organization, better known as AYSO, and part of that celebration is the organization’s bi-annual national tournament. An All-Star team from Oro Valley will be competing in the event over the Fourth of July weekend.
TSAFC took on one of the top teams in the WPSL Pacific South Division and fell 3-1 to undefeated Beach FC on Sunday.
Play hard, whether you get the results or not, because the harder you play the more successful you will be. Under this simple philosophy and the leadership of first-year head coach, Alex Rangel, the Canyon Del Oro girls’ soccer team has had a turn around game-winning season with a 9-4 record.
The 2012 soccer season is under way, and the Canyon Del Oro girls’ team took on inner-district rival Ironwood Ridge on Nov. 24 in the quarterfinals of the Brandon-Bean Invitational.
Behind a small self-serve frozen yogurt bar and bright countertops piled high with all things organic, Michelle Williams, one of the founders behind Oro Valley’s Planet Smoothie, stands ready to offer a smoothie and a smile to all who walk through the door. A native Tucsonan and a health aficionado, Michelle and her husband Alonzo chose to bring the Planet Smoothie franchise to Oro Valley after their own lives were transformed by exercise and healthy eating.
The Canyon Del Oro boys’ varsity soccer team defeated Pusch Ridge Christian Academy 9-0 on Jan 17.
Dorado junior Tre Jones and Lion freshman Trevor Chase head the ball for possession during last week’s game Tuesday.
CDO junior Alan Robison collides with Pusch Ridge Raymie Rash midfield last week.
Canyon Del Oro junior Andy Yingst keeps the ball away from Pusch Ridge Christian Academy senior Jon Armstrong during last week’s game.
Lions’ Conner Vick and Dorados’ Sibu Kunnie vie for the ball during the first half of last weeks game.