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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.
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 Pusch Ridge girls soccer team defeated Tanque Verde 2-1 on Tuesday night, clinching the Division III, Section VI championship and clinching a spot in the state playoffs.
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.
Hopes are high around the Ironwood Ridge girls soccer program. The Nighthawk girls are coming off a playoff appearance and are off to a great start this season after winning the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic.
The Tortolita Middle School 7th grade girls soccer team won the Northwest League Championship against Wilson Middle school thanks to a 3-1 win.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and boys soccer teams had easy wins against Casa Grande on Monday. The two teams won by a combined 19-1.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and Catalina Foothills boys soccer teams won the championship games of the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic on Saturday,
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.
Former Mountain View girls soccer standout Justene Kesterson was named the PacWest Conference’s Newcomer of the Year, as well as being named a first team All-Conference Selection.
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The University of Arizona Wildcats soccer team began the 2014 campaign on Wednesday, one face that was happier than most for the start of the season and for the daily two-a-day sessions was sophomore Paige Crouch.
The Marana girls soccer team is excited to invite you to be a part of their annual Marana Lady Tigers Golf Tournament. On September 20th, 2014 you will enjoy a great day of golf at the beautiful Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. The event will include a 4-person scramble, golf cart, range balls, goodie bag, fajita luncheon and awards reception to follow.
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.
(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
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