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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 strong second half propelled Peoria Liberty to a 24-20 win over Ironwood Ridge on Friday night.
Coming off a state title, it was going to be tough for Ironwood Ridge to duplicate their success in 2013. The Nighthawks returned to the playoffs, but did not make a deep run like they did before.
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Hopes were high at Catalina Foothills when Jeff Scurran became the head coach prior to last season. Although the Falcons were coming off an 0-10 season, Scurran had a reputation for quick turnarounds. The expectations were high, but they were met.
1. Obama tightens sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis
1. Germany beats Argentina in World Cup final
1. Israel steps up its Gaza offensive as death toll rises
1. Obama taps former Procter & Gamble chief to run Veterans Affairs
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.
Re: The road rage incident of last year. David Mota, the shooter, says he has lost his job and can’t sleep nights. His victim, Joshua Switalski, lost his life and doesn’t have the luxury of not sleeping nights.
1. Search fails to explain disappearance of Malaysian airliner
Shoot Out at the Chaparral, an Old Tucson Signature Event, takes Tucson by storm Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23. Gunfighters and Western Characters from all over the country converge at Old Tucson to compete for titles in front of judges from the film and performance industries.
The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (11-9-1) advanced to the Region I, Division I semifinals on Tuesday after upsetting No. 3 Scottsdale Community College in a shootout.
1. American officials deny reports of spying on French citizens
1. Hostage standoff continues at Kenyan mall following militant shootout
1. Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage leaves 12 victims and the suspect dead
Given the quotidian American lifestyle that is filled with stress and worry, having some form of an escape from the mundane is essential, a place where one can turn off their cell phone, forget about external monotony, shut themselves away from pressures, and ultimately become lost in something fresh. For Oro Valley residents, this haven just might be found in The Great American Playhouse.
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