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Posted: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:00 am

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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