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Jackie Igulu sets state record for career goals plus Palo Verde Invite update

Jackie Igulu (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Jackie Igulu set a single-game state-record 62 goals last year while leading Palo Verde to a 23-2 record and a runner-up finish in the Division III final. The senior striker is on pace to break that mark this year with 37 goals scored in only 12 matches.

Besides averaging more than a hat trick every time she steps on the pitch, Igulu broke her own record for goals scored in a game when she put six shots in the net against Cholla on Dec. 22. Even better, that double hat trick also gave her the state record for goals in a career….

GAME STORY AT AZPreps365.com

GIRLS SOCCER

Palo Verde Invitational

Jan. 4-7 at Palo Verde High School

Wednesday, Jan. 4
Palo Verde 5, Sunnyside 2
Douglas 5, Cholla 0.
Canyon del Oro 3, Buena 0
Palo Verde 6, Vista Grande 1

Thursday, Jan. 5
Sunnyside vs. Canyon del Oro, Noon
Douglas vs. Vista Grande, 1:45 p.m.
Cholla vs. Buena, 3:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 6
Bracket Play

BOYS BASKETBALL

First Eddie Martinez Invitational

Jan. 5- 7 at Florence High School

Thursday, Jan. 5
Empire vs. Valley Union, 2 p.m.
Marana vs. Sahuarita, 3 p.m.
Valley Union vs. Fort Thomas, 5 p.m.
Sahuarita vs. Ray, 5 p.m.
Empire vs. Scottsdale Prep, 6 p.m.
Marana vs. San Tan Foothills, 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 6
Sahuarita vs. San Tan Foothills, 1 p.m.
Empire vs. Fort Thomas, 2 p.m.
Marana vs. Ray, 2 p.m.
Valley Union vs. Scottsdale Prep, 3 p.m.
Marana vs. Scottsdale Prep, 5 p.m.
Sahuarita v. Valley Union, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7
Bracket Play

BOYS SOCCER

Chandler Prep Back to School Classic

Jan. 6-7 at Chandler Prep High School

Friday, Jan. 6
Pusch Ridge vs. Glendale Prep, 3:30 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. NFL Yet, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 7
Pusch Ridge vs. Valley Christian, 10 a.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Thatcher, 1 p.m.

WRESTLING

Benson Duals
Jan. 6-7 at Benson High School

Amphitheater
Benson
Bisbee
Canyon Del Oro
Catalina Foothills
Desert View
Douglas
Empire
Nogales
Palo Verde
Sabino
Salpointe
Santa Cruz
Tombstone
Willcox

Tournament of Champions
Jan. 6-7 at Peoria High School
Tucson, Sunnyside & Cholla

Southern Arizona JV Wrestling Tournament
Jan. 7 at Pueblo High School

LOCAL BOYS HOOPS TALENT FROM D-I to JUNIOR COLLEGE

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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