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YOUTH SOCCER: Lightning Bolts & Ninjas square off

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Cloudy skies and chilly breezes couldn’t get in the way of a fun-filled Saturday morning in the park – especially with the Lightning Bolts and Ninjas squaring off in a youth soccer match.

The Lightning Bolts and Ninjas play in the 6-7 age group of the National Youth Sports (NYS) organization and they met on the pitch at Dan Felix Park with the Bolts holding on for a 2-1 win. Teaching the game with fun and proper sportsmanship is the name of the game, however, which means both teams came out on top.

“We wanted to win so I tried my best on my goal,” Ninja forward Luis said. “But they had good players too, so I had to kick it hard. We will win next time.”

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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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