SOCCER: Ironwood Ridge advances at AZ Showcase; Palo Verde update

(Andy Morales/

Palo Verde Girls Soccer Invitational

Dec. 27-30: Palo Verde

The second day of the Palo Verde Girls Soccer Invitational is in the books and pool play will end on Friday with bracket play scheduled for Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, Dec. 27
Palo Verde 1, Vista Grande 0
Douglas 5, Cholla 0
Sahuarita 3, Sunnyside 2

Thursday, Dec. 28
Palo Verde 1, Sunnyside 0
Sahuarita 1, Cholla 0
Douglas 1, Vista Grande 0

Friday, Dec. 29
Cholla vs. Palo Verde, 11 a.m.
Sunnyside vs. Vista Grande, 12:45 p.m.
Sahuarita vs. Douglas, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30
No. 6 vs. No. 5, 11 a.m.
No. 4 vs. No. 3, 12:45 p.m.

No. 2 vs. No.1, 2:30 p.m.

AZ Soccer Showcase

Dec. 27-30: Reach 11 Sports Complex

The Ironwood Ridge boys are now 2-0 at the AZ Soccer Showcase thanks to a 3-2 win over Centennial on Thursday. The showcase is being held at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix.

The Nighthawks will play Fairfax for the championship H Bracket of the Maroon Division on Friday afternoon. The winner of that match will face North at 7:30 in the semifinal round.

The Marana girls dropped to 0-2 at the showcase will face Prescott Friday morning to close out their schedule.

Wednesday, Dec. 27
Ironwood Ridge 1, Mountain Pointe 0
Higley 3, Marana 2

Thursday, Dec. 28
Ironwood Ridge 3, Centennial 2
Willow Canyon 4, Marana 1

Friday, Dec. 29
Ironwood Ridge vs. Fairfax, 3:30 p.m.
Marana vs. Prescott, 9:30 a.m.


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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