SOCCER INVITATIONALS: Palo Verde & Walden Grove Updates

(Andy Morales/


The Walden Grove Soccer Invitational

Jan. 2-5

The snow and frozen turf forced a few scheduling changes but the Walden Grove Soccer Invitational is all set for the final day of competition slated for Saturday. On the girl’s side, Sahuaro will face Walden Grove in the championship match at 2 p.m. and the boy’s championship will follow at 3:30 p.m.

The Nogales boys will take on Mountain View Marana at 9:30 a.m. in one semifinal and Desert View will face Walden Grove in the other semifinal match at 11 a.m…..


Thursday, Jan. 3
Sahuaro 9, Amphitheater 0 (G)
Walden Grove 4, Desert View 0 (G)
Desert View 2, Amphitheater 0 (G)
Rio Rico 1, Walden Grove 1 (B)
Nogales 6. Walden Grove 3 (B)
Desert View 1, Mountain View 0 (B)
Nogales 6, Sabino 2 (B)
Rio Rico 1, Sabino 1 (B)

Friday, Jan. 4
Desert View 3, Cholla 0 (B)
Nogales 5, Rio Rico 0 (B)
Walden Grove 5, Sabino 1 (B)
Walden Grove 1, Sahuaro 1 (G)
Mountain View 6, Cholla 0 (B)
Sahuaro 6, Desert View 0 (G)
Walden Grove 6, Amphitheater 0 (G)

Saturday, Jan. 5
1: Nogales vs. Mountain View, 9:30 a.m. (B)
2: Desert View vs. Walden Grove, 11 a.m. (B)
Desert View vs. Amphitheater, 12:30 p.m. (G)

Sahuaro vs. Walden Grove, 2 p.m.

Semifinal winners, 3:30 p.m.

Palo Verde Girls Soccer Invitational

Jan. 2-5

Wednesday, Jan. 2
Palo Verde 3, Cholla 1
Sahuarita 4, Flowing Wells 0
Casa Grande 4, Sabino 2

Thursday, Jan. 3
Palo Verde 1, Tanque Verde 1 (PV 5-3)
Sahuarita 5, Casa Grande 0
Douglas 2, Cholla 0
Sabino 3, Flowing Wells 0

Friday, Jan. 4
Palo Verde 1, Douglas 1 (PV 4-3)
Cholla 4, Tanque Verde 1
Flowing Wells 2, Casa Grande 1
Sabino 1, Sahuarita 1 (SAB 3-2)

Saturday, Jan. 5
Casa Grande vs. Tanque Verde, 10 a.m.
Cholla vs. Flowing Wells, 11:45 a.m.
Sabino vs. Douglas, 1:30 p.m.

Palo Verde vs. Sahuarita, 3:15 p.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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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