Walden Grove & Palo Verde Soccer Invites This Week

January 2, 2019 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365

Palo Verde Girls (Andy Morales/AZPreps365.com)

The winter break might be coming to a close this weekend but there is still some major soccer competition left before school starts up again. The mega Chandler Prep Boys Soccer Invitational and the Red Mountain College Showcase will dominate the action in the Phoenix area while the Walden Grove and the Palo Verde Invitationals will headline action from Southern Arizona.

The Walden Grove Invitational will feature both boys and girls action and girls will compete at the Palo Verde Invitational.

The initial soccer rankings will be released on Thursday, Jan. 3 so, even though invitational have no bearing on rankings, the teams will know where they stand heading into next week.

In addition, Benson will host the McGlumphy-Comaduran Wrestling Tournament this Friday and Saturday, signaling the start of the major January tournaments.


The Walden Grove Soccer Invitational

Jan. 2-5

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Nogales vs. Walden Grove, 9:30 a.m. (B)

Desert View vs. Amphitheater, 11:30 a.m. (G)

Rio Rico vs. Sabino, 12:30 p.m. (B)

Sahuaro vs. Walden Grove, 2 p.m. (G)

Desert View vs. Cholla, 3 p.m. (B)


Thursday, Jan. 3

Desert View vs. Mountain View, 9:30 a.m. (B)

Sahuaro vs. Amphitheater, 11 a.m. (G)

Nogales vs. Sabino, 12:30 p.m. (B)

Walden Grove vs. Desert View, 2 p.m. (G)

Rio Rico vs. Walden Grove, 3:30 p.m. (B)


Friday, Jan. 4

Sahuaro vs. Desert View, 9:30 a.m. (G)

Nogales vs. Rio Rico, 11 a.m. (B)

Sabino vs. Walden Grove, 12:30 p.m. (B)

Cholla vs. Mountain View, 3:30 p.m. (B)


Palo Verde Girls Soccer Invitational

Jan. 2-5

Wednesday, Jan. 2

Cholla vs. Palo Verde, 10 a.m.

Sahuarita vs. Flowing Wells, 11:45 a.m.

Tanque Verde vs. Douglas, 1:30 p.m.

Sabino vs. Casa Grande, 3:15 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 3

Palo Verde vs. Tanque Verde, 10 a.m.

Casa Grande vs. Sahuarita, 11:45 a.m.

Douglas vs. Cholla, 1:30 p.m.

Flowing Wells vs. Sabino, 3:15 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 4

Douglas vs. Palo Verde, 10 a.m.

Cholla vs. Tanque Verde, 11:45 a.m.

Casa Grande vs. Flowing Wells, 1:30 p.m.

Sabino vs. Sahuarita, 3:15 p.m.


McGlumphy-Comaduran Wrestling Tournament

Jan. 4-5: Benson High School


Benson, Catalina Foothills, Bisbee, Douglas, Pima, Thatcher, Chandler Prep, Catalina, Sabino, Amphitheater, Empire, Tombstone and St. David.