Youth soccer teams from Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico will kick up their heels at area fields starting Friday in the Second Annual Yavapai Cup.
The event, which has grown from 112 teams in its inaugural season to 144 this year, will be hosted by Yavapai Soccer.
"Part of the attraction is the weather," Yavapai Soccer president Mary Sterling said. "It's so hot in the Valley. And we have so many nice fields to play on up here thanks to the City of Prescott Valley."
The tourney, which will have boys and girls division from U10 to U19, will be played on fields in Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott starting Friday at 7:45 p.m.
Saturday's and Sunday's games start at 8 a.m., and run for the rest of the day.
Yavapai Soccer will be represented by teams in the U10 boys, U12 boys, two U17 girls teams and a U18 boys team.
Prescott AYSO will also be represented.
Along with the youth games, the Phoenix-based Arizona Sahuaros, Embry-Riddle and Yavapai FC - a team made up of former area prep and college standouts - will participate in a round-robin tournament at ERAU on Saturday starting at noon.
"A lot of kudos go out to Yavapai Soccer for being able to attract a team like the Arizona Sahuaros. They're going to put on a good show for the kids," Bradshaw Mountain boys soccer coach and Yavapai Soccer director of coaching Philip Reid said.
Yavapai Soccer is a non-profit organization that promotes the sport of soccer to the area's youth.
Go online at YavapaiSoccer.com for more infrmation.
PREP TRACK AND FIELD
Prescott High's girls won a dual at Phoenix Thunderbird on Wednesday, 64-52.
PHS's boys lost 59-48.
For the girls, Callie Oschner won the 100- (16.5 seconds) and 300-meter hurdles (N/A); Claren Fraher won the 100 (13.5) and 200 (26.43); Emily Rupp won the 800 (2:41) and 1,600 (6:10) and Lauren Garcia won the high jump (5 feet, 2 inches) and long jump (15-3).
For the boys, Peter Breese won the 100- (15.1) and 300 hurdles (N/A); Hayden Palmer won the 800 (2:03) and 3,200 (10:40), Vance Fenwick won the high jump (5-10) and long jump (19-9) and Aaron Podzielny won the shot put (42-7).
PHS will compete in the Peoria Invitational on Saturday.
- Bradshaw Mountain's girls took second in a three-team meet at Avondale Agua Fria.
The hosts had 69 points, BMHS had 64 points and Glendale Copper Canyon (33) took third.
The boys team results were not available as of press time.
For the girls, Kylie Morris won the high jump (4-8), long jump (14-11) and triple jump (27-6); Lindsey Loman won the 100- (17.2) and 300 hurdles (51.2); Sarah Ashburn won the 1,600 (6:08); Desiree Woodruff and Gabby Jeffries tied for first in the 3,200 (14:40).
The 3,200 relay team of Ashburn, Woodruff, Alondra Castillo and Jeffries won with a time of 11.06.
For the boys, Ryan Madler won the 400 (52.8); James Reyes won the high jump (6-4) and Anthony Nixon won the 800 (22.15).
The 3,200 relay team of Madler, Estabon Morales, Ryan Petzoldt and Nixon won with a time of 8:59.
BMHS will compete in the Sedona Red Rock Invitational on Saturday.
Samantha Snead had a two-run home run in Bradshaw Mountain's 25-2 loss to Peoria Sunrise Mountain.
Melissa Brown had a double in the loss.
BMHS hosts El Mirage Dysart today at 4 p.m.