LOCAL GLANCE (Jan. 10): Girls Soccer, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Boys Basketball, Baseball, Horse Shoes
After losing its first seven games, the Gila Ridge girls soccer team is now on a two-game winning streak.
Celeste Diaz had a hand in every goal as the Hawks won 4-1 at Blythe-Palo Verde on Thursday.
Diaz scored the first and final goals for the Hawks, and assisted on goals by Caroline Dursee and Asia Chavez.
The Hawks are off until Thursday when they host San Luis.
Cibola runs wild in second half
The Cibola girls soccer team broke open a tied game at halftime in a 6-1 win over Yuma High.
Karina Cain scored two goals, while Andi Bedoya, Mackenzi Michels, Xiomara Casillas and Alexa Felix scored one each for the Raiders.
Jazmine Ramirez had the goal for the Criminals as the game was tied 1-1 after the first 40 minutes.
YC routs Estrella Foothills
Karla Navarro scored three goals in the first half as Yuma Catholic topped Estrella Foothills 10-0 on Thursday.
Jocelyn Higuera and Morgan Frank had two goals each for the Shamrocks.
Gila Ridge falls at buzzer
Gila Ridge was called for a foul in the paint at the buzzer, and the Lake Havasu shooter made one of the two free throws in a 36-35 Knights' win on Thursday.
Camille Ochoa scored 10 points for the Hawks, who led 25-23 at half and 32-31 after three.
Teigan Struck added seven points and seven steals.
Shamrocks throttle Ajo
Makena Zamora had 13 points and five rebounds in limited action as Yuma Catholic beat Ajo 58-4.
Mary Terkelsen had 10 points and six rebounds while Stephanie Vandervoort had eight points, seven rebounds and two steals for the Shamrocks, who rested their starters for most of the game.
YC rolls past Ajo
Seth McKinney scored 14 points to lead Yuma Catholic to a 79-22 win over Ajo.
With starting post Matt Pistone resting a sprained ankle and starters not playing more than a quarter, the bench got a chance at more minutes. Troy Mitchell had nine points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.
Gila Ridge blanks Yuma High
Gila Ridge topped Yuma High 2-0 on Thursday.
Goal scorers for the Criminals were not available.
Antelope scores early against Parker
Antelope got both goals in the first 15 minutes in a 2-0 win over Parker on Thursday.
Juan Montoya and Cesar Meza had goals for the Rams.
YABL tryouts Saturday
The Yuma Amateur Baseball League is holding tryouts Saturday at Kofa High.
The entry fee is $50, with another $35 due for players who are selected. Players with any experience will be placed on a team, according to materials provided by the league.
Entire teams may register. The fee is $1,000. The league will provide fields, baseballs and umpires for a 10-game regular season, which will end with a double-elimination playoff and an all-star game against the Yuma Desert Rats. The season starts Jan. 20.
For more information, call Craig Pauly at 210-3363, Ken Grant at 257-5294 or Tim Morrison at 581-0459.
Tournament slated for Jan. 19
The Yuma Horseshoes Pitching Association will hold its Yuma Open Jan. 19 at Kennedy Park.
Sign-in is at 9:30 a.m., with the tournament running from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Registration is $20, with all of the money going to the top three finishers. Only sanctioned players may compete.
For more information, call Glenn Warden at 515-473-5193.