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Soccer league crowns the 2008 champions

KINGMAN - The Northern Arizona Youth Soccer League, or NAYSL, ended its season on Nov. 15 with tournaments in four age divisions. The top four teams in Under-8, U10, U12 and U14 played morning and afternoon games to determine the champions for each division.

In the U8 division, Long John Silver's Sharks finished a perfect season by defeating Golden Valley Hay & Feed Lightning Strikers 6-3 for the championship. The Sharks nearly didn't get to the championship game, as they trailed Insurance Center 1-0 at halftime of the morning game but came from behind to pull out a 3-2 victory.

The Lightning Strikers had advanced with a 4-2 shootout victory over Sutton Funeral Home after the match was knotted 3-3 at the end of regulation. Sutton defeated Insurance Center 5-1 in the consolation match.

Dunton Motorsports Arctic Cats also completed a perfect season in the U10 division. After downing Lee Novak Storm 4-1 in the opener, the Arctic Cats came away with a 3-2 triumph over Pesty Pest Control Scorpions in the championship match.

The Scorpions had defeated Tammy's Office Tigers 2-1 in their morning meeting. The third-place game between the Storm and the Tigers was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, and the Storm came away the victors with a 3-2 margin on penalty kicks.

In the U12 division, Highland Glass Products Glazers ended Hualapai Kwik Stop's bid for a perfect season with a 6-1 upset win in the championship match. Kwik Stop had blanked Glass Chiropractic Racers 6-0 in the opener. The Glazers had upended Sub Base Destroyers 5-1 in their morning match.

Again, penalty kicks were the difference in the consolation match, as the Destroyers edged the Racers 4-3 after being tied 2-2 in regulation.

Century 21 - Highland Realty completed an undefeated season by beating A Healing Hands Massage 6-1 in the championship match. Earlier in the day, Highland had downed Innovative Stoneworks Blockheads 7-0, and Healing Hands scored an early goal in its morning game against Bicycle Outfitters Spokes, which held up for a 1-0 victory.

The Spokes came back to take the third place game over the Blockheads, 5-4.