Cougar girls third, boys fifth at Vallecitos Soccer Tournament

The Cottonwood girls pose with their third-place Vallecitos Soccer Tournament trophy Anza Valley Outlook/Joe Naiman photo
Cottonwood Elementary School’s girls team finished third in the October 26 Vallecitos Soccer Tournament in Rainbow while the Cottonwood boys placed fifth. “I am so proud of our girls for persevering. They just didn’t give up. They had a tough first game, but the last two games they picked themselves up. They went out there,” said Cottonwood girls coach Rose Connell. Six small K-8 elementary schools and middle schools in northern San Diego County and southern Riverside County have monthly athletic tournaments with each school hosting a different sport. The Hamilton School participated in the league through last year but has transitioned to competition against schools with larger enrollments, so Cottonwood is now the only Riverside County school in the league. The other five school
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