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Sports Shorts: Friday, April 19

Local youth soccer squad looks to punch ticket to national tournament and CBU STUNT maintains a perfect record in fourth consecutive championship season.

Every Friday, we bring you a quick rundown of Riversiders achieving athletic excellence and a guide to sporting events around the city. These events provide affordable, family-friendly entertainment and foster civic pride and community connections. See you in the bleachers.

Boy’s Soccer

After a dominant showing in the EA National Showcase in Arizona last weekend, the Albion Riverside Boys 2009 Elite Academy (EA) team must win one of their final three games to earn a trip to St. Louis to compete among the best teams in boys’ soccer. The EA league is well within the highest strata of youth soccer competition. Excellence at this level is earned with absolute dedication, character, and commitment from the whole family. These young men will significantly contribute to their high school squads next winter. Check back here for more on these Riversiders doing big things on the pitch.


STUNT is the newest Title IX sport. It is a derivative of competitive cheer, where teams compete side by side in multiple skill categories. It is gaining popularity, and many major colleges have started STUNT programs.

California Baptist University has the best STUNT program in the country. It’s not close, and there isn’t much room for dispute. Lancers Stunt just won the national championship for the fourth consecutive year and have an UNDEFEATED record during that span. Congratulations on another perfect season.


Let’s give Albion Riverside a little more attention. The club has hired coach Alex Tozer to administer their new futsal program. Futsal is a popular indoor soccer form requiring advanced technical ability and speed. Albion Riverside will begin weekly training sessions at Arlington High School in May. These sessions will be open to all players regardless of club affiliation. You can find registration information here.