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The Soccer Association of Columbia Gold All Stars became the first 8-U boys team to win the 9-U division of the Columbia Fall Classic Tournament. Pictured are front row (left to right): Anthony Campos, Lucas Turner, Joshua Martins, Daniel Ordonio and Phillip Washington. Second row: Imran Edris, Tyler Stargel, Evan Spann, Sammy Moltz, Kaden Bryan and Riley Berge. Top row: coaches Pedro Martins, Gerardo Campos, Kevin Moltz and Zak Edris. (Photo courtesy of Pedro Martins, Patuxent Publishing / November 22, 2011)

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Soccer Association of Columbia travel

The SAC Gold All Stars (U-8 boys) won the U-9 boys Columbia Fall Classic Tournament. They are the first U-8 boys team to win the U-9 division of the tournament.

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The Gold All Stars started the tournament by beating Pachuca (U-9 boys), from Hyattsville, 3-0 with a hat trick from Riley Berge.

The second game was arguably the best game of the tournament as the Gold All Stars were down, 2-0, early to the Epic Strikers (U-9B) from West Virginia. Berge scored two goals within 10 minutes to tie the game at 2-2. Then, with about eight minutes left in the game, SAC's Joshua Martins scored the game winner for a 3-2 win.

In the final game of the round-robin portion, the Gold All Stars defeated the Patriots (U-9B), 4-0, with a hat trick from Berge and a goal from Martins to pave the way to the championship game against U-9 Takoma Park Titans. Down, 1- 0, with about 12 minutes left Martins scored the tying goal to send the game to a dramatic penalty shootout where the Gold All Stars won the game.

Members of the team are Riley Berge, Kaden Bryan, Anthony Campos, Imran Edris, Martins, Sammy Moltz, Daniel Ordonio, Evan Spann, Tyler Stargel, Lucas Turner and Phillip Washington.

The SAC United Blue (U-11 boys) soccer team finished first in the A Division of the Hempfield Fall Classic, in Lancaster, Pa., last weekend. After going undefeated in their three division games, the team won the championship game in a penalty kick shootout (4-2), after a 2-2 tie in regulation.

SAC United Blue overcame first-half deficits in their last two games to emerge victorious.

Goals on the weekend were delivered by Jack Bright, Richard Chung, Neal Fyock, Alex Hedge, Eric Ko, Ian McAllister and Chase Pisone. Patrick Rivers was outstanding in goal and stopped numerous shots to ensure victory in each game. A key to Rivers's success was the excellent defensive support of Isaiah Guy, Zachary Lippitt and Pisone.

Finally, Jason Wang answered the call when asked to play various positions throughout the weekend to either tighten up on defense or move into a more offensive position.

This is the second tournament championship for the team this fall.


All-Pro All Stars Cheer

The All-Pro All Stars Cheer and Dance teams won five trophies in the following categories at the American Cheer & Dance Academy Retro Rock Competition Nov. 13 at North County High School, in Glen Burnie.


1. Team Dazzle (Senior Level 2 Cheerleading), best tumbling and grand champion.

1. Team Flash – (Junior Hip Hop).

1. Team Twinkle – (Mini Hip Hop).