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On the pitch with a purpose


Luke Wheeler, 13, of Sonora, tends goal while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Elias Mockabee, 6, of Sonora, dribbles the ball down the field and scored a goal while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Madison Brians, 12, of Sonora, tends goal while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Sonora High School seniors Elizabeth Lopez, 16 (left) and Riley Klein, 17 (right) volunteer at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Silas Westcamp, 10, of Sonora, throws the ball into play while at the Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Jesse Owens, 5, of Columbia (left), kicks the ball clear of the goal area while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Cheyenne Matyshock, 12, of Sonora, keeps her eye on the ball as she tends goal while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
In a defensive move, Rafi Wood, 11, of Columbia (right), attacks the ball while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Ella Wolken, 13, of Sonora, clears a ball from the backfield during a scrimmage at the Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Justus Roberts, 10, of Jamestown, dribbles down the field during a scrimmage Friday while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)
Jon Wivell, 12, of Sonora, dribbles the ball downfield during an offensive play while at a Sonora High Soccer Camp Friday. (Maggie Beck / Union Democrat)

Young soccer players from around the Mother Lode had the chance this week to learn from the Sonora High School girls soccer team and coaches.

Sixty young people in under-8, 10, 12 and 14 took part in this year’s Sonora High School Soccer Camp held at Dunlavey Field.

During the four-day camp players learned how to improve their attacking and defense as well as goalkeeping tactics.

Members of the Wildcat soccer team were on hand each day to volunteer their time alongside coach Kurt Wolken.

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Young soccer players from around the Mother Lode had the chance this week to learn from the Sonora High School girls soccer team and coaches.

Sixty young people in under-8, 10, 12 and 14 took part in this year’s Sonora High School Soccer Camp held at Dunlavey Field.

During the four-day camp players learned how to improve their attacking and defense as well as goalkeeping tactics.

Members of the Wildcat soccer team were on hand each day to volunteer their time alongside coach Kurt Wolken.