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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2007


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  In a great display of soccer skills the Cook Inlet Soccer Club wins the Girls U-15 Championship match against Anchorage Youth Club at the State Tournament held Kenai.

In a great display of soccer skills the Cook Inlet Soccer Club wins the Girls U-15 Championship match against Anchorage Youth Club at the State Tournament held Kenai.

Nearly 2,000 young athletes, soccer moms and families traveled to the Kenai last week for the 2007 Alaska State Cup Soccer Tournament. According to tournament coordinator and Kenai Fire Chief Mike Tilley, even though our local teams didn’t bring home a championship, the event was a great success, “Our local teams competed very well and we took a lot of seconds, but unfortunately none of them will be going on to Hawaii for the nationals next year, but we’ll be back after it and better next year,” said Tilley. “It was just a fantastic week of electrified competition. Everyone who had never been down here before has said they plan on coming back and of course the weather was played a huge part for us providing a week of beautiful blue skies and perfect temperatures. When we found out we would be hosting the State Cup we knew we’d need four things, green grass, white lines, white goals and round balls, the sunshine was a bonus, but the most common comment we heard during the weeks was what beautiful condition our fields were in, and for that we thank the Borough maintenance crews for taking care of them the way they do and Charles Woodcock who helped me put the polish on the fields before the kids came,” added Tilley.


Hundreds of enthusiastic fans attended the championship matches at the well groomed soccer fields in Kenai.

Charles Woodcock has a passion for soccer and making things green; he owns Woodcock’s HydroSeeding of Kenai and can turn your plain dirt into a lush lawn in around 3 weeks. “We put in some late nights on the fields working until midnight some nights and of course during the week of games we were keeping those fields in top condition,” said Woodcock, who took time out of his busiest time of the year to volunteer with Chief Tilley. Woodcock will continue seeding lawns however right on through early September, “A lot of people think it’s too late, but actually August is one of the best months to hydro seed. You can take advantage of the rains in August and early September to get grass off to a healthy start before it freezes. My cut off date is September 7th but any time before that we can get a lawn going for you,” said Woodcock.


Charles Woodcock, owner of Woodcock's HydroSeeding points out some of his lush handiwork. Woodcock helped ready the playing fields for the State Soccer Cup.

Regarding fertilizing once your grass is growing Woodcock says that early fall is the most important time to fertilize your lawn, “Think of the early fall lawn feeding as the big dinner. Spring is more like breakfast for your lawn and late spring like the mid-morning snack and lunch usually best eaten in late summer.” For more information about hydro seeding or caring for your lawn, contact Charles Woodcock at Woodcock’s HydroSeeding in Kenai at 283-0236.

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