Badgers back in the badminton win column

PHOENIX — With four matches left in the 2016 regular season, Prescott High’s badminton team stands at 4-1 in Division II Northwest Section play and 6-4 overall after beating Shadow Mountain, 7-2, on Friday, Sept. 30.

The Badgers’ No. 1 singles player Megan Raiss (13-11, 11-7), No. 3 Mackenzie Schultz (11-4, 11-1), No. 4 Sierra Price (11-4, 11-1), No. 5 Zoey Frazier (13-12, 13-10) and No. 6 Kelsey Harvey (11-9, 11-8) were victorious.

In doubles, the No. 2 duo of Schultz-Frazier (15-7, 15-12) and No. 3 tandem of Price-Harvey (15-6, 15-6) were also winners for visiting Prescott.

The Badgers will play host to region foe Barry Goldwater for their final regular-season home match at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the PHS auxiliary gym.

Cougars suffer 3-2 loss to

Odyssey Institute

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley High’s volleyball team lost a tight five-game match to 3A Conference West Region opponent Odyssey Institute on Thursday, Sept. 29.

With the 25-18, 24-26, 25-18, 17-25, 11-15 setback, the 3A No. 16-ranked Cougars’ region mark evened at 1-1 (6-3 overall record in power-point matches). No. 14 Odyssey improved to 2-0 in region and 8-2 overall.

Josie Cutlip (28 assists, two service aces), Jacelynn Clements (11 kills, 11 digs, four aces), Katryna Davis (six kills, 15 digs, three aces) and Kylee Tiedeman (16 digs) paced Chino.

Chino Valley returns to the court at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, when the squad plays host to winless Kingman for another region match.

Bradshaw Mountain volleyball drops to 1-5 in Grand Canyon region after 3-2 loss to Lee


KINGMAN — Bradshaw Mountain High’s volleyball team lost its seventh straight power-point match on Thursday, Sept. 29, falling at Lee Williams 3-2 in a close 4A Grand Canyon match.

The Bears now own a 1-5 region record and a 3-7 mark in power-point matches. The Volunteers moved to 1-4 and 6-5.

In the 14-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-21, 9-15 setback, Bradshaw was led by Mailani Manuel’s 15 kills, eight service points and five digs. Jordyn Moser (six kills, 14 service points, seven digs); Randee Clifford (five kills, 16 assists, six aces, 10 digs); Saylor Ford (13 assists, nine service points, two aces); Kaylee Kriwer (six kills, six service points, block assist); and Sydney Rittershaus (five kills, 14 service points, three aces, block solo) aided in the effort.

The Bears will play host to Mohave (1-3 region, 5-5 overall) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, for another region match inside Kunow Gym.

Embry-Riddle men 3rd, women 4th at Mustang Challenge

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s men’s cross-country team placed fourth among NAIA schools and the women took third among NAIA programs in the Mustang Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 1.

The Eagles’ women were led by Keili Dorn, who finished 13th with a new ERAU program-record time of 18 minutes and 24 seconds in the 5K. Embry-Riddle’s women’s runners averaged 19:26 in the 5K, a program-best average for the Eagles’ ladies. As for the Embry-Riddle men, they compiled an average time of 26:22 in the 8K race. Jordan Bramblett finished 9th overall in 25:29.

Next up, Embry-Riddle will run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Mesa Thunderbird Classic, hosted by Mesa Community College.

Bagdad football continues to roll after 58-20 win over Salome

SALOME — Bagdad High’s 1A Conference No. 1-ranked football team remained unbeaten on the 2016 season with a 7-0 record after throttling Salome on the road Friday, Sept. 30.

Sultans quarterback Israel Loveall threw seven touchdown passes. Ben Loveall scored two TDs, including a 60-yard interception return for a score to begin the game. Jorden O’Neill also scored two TDs for Bagdad.

The Sultans will play host to 1A No. 6-ranked St. David (5-1) for Homecoming at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.