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5:34 PM Tue, Oct. 16th

Local Sports in Brief: Mile High Horseshoe Club holds annual meeting

The Prescott Mile Hi Horseshoe Club held their annual banquet Oct. 23 in Prescott, awarding several awards to its regular players. Jay Mast received awards for most games, points, wins, best points and ringer average, most wins and won the overall most valuable pitcher award. Terry Sloan received most improved player, Don Kussmond received best rookie honors and Cody Williams received the best absent pitcher award. The horseshoe state meeting originally scheduled for Nov. 5 has been postponed until March 2018.

5 Roughriders named All-ACCAC performers

Five Yavapai College men’s soccer players were named to the 2017 All-ACCAC Team after the Roughriders finished 17-2-3 overall and shared the ACCAC title with Pima Community College. Freshman midfielder Jose Perez Flores, sophomore defender Ricardo Nunez-Arellano and sophomore midfielder Johnny Ramirez were all selected first team All-ACCAC. Freshman forward William Baynham and sophomore midfielder John Scearce were named to the second team. Baynham led the Roughridres with 22 goals and 15 assists, and led the ACCAC in points with 59. The Roughriders now have 138 total players in the 29-year history of the program to take home All-Region awards.

Governor seeking to fill Game and Fish Commission position

The governor’s office is currently accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, which must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26. Gov. Doug Ducey seeks members who are well informed and passionate about Arizona wildlife and its long-term conservation. In accordance with Arizona law, the Game and Fish Commission is required to be politically balanced and representative of all 15 counties, therefore the commission vacancy is available to registered residents of Yavapai County, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal and Santa Cruz counties are eligible. To apply online, visit For more information, call 602-542-2449.

Ice skating season begins Nov. 5 at PV Event Center

The Prescott Valley Event Center opens its doors to the public for ice skating beginning Sunday, Nov. 5, with two free skate sessions set to take place at 2 p.m. Skate rental fees still apply and are provided at a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission for ages 13 and up is $4.50 and children 12 and under are free. Skate rentals are $4 and skate sharpening is $6. For more information, visit the Prescott Valley Parks and Recreation Department website at or call 928-759-3090.

Goshindo Games comes to Yavapai College Nov. 18

The United States Association of Martial Artists is hosting a two-star event Saturday, Nov. 18, on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott. Yavapai’s gymnasium will host several styles of fighting, including Kumite, Kobudo, Kata and Chanbara disciplines. Attendees are asked to pay $40 for two events and $10 for each additional event. Spectators are $5 and ages 5 and under are free. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the competition beginning at 9 a.m. Yavapai College is located at 1100 E. Sheldon St. in Prescott. For more information, or to pre-register for the event, go to