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Yavapai College soccer releases 2017 schedule

The 29th season of Yavapai College soccer will kick off with its conference and home opener on Tuesday, Aug. 22, against Chandler-Gilbert Community College at Mountain Valley Park Amphitheater in Prescott Valley.

College Golf: Stanford takes step toward another NCAA finals

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Swiss freshman Albane Valenzuela had Stanford on the cusp of a third straight NCAA Women’s Golf Championship title match.

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ASU’s Monica Vaughn rallies to win NCAA women’s golf title

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. — Monica Vaughn didn’t know the score, and she might not have believed how the final hour unfolded Monday that enabled the Arizona State senior to capture the NCAA women’s golf title.

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College Hoops: Arizona’s Alkins withdraws from NBA draft

TUCSON — Arizona guard Rawle Alkins has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to the Wildcats for his sophomore season.

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College Hoops: NAU trying to fight past injury-plagued seasons

FLAGSTAFF — Northern Arizona coach Jack Murphy was excited to put the 2015-16 season behind him, ready to get the Lumberjacks back on an upward trajectory after a series of injuries stalled the program’s progress.

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College Football: Rodriguez, Kelly, Mora in need of improvement in ‘17

Mark Helfrich went into last season with a 33-8 record in three years as Oregon coach and an appearance in the national championship game.

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College FB: Saban could make $65 million over 8 years

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama is giving coach Nick Saban plenty of incentive to stick around — and to sign a contract extension in the first place.

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JuCo Softball: Boursaw named ACCAC Player of the Year

Yavapai College softball player Jaydee Boursaw was named ACCAC Player of the Year on Monday.

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PHOTO: Embry-Riddle signs 3 for 2017-18 recruiting class

The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team inked three players for the 2017-2018 recruiting class.

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PHOTO: 3 Roughrider volleyball players sign on to 4-year schools

Three players from the Yavapai College volleyball team signed a letter of intent to move on to a four-year school and continue their careers April 30 in Prescott.

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Postseason bid falls short for defending JuCo champions

Arizona Western grabs final Region I playoff seed in thriller over South Mountain

Still donning uniforms caked with a mixture of dirt and grass stains from Saturday’s sweep of Eastern Arizona, players for the Yavapai College baseball team gathered in a clubhouse filled with anticipation only to have their playoff hopes shattered in a blink of an eye.

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Yavapai softball claims 1st ACACC crown since 2012

Roughriders to host NJCAA Region I tournament

For the first time in five years on Tuesday, Yavapai College’s softball team won the ACCAC title outright and will play host to the NJCAA Region I, Division I Tournament next week.

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Roughriders split with Western, faces must-win Saturday

Yavapai College must sweep Eastern Arizona to qualify for regionals

The Yavapai College baseball team failed to clinch the fourth and final seed into the NJCAA Region I, Division I playoffs on Tuesday after splitting with Arizona Western College at Roughrider Park.

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College Hoops: ASU to play in Hall of Fame Classic

LOS ANGELES — Oklahoma will play Southern California and St. John’s will take on Arizona State in the second annual Basketball Hall of Fame Classic this fall.

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Yavapai softball sweeps Scottsdale on Sophomore Day (photos)

With 2 games left, AZ Conference-leading Roughriders have shot to host regionals

As Yavapai College’s softball players gathered around a table adorned with gifts for their sophomores in the infield dirt Saturday at Bill Vallely Field, the veterans contemplated how far they’ve come in two short seasons.

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Allen, Howard lead Tide's big draft class (NFL Draft preview)

Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the NFL draft.

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Lorenzo Romar ready to hit recruiting trail for Arizona Wildcats

TUCSON — After so many years of trying to beat the Arizona Wildcats, Lorenzo Romar has joined them.

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ERAU golf wins league, advances to nationals

Men’s team has to rally for conference crown

Both the NAIA No. 4-ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s golf team and the Eagles’ men’s squad qualified for Nationals on Wednesday by winning their respective conferences for the second straight season.

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Jordan Bell latest Oregon player to declare for draft

Oregon forward Jordan Bell has become the latest Ducks player to declare for the NBA Draft.

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NFL Draft: Jabrill Peppers may get pushed to 2nd round

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jabrill Peppers perhaps played out of position at Michigan last season, lining up as a linebacker even though he seemed most suited to play safety in the NFL.

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NBA Draft: Kansas freshman Jackson leaving Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Josh Jackson declared for the NBA draft on Monday after one of the best freshman seasons in Kansas history, one marked by plenty of highlights on the floor and a few distractions off it.

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YC softball pitcher earns pitcher of week honors

Undefeated Yavapai College softball pitcher Kiana Spencer garnered National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I Pitcher of the Week honors for April 3-9, the NJCAA announced April 12.

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Ex-NFL, ASU star’s daughter dies in accident

Heap was two-time all-Pac-12 selection for Sun Devils

Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home.

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Yavapai keeps playoff hopes alive with split

Fourth-place Roughriders battle second-place South Mountain

Nearly a year after winning the Junior College World Series, Yavapai College’s baseball team finds itself in the sticky position of simply hoping to qualify for the postseason in 2017.

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NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

INDIANAPOLIS — College football recruiting is on the verge of getting a whole new look before the end of this year.