High School Sports


Tease photo

Prep baseball: Sophomore keeps them off balance

Badgers open season with impressive win

Despite gray cloud-covered skies hanging overhead and a cold wind whipping at his heels, Prescott sophomore pitcher Jake Schulz kept his right arm red-hot.

Tease photo

Bradshaw baseball ready for another state run

Six seniors who played on the 2016 section champion and Division II state-qualifying Bradshaw Mountain baseball team have graduated, but second-year coach Brian Bundrick lacks no confidence heading into this season.

Tease photo

On A Mission: Prescott softball aims to continue 2016 success this spring

With only two regular senior starters on the roster, the Prescott softball team won 11 of their last 13 games last season, including a nine-game winning streak that propelled the Badgers to a Top 15 ranking and state playoff appearance.

Tease photo

Left wanting more in 2016, Badgers eye state run in 2017

After two one-run games in the state playoffs last season, the second a 3-2 loss to No. 2-ranked Apollo to close out the 2016 campaign, the Prescott baseball team was left wanting more. In 2017, they hope to get it.

Tease photo

Chino Valley boys fall in first round of playoffs

For the Chino Valley boys’ basketball team on Wednesday night, Feb. 15, simply reaching the 4A State Basketball Championship Tournament was a thrill.

Tease photo

No. 10 Bears to face No. 7 Shadow Mountain in 4A state clash

Coach: ‘Very happy to be in the position that we’re are in’

After finishing third in Grand Canyon region play, arguably featuring one of the toughest schedules in 4A next to the Skyline region, the Bradshaw Mountain girls’ basketball team was awarded a No. 10 seed when the AIA announced its state tournament field Sunday morning.

Tease photo

Bradshaw senior places second at wrestling state meet

BMHS' Olijah Sally finishes fifth

Bradshaw Mountain senior Jacob Kidd came within two points of becoming only the second wrestler in Bears program history to win a state title at the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division II Championships on Saturday night, Feb. 11.

Tease photo

Prep Wrestling: Dwyer, Rock claim state titles

Prescott 195-pound senior Jon Dwyer and Chino Valley 138-pound freshman Keller Rock won individual state titles in the finals of the D-III Wrestling State Championships on Friday night at Prescott Valley Event Center.

Basketball fans say they were told to move due to race

PHOENIX — A group of Native American basketball fans say they were asked to move at a high school basketball game because of their race.

Tease photo

State wrestling meet underway

Prescott’s Dwyer, Chino Valley’s Rock advance to D-III state championship match

Wrestlers from all over the state come to Prescott Valley to claim individual and team state titles in this three-day event.

Thunderbird eliminates Prescott in girls soccer

Prescott High’s girls soccer team succumbed to Thunderbird, 1-0, in the 4A State Championships’ semifinals on Wednesday night, Feb. 8, ending a solid 2016-17 season for the resurgent Badgers program.

Tease photo

State: Badgers qualify 5 grapplers for D-III meet at PVEC

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Prescott’s wrestling team sends five of its grapplers, the most of any varsity squad in the quad-cities, into this week’s Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) State Championships at Prescott Valley Event Center.

Tease photo

Prep Boys' Basketball: Prescott struggles offensively in semifinals loss to Volunteers

2016-2017 season likely over for Badgers

FLAGSTAFF — Dallin Jex scored a team-high 10 points, Ryan Greene added eight and the Prescott boys’ basketball team struggled offensively in a 50-37 loss to Lee Williams at the Grand Canyon Region Tournament semifinals Tuesday afternoon.

Tease photo

Prep Girls' Basketball: Flagstaff knocks out Bears in region semifinals

FLAGSTAFF — The second-seeded and 4A No. 4-ranked Flagstaff girls’ basketball team defeated Bradshaw Mountain, 46-25, in the Grand Canyon Region Tournament semifinals on Tuesday, Feb. 7, eliminating the Bears from league title contention.

Tease photo

Prep Girls' Basketball: Young’s heroics lead Bears over rival Badgers

4A Grand Canyon Region Tournament, 1st Round

FLAGSTAFF — The 4A No. 11-ranked Bradshaw Mountain girls’ basketball team escaped rival Prescott, 37-35, on Monday, Feb. 6, to advance to the semifinals of the Grand Canyon Region Tournament.

Tease photo

Badgers advance to region semis with 60-49 win over Thunderbirds

4A Grand Canyon Region Tournament, 1st Round

FLAGSTAFF — Paxton Henry posted a double-double, Dallin Jex chipped in with 12 points and the Prescott boys’ basketball team advanced to the Grand Canyon Region Tournament semifinals with a 60-49 win over Mohave on Monday night.

Tease photo

Prep Boys' Basketball: Mingus knocks out Bears 64-46

FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ basketball team saw its trying 2016-17 season end in the opening round of the Grand Canyon Region Tournament on Monday, Feb. 6, as Mingus Union cruised to a 64-46 victory over the Bears at Flagstaff High School.

Tease photo

Luck of the Badgers? Late Mayhan goal sparks 3-0 win (CORRECTION)

Prescott advances to 1st state semifinal since 2004

PRESCOTT — Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. So when freshman Lauryn Mayhan’s shot attempt from a mere 40 yards off the right post unexpectedly sailed over the head of Sunrise Mountain goalkeeper Mickalea Bushy, giving Prescott a 1-0 lead, luck was on their side.

Tease photo

Prep Basketball: Cougars upset Wranglers (PHOTOS)

CHINO VALLEY — After notching a 67-62 upset victory over Wickenburg on Friday night, Feb. 3, the Chino Valley boys’ basketball team inched closer to solidifying its first 3A state tournament berth in eight years.

Tease photo

Henry, Riggs lead Badgers past rival Mohave

PRESCOTT — Paxton Henry scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Walter Riggs chipped in with 12 points and the Prescott boys’ basketball team weathered a 15 3-pointer performance by Mohave in an 83-70 win Friday night.

Tease photo

Prep Girls' Basketball: No. 8 Bears fall to No. 3 Sentinels

PRESCOTT VALLEY — On Senior Night Thursday, Feb. 2, the 4A No. 8-ranked Bradshaw Mountain girls’ basketball team lost for only the third time in its past nine games, succumbing to No. 3 Seton Catholic, 69-22, at Gary Kunow Gym.

Tease photo

Prescott girls soccer rolls into quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)

Junior has hat trick as Badgers blank Moon Valley

Prescott High’s girls soccer program has returned to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2010 after shutting out Moon Valley, 5-0, in the Class 4A tournament.

Tease photo

Kody Jones’ last-second 3-pointer stuns Bears

Jones: ‘I had a good look and I took it’

PRESCOTT — In the last two meetings between the rival Bears and Badgers, Bradshaw Mountain prevailed with one-point victories, but on Tuesday night, Prescott’s Kody Jones put an end to that streak.

Tease photo

Former Bears’ standout named 'Player to Watch' in NAIA

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Ever since he was little playing T-Ball, former Bradshaw Mountain High School student Dallas Riggs said he was really into baseball.

Tease photo

Gila Ridge ends Bears' soccer season, 1-0

YUMA — Making its first state playoff appearance in nine years, Bradshaw Mountain High’s boys’ soccer team played valiantly, despite succumbing 1-0 to Gila Ridge in the Class 4A tournament’s opening round on Tuesday night, Jan. 31.