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Little League: True Value tops Prescott Ortho to win city title, 10-7

True Value won the Prescott Little League Majors City Championship for the second time in three years Wednesday night, besting Prescott Orthodontics, 10-7, to qualify for the Arizona District 10 Tournament of Champions next month.

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Bond formed between Middleton, Brooks goes beyond baseball

Coach: ‘Brooks brings an aura about him’

Four years ago, Mark Middleton was an assistant coach for the Chino Valley baseball program and Skylar Brooks was a freshman just looking to make his way.

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Prescott Ortho, Sun-Up Rotary, Jim’s Auto reach semis

Fourth-seeded Jim’s Auto will face No. 1 True Value in the Prescott Little League City Championship Tournament’s semifinals on Monday after Jim’s defeated No. 5 Kiwanis, 15-5, in the tourney’s opening round Saturday morning at Upper Bill Vallely Field.

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Prescott Valley Bears club goes 4-0 at Best of West tourney

Prescott Valley’s Bad News for You Bears 12U AAA baseball team compiled a 4-0 record in the USSSA Best of the West tournament May 6 and 7, capturing their second straight tourney title to end the 2017 season.

Valley Union eliminates Bagdad in 1A semis, 1-0

The defending state runner-up Bagdad baseball team will not return to the small schools’ state championship game after losing a 1-0 heartbreaker to third-seeded Valley Union in the AIA’s 1A semifinals Friday night.

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Chino Valley’s Heritage M.S. girls’ soccer team wins league, tournament titles

For the second straight year, Heritage Middle School’s girls’ soccer team placed first in league and tournament play.

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Youth Football: PV Hitmen win in National Youth Sports semis, fall in title game

The Prescott Valley Hitmen youth football program’s 10-year-olds team came from behind to defeat the Surprise Scorpions, 19-18, in overtime of a National Youth Sports (NYS) playoff semifinal April 29, qualifying the squad for the NYS Championship game, which they lost on May 5.

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Prescott Storm shines at IHAAZ roller hockey tournament

The Inline Hockey Association of Arizona (IHAAZ) recently came to Prescott for the 18th annual roller hockey festival, where 26 teams from Yuma, Lake Havasu, Tucson and Phoenix competed for six different age-division titles.

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Prep Football: 3 Badgers sign letter of intent

Aaron Marquardt, Zach Sweeney and Corey Huard of the Prescott football team signed their letters of intent to play college football Monday morning in Prescott.

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YC takes hard road toward softball region title

Roughriders need to win three games today to repeat

The opening rounds of the NJCAA Region I, Division I Tournament did not go as planned for the top-seeded Yavapai College softball team Friday at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.

Bagdad baseball routs rival Mayer to advance in playoffs

Sultans dominant in first round victory

Bagdad’s second-seeded baseball team shut out county rival and 15th-seeded Mayer, 15-0, in five innings in the first round of the AIA 1A State Championship tournament Friday night at Goodyear Baseball Complex.

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State Baseball: Cougars' bats silent in season-ending loss to Crusaders

Middleton: ‘It’s disappointing, but you tip your cap to Northwest Christian’

Skylar Brooks and Brock Ely collected the only two hits for a No. 9-ranked Chino Valley baseball team that rarely struggled with the bats this spring, dropping a 5-0 decision to Northwest Christian in the first round of the 3A state tournament Friday afternoon.

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Preps: Prescott’s Nguyen, Bradley medal at D-II state meet

Bradshaw Mountain’s Ryan Shaver nabs 2nd in javelin, 4th in discus

Prescott’s Sarah Nguyen won a fourth-place medal in the triple jump at the AIA Division II Track and Field State Championships Wednesday, setting a new school record with a leap of 35 feet, 10 inches at Mesa Community College.

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Prep Baseball: 3A West region honors announced

The 2017 3A West region honors are officially announced, and the Chino Valley baseball team took home some hardware.

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Preps: 6 Chino Valley athletes sign letter of intent to continue athletic careers

Six Chino Valley athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at various colleges across the country Tuesday morning in Chino Valley.

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Ace volleyball 18 black team earns gold

Northern Ace Volleyball Academy (NAVA) does it again! The 18 Black team from NAVA earned gold at the annual Vulture Peak Tournament for the second year in a row.

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Prep Baseball: Chino Valley shuts out Monument Valley in state battle (Gallery)

Cougars advance in 3A state tournament

Chino Valley’s baseball team won the 3A West region title on Monday with a 10-1 victory over Wickenburg.

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Clutch hits by Warren, Frederick lead Badgers past Marauders (Gallery and Video)

Schulz: ‘It was good to see the team get some fire in its eyes’

Justin Warren and Luke Frederick combined to go 3 for 6 at the plate, but their clutch base hits during a three-run, fourth-inning rally put the No. 13-ranked Prescott baseball team over the top in a 3-2 win against rival Mingus on Tuesday afternoon.

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Prep Baseball: Cougars upset Crusaders on Hixon’s walk-off 2-run double in extras

Seventeen days ago, on April 4, Chino Valley baseball pitcher Tyler Hixon struggled mightily in a blowout loss at 3A West region power Northwest Christian. He would make up for it in spades in a rematch on Friday at home.

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Prescott volleyball swept at home (photos)

Badgers winless in 2017, but remain optimistic

Dallin Jex had five kills and six assists, Harris Temple chipped in with four digs, but the Prescott boys’ volleyball team committed 19 attack errors for a -0.138 hitting percentage and remained winless on the season with a 3-0 loss to Deer Valley on Thursday night.

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Schott signs letter of intent to play tennis at Colorado Christian

As one of the most consistent tennis players for Prescott in the past four years, Sarah Jane Schott decided to take the next step in her tennis career, signing a national letter of intent to play at Colorado Christian University on Thursday morning.

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Chuck Moller tapped next head football coach at Bradshaw Mountain

Bradshaw Mountain has named veteran former college assistant Chuck Moller as the Prescott Valley high school’s new head football coach, athletic director Mark Ernster announced Thursday.

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Signing Day at Bradshaw Mountain High School (photo)

Three Bradshaw Mountain High School track and field student-athletes signed letters of intent Wednesday to play collegiate athletics.

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Prep Golf: Dodds turns in season-best 53, Cougars finish 3rd at Antelope Hills

Wyatt Dodds finished with a 17-over par 53, Kylee Rabbe-Mazza shot a 55, but the Chino Valley golf team finished 61 strokes behind first-place Northland Preparatory for third place at Antelope Hills on Wednesday afternoon.

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Prep Tennis: No. 9-ranked Bears blank Tempe, qualify for state (Gallery)

Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ tennis team will head to the state playoffs after capping the regular season with a 9-0 shutout of struggling Tempe Tuesday at its campus courts in Prescott Valley.