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Preview: Badgers aim to break 6-year playoff drought in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott head coach Michael Gilpin summed it up best when he said, “We seem to have this conversation every year,” when asked Thursday during practice if the Badgers can finally get over the hump this season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain football ready to bounce back in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Was the 2017 season a mere aberration for Bradshaw Mountain football? From 2013 through 2016, the Bears qualified for the state playoffs, winning section/region titles in three of those four seasons.

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Loveall, Duryea, Bradley among those named All-Courier Player of the Year for spring 2018 season

Prep Sports

What follows is the Courier sports department’s selections for the 2018 Spring All-Courier Team.

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Bears picked to win region title in inaugural Grand Canyon Media Football Poll

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After starting last season 0-5 under a new coach, the Bradshaw Mountain football team finished strong, going 4-1 in the last five weeks of the season, including four straight wins.

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Prescott Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

Prep Athletics

PRESCOTT — The Prescott athletic department and its Hall of Fame committee officially announced that Nathan Howard, John Middlemore, Eric Fogler and the 1990-91 girls basketball team will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in September.

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Blair Hillig takes over boys basketball program at Bradshaw Mountain

Prep Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The past two seasons were unsettling for the Bradshaw Mountain boys’ basketball team, as the proud program quickly regressed from a state-playoff qualifier in 2016 to a doormat.

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Preview: Arizona NSA ‘Best of the West’ tournament set for Saturday, Sunday in Prescott

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Arizona National Softball Association’s (NSA) 2018 season ends with an exclamation point on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, as 36 girls’ fast-pitch softball teams converge on Prescott Parks and Rec’s fields for the annual Monsoon Madness/Best of the West tournament.

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Prescott’s Riley Lewis wins junior masters invite in Tempe

Prep Golf

TEMPE — Riley Lewis’ 7-under par 64 on day one of the 2018 Arizona Junior Masters Invitational set him up for a tournament victory after turning in an even-par 71 on day two of the tournament in Tempe on Wednesday afternoon.

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Arizona prep football’s Sollenberger Classic cancelled due to scheduling

Prep Football

PHOENIX — The annual Sollenberger Classic on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has been cancelled due to scheduling issues, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Thursday morning.

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Badgers kickoff 2018 season a week early, host Desert Edge Aug. 17

Prep Football

SHOW LOW — With training camp underway this week, Prescott’s athletic department officially released its 2018 football schedule Tuesday morning.

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Prescott 11U team claims 1st-round bye at state

Little League

MESA — Prescott Little League’s 11-and-Under All-Stars will have had three weeks to prepare for the Arizona state tournament by the time the team battles the winner of Monday night’s first-round game — that pits Mt. Graham versus McCormick Ranch — in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 17.

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Chino Valley taps Campitelli as new athletic director

Prep Athletics

CHINO VALLEY — Marty Campitelli officially succeeded the departed Pete Jelovic as Chino Valley athletic director/assistant principal on July 1, and he has spent nearly the past two weeks getting accustomed to his new role.

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Bradshaw Mountain’s Charles Nnantah qualifies for Jr. Olympic nationals in 400m run

Prep Track and Field

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Bradshaw Mountain standout sprinter Charles Nnantah rallied to place fifth in the open 400-meter run with a personal-record time (PR) of 51.47 seconds, qualifying him for the USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympic National Championships July 23-29 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Bradshaw Mountain softball’s Duryea named sophomore All-America

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain softball star centerfielder and slugger extraordinaire Madisen Duryea this past week earned a spot on the 2018 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America Team for her record-breaking spring season in a Bears uniform.

Youth volleyball camp set for July 9-12 at Bradshaw Mountain

Local Sports in Brief

Bradshaw Mountain High School will conduct a summer volleyball camp for girls and boys across the quad-city area from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 9, through Thursday, July 12, at Gary Kunow Gym on the school’s campus in Prescott Valley.

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Bradshaw Mountain’s Nnantah races at USATF Regionals this weekend in Colorado

Prep Track and Field

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain incoming senior sprinter/hurdler Charles Nnantah will run in the open 400m, the 400m hurdles and the 110m hurdles today and Sunday, July 7-8, at USA Track & Field’s (USATF) Region 10 Junior Olympic Championships in Aurora, Colorado.

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Prescott Valley All-Stars lose 6-5 to Verde Valley in D10 title game

Little League

WILLIAMS — After a big 11-1 win over rival Prescott in the Arizona District 10 All-Star Tournament June 25, the Prescott Valley Little League Majors All-Stars suffered a tight 6-5 loss to Verde Valley in the final inning of their June 26 game at Cureton Park in Williams.

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Chino Valley tackles Verde Valley tonight in Majors winners’ bracket final

Little League

WILLIAMS — Chino Valley’s Little League Majors All-Stars battle Verde Valley in the Arizona District 10 tournament’s winners’ bracket final at 8 tonight, June 28, with a championship-game berth on the line.

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Prescott blanks Prescott Valley to win 11U All-Stars title; heads to state

Little League

PRESCOTT — In a dominating performance, Prescott’s 11U Little League All-Stars bested Prescott Valley for the second time in four days to capture the Arizona District 10 All-Star Tournament title and advance to the state tournament next month.

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Prescott blanks Prescott Valley to win 11U All-Stars title; heads to state

Little League

PRESCOTT — In a dominating performance, Prescott’s 11U Little League All-Stars bested Prescott Valley for the second time in four days to capture the Arizona District 10 All-Star Tournament title and advance to the state tournament next month.

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Bagdad claims D10 junior softball title

Little League

BAGDAD — The Bagdad Juniors softball team claimed the Arizona District 10 Juniors Softball Championship the weekend of June 23 and 24 in Bagdad.

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Bradshaw Mountain sports camps underway

Local Sports in Brief

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The 2018 Bradshaw Mountain sports camps have already started, but there is still time to register!

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Preview: Prescott All-Stars favored in 11U tourney at Ziegler Field

Little League

PRESCOTT — The 2018 Arizona District 10 Little League 11-and-Under All-Star Tournament features only three teams, including Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. Nevertheless, the tourney should be competitive.

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Preview: Little League All-Star Rosters

Little League

The 2018 Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley All-Star rosters for all ages.

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Preview: ‘Beat the Heat’ girls’ softball tourney draws 48 teams to Prescott

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Now in its second year as a National Softball Association (NSA) member in Arizona, Prescott Parks and Recreation’s annual “Beat the Heat” girls’ fast-pitch tournament is steadily making progress in restoring its brand.

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