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Sanders siblings, other Prescott pickleballers win medals at nationals

Prescott siblings Grant and Gloria Sanders took home a bronze medal in the youth division (ages 11-18) at the 2017 USAPA Pickleball National Tournament in Casa Grande on Nov. 14.

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Photo: Prescott Badger signing day

Prescott’s Brittany Resendez signs a commitment letter Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, to attend Colorado Mesa University in the fall of 2018.

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2 Prescott Valley Hitmen clubs claim youth football titles

The majors and minors clubs for the Prescott Valley Hitmen organization each claimed titles at their respective age levels at the Northern Arizona Youth Football Championships in Cottonwood earlier this month.

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Williams Vikings reflect on journey to state football title

Imagine, for a moment, that you are 17, just a young man, all muscle and speed, and within your grasp is a moment that will change your life, give you something to remember forever.

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Preps: Roberts claims state mountain biking title for Badgers

After winning three of her first four races this season, Prescott mountain biker Mackenzie Roberts capped an improbable senior campaign by claiming the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League individual championship Sunday afternoon.

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From Chino Valley to collegiate basketball coach, Newman living his dream

Newman has led Arkansas-Fort Smith men’s basketball team to more than 200 wins

The other day, Chino Valley High School graduate Joshua Newman looked at his yearbook – it said he was going to be a basketball coach.

Prep Football: Superior dethrones defending 1A state champ Bagdad in semis

Sultans’ 21-game winning streak snapped

Bagdad’s football team will not repeat as the 1A state champions in 2017 after third-seeded Superior posted a shocking semifinals upset of the second-seeded Sultans, 44-34, Saturday night at Maricopa High School south of Phoenix.

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Bradley wins individual cross-country state championship

Badgers’ senior out-paces heavy favorites for first-career state title

When senior Matthew Bradley crossed the finish line at the Division III State Cross-Country Championships in Phoenix on Saturday morning, a feeling of disbelief quickly spread throughout his mind.

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Prescott swimmer Harris Temple wins state title in 100 freestyle

Program first for the Badgers

Prescott sophomore swimmer Harris Temple captured the first state championship in the Badgers program’s history Saturday at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, winning the 100-yard freestyle in 46.92 seconds.

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Preview: 14 Badgers heading to state cross-country meet Saturday

Bears sending Zea to Phoenix at Division II meet

With 14 runners heading to the Division III State Championships this weekend in Phoenix, the Prescott cross-country team is ready to compete for a title.

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Prep Swimming: Temple earns top seeds in 2 events at state meet

Badgers, Bradshaw Mountain compete for titles in Mesa

Prescott sophomore swimmer Harris Temple has qualified for the postseason in two individual events, carrying No. 1 rankings in both, to lead the Badgers’ boys’ team into the 2017 Division II Swimming & Diving State Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.

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Acorn Montessori football team takes first in ISSA league

The Acorn Montessori flag football team recently completed their season undefeated and qualified for the playoffs where they secured first place in the ISSA league.

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Prep Soccer: Northland Prep. thwarts Chino Valley girls’ repeat, 3-1

Cougars head home with 2A state runner-up trophy

In order to defend its 2016 state title, Chino Valley’s girls’ soccer team had to play its best match of the season against top-seeded Northland Prep in the 90-degree heat of Gilbert on Saturday afternoon.

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Badgers find themselves on the outside looking in, again

Gilpin: ‘I’d like someone to explain to me how we’re not in the playoffs’

Every ounce of jubilation and excitement filling the hearts of Prescott football players and their fans after Friday night’s win over a bitter cross-town rival quickly turned to despair, anger and frustration just 12 hours later.

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Prep Football: Badgers rout rival Bears 44-27, await playoff fate

Ryan Greene likely out 6-8 weeks with broken collarbone

The Prescott football team likely earned its first 4A state playoff bid since 2012 with a 44-27 victory over cross-town rival Bradshaw Mountain on Friday night, but they may have to move forward without their star player.

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Prep Soccer: Defending champion Cougars beat Round Valley, advance to title match

It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride for the defending 2A state champion Chino Valley girls’ soccer team this fall. But the Cougars have persevered, and they seem ready for one final challenge to cap off 2017.

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Prep Boys’ Soccer: 4-time defending 2A titlist Chino Valley loses in semis

GILBERT — Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team’s domination of the small-schools’ division ended difficultly on Friday night, as upstart Phoenix Country Day knocked out the previously unbeaten four-time defending state champions, 1-0, in the 2A state semifinals at Campo Verde High School.

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Column: It’s all on the line tonight for Badgers, Bears

'On the Ball'

Posting four victories in the last five weeks, the No. 15-ranked Prescott football team likely needs one more win Friday night to qualify for the 4A state playoffs.

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Rivalry Preview: Bears seek 2nd straight region title

Win or go home. The message at practice this week was clear for Bradshaw Mountain’s football team, which must beat rival Prescott tonight at 7 p.m. in its regular-season finale at Bill Shepard Field to repeat as Grand Canyon region champions to earn a berth into the 16-team 4A state tournament.

Gameday Glance: #24 Bradshaw Mountain at #15 Prescott

Badgers are 18-6 all-time versus Bears in Black & Blue Rivalry Game

The 25th annual Black & Blue Rivalry Game features cross-town rivals Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday night.

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Prep Soccer: Chino Valley boys roll to state semis

Rios records hat trick in 11-0 rout over The Gregory School

The four-time defending small-schools state champion Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team advanced to the 2A state semifinals after drubbing The Gregory School, 11-0, in the tournament’s opening round on Wednesday night.

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Photo: Badger volleyball swept by rival Flagstaff

The Prescott volleyball team celebrated its seniors Tuesday night, but the Badgers came up short in a 3-0 loss to rival Flagstaff.

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Prep Golf: Badgers finish 13th at D-II state meet

On the second and final day of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division II State Golf Championships Tuesday in Tucson, Prescott placed 13th out of 15 teams that compiled full team scores.

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Prep Badminton: Badgers to host D-II state quarterfinal Monday

Prescott’s Abby Nelson places 4th at state singles tournament

Prescott’s badminton team experienced mixed results at the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s (AIA) Division II Singles and Doubles State Championships Friday and Saturday at Independence High School in Glendale, and yet the Northwest Section champions aren’t done with the 2017 postseason.

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Prep Football: Bradshaw wins 4th straight, 35-0

Bears must beat rival Prescott Oct. 27 to repeat as champs

Bradshaw Mountain’s football team didn’t enter Week 9 in complete control of its own destiny in the Grand Canyon region title race. The surging Bears needn’t have fretted, however.