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Prescott Little League hosts annual opening day event; adds softball for 2018 season

Little League

PRESCOTT — For the first time in its 68-year history, Prescott Little League will field softball teams in 2018, affording the city’s young girls the opportunity to develop their skills in preparation for the high school game and, perhaps, beyond.

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Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide

Prep Hockey

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport.

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Badgers’ Schulz lifts Prescott in come-from-behind walk-off winner

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — It’s been a strange season for Prescott’s baseball team in 2018. Typically, the Badgers have possessed enough pitching and defense to carry them in games, but their bats have deserted them at inopportune times and resulted in more than a few bad losses.

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Bradshaw Mountain snaps 7-game skid, smashes Mohave

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Bringing up the rear in the 4A Grand Canyon region standings with four league games remaining in the 2018 regular season entering Thursday, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team simply needed a win to gain some confidence.

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Bears softball hanging tough in Grand Canyon race

Prep Softball

BULLHEAD CITY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team picked up a key victory in 4A Grand Canyon region play Thursday afternoon, maintaining its position to try and capture a league title after defeating Mohave, 5-1, on the road.

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Badgers notch 1st section victory, sweep short-handed Goldwater

Prep Boys Tennis

PRESCOTT — Prescott’s boys’ tennis team earned its first Division II, Section II victory of the 2018 season Wednesday afternoon, shutting out short-handed Barry Goldwater, 7-0, at the Badgers’ campus courts off of Ruth Street.

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Prescott girls’ tennis snaps 2-match losing streak

Prep Girls Tennis

PHOENIX — The 4A No. 18-ranked Prescott girls’ tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak Wednesday on the road, blanking Barry Goldwater, 9-0, to up its record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in Division II, Section II.

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Centennial slips by No. 10 Badgers, 3-2

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — In the second match of a rare home-and-home series, Prescott’s boys’ volleyball team split with Centennial by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday night, ending the upstart Badgers’ winning streak at three matches.

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Coconino outlasts Prescott softball, stays atop region

Prep Softball

With idle Bradshaw Mountain and Mingus nipping at its heels atop the Grand Canyon region, Coconino swept a two-game home-and-home series from the Prescott softball team on Thursday afternoon to hang onto a narrow first-place lead.

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Badgers’ bats stay silent in shutout loss to Coco

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — If Prescott’s baseball team can figure out its woes at the dish — sooner rather than later — the Badgers very well could ditch their doldrums and turn things around in 4A’s Grand Canyon region. Tuesday afternoon at Prescott’s campus field, however, Coconino had the hosts’ number.

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Badgers upset Estrella Foothills behind lefty Franco

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — Prescott baseball southpaw Rubi Franco couldn’t have performed much better against a red-hot Estrella Foothills club on a breezy, overcast Saturday at home, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six to guide the Badgers to a 4-2 victory.

Prescott’s McMahon captures 3200-meter title in Chandler

Prep Track & Field

CHANDLER — Prescott track and field distance runner Emily McMahon won the 3200-meter run on Friday night, posting the fastest overall time in two separate races at the 78th annual Chandler Rotary meet on the campus of Chandler High School.

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Bears’ Charles Nnantah wins 300-meter hurdles at Chandler Rotary

Prep Track & Field

CHANDLER — Bradshaw Mountain junior Charles Nnantah won the 300-meter hurdles in impressive fashion Friday at the 78th annual Chandler Rotary meet, posting a first-place time of 40.33 seconds to outpace runner-up Braden Weech of Snowflake by 1.11 seconds.

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Bradshaw baseball loses 4th in a row

Prep Baseball

Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team couldn’t snap out of its funk Thursday afternoon, succumbing to Lee Williams, 9-2, to lose its fourth straight 4A Grand Canyon region contest Thursday afternoon in Kingman.

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Bears tennis blanks rival Prescott, moves to 7-0

Prep Boys Tennis

Seven team matches. Seven wins. Total margin of victory: 62-1. As the midway point of the 2018 season approaches, evaluating the strength of Bradshaw Mountain’s tennis squad rests mostly in the numbers.

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Prescott girls tennis shuts out Bears

Prep Girls Tennis

It would be wise not to underestimate Prescott’s girls’ tennis team in 2018. The Badgers are flying under the radar with a talented, sophomore-dominated lineup that, before long, might start surprising top-tier opponents.

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14 Yavapai

Prep Softball

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s softball team may not possess a heavy-hitting lineup in 2018, but the Cougars sure can put down bunts and move runners into scoring position. If anything, that unflashy offensive strategy suits coach Matt Dunn fine.

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Prescott volleyball continues resurgence, drops Sentinels 3-1

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — After winning just two games during their inaugural season in 2016 and going 0-17 a year ago, the Prescott boys’ volleyball program is suddenly beginning to show signs of life.

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Bradshaw Mountain softball stays on tear, blasts Moon Valley

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Despite playing in cold, blustery conditions on its campus field late Thursday afternoon, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team and its high-octane offense coasted to a fifth straight victory in power-point games, romping Moon Valley, 24-4, in a 4A clash.

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Simpson resigns, search for new Bears basketball coach underway

Prep Boys' Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Stating he wanted to spend more time with his family, Matt Simpson has resigned his position as head boys’ basketball coach at Bradshaw Mountain.

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Bradshaw Mountain swept by Flagstaff in region series

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team entered its 12-day spring break meagerly on Thursday night, taking it on the chin against Flagstaff, 8-5, on the Bears’ campus field in Prescott Valley.

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Badgers fall short against rival Mingus 5-4

Prep Tennis

PRESCOTT — Tied 4-4 with one doubles match to decide the day, No. 1 Mingus doubles team Pedro Cremasco and Brigham Peterson edged Prescott 9-7, giving the Marauders a 5-4 match victory over the Badgers on Wednesday afternoon.

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Bears softball steals a win over Flagstaff

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team executed the fake bunt-and-run superbly in the sixth inning on Tuesday, which brought home the eventual winning run and lifted the Bears over Flagstaff, 3-2, in Grand Canyon region play.

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Badgers remain winless after 10-0 loss to Mingus

Prep Softball

COTTONWOOD — Prescott softball’s rough start to the season continued when they opened region play at Mingus in Cottonwood on Tuesday afternoon.

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Spring Preview: Chino Valley golf season tees off Tuesday

Prep Golf

The Chino Valley golf team has their first match at Oak Creek Country Club today in Sedona against the Scorpions, Camp Verde and Northland Preparatory.