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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Prescott Girls Basketball

The 2017-18 Prescott girls' basketball season preview capsule.

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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Prescott Wrestling

The 2017-18 Prescott wrestling team preview capsule.

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Amid athletic department turmoil, Souers to remain NAU football coach

In a move to ensure stability for the Northern Arizona University football program, as well as consistency for current and potential student athletes, Jerome Souers will continue to serve as head football coach and defensive coordinator Andy Thompson will be promoted to associate head coach.

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Photo: Chino Valley cheerleaders earn 1st place

The Chino Valley minors cheerleaders were awarded their first-place trophy Saturday, Nov. 18.

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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Bagdad Boys Basketball

The 2017-18 Bagdad boys basketball team preview capsule.

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2017-18 Winter Preview Capsule: Bagdad Girls Basketball

The 2017-18 Bagdad girls basketball team preview capsule.

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Local Sports in Brief: Jim Briggs of Chino Valley wins Prescott chess blitz

On Saturday, Nov. 18, seven Prescott area chess players competed in 42 chess games, each game with only 5 minutes for each player using special timers.

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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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Local Sports in Brief: Former Badger runner Makennah Mills commits to D-I Charleston Southern

Former standout Prescott cross-country runner Makennah Mills signed her national letter of intent Wednesday to run indoor and outdoor track and field for NCAA Division I Charleston Southern University out of the Big South Conference.

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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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Local Sports in Brief: 19th century base ball coming to Prescott Nov. 18

Taking the name of an actual base ball team that played in the area back in the 1870s and into the 1880s, the Prescott Champions will host a day of base ball at Ken Lindley Field on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Prescott.

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Local Sports in Brief: Prescott Masters Swim Team looking for applicants for state meet

The Prescott Masters Swim Team is scheduled to participate in the Arizona State Championships on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe.

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Local Sports in Brief: Dewey-Humboldt Little League hosts fundraiser Nov. 10

The Dewey-Humboldt Little League is hosting a dinner and silent auction Friday, Nov. 10, to raise money to build the Dewey-Humboldt Sports Complex.

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Bike Prescott exceeds 100 members, still growing

Bike Prescott recently exceeded the 100 members plateau and celebrated by riding a Metric Century, or 62.5 miles, to mark the occasion.

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Local Sports in Brief: Prescott alumni soccer match set for Nov. 18

The Prescott boys’ soccer team will host the annual alumni game at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Bill Shepard Field in Prescott.

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Local Sports in Brief: Facebook, ESPN to broadcast NAZ Suns games this season

The NBA Gatorade League announced Friday, Nov. 3, that two Northern Arizona Suns games will be broadcast on ESPNU this season, and the other 48 games will air on Facebook Live.

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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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Local Sports in Brief: Yavapai volleyball players earn ACCAC honors

The ACCAC released its All-Conference awards Monday and several Yavapai College volleyball players were on the list.

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Photo: Roughriders are region champs, again!

The Yavapai College men's soccer team poses for a photo after defeating No. 1-seeded Pima 2-1 in the NJCAA Region I championship Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Tucson.

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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Local Sports in Brief: Mile High Horseshoe Club holds annual meeting

The Prescott Mile Hi Horseshoe Club held their annual banquet Oct. 23 in Prescott, awarding several awards to its regular players.

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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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Former Roughrider Ken Giles in World Series

Since his time pitching at Roughrider Park on the campus of Yavapai College in Prescott, Ken Giles has become one of the best closers in the Major Leagues for the Houston Astros, and now he’s heading to the World Series.

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Local Sports in Brief: Local horseshoe pitchers compete in Utah

Jay Mast and Dave Loving of Prescott Valley recently teamed up to win silver in the 50-percent doubles division at the Huntsman World Senior Games on Oct. 16-19 in St. George, Utah.

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Photo: Young angler from Prescott catches massive fish

August Freedman, 7, of Prescott displays his prize catch, a 24-inch northern Pike weighing four pounds, from Ashurst Lake, just 20 miles south of Flagstaff.

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Prep Football: Salome eliminates Mayer, advances in 1A playoffs

For the second straight fall, Mayer’s football team has bowed out in the first round of the 1A State Tournament.

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Local Sports in Brief: Prescott Masters Swim Team nab multiple gold medals in Mesa

The Prescott Masters Swim Team had eight swimmers win gold medals at the 2017 Jamina Winston Short Course Meters Invitational on Thursday, Oct. 19, in Mesa.

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Gameday Glance: #16 Flagstaff Eagles at #20 Prescott Badgers

Kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Bill Shepard Field

Hey Badger fans! Are you going to the game? Head to Twitter and join the conversation using the hashtag #CourierSports! Follow @SportsWriter52 for all your updates!

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Gameday Glance: Mohave Thunderbirds at #24 Bradshaw Mountain Bears

Kickoff set for 7 p.m. at Bob Pavlich Field

Hey Bears fans! Are you heading to the game tonight? Join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #CourierSports. Follow sports writer Doug Cook at @dougout_dc for updates.

Local Sports in Brief: Mile Hi Horseshoe Club hosts annual meeting

Mile Hi Horseshoe Club’s annual meeting Oct. 23 at Guacamaya’s in Prescott

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Local Sports in Brief: Yavapai’s Kanani Hiapo named ACCAC Player of the Week

Yavapai College volleyball player Kanani Hiapo was named ACCAC DI Player of the Week on Monday after she led the Roughriders to a 2-0 record in a pair of 3-0 sweeps against ACCAC foes Pima and South Mountain Community College.

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Gameday Glance: #14 Arizona Western at #7 Yavapai College

Ken Lindley Field, 6 p.m.

Yavapai College men's soccer gameday glance for Tuesday, Oct. 17. Rankings updated as of today.

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Prep Football: Bears make it 3 straight wins with 35-15 road victory

The Bradshaw Mountain football team traveled north to Kingman and earned a 35-15 win over the Lee Williams Volunteers on Friday night.

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Local Sports in Brief: Officers Down 5K canceled

Originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21, the annual Officers Down 5K in Prescott has been canceled, according to event organizers Friday.

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Gameday Glance: Mesa C.C. at #10 Yavapai College

Yavapai College men's soccer gameday glance for Saturday, Oct. 14.

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Local Sports in Brief: Roughriders tie all-time goals scored mark at home

The Yavapai College men’s soccer team defeated ACCAC foe South Mountain Community College 14-0 on Oct. 7, tying the all-time mark for goals scored at a home match in school history.

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Rodeo: Turquoise Circuit Finals results

Final results of the inaugural Turquoise Circuit Finals rodeo event in Prescott Valley.

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Local Sports in Brief: Man Against Horse Race set for Oct. 7

The 34th annual Man Against Horse Race is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7, on Mingus Mountain.

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Gameday Glance: #7 Pima C.C. at #4 Yavapai College

Yavapai College men's soccer gameday glance for Tuesday, Oct. 3.

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Former Yavapai College AD Lynn Merritt inducted into ACCAC HOF

Merritt served as Roughriders athletic director from 1983-1994

Former Yavapai College athletic director Lynn Merritt was recently inducted into the ACCAC Hall of Fame.

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Photo: Phoenix Suns refurbish Mile High M.S. court

The Phoenix Suns made a special trip to Prescott on Thursday, Sept. 28, to dedicate the newly refurbished basketball court at Mile High Middle School.

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Photo: Prescott Senior Softball wraps up summer league

The Prescott Senior Softball league concluded its summer season last week with the fall double-elimination tournaments.

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Local Sports in Brief: Governor seeking to fill Game and Fish Commission position

The governor’s office is currently accepting applications for the Arizona Game and Fish Commission, which must be received or postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26.

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Gameday Glance: Paradise Valley at #5 Yavapai College

Yavapai College men's soccer gameday glance for Thursday, Sept. 28.

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Local Sports in Brief: Adult hockey returns to PVEC

The Prescott Valley adult hockey league enters its 11th season at the Prescott Valley Event Center this fall, beginning with draft night Monday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m.

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2017 Fall Preview Capsule: Embry-Riddle Golf

The 2017 Embry-Riddle golf team preview capsule.

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Local Sports in Brief: NAZ Suns launch breast cancer awareness campaign

The Northern Arizona Suns recently announced a breast cancer awareness campaign where fans can submit names of loved ones and their stories for a chance to see them printed onto a Suns’ jersey.

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Local Sports in Brief: Officers Down 5K set for Oct. 21

The Officers Down 5K, in conjunction with the Yavapai County Jeep Posse, is coming to Prescott starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at Mile High Middle School.

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