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Bagdad cruises in thrashing of Valley Union

Prep Football

ELFRIDA — Defending state semifinalist Bagdad rolled to a 66-0 victory over Valley Union in the opening week of the 2018 football season for 1A.

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Superior dominates Mayer in opener, 50-0

Prep Football

SPRING VALLEY — Playing host to the 2017 state runner-up for 1A in its 2018 season opener, Mayer’s football team simply couldn’t match Superior in a 50-0 setback Friday night at Mathern Field.

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Skull Valley Loop Challenge set for Sept. 16 in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The 2018 Skull Valley Loop Challenge is scheduled to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, in Prescott. The 54-mile road loop begins and finishes in historic downtown Prescott.

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Sand Snakes claim Mile Hi Classic title in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott-based 12U Sand Snakes fast-pitch softball team defeated the AZ Cats from Tucson 16-7 on Sunday, Aug. 12, to claim the Summer Mile Hi Classic title at Heritage Park in Prescott.

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5th annual Guns & Hoses Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 26 in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The fifth annual John Hanna Sr. Guns and Hoses Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

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NAZ Suns host nearly 100 kids for basketball camp in Prescott Valley

Prep Sports

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns hosted nearly 100 kids ages 7 to 17 eager to learn how to play basketball the Suns way Friday, July 27, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Members of Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters teams up with local pickleball association

Local Sports

PRESCOTT — The Prescott Pickleball Association and Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters teamed up to learn basic instructions on how to play the game of pickleball Saturday.

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Free Yavapai College youth soccer clinic set for Aug. 11

Local Sports in Brief

Members of the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will conduct a free youth soccer clinics on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.

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All 4 Arizona Cardinals' preseason games to air on NBC

NFL

Tempe — Beginning with the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday, Aug. 11, all four preseason games can be seen locally on NBC, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

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Game and Fish now accepting entries for wildlife calendar photo contest

Local Sports in Brief

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently holding the 12th annual Arizona Wildlife Photo Contest for the 2019 calendar, which is published in the November-December issue of Arizona Wildlife Views.

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Roughriders infielder Sacco, coach Cougill to join NJCAA national team

Junior College Baseball

PRESCOTT — The NJCAA National Baseball team’s 26-man roster for the 84th annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series, announced Wednesday, includes Yavapai College infielder Tony Sacco. Roughriders coach Ryan Cougill was also tapped as one of the team’s assistant coaches.

Mile Hi Horseshoe Club crowns Top 3 at Tall Pines Tournament

Local Sports in Brief

Jerry Sloan of Prescott Valley placed first, Joe Starika of Prescott Valley finished second and Kim Ranney of Cleator claimed third out of six pitchers at the Mile Hi Horseshoe Club’s Tall Pines Tournament Saturday, June 30, at Watson Lake Park Horseshoe Complex in Prescott.

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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4 NAZ Suns playing in NBA Summer League

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Four Northern Arizona Suns players began taking part in NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas Friday night, July 6, the team announced in a news release.

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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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Prescott Minors All-Stars take 2nd at District 10 tourney in Cottonwood

Local Sports in Brief

Playing their fifth game in as many days, the Prescott Minors All-Stars fell 9-7 to the Verde Valley All-Stars in the District 10 Minors All-Stars Tournament on June 23 in Cottonwood.

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ASU to host 5A-6A football championships this fall

Local Sports in Brief

The Arizona Interscholastic Association officially announced that Arizona State University will host the 5A and 6A conference Arizona high school football state championships this fall, according to a release.

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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!

Yavapai College student-athletes earn NJCAA academic honors

Local Sports in Brief

Meredith Clark, Lauren Ulibarri and Spencer Coffin received NJCAA first team All-Academic honors for earning a 4.0 grade point average during the 2017-18 school year.

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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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Boursaw, Guerra earn first team All-American honors for Roughriders

Local Sports in Brief

Jaydee Boursaw and Makayla Guerra were recognized by the NJCAA on Thursday afternoon after they announced both Yavapai College softball players were named first team All-Americans.

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NAZ Suns donate $7,520 to local law enforcement, first responders and military

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Arizona Suns welcomed local law enforcement agencies, first responders and members of the military June 12 at the Prescott Valley Event Center to donate a $7,520 check, which are the proceeds from last season’s Salute to Heroes Night.

NAZ Suns Basketball Camp set for July 27

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Arizona Suns are scheduled to host their second annual NAZ Suns Basketball Camp from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27.

Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament set for June 23 in Prescott Valley

Local Sports in Brief

Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament set for June 23 in Prescott Valley. The second annual Jerry Germain Memorial Horseshoe Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday, June 23, in Prescott Valley.

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Sand Snakes take 2nd place at softball tournament in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The Sand Snakes, a 12U fast pitch softball team, took second overall at the School’s Out for the Summer softball tournament June 3 in Prescott.

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Heritage soccer clubs claim middle school titles

Local Sports in Brief

The Heritage Middle School boys and girls soccer teams ended their season by hoisting two championship trophies April 27 in Chino Valley.

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Photo: Team Battitude wins TOC in Williams

Little League

Team Battitude of the Prescott Valley Little League poses for a photo after claiming the 2018 Tournament of Champions softball majors division title with a 13-12 victory over Williams on Saturday, June 2, in Williams.

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Photo: Magnum Dental claims TOC minors title

Little League

Magnum Dental of the Prescott Little League claimed the 2018 Tournament of Champions minors division title with a 9-7 win over Verde Valley on Sunday, June 3, in Williams.

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PGA HOPE program helps Prescott’s disabled military veterans

Local Golf

PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) is a program under the umbrella of PGA REACH, a 501(c)(3) Foundation of the PGA of America.

4th annual John Hanna Memorial Invitational Tournament set for May 26-27

Local Sports in Brief

The fourth annual John Hanna Memorial Invitational Tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, in Prescott.

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Free fishing day set for June 2 in Arizona

Outdoor Sports

The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced this week that Arizona anglers can fish the state’s waters for free Saturday, June 2.

Prescott Valley Grand Prix set for Memorial Day weekend

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott Valley Grand Prix is scheduled to take place outside the Prescott Valley Event Center on Memorial Day Weekend, Friday through Sunday, May 25-27.

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Prescott little leaguer Tyson Potts participates in regional home run derby

Local Sports in Brief

Tyson Potts, a member of the Prescott Little League and current local 14U home run derby champion, narrowly missed out on the championship round of the Regional Jr. Home Run Derby on May 5 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, coming up short by only one home run to advance.

Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament set for June 16 in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The 25th annual Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at the Prescott Golf and Country Club.

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Heat, 3 others claim Tobin-Glick titles on final day of tournament

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — In the age 50 to 55 division, The Heat from Maricopa went into the title game undefeated but lost to 4 The Fallen from Mesa after the club rallied to win 18-16 at the Tobin-Glick Memorial Softball Tournament.

Kingman takes top seed into 55s age bracket Sunday

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — Kingman Senior Softball swept the 55s AAA age division and will carry the No. 1 seed into Sunday’s bracket play at the annual Tobin-Glick Memorial Senior Softball Tournament at Pioneer Park in Prescott.

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Prescott’s Dillion Osborn signs letter to play golf at Missouri Valley College

Local Sports in Brief

Prescott senior golfer Dillion Osborn signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to keep swinging a club for the next four years, inking his name on a sheet of paper in front of family and friends to attend Missouri Valley College in the fall.

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8 Prescott Pirates qualify for regional, state meet

Prep Swimming

CHANDLER— Jayden Long, Joshua Baillie and Renee Baillie of the Prescott Swim Team did well enough at the 2018 May Dayz Meet on April 28 and 29 in Chandler that they’ll be moving on to the Arizona Aquatic Swim state competition at the end of July in Phoenix.

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Trevor Lewis of BASIS Prescott wins state CAA golf title

Local Sports in Brief

Trevor Lewis fired a 3-under par 68 at the Canyon Athletic Association state golf championships, claiming first overall to win a state individual title May 5 at Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019; Wagering could start in July

Horse Racing

The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group during its May 10 meeting, paving the way for horse racing in 2019.

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Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance sponsors summer youth programs

Mountain Biking

Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, or PMBA, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is sponsoring a ride/clinic series, as well as volunteer trail stewardship and paid trail internship programs, this summer in Prescott.

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Northern Ace Volleyball team takes 1st in Arizona region

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Ace Volleyball 16-Black team finished first in the Arizona Region, holding a record of 29-1 overall after the April 28 championship division tournament.

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Roundup: LeBron banks in game-winner as Cavs beat Raptors

NBA Playoffs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.

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Walk-off homer by Casteel sends Cougars home

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — Chino Valley’s thrilling 2018 season ended in the 3A state quarterfinals Saturday at Surprise Sports Complex in a 4-3 loss after Casteel hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to advance to the semis next weekend.

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Bagdad advances to state semifinals after 8-0 shutout of Valley Union

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

GOODYEAR — The 1A top-ranked Bagdad baseball team advanced to the state semifinals after shutting out eighth-seeded Valley Union Saturday at Goodyear Baseball Complex.

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No. 3 Bagdad shuts out Hayden 10-0

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Bagdad’s third-seeded softball team advanced to the 1A state tournament semifinals for the first time since 2011 on Friday, shutting out No. 6 Hayden in a run-ruled five innings in the quarterfinal round.

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Roughrider Gameday Glance: Region I Tournament

Junior College Softball

NJCAA Division I, Region I Softball Tournament - Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at Bill Vallely Field, Prescott.

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Chino Valley softball stuns Safford, advances to state quarters

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s 13th-seeded softball team upset No. 4 Safford, 6-4, in the first round of the AIA 3A State Tournament Saturday afternoon at Rose Mofford Softball Complex to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Alvarado, Potts win junior home run derby in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The second annual Prescott Area Home Run Derby saw local hitters go yard more than 70 times during the event at Bill Vallely Field on April 15 in Prescott.

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