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Embry-Riddle women’s golf tied for 8th at nationals after wet Day 1

College Golf

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Defending national runner-up Embry-Riddle stood in a tie for eighth place out of 30 teams after a rainy first round at the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship Tuesday on PGA National’s 5,847-yard, par-72 Champion Course.

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8 years on, Bucky’s Casino of Prescott still going strong

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — Bucky’s Casino of Prescott lost its first three games at the Tobin-Glick Senior Softball Tournament on sunny, windy Saturday, but the adversity didn’t seem to faze the 13 guys in the dugout at Pioneer Park.

Kiwanis, Holdsworth, Diamond Outfitters advance in City Majors tourney

Little League

PRESCOTT — In the opening round of the Prescott Little League City Championship Tournament Saturday at Bill Vallely’s upper and lower fields, no upsets were recorded, as second-seeded Kiwanis, No. 4 Holdsworth-Chadd Fuller and No. 3 Arizona Diamond Outfitters rolled to victory.

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Preview: Farmers Insurance favored in city’s Majors tournament

Little League

PRESCOTT — Prescott Little League plays host to its 2018 Majors City Championship Tournament today, May 19, through Thursday, May 24, with seven teams ages 9-12 at Bill Vallely’s upper and lower fields, 621 N. Washington Ave.

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Tucson’s Old Pueblo pursues another age division title at annual Tobin-Glick tournament

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — Playing three games in a span of 5-1/2 hours Thursday at Pioneer Park, Old Pueblo showed why it’s among the teams to beat in the 65-70s age division at the 27th annual Tobin-Glick Memorial Senior Softball Tournament.

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Eagles’ Andrews misses cut at NAIA Nationals after 3rd round

College Golf

SILVIS, Illinois — Embry-Riddle’s Matt Andrews missed the final cut at the four-round NAIA National Championships Thursday night, falling 14 spots and into a five-way tie for 68th after firing a 75 (+4) in the third round.

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Softball tournament honors fallen wildland firefighters

Adult Softball

CHINO VALLEY — The sixth annual Wade Parker Weekend Co-ed Softball Tournament will be played over Father’s Day weekend, June 16 and 17, at Community Center Park’s Little League fields, 1615 N. Road 1 East.

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Embry-Riddle’s Andrews stays alive at NAIA Nationals

College Men's Golf

SILVIS, Ill. — Embry-Riddle senior Matt Andrews sat in a tie for 54th place out of 156 golfers after the second round of the NAIA Men’s Golf Championships Wednesday night at TPC Deere Run.

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Feet to Behold: Talen Pitterle runs/walks Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim in 20-plus hours

Outdoor Sports

DEWEY-HUMBOLDT — Kurt Pitterle of Dewey, father of 11-year-old Talen Pitterle, thought his gifted, dedicated, fleet-footed son could’ve set a Guinness World Record April 28 by becoming the youngest person to run/walk from rim-to-rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon in 20 hours and 14 minutes.

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Bagdad baseball conquers Williams, advances to 1A title game Monday

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

GOODYEAR — Will the Bagdad baseball team’s state-title drought be broken? Well, this just might be the Sultans’ year.

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Sedona’s Gallagher sets new women’s race record in Whiskey Row Marathon

Distance Running

PRESCOTT — Tanaya Gallagher of Sedona not only broke her own course record for women in the Whiskey Row Marathon on Saturday morning. She obliterated it.

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Yavapai eliminated from regionals by defending champ Central Arizona

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Hitting slumps are tricky, and oftentimes unforgiving.

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Bagdad softball upsets 2-time defending state champ Ray in semis

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Seven years after winning its third 1A state championship, Bagdad’s softball program is back in the title game.

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Roughriders split on Day 1 of regionals, face elimination Saturday

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — After Friday’s NJCAA Division I, Region I semifinal at Bill Vallely Field, it’s safe to say Eastern Arizona College has become the Yavapai College softball team’s postseason nemesis.

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Chino Valley baseball pounces on Show Low in 3A’s 1st round

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — With ace Tyler Hixon dealing on the mound, the seventh-seeded Chino Valley baseball team busted out the big sticks in the first round of the 3A State Tournament Friday night, scoring five runs apiece in the third and fourth innings en route to a 12-0 run-ruled rout of No. 10 Show Low.

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40th Whiskey Row Marathon set for Saturday

Distance Running

PRESCOTT — The revered Whiskey Row Marathon celebrates its 40th year Saturday morning, May 5, on the paved streets of downtown Prescott and tree-lined portions of Prescott National Forest with approximately 125 runners racing in the full marathon.

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Prescott boys volleyball advances to state for 1st time

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — The No. 13-ranked Prescott boys’ volleyball team defeated No. 20 Liberty, 3-2, in an epic AIA 5A state play-in match Thursday night at the dome gym, handing the third-year Badgers program its first-ever trip to the state tournament.

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Bradshaw boys’ tennis upsets Nogales, heads to state semis

Prep Tennis: State Playoffs

NOGALES — Bradshaw Mountain’s fifth-seeded boys’ tennis squad stayed hot in the AIA Division II State Team Tournament Wednesday afternoon, knocking off No. 4 Nogales, 5-2, in the quarterfinals, and will face four-time defending state champion Catalina Foothills in the semis.

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Prescott’s Bradley places 3rd at D-II state in 1-mile run

Prep Track & Field

MESA — On opening day of the AIA Division II State Championships Wednesday afternoon, Prescott senior Matthew Bradley placed third out of 26 runners in the 1,600-meter run, posting a personal-record time of 4 minutes and 18.64 seconds, to medal at Mesa Community College.

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Utah’s Keegan Swenson wins Whiskey Off-Road pro race in sprint finish

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT – In pro endurance mountain bike racing, it doesn’t get much closer, or any more competitive, than what transpired in the 2018 Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof men’s race Sunday.

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Denmark’s Langvad rolls to win in Whiskey pro women’s race

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Mountain biker Annika Langvad of Copenhagen, Denmark, a world’s champion, would not be denied a victory in the Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof (Mile) pro women’s endurance race here Sunday. All you had to do was ask Prescott’s Chloe Woodruff, a two-time Whiskey champion in 2014 and 2015, who finished second.

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Brian Gordon of Santa Cruz nabs Whiskey 50 Proof amateur win

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — With last year’s champion electing not to compete in 2018 and its runner-up riding the 30 Proof instead, Brian Gordon, 28, of Santa Cruz, California, took advantage, winning the Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof (Mile) Amateur Mountain Bike Race in 3 hours, 16 minutes and 33 seconds Saturday.

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Mesa’s Joe Susco prevails in Whiskey 30 Proof against up-and-comers

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Forty-five-year-old Joe Susco of Mesa, the champion of the Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof amateur in 2016 and that race’s 2017 runner-up, held off a few upstarts Saturday to win the Whiskey 30 Proof (Mile) amateur mountain bike race in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds.

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Casa Grande eliminates Bradshaw softball in state’s 1st round

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

CASA GRANDE — Three days after dominating Peoria in a state play-in round game at home, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team was eliminated by Casa Grande, 11-5, in the first round of the AIA’s 4A State Tournament Saturday morning.

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Prescott’s Chloe Woodruff wins Whiskey women’s crit a record 3rd time

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Prescott pro mountain biker Chloe Woodruff proved late Friday afternoon that she has returned to fine form at the Whiskey Off-Road, winning the women’s criterium race for a record third time in the past five years in front of her adoring fans.

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Bradshaw’s Turner, Calia fall in state doubles quarterfinal

Prep Tennis: State Doubles

GLENDALE — Bradshaw Mountain boys’ tennis’ fourth-seeded tandem of Dawson Turner and Tyler Calia were eliminated in the AIA Division II state doubles tournament quarterfinals Friday night at Paseo Racquet Center, losing in straight sets to Notre Dame Prep’s Kaden Macor and Max Bilyk.

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Preview: Epic Rides modifies Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof course for 2018

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Preview: Hail the Trail effort benefits Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Epic Rides president Todd Sadow realizes that race promoters who don’t adapt to the evolving landscape in mountain biking are bound to fall off the proverbial map.

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Bears rally in 4th, advance to state playoffs with 9-2 rout over Peoria

Prep Softball: State Play-In Round

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Tied 2-2 entering the bottom of the fourth inning against Peoria Wednesday afternoon, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team needed a jolt in its 4A state play-in tournament game at the Bears’ campus field.

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Bradshaw Mountain tennis edges Nighthawks, advance to state quarters

Prep Tennis: State

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ tennis squad tallied its first state team tournament victory in five years Wednesday, topping Ironwood Ridge of Oro Valley, 5-4, in a thrilling AIA Division II opening-round match.

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Preview: Bradshaw boys’ tennis hosts Ironwood Ridge today in state opener

Prep Tennis: State Playoffs

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Division II’s fifth-seeded Bradshaw Mountain boys’ tennis squad will play host to an opening-round state team tournament match for the first time in five years at 3 p.m. today, April 25, versus No. 12 Ironwood Ridge on the Bears’ campus courts.

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Bradshaw’s Nnantah, Rozendaal, Shaver tune up for state

Prep Track & Field

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain track and field star senior Bailey Rozendaal holds the Bears’ girls’ program record in the javelin and the heptathlon. That would be considered a significant achievement for most prep athletes. For the disciplined, driven Rozendaal, however, it’s simply two down and two to go.

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Stunner! Chino Valley baseball upsets NW Christian, stays alive in 3A West region title hunt

Prep Baseball

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s baseball players felt quite confident heading into their key league showdown at 3A No. 3-ranked Northwest Christian Friday.

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Bradshaw boys’ Streeter, Turner and Calia advance at state

Prep Tennis

PHOENIX — The Division II No. 5-ranked and Section II champion Bradshaw Mountain boys’ tennis team advanced three players to the third round after winning three matches in the opening rounds of the Division II state singles and doubles tournaments Friday at Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center.

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Bradshaw baseball knocks off No. 23 Shadow Mountain

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Despite all of its trials and tribulations in 2018, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team has hung tough down the stretch, posting a season-best fourth straight victory on Thursday to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.

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Prescott baseball sweeps Mohave, braces for Mingus in finale

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — The 4A No. 17-ranked Prescott baseball team started all eight of its seniors on Senior Day Thursday afternoon, and it panned out well for the Badgers, who notched a 7-1 victory over Mohave in their regular-season home finale.

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Chino Valley tops Kingman for 5th straight win

Prep Baseball

CHINO VALLEY — At this stage of the season, seeding into the 3A state tournament becomes a priority for teams such as Chino Valley’s baseball squad, which would, at the least, prefer to host a state play-in tournament game on Friday, April 27.

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Cougars’ golf posts win over Bagdad, Camp Verde in Prescott

Prep Golf

PRESCOTT — Chino Valley’s golf team defeated friendly rivals Bagdad and Camp Verde in a home meet Tuesday afternoon at Antelope Hills Golf Course, delighting Cougars coach Jerry Behm.

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Badgers take 5th, 9th at Pioneer Invite

Prep Track & Field

PHOENIX — Prescott’s girls’ track and field team placed fifth and its boys’ squad took ninth out of 16 teams at the seventh annual Pioneer Invitational Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle High School.

Roughriders sweep Gateway, keep pressure on Eastern Arizona

Junior College Softball

PHOENIX — The NJCAA Division I No. 19-ranked Yavapai College softball team swept Gateway Community College, 12-3 in six innings and 4-2, to remain one game behind ACCAC D-I frontrunner and No. 12-ranked Eastern Arizona College Saturday afternoon.

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Embry-Riddle softball salvages split from Benedictine-Mesa

College Softball

PRESCOTT — Playing in the Cal-Pac Conference has been challenging for Embry-Riddle’s softball team in 2018.

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Yavapai softball 1 game out of 1st after split with Phoenix

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday, Yavapai College’s softball team had won an Arizona Conference-best 10 straight games and was still jockeying with Eastern Arizona College for first place in the league’s NJCAA Division I standings. Then, stalwart Phoenix College came to town.

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Bradshaw Mountain tennis upsets No. 2 Cactus Shadows

Prep Boys Tennis

PRESCOTT VALLEY – On a wind-whipped Thursday afternoon at home, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ tennis team pulled off a major upset of previously undefeated and Division II No. 2-ranked Cactus Shadows, registering a 7-2 victory that should give the Bears the Section II title.

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King of the Hill: Jones tosses 1-hit shutout in 10-0 rout of rival Bears

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Standing at an even 6-foot-5, Prescott pitcher Kody Jones can seem intimidating on the hill. Add in his nasty fastball, curveball and change-up combination, and the righty becomes that much tougher.

Bears softball crushes Prescott, improves to 7-3 in region

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain softball slugger Madisen Duryea, who set a new single-season program record for home runs with her 19th and 20th dingers Saturday at home, had a single and two RBIs in the Bears’ 13-2 road win over area rival Prescott Tuesday afternoon.

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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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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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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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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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