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Embry-Riddle volleyball wins 4th straight Cal Pac title

College Volleyball: #19 Embry-Riddle 3, Simpson (Calif.) 0

The NAIA No. 19-ranked Embry-Riddle volleyball team won its 14th straight match on Saturday, Oct. 20, rolling past Simpson of California, 3-0, at Eagle Gym to clinch its fourth consecutive Cal Pac Conference regular-season title.

ERAU women’s soccer cruises, stands at doorstep of winning Cal Pac

NAIA Women’s Soccer: #8 Embry-Riddle 6, Providence Christian 0

With Benedictine-Mesa nipping at its heels, Cal Pac Conference women’s soccer frontrunner Embry-Riddle on Saturday, Oct. 20, ensured that it will snare at least a share of the league’s regular-season crown this month.

Roughriders edge Chandler-Gilbert, host Mesa CC in regionals’ 1st round Oct. 23

ACCAC Men’s Soccer: Yavapai College 1, Chandler-Gilbert CC 0

Yavapai College’s soccer team couldn’t defend its ACCAC regular-season title this fall, but the Roughriders still qualified for the NJCAA Region 1, Division I tournament, and perhaps that’s what matters most.

Bagdad blasts Ray in 1st round of 1A state playoffs

1A Prep Football: #7 Bagdad 58, #10 Ray 0

When compared with the past five years under revered coach Dalton Mills, it’s been a challenging 2018 season for the Bagdad football team, which is only one year removed from a 1A state tournament semifinals appearance.

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Badgers blister Lee Williams, move step closer to Grand Canyon region title

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott’s football team is one win away from clinching the 2018 Grand Canyon region title after dominating Lee Williams in a 41-6 victory Friday, Oct. 19, at Bill Shepard Field.

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Bears shake off struggles, rout Mohave 75-13, before heading to state

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Bradshaw Mountain football team’s lone losing streak of the 2018 season ended gloriously on Senior Night Friday, Oct. 19.

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Gameday Preview: Mohave at #8 Bradshaw Mountain — Week 10

Prep Football

Our gameday preview featuring the No. 8-ranked Bradshaw Mountain football team hosting Mohave on Friday, Oct. 19. Kickoff set for 7 p.m.

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Prescott shows promise despite 3-1 loss to region unbeaten Eagles

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT — In its 2018 regular-season home finale Thursday night, No. 19-ranked Prescott tried to rattle Grand Canyon region frontrunner and No. 4 Flagstaff at the Badgers’ dome gym.

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Roughriders stuff Scottsdale, keep pace with ACCAC frontrunners

Junior College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — Home sweet home. For Yavapai College’s volleyball team, the friendly confines of Walraven Gym have been a blessing during the 2018 season.

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Deer Valley sweeps Prescott on eve of big Flagstaff match

Prep Volleyball

GLENDALE — The No. 19-ranked Prescott volleyball team entered Wednesday, Oct. 17, realizing that it needed a signature win to boost its 2018 résumé.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bradshaw Mountain, moves to 10-0 in region

Prep Volleyball

FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball squad succumbed to 4A Grand Canyon region unbeaten Flagstaff on Tuesday, Oct. 16, dropping to third place in the seven-team standings with three league matches left in the 2018 regular season.

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Prescott mashes Mingus, remains in playoff hunt

Prep Volleyball

COTTONWOOD — By the time mid-October arrives, high school volleyball teams in Arizona are hoping that they’re reaching their peak performance in the quest for making state.

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‘Pepsi’ Perez Flores notches new Roughriders career assist total in rain-soaked rout of Pumas

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — You have to give Jose “Pepsi” Perez Flores a ton of credit. Arguably one of the most talented scorers in junior college soccer, you wouldn’t expect the McMinnville, Oregon, native to be as selfless as he is.

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Austin Clark runs for 3 TDs, No. 11 Badgers beat Mohave 44-27

Prep Football

BULLHEAD CITY — Through Week 9, Prescott’s football team is unbeaten in the 4A Grand Canyon region and controls its own destiny for the league crown with two games left on the regular-season schedule.

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Wickenburg cruises past Chino Valley, 35-14

Prep Football

WICKENBURG — Chino Valley’s football team couldn’t hang with No. 8-ranked Wickenburg on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Gameday Preview: #4 Bradshaw Mountain at #18 Mingus — Week 9

Prep Football

Our gameday preview for tonight's Week 9 matchup between No. 18 Mingus and the No. 4-ranked Bradshaw Mountain Bears.

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Bears avenge early-season loss to Coconino, move to 2nd in GC region

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the No. 11-ranked Bradshaw Mountain volleyball team, it’s too soon to talk about the postseason.

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Upset win over Western puts Yavapai in thick of Division I volleyball race

Junior College Volleyball

Yavapai College rallied late to upset NJCAA D-I No. 20-ranked Arizona Western College, 3-2, in a thrilling marathon match to possibly put the Roughriders back in the hunt for the league crown.

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Chino Valley boys soccer blitzes Camp Verde; moves to 9-0 vs. Cowboys in past 3 years

Prep Soccer

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s boys soccer team has dominated its county rival Camp Verde for the past seven years. And despite some fairly high stakes in their match on Tuesday, the result was no different.

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Cougars’ volleyball loses 2-0 lead, match to Wickenburg at home

Prep Volleyball

CHINO VALLEY — It’s been quite a difficult 2018 season for Chino Valley’s volleyball team, but the Cougars have managed to continue competing through the rough patches.

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Embry-Riddle women’s golf 2nd, men 6th at Co-Ed Invite

College Golf

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle golfer Jessica Williams won the individual women’s title at the ERAU Co-Ed Invite Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Antelope Hills Golf Course’s North Course, leading the Eagles to a second-place finish out of six squads in the two-day tournament.

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Seth Hall snares year-end buckle in the all-around; Cutter Parsons wins circuit finals’ all-around award

Rodeo

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Although it was never really in doubt, tie-down roper and team roping heeler Seth Hall of Albuquerque, New Mexico, clinched the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association’s (PRCA) 2018 Turquoise Circuit year-end all-around title on Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Prescott football upsets rival Bradshaw, knocking Bears from ranks of the unbeaten

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Prescott’s football team denied Bradshaw Mountain a chance at program history on Friday night, Oct. 5, grinding out a 26-21 victory against its chief rival to end the Bears’ seven-game winning streak.

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Prescott badminton stays undefeated at 10-0 with Deer Valley win

Prep Badminton

PRESCOTT — Picking up where it left off in 2017, Prescott’s badminton team once again looks like a legitimate Top 5 competitor in the AIA’s Division II ranks.

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Rain washes out Roughriders soccer match at Chandler-Gilbert

Junior College Soccer

Scattered remnants of heavy rains from Hurricane Rosa postponed the Yavapai College men’s soccer team’s scheduled ACCAC match on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

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Yavapai soccer blanks South Mountain, still 4th in conference

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With Phoenix College, Pima Community College and Arizona Western College holding onto the Top 3 spots in the ACCAC, respectively, Yavapai College still managed to stay within striking distance of them on Saturday night, Sept. 29.

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Embry-Riddle volleyball rolls to 7th straight Cal Pac victory

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — As the Cal Pac Conference slate reaches its mid-way point, the NAIA No. 19-ranked Embry-Riddle volleyball team remains unbeaten and is peaking at the right time.

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Embry-Riddle women’s soccer blanks pesky Marymount, moves to 3-0 in Cal Pac

College Soccer

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. — The defending Cal Pac Conference champion and NAIA No. 11-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team may have some competition in its attempt at a repeat title this fall.

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Bradshaw Mountain goes 7-0, matches 1986 record

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — It finally happened. After 32 long years, Bradshaw Mountain’s football team has replicated a program-best 7-0 start.

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For wheelchair athletes Bogdanov and Schroeder, paramobile offers yet another sport to try — golf

Community Athletics

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Andrew Bogdanov of Chino Valley and Tommy Schroeder of Prescott Valley have played several different wheelchair sports, with basketball and hand-cycling near the top of their respective lists.

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Phoenix College sweeps Roughriders soccer to stay atop ACCAC

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — NJCAA Division I No. 3-ranked Phoenix College remained in first place in the ACCAC on Saturday night, Sept. 22, shutting out Yavapai College, 2-0, to complete a season sweep of the Roughriders.

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Tough defense powers Bears to 6-0 start, beat Coconino 28-14

Prep Football

FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain football coach Chuck Moller predicted that Friday night’s big game at Coconino would be an old-fashioned, grind-it-out kind of high school contest.

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Preview: Undefeated Bears, Panthers clash tonight in Flagstaff

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — What a difference a year makes. For Bradshaw Mountain and Coconino’s football teams, it has meant the world. Both squads enter tonight’s Grand Canyon region contest at 7 inside Cromer Stadium in Flagstaff unbeaten and looking to get a leg up in the race for the league title.

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Roughriders upset No. 5-ranked Pima 3-1

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College’s soccer team hasn’t been accustomed to playing catch-up in the ACCAC since the program was established in 1989. The seven-time NJCAA national champion Roughriders also haven’t been an underdog all that often on their own turf.

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Yavapai volleyball falls in 4 sets at Eastern Arizona; Roughriders remain winless in ACCAC

Junior College Volleyball

THATCHER — Looking to snap out of its funk in ACCAC play, the Yavapai College volleyball team had the unenviable task of visiting league stalwart Eastern Arizona College Wednesday night, Sept. 19.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bears 3-0 in Grand Canyon region showdown

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a battle pitting the Top 2 and only remaining unbeaten teams in the Grand Canyon region on Tuesday night, Sept. 18, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team was swept by Flagstaff, 3-0, at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Roughriders squander 3-goal lead en route to narrow loss at Western

Junior College Soccer

YUMA — Through nine matches, the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team has already equaled the total number of losses that the 2017 squad had all of last season.

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Preview: Embry-Riddle’s golf teams look to continue winning tradition in 2018-19

College Golf

PRESCOTT — Now in their eighth year of intercollegiate play, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s men’s and women’s golf programs have not only been competitive — they’ve been proven winners in the NAIA ranks.

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Embry-Riddle women’s soccer shut out by NAIA No. 1 Spring Arbor

College Soccer

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — Embry-Riddle’s women’s soccer team was shut out by No. 1-ranked and defending NAIA national champion Spring Arbor, 2-0, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 15, at the Cougar Soccer Complex, snapping the Eagles’ four-match winning streak.

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Bears rout Lee Williams, stay unbeaten without QB Gonzales

Prep Football

KINGMAN — Minus suspended starting quarterback Austin Gonzales, the Bradshaw Mountain football team dug deep defensively on Friday night, crushing Lee Williams, 44-14, to start a season at 5-0 for the first time since 1986.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain football opens region play, seeks first 5-0 start in 32 years

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s football team has gone 5-0 to start a season only once in its history, and the 2018 Bears are on the cusp of replicating the feat.

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Chino Valley inducts 3 former players into athletic hall of fame today

Prep Athletics

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s Athletic Hall of Fame will induct three former student-athletes and a longtime business for their contributions to the high school’s athletic department during a short ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria.

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Embry-Riddle women’s soccer upsets Marian in OT thriller 1-nil

College Soccer

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. — The NAIA No. 17-ranked Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team, in the midst of its toughest stretch of the 2018 season, notched one of the biggest victories in program history on Thursday, Sept. 13.

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Yavapai volleyball opens ACCAC play at 0-2

Junior College Volleyball

PHOENIX — Yavapai College’s volleyball team has now lost its first two ACCAC matches of the 2018 season after falling, 3-2, at NJCAA Division II No. 8-ranked South Mountain Community College Wednesday, Sept. 12.

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Bears improve to 8-1 with win over rival Mingus

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Through its first five power-point matches, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team has shown the camaraderie, mettle and confidence of a region championship-caliber squad.

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Prescott wins 2018 season-opening mountain bike race in Flagstaff

Prep Mountain Biking

FLAGSTAFF — Prescott’s Division I mountain biking team opened the 2018 season with an impressive statement, winning the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League’s (AICL) first race of the 2018 season at Fort Tuthill County Park.

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Prescott girls 3rd, boys 5th Saturday at Wherley Invite

Prep Cross-Country

PRESCOTT — Suffering through a rash of illnesses to open the first two weeks of the 2018 season, only now is the Prescott cross-country team beginning to realize its true potential.

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Bradshaw Mountain cruises past Greenway to stay unbeaten

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the first time in recent memory, Bradshaw Mountain’s football team owns a 4-0 record to start a season after shellacking Greenway, 42-20, in a 4A showdown Friday night at Bob Pavlich Field.

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Preview: Bears host Greenway Friday in battle of unbeaten teams

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a clash between unbeaten teams tonight, Sept. 7, Bradshaw Mountain football plays host to Greenway for a 4A contest that may eventually provide important power points to the winner.

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Bradshaw Mountain snaps 2-decade-long drought in 3-1 win over Badgers

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT — With a contingent of at least 60 Bradshaw Mountain students rocking in the stands at the dome gym on Thursday night, the Bears’ volleyball team accomplished something it hasn’t done in some two decades – beat rival Prescott.

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