Petro records first double-double of the season with 17 points, 10 rebounds
Bradshaw Mountain struggled in the first half against defending Grand Canyon region champion Flagstaff on Monday night, but the Bears showed signs of life in the second half in a 76-66 loss to tipoff the 2017-18 season and region play.
Beginning the regular season against a region opponent isn’t preferable for a high school basketball team. Neither is playing the contest on the road against a defending 4A state tournament semifinalist.
Bears look for better season after 5-13 record last year
After a slow start to the 2016-17 season, the Bradshaw Mountain boys’ basketball team didn’t really recover, compiling a 5-13 overall record in power-point games en route to missing the 4A state playoffs in February.
Bradshaw Mountain kicks off season tonight vs. Flagstaff
Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ basketball team graduated six seniors, each of whom played key roles, this past off-season, leaving third-year coach Rick Haltom with a green group that has talent, but will need time to mature on the court in 2017-18.
Apaches win 6th title in past 9 years under coach Clements
Go ahead. You can say it now. Tyler Junior College’s men’s soccer program from Tyler, Texas, has reached dynasty status.
The older guard may have officially passed the baton to the newer guard on a chilly, overcast Friday afternoon at Mountain Valley Park as Yavapai College’s soccer team succumbed to Tyler Junior College of Texas in the NJCAA national semifinals.
Yavapai-Tyler matchup set for Friday; Pima advances
In their 10th all-time meeting since 1990, Yavapai College and Mercer County Community College of New Jersey’s soccer teams met on Wednesday to determine which club from Pool C would advance to the 2017 NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament semifinals.
On an opening day in which each of the Top 4 seeds in the 2017 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championship tournament pitched shutouts, third-seeded Yavapai College and its high-powered attack made the most convincing statement.
5 Suns score in double figures
In a back-and-forth affair against the Iowa Wolves Saturday night in NBA Gatorade League play, the Northern Arizona Suns needed overtime to settle their two-game series at Prescott Valley Event Center.
Embry-Riddle’s women’s soccer team captured its third Cal-Pac Conference tournament championship in the past six seasons Saturday afternoon, blanking host UC-Merced, 1-0, in the title match to qualify for NAIA nationals.
Years after visiting powerhouse Mercer, Yavapai gets its turn
Yavapai. Mercer County. The schools’ names alone invoke the stuff of legend in junior college men’s soccer lore.
For decades, since his childhood in Philadelphia, Yavapai College coach Mike Pantalione knew of Mercer’s soccer success.
Arellano boys, Kanner and Rivera have formed cohesive unit for Yavapai
Yavapai College soccer defenders Ricardo Nunez-Arellano and Isaac Arellano have plenty in common, although not in the ways you might think.
Pantalione, Bell’s consistent approach still works after all these years
As the autumn sun faded over Ken Lindley Field Nov. 4, 29-year Yavapai College soccer coach Mike Pantalione and associate coach Hugh Bell embraced near the home bench moments before the Roughriders clinched the West District championship.
Cal-Pac Player of the Year Jalin Yoder leads Eagles with 15 kills
It was a breakthrough performance on Thursday night for the Embry-Riddle volleyball team, which advanced to the Cal Pac Conference Tournament championship match on its third attempt against the same opponent.
Winning streak reaches 12 games, shutout stretch to 11
Embry-Riddle’s women’s soccer team on Thursday advanced to the Cal Pac Conference Tournament championship match, shutting out La Sierra, 4-0, in the semifinals to extend its winning streak to 12.
Roughriders paired with old nemesis Mercer, unfamiliar Waubonsee
NJCAA Division I’s seven-time national champion Yavapai College soccer team will face a former longtime nemesis and an unfamiliar foe in Pool C when the 2017 national tournament kicks off Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 13-15, at Mountain Valley Park Amphitheater in Prescott Valley.
Blanks Pima, heads to National Tournament in Prescott Valley
Yavapai College’s soccer team clinched a berth into the NJCAA Division I National Tournament with a convincing victory over Snow College (Utah) on Friday.
Sultans’ 21-game winning streak snapped
Bagdad’s football team will not repeat as the 1A state champions in 2017 after third-seeded Superior posted a shocking semifinals upset of the second-seeded Sultans, 44-34, Saturday night at Maricopa High School south of Phoenix.
Program first for the Badgers
Prescott sophomore swimmer Harris Temple captured the first state championship in the Badgers program’s history Saturday at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, winning the 100-yard freestyle in 46.92 seconds.
For the Yavapai College soccer team, Friday’s NJCAA Division I West District Tournament semifinal match against Snow College (Utah) at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott had the word “redemption” written all over it.
Roughriders seek program’s 21st national tournament appearance
You could call Yavapai College sophomore attacker Carlo Quesada of Las Vegas a Classic Rock aficionado. A year ago Thursday, during the Roughriders’ men’s soccer team trip to Cheyenne, Wyoming, for the NJCAA Division I West District Tournament, the squad made the first of two stops in Winslow.
Visit conference champ Eastern Arizona Friday for shot at nationals
Yavapai College’s volleyball team closed out the regular season with three consecutive losses in conference play, which cost the Roughriders a No. 1 seed and a semifinal bye in the NJCAA Division I District B Tournament, as well as a Top 20 ranking.
Badgers, Bradshaw Mountain compete for titles in Mesa
Prescott sophomore swimmer Harris Temple has qualified for the postseason in two individual events, carrying No. 1 rankings in both, to lead the Badgers’ boys’ team into the 2017 Division II Swimming & Diving State Championships Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.
District tournament starts Friday
Yavapai College’s men’s soccer team needs only a win Friday in Prescott to advance to the NJCAA Division I National Championship tournament, which the Roughriders will host Nov. 13-15, 17 and 18, at Mountain Valley Park Amphitheater in Prescott Valley.
Cougars head home with 2A state runner-up trophy
In order to defend its 2016 state title, Chino Valley’s girls’ soccer team had to play its best match of the season against top-seeded Northland Prep in the 90-degree heat of Gilbert on Saturday afternoon.
It’s been a bit of a bumpy ride for the defending 2A state champion Chino Valley girls’ soccer team this fall. But the Cougars have persevered, and they seem ready for one final challenge to cap off 2017.
GILBERT — Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team’s domination of the small-schools’ division ended difficultly on Friday night, as upstart Phoenix Country Day knocked out the previously unbeaten four-time defending state champions, 1-0, in the 2A state semifinals at Campo Verde High School.
Win or go home. The message at practice this week was clear for Bradshaw Mountain’s football team, which must beat rival Prescott tonight at 7 p.m. in its regular-season finale at Bill Shepard Field to repeat as Grand Canyon region champions to earn a berth into the 16-team 4A state tournament.
Yavapai College’s men’s soccer team finally breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday night. That’s because Phoenix College’s three-year stranglehold on the Roughriders’ region playoff fortunes ended gloriously in front of a boisterous crowd at Ken Lindley Field.
Rios records hat trick in 11-0 rout over The Gregory School
The four-time defending small-schools state champion Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team advanced to the 2A state semifinals after drubbing The Gregory School, 11-0, in the tournament’s opening round on Wednesday night.
Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team won 14 games in its inaugural 2016-2017 season with 10 freshmen on an 11-player roster. It was a pretty significant accomplishment for a squad that also missed qualifying for the California Pac Conference Tournament by one game.
It’s been quite a whirlwind for the 2017-2018 Northern Arizona Suns – and the season hasn’t even started.
Prescott’s Abby Nelson places 4th at state singles tournament
Prescott’s badminton team experienced mixed results at the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s (AIA) Division II Singles and Doubles State Championships Friday and Saturday at Independence High School in Glendale, and yet the Northwest Section champions aren’t done with the 2017 postseason.
Bears must beat rival Prescott Oct. 27 to repeat as champs
Bradshaw Mountain’s football team didn’t enter Week 9 in complete control of its own destiny in the Grand Canyon region title race. The surging Bears needn’t have fretted, however.
Harris Temple leads boys, Ingallina guides girls
As a sophomore, Prescott swimmer Harris Temple has proven that he’s a sprinter to be reckoned with in Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Division II – both this fall and over the next two years.
Prescott’s own Arizona Sand Snakes girls’ softball team won its third consecutive tournament Oct. 1, taking home the title trophy of the 12U age division at USA Softball’s Phoenix Future Stars tournament.
Northland Prep clinches 2A Central region title
The defending 2A state champion and current No. 3-ranked Chino Valley girls’ soccer team struggled against No. 1 Northland Prep of Flagstaff in their first two meetings this season.
Roughriders home finale set for Friday
Yavapai College’s volleyball team had won eight of its last nine matches heading into the stretch run of the 2017 regular season this week, earning itself a No. 20 ranking in the latest NJCAA Division I Top 20 poll and first place in the ACCAC standings.
Roughriders clinch at least No. 2 seed at regionals, first-round bye
Sitting in second place with two ACCAC matches left, the Yavapai College soccer team knew that winning on Tuesday would likely be its only chance to nab one of the Top 2 seeds into the NJCAA Region I, Division I Tournament Oct. 23, 25 and 28.
Bagdad’s defending Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) 1A state champion football squad garnered the second seed and a first-round bye, while Mayer picked up the fifth seed and will play host to an opening-round contest in the 12-team state tournament on Saturday, Oct. 21.
Eagles now in 2nd place in Cal Pac
Grant Rowe and Nick Goldstein scored two goals apiece, and goalkeeper Jake Hutto tallied three saves in 90 minutes, guiding Embry-Riddle’s men’s soccer team to a 5-0 victory over Sierra Nevada in Cal Pac Conference play Saturday afternoon.
Since 2008, the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo has participated in the Wrangler “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” campaign, a national fundraiser that allows local communities to keep the money they raise and donate it to charities and hospitals combating breast cancer.
As the quad cities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt continue to grow, so, too, are events being conducted on behalf of breast-cancer awareness and treatment.
Sultans QB Loveall accounts for 11 TDs, Bagdad claims region title
Under the lights on Friday the 13th, Bagdad’s undefeated 8-man football team was far from spooked. In fact, facing rival Mayer in Spring Valley, the Sultans continued their two-year-long dominance in the 1A ranks.
Mayer’s football program has regained its former swagger under coach Mike Gutierrez in 2017, but the true test comes tonight when the unbeaten Wildcats play host to undefeated 1A state power and rival Bagdad at Mathern Field in Spring Valley.
Badgers could earn playoff bye today
The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division II Northwest section champion Prescott badminton team on Wednesday took the first of two steps toward potentially hosting a quarterfinals match in the state team tournament later this month.
Embry-Riddle rolls to its 6th straight win, stays undefeated at home
During its five-match winning streak from, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team pitched a handful of shutouts, outscoring the opposition a combined 8-0. On Tuesday night at the Eagles’ campus field in Prescott, their impressive run continued.
Team-roping headers Erich Rogers and Aaron Tsinigine grew up in separate places on the Navajo Reservation in northeastern Arizona, and yet they formed a friendship years ago that has strengthened themselves as well as their communities.
Rolls past Coconino; now 2-1 in Grand Canyon region
After limping to a 0-5 start, Bradshaw Mountain’s football team appears to be hitting its stride, cruising to its second consecutive victory in 4A Grand Canyon region play Friday night at Bob Pavlich Field in Prescott Valley.