Originally Published: October 14, 2015 6 a.m.
PREP BADMINTONPrescott 8, Deer Valley 1Prescott High's varsity badminton team registered its fifth consecutive victory Tuesday, Oct. 13, defeating Deer Valley in Glendale to improve to 7-1 overall and 7-0 in Division I, Section I.In singles play, Badgers' No. 1 player Lauren Mazzella swept Jovana Kuvac, 11-3 and 11-0. No. 2 Andie Gonzales also won handily, cruising past Valerie Sutton, 11-1 and 11-5.In other results for PHS: No. 3 Morgan Feingold defeated Kaycee Younap (9-11, 11-2, 11-7); No. 4 Sara Kosse beat Corey Imperanice (11-8, 11-13, 11-6); No. 5 Sydney Gonzales got past Kristianna Maillie (11-4, 6-11, 13-10); and No. 6 Megan Raiss swept Rachel Linden (13-10, 11-2).In varsity doubles, the Badgers' No. 1 duo of Gonzales and Feingold lost to Deer Valley in straight games, 15-17 and 9-15. However, No. 2 tandem Mazzella and Kosse won (15-2, 15-9), as did the No. 3 pairing of Gonzales and Raiss (15-8, 15-6).D-I No. 8-ranked Prescott continues on in section play at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, when the hometown squad hosts Horizon.PREP CROSS-COUNTRYChino Valley girls runners-up at Crusaders Invite in PhoenixChino Valley High's cross-country team ran well at the Crusaders Invitational in Phoenix Tuesday, Oct. 13, placing second with 50 points - only four points behind champion Valley Christian.Leading the Lady Cougars was Becca Tupper, who placed fifth with a time of 25 minutes and 40 seconds. Sandra Falls (10th, 26:08), Lizzy Tupper (11th, 26:08), Chloe Vallejo (17th, 28:17), Mya Pullins (22nd, 28:44) and Abbie Golden (23rd, 28:52) followed.Meanwhile, the Chino boys placed sixth out of 13 schools with 149 points. Brenden Tupper led the Cougars, placing 11th in 18:48. David Lemcke (21st, 19:58), David Gehman (32nd, 21:06), Christian Herb (47th, 22:28) and Alex Daniels (57th, 23:45) rounded out Chino's finishers.Next up, the Cougars compete in the 11th annual Yavapai County Cross-Country Championships Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.