Local Rundown: Cougars rout Kingman Academy on road, 12-2
KINGMAN – Chino Valley High’s baseball team improved its record to 2-0 in Division III, Section V on Thursday, April 7, blasting Kingman Academy in a run-ruled win on the road.
The Cougars scored six runs in the third inning and three runs in the sixth to open up the game. They finished with 14 hits and no errors.
At the dish, Tyler Hixon led the visitors, going 4-for-4 with a homer, a double, five RBIs and two runs scored. Trevor Drake (2-for-3, three runs scored), Spencer Coffin (2-for-4, homer, two runs scored, three RBIs), Johnny Gilbert (2-for-4, two doubles) and Jake Clawson (2-for-3, two RBIs, run scored) also contributed. Coffin’s homer was the first of his varsity career.
On the mound, Chino starter Skylar Brooks went the distance for the win, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out five in six innings.
The Cougars (6-8 overall record in power-point games, 2-0 in section) will continue on in section when they visit Kingman High at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Chino won’t return home until 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, when the club battles section foe Wickenburg.
BAGDAD — The Division V No. 2-ranked Bagdad High baseball team extended its winning streak to 10 games in power-point contests on Thursday, April 7, routing Telesis Prep 24-1 in Section III play at home.
Bagdad (10-1 overall in power-point contests, 3-0 in section) will take a break from section action when it visits division opponent and 17th-ranked Valley Lutheran at 3:45 p.m. today, April 8, at Red Mountain Sports Complex.
COTTONWOOD — The Division II No. 9-ranked Prescott High girls’ tennis team won its fourth consecutive match on Thursday, April 7, defeating No. 18 Mingus Union 7-2 on the road.
With the victory, Prescott remained atop the Division II, Section V standings with an 8-0 record.
Winning in singles for the Badgers were team No. 1 Sarah Jane Schott, No. 3 Lexi Hammes, No. 4 Mackenzie Roberts, No. 5 Morgan Feingold and No. 6 Maya Goligoski.
Victors in doubles for Prescott were the team’s No. 2 duo of Hammes-Roberts and No. 3 tandem of Feingold-Goligoski. The Badgers (9-1 overall record) will visit D-I No. 12-ranked Cactus Shadows at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in Cave Creek.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain High’s boys’ tennis team ended a four-match losing skid on Thursday, April 7, doubling up Cactus 6-3 on its campus courts. With the victory, the Bears (5-6 overall record) improved to 3-4 in Division II, Section V. Bradshaw will travel to section opponent Mingus Union at 3:30 p.m. next Tuesday, April 12, in Cottonwood.
PHOENIX — At the Greenway Invitational April 2, Bradshaw Mountain High track and field’s boys’ team finished 12th and the girls’ squad claimed 15th, as several Bears athletes placed among the top six in their individual events.
First-year Bradshaw coach Jason Shaver said his teams fared well, despite missing some athletes due to illness.
For the boys, Ryan Shaver won the discus with a throw of 146 feet, while Dylan Wallace was runner-up in the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 2 inches. David Dennis (fourth in the pole vault, 11’ 7”), Abe Hernandez (fifth in the 200m) and the 4x400m relay team (sixth place) also excelled.
On the girls’ side, Rachel Campbell placed fifth in the 200m, Bailey Rozendaal claimed sixth in both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles, and the 4x100m relay team was seventh.
“We’re still working hard every week to reach that goal of getting as many athletes as possible to [the Division II] state [championships meet May 4 and 7 in Mesa],” coach Shaver said.
On Wednesday, April 6, at the Raymond Kellis meet in Glendale, Bradshaw fit in a final tune-up before heading into its last three big meets of the regular season.
“We had a lot of personal records on Wednesday. Our athletes are focused and becoming a tighter unit,” coach Shaver said. “There’s still some sickness going around, and we were missing four to five seniors Wednesday for a calculus camp.”
However, coach Shaver was far from disappointed.
“I keep preaching to these athletes that they are student-athletes – noting that student comes first,” he added. “We have an awesome bunch of seniors.”
Next up, Bradshaw Mountain will compete at the Apollo Hal Anders Invite at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9, in Glendale.