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Sports Briefly: Moto/ATV races Aug. 20-21 in Prescott Valley

MOTO/ATV/UTV RACES AUG. 20-21 IN PRESCOTT VALLEY

ARIZONA OFF-ROAD PROMOTIONS will play host to motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and utility-terrain vehicle (UTV) races with the Lynx Creek Hare Scrambles from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in Prescott Valley. The racing course is located 2 miles up Fain Road from the Highway 69 interchange. It’s on the south side of the road at mile marker No. 286. There will be a 10-mile loop, consisting of mostly single-track, for bikes, and 7-mile loops for quads and UTVs. Gates open at 4-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, and at 6 a.m. Saturday. Registration runs from 7-9 p.m. Friday and from 6-10 a.m. Saturday at the track. Gate fees are $10 per adult and $5 per child (ages 5-12). Those ages 5 and younger get in free. Camping is free. Entry fees are $65 per bike/ATV, $45 per mini, $35 per pee wee, $100 per team class, $100 per pro and $125 per UTV. Transponder scoring costs $10. Trophies will be awarded to the top finishers. For more information, visit azopracing.com, send an email to kyle@azopracing.com or call 623-363-9665.

The Lynx Creek Motocross will follow on Sunday, Aug. 21, on the same course in Prescott Valley. Featured racers include 50cc (pee wee), 65cc, 85cc, 125 Class, 250f Class, Open Class, PRO, Vintage, Vet 30+, Senior 40+, Master 50+, 450 Class and Quad Class. Cash-only entry fees are $35 for the first race, $25 for the second race, $15 for the third race and $25 for pee wees. Races are conducted in a 2-Moto Format with five laps each and a rubber-band start with no membership required for motorcycles and quads. Gates open at 5:30 a.m., with registration slated for 6 a.m. and practice starting at 7 a.m. Gate fees are $15 per adult and $5 per child ages 6-12. Children ages 5 and younger get in free. Transponder scoring costs $10. No open fire pits. For more information, visit azopracing.com, send an email to kyle@azopracing.com or call 623-363-9665.

REC MEN’S ICE HOCKEY BACK AT PV EVENT CENTER

PRESCOTT VALLEY EVENT CENTER will play host to a men’s ice hockey recreation league for a 9th season in 2016. A general information meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, inside the event center. The meeting is open to players 18 and older, and all skill levels are encouraged to attend. League reps say their organization promotes “camaraderie, an atmosphere of competitiveness, learning new skills and improving your present game” in addition to “fairness in play” in a “non-fighting, non-checking league.” Both players and volunteers are needed. Fans of hockey who want to help are encouraged to attend. For more information or to ask questions, call Scott Rubke at 928-308-6523 or email him at: scott@prescottvalleyeventcenter.com. Or call Harry Zielinski at 928-583-3435 or email him at: hzed44@gmail.com. The season begins in October and admission is free.

BASKETBALL SHOOTING CLINIC AUG. 26-27 IN CHINO VALLEY

CHINO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL’S MAIN GYM, 760 E. Center St., will play host to Pro Shot Shooting System Basketball Clinics for boys and girls in grades 3-12 on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. The first clinic, scheduled for 1-5 p.m. on Aug. 26, is designed for players in grades 7-12. The second clinic, slated for 1-4 p.m. on Aug. 27, is for players in grades 3-6. Each participant must bring his or her own ball. The Pro Shot system teaches players specific shooting techniques to improve their skills.

Cost per player is $50 for the Friday session and $40 for the Saturday session. Make checks payable to: CVHS Boys Basketball. Preregistration is required by Thursday, Aug. 25. For more information, call Chino Valley High varsity boys’ basketball coach Mike Fogel at 928-713-5469 or email him at mfogel@chinovalleyschools.com. Payment may be addressed and mailed to: Mike Fogel, 760 E. Center St., Chino Valley, AZ 86323.

Pro Shot reps are active online. Visit youtube.com/proshotcoach to watch videos, or log on to Twitter @ProShotSystem or facebook.com/focusedshooter to read and post comments.

SACRED HEART GOLF FUNDRAISER AUG. 27 IN PRESCOTT

THE 22ND ANNUAL SACRED HEART SCHOOL Golf Fundraiser will be played at Antelope Hills’ South Course in Prescott on Saturday, Aug. 27, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Players will be flighted and the scoring format is a team-gross scramble. There will be food, prizes, a chance to win a new Chevrolet Malibu on a hole-in-one sponsored by Lamb Chevrolet (amateurs only, as defined by the USGA Rules of Golf), golf ball drawings, and more. All net proceeds will go to help educate schoolchildren in need. For more information, email Michael/Lynne Peters at judgeuno@aol.com or call 928-717-0111. You may also call the Sacred Heart Parish office at 928-445-3141 and ask for Beverly Aviles or visit the website at sacredheartprescott.com to download a registration form. Fee is $80 per person and participation is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

PRESCOTT YOUTH ROLLER HOCKEY ASSOCIATION FALL SEASON

PRESCOTT REC YOUTH ROLLER HOCKEY’S 2016 FALL SEASON REGISTRATION is open for all youngsters through high-school age. Games and practices will be conducted at the hockey venue at Pioneer Park. The season begins with a ‘Family Fun and equipment trade’ day on Monday, Aug. 29. Cost per player is $85. Additional children from the same family can compete at $65 per player. All youth participants will be required to purchase an AAU registration for $14. The registration fee covers the cost of a colored team jersey with a number, a team coach, game officials, eight regular-season games, 12 practices, a playoff tournament, and an end-of-season medallion for each participant. Sign-up deadline is Aug. 24. To register, visit prescottyouthhockey.com, send an email to info@prescottyouthhockey.com, or call 928-441-2520.

TERRITORIAL DAYS 10K SEPT. 3 IN CHINO VALLEY

THE 18TH ANNUAL TERRITORIAL DAYS 10K and 2-Mile Run/Walk is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Memory Park, 1020 W. Palominio Road, in Chino Valley. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Chino Valley High cross-country team.

Packet pick-up will last from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Chino Valley High office at East Center Street and North Highway 89. Entry fees before Thursday, Aug. 25, are $20 for the 10K, $12 for the 2-mile and $10 for runners younger than 12 years old. After Aug. 25, the fees rise to $25, $15 and $12, respectively. Each race entrant will receive a short-sleeved T-shirt and finish-line refreshments. The top overall male and female finishers get awards; ribbons go to the 2-mile runners; and medals will be given to the top-three men and women placers in all 11 age groups. Aid stations will be positioned on the course for runners. For more information, call Chino Valley High cross-country coaches Marc Metz at 480-220-5085 or Jenda Ballard at 928-848-3587. Metz is also available via email at: mmetz@chinovalleyschools.com. To register for the race online, visit https://register.wingfootfinish.com/Register/?event=37509. Each year, Metz encourages well-conditioned athletes to run the so-called Labor Day Trifecta, a series of three nearby races in as many days. In addition to the Territorial Days 10K, there is the Jerome Hill Climb (http://arizonaroadracers.com/events/jerome-hill-climb-2) on Sunday, Sept. 4, and the Williams 10K (http://www.williamslionsclub.com/Mountain_Man_Run_15.html) on Monday, Sept. 5.

YOUTH BASEBALL

PROCESS DRIVEN BASEBALL ACADEMY is conducting a seven-week skills instruction program for players ages 8-12 every Monday from Sept. 12 through Oct. 24 at Ziegler Field, 1200 Commerce Drive in Prescott. Cost is $355 for all seven sessions, which go from 6-8 p.m. Nightly rates are also available. Instruction in mental approach, dynamics of the game, throwing, fielding, base running, hitting, infield, outfield and pitching are included. For more information, call Rob Chriss at 928-308-5822 or visit processdrivenbaseball.com.

CYCLING: SKULL VALLEY LOOP CHALLENGE SEPT. 18

THE ANNUAL SKULL VALLEY LOOP CHALLENGE, considered Prescott’s most scenic road-cycling event of the year, is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at the corner of Gurley and Goodwin streets in downtown Prescott. To register, visit: www.active.com/prescott-az/cycling/skull-valley-loop-challenge-2016. Entry fee is $45 per cyclist before Aug. 24, and $55 afterwards. Riders must sign up by Aug. 31 to be guaranteed a ride shirt. Proceeds will benefit Prescott Alternative Transportation, a nonprofit “working toward a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly central Yavapai community.” Check-in and last-minute registration will occur from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and again at 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Prescott Chamber of Commerce, 117 W. Goodwin St. The ride begins at 7:30 a.m. Folks are encouraged to volunteer by emailing Jo at: PrescottSafeRoutes@gmail.com. The Skull Valley Loop Challenge is a 54-mile road bicycle ride that starts at the Courthouse Plaza and continues through town to Iron Springs Road and on to Skull Valley. Riders return to the Courthouse Square through the Prescott National Forest. The total ascent is 2,939 feet, with a maximum elevation of 6,133 feet. For GPS information, visit: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/1730038. Organizers say the Skull Valley Loop Challenge, which began in 2007, has grown exponentially, bringing hundreds of riders and their families to the Prescott area. For more information, call Prescott Alternative Transportation at 928-708-0911. Those with questions are encouraged to leave a voicemail if no one answers. Those with problems registering online at active.com should call the website’s customer service number at 877-228-4881.

LOCAL BOWLERS STILL WANTED

PIONEER BOWLING LEAGUE at Plaza Bowl, 127 Plaza Drive in Prescott, which began play Aug. 10, still needs bowlers to complete the rosters for some of its teams. Games start at approximately 6:20 on Wednesday nights. Anyone interested in joining the league should call the league secretary at 928-713-9514 or Cal Cordes at 928-583-4258.

ATTENTION SENIORS! There is still time to sign up for the winter league at Antelope Lanes, 6301 E. 2nd St., in Prescott Valley. League play starts at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more information, call Antelope Lanes at 928-772-7331 or the league secretary at 928-775-3746.

SKULL VALLEY POLO CLUB TOURNAMENT OCT. 1

YOU AND YOUR GUESTS are invited to the 12th Annual Skull Valley Polo Club Players Cup Tournament and Texas Barbecue Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Van Dickson Ranch, 13125 Van Dickson Road, in Skull Valley. Sanctioned by the U.S. Polo Association, the tournament begins at 1 p.m., with the barbecue to follow at 4 p.m. Bring your own chairs, hats and drinks. A Texas-style barbecue will be prepared by C. Paul Harris, with proceeds benefitting the Skull Valley Polo Club and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post No. 7906. Please leave your dogs at home. RSVP by sending $35 per person at least 10 days in advance to the Skull Valley Polo Club, P.O. Box 314, Skull Valley, AZ 86338. For more information, call 928-442-3658 or send an email to: charris@gotsky.com.