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Briefly: Wickenburg man makes Olympic shotgun team

TYLER TAYLOR, a 2015 Wickenburg High graduate, qualified for the United States Olympic Shotgun Team while competing in the USA Junior Olympics in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 13-18. Taylor took the Bronze Medal in the International Bunker Trap Doubles, competing against some of the best shooters in the nation, including members of the USA Olympic Team. He will soon be shooting with the USA Olympic Team, which will allow him to shoot and qualify to represent the United States in International Competitions. The 19-year-old is currently attended college and shooting for the Arizona State University Shotgun Team. He was the High-Over-All (HOA) shooter in Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays for Arizona State in the 2015 ASU Collegiate (ACUI and SCTP) competitions. In April 2016, he shot a perfect no-miss round in the 12 gauge – winning the Arizona State Skeet Championship. He started shooting trap and skeet, at age 9, at the Wickenburg Sportsmen’s Club. Taylor is the son of Kent and Laurie Taylor of Wickenburg.


THE ANNUAL ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS BASEBALL ACADEMY Youth Camp will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. July 25-29 at Brad Ziegler Field in Prescott. This academy is the official instructional division of the D-backs. Each camp day and session is choreographed to maximize participation and activity time, D-backs brass say. They add that its instructors are handpicked by the organization from a group of former professional players, as well as the best local collegiate and high school coaches. The camp, which is designed for boys and girls ages 6-14, includes baseball/softball fundamentals training, a D-backs T-shirt and hat, and a free ticket to a 2016 home game with the opportunity to buy additional tickets at a discount. For more information, visit:


THE ANTELOPE HILLS MEN’S Golf Club played its July 4 tournament on the South Course at Antelope Hills in Prescott using the ‘Stableford Format,’ which awards points for pars, birdies and eagles. In the first flight, high gross went to Ken Brack, with Ken Appletree taking high net. In the second flight, Wayne Glasscock grabbed high gross, followed by Gene Howell with high net. In the third flight, Larry Richey shot a high gross, with high net going to Don Mrochek.

On Wednesday, July 6, the Club played its tournament on the South Course with the format being ‘2-Man Best Ball.’ In the first flight, the team of Brad Brightwell and Ron Weiss shot a low gross of 68, with a low net of 58 going to John Robinson and Joe Hughs. In the second flight, 75 was the low gross for Ken Appletree and Jordan Ristich. Low net went to Bryce Rollins and Jim Heidkamp. In the third flight, Durell Ballard and Roger Dardis fired a 76 for low gross, with 60 being the low net for Jim Peoples and Mark McGrath. In the fourth flight, Larry Lunn and Mike Brockert took low gross with an 80, followed by Dave Sobotka and Ken Broughton’s low net of 57. The Antelope Hills Men’s Club is having its membership drive. To join, visit or call 928-499-7788.


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 for 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 directly go to help educate the school children in need. For more information, call Michael/Lynne Peters at: or by phone at 928-717-0111. Or contact the Sacred Heart Parish office at 928-445-3141 and ask for Beverly Aviles. Also, you can visit the website at and download the registration form. Fee is $80 per person and participation is limited, so early registration is encouraged.


AT THE MILE HIGH BASEBALL SCHOOL OVERNIGHT CAMP July 17-20 at Roughrider Park in Prescott, campers ages 10-18 will learn skills from a new perspective with a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching baseball. They will receive quality instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. They will be placed in a group which matches age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Instructors will closely monitor individual needs and develop skills and initiative so that campers may grow from the learning experience. The camp will include instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas will include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. Campers have the option of overnight stay in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Campers will be under adult supervision at all times. The fee for campers who will be commuting to camp is $175. The fee for campers staying overnight is $400. An additional $10 will be added to the fee for late registration. The camp capacity is limited to 150 campers. For more information, call Yavapai College assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292 or email him at: Or visit the Yavapai College Athletics Summer Camp website at:


MEMBERS OF THE 2016 YAVAPAI COLLEGE SOCCER TEAM will conduct two free youth soccer clinics on Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley and again on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. The clinics will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. on both days. Boys and girls ages 5-16 are eligible to participate. No registration is required. If possible, each participant should bring his or her own soccer ball. All participants will receive a special soccer souvenir gift. Come and meet the 2016 Roughriders prior to their season opener!


YAVAPAI COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL coach Zach Shaver and his assistant coaches, Shawna Ruiz and Kylie Davis, are conducting a pre-season camp for youth at Walraven Gym on the Prescott campus this summer.

The pre-season camp for grades 8-12 will go from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18-20. It costs $100 per member for commuters and $200 per member for residents. This camp will focus on team competition with limited skill instruction to help prepare campers for the upcoming school season. Fees include professional instruction, a camp T-shirt, meals (camps only, not clinics), board on campus (resident) and evening activities (resident).

For more information, visit or contact Ruiz at 928-776-2229 or email her at:


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