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Local Briefly: Golf results


OAKES AMES AND TERESA BUSSER each shot a hole-in-one at Capital Canyon Club golf course in Prescott’s Hassayampa subdivision on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, respectively. Ames converted on the 170-yard hole No. 17 with a 7-iron. Busser drained her shot from the teal tees (100 yards) on hole No. 3 with an 8-iron.


THE 2016 CRANKSGIVING RIDE is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, in Prescott. Cranksgiving started in New York City, and there are now nearly 80 independently organized events across the globe. The event has its roots in bike messenger alley-cat races, but there are no requirements other than “get food” and “do it on a bike.” Locally, Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT) brought the event to Prescott, and 2016 will be the fifth year running. “This year, we are switching up the start a little bit,” event organizer and PAT volunteer Jim Knaup said, as the race will begin in the parking lot of the Safeway grocery store on White Spar Road.

There’s no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to bring $15 to $20 to buy the food they donate. Besides a bicycle, participants need a lock and a backpack, or some other way to carry the food they purchase. To add to the fun factor, costumes and bike decorations are encouraged. Each rider receives a “manifest,” which lists the stops and food items needed to pick up at each one. Riders determine the best route and order for the stops. “Then you ride around to get the stuff and bring it back to the start/finish,” Knaup said. “Your time and the weight of the food gathered is recorded, with prizes awarded for fastest time, ‘heaviest haul’ (no limit to the amount bought), and best costume.” All food gathered will be donated to the Coalition for Compassion and Justice. All participants will be treated to commemorative spoke cards and an after party with food and refreshments at Ironclad Bicycles, just down the road from Safeway. “Each year we gather hundreds of pounds of food, and it is hard to have more fun on a bike,” Knaup said. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at:, call 928-776-1755, or download the flyer at:


PRO MOUNTAIN BIKER Chloe Woodruff of Prescott is encouraging folks to enter the Stan’s-Pivot Team Sweepstakes during November for a chance to win the Olympic Pivot Mach 4 bike she rode in August at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

To enter the drawing, Woodruff is asking for donations to the Arizona High School Cycling League, one in which the local high schools compete. The Pivot Mach 4 is the grand prize. However, a number of prize packs from Stan’s NoTubes, Pivot, Maxxis, Clif Bar, Shimano, Castelli, ESI Grips and Kask are included.

All proceeds from the sweepstakes will go to the Arizona High School Cycling League. “This isn’t just any bike,” Woodruff said in a news release. “This is the bike that convinced me that full-suspension is the fastest on many of our World Cup race courses. With Stan’s Valor carbon wheels, it weighs a meager 21.5 pounds. It is one of the loves of my life.” To buy tickets into the sweepstakes, visit:


PRESCOTT VALLEY PARKS & RECREATION will continue its ‘Be a Better Basketball Player’ clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays through mid-December at the Bradshaw Mountain High East Gym on Robert Road. Hoops instructor Roy Jenkins operates the clinic, which focuses on shooting and other basketball fundamentals. Remaining dates include Nov. 16 and 17; and Dec. 1, 6, 8, 12, 14 and 16. Times on those days will go from 5 to 6:15 p.m. for boys and girls ages 7-12 and from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 13-17. Cost per player is $24 per six-class session. To register, stop by Prescott Valley Parks and Rec, 7501 E. Civic Circle (third-floor office) or call 928-759-3090.


THE NORTHERN ARIZONA SUNS NBA D-LEAGUE basketball franchise has announced that single-game tickets for all 2016-17 home games are on sale for the general public. Fans can buy single-game tickets online at, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Prescott Valley Event Center box office. Tickets start at $9. The NAZ Suns tipped off the 2016-17 season, their inaugural campaign in Prescott Valley, when they hosted the Iowa Energy at PV Event Center Nov. 12. The NAZ Suns are opening the regular season with 11 of their first 15 games at home. Groups of 10 or more are eligible to receive discounted tickets to any NAZ Suns home game by calling 928-772-SUNS. The team will also host a variety of theme nights at PV Event Center during the 2016-17 campaign, including Faith and Family Night, NASCAR Night and Education Day. Fans can visit throughout the season for the latest information regarding theme nights and promotional giveaways. Fans interested in full- or half-season memberships can secure their seats at or by calling 928-772-SUNS. Season packages start as low as $192 per seat.


THE PRESCOTT PATRIOTS Arizona Football League (AzFL) team is forming now for players 18 and older in Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley. All positions are open, but you must have your own equipment. The 2016-17 season will run from January through May. The Patriots, an amateur 11-man Club tackle football team, are owned by Shane Golay of Prescott. For more information, call Golay at 928-460-3734 or visit Games will be played in Prescott and Phoenix. The AzFL was established in 1994 to offer players a chance to stay in the game after high school or college. They can play in the AzFL and all of their game video is put online for coaches to watch. AzFL players stay eligible to play collegiately. Most who play in the AzFL are in it for a chance to put the pads back on and hit someone as a weekend warrior. Their school, jobs and families come first. The teams practice once or twice a week. All of the games are played on Saturdays. For more info, visit or You may also contact Kevin Pakos by mail at Arizona Football League AzFL, 9524 W. Camelback Road C130 #133, Glendale, AZ 85305, or call him at 623-939-4877.

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