Originally Published: November 27, 2016 6 a.m.
PRESCOTT — Prescott High’s wrestling team opened the 2016-17 season soundly on Saturday, Nov. 26, winning the annual Yavapai County Duals.
At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Activity Center, the Badgers defeated Chino Valley, 53-24, in the finals to claim the overall crown.
In the final team standings, Chino Valley was the runner-up to champion Prescott, followed by Camp Verde in third. Wickenburg (fourth), Bradshaw Mountain (fifth), Mingus Union (sixth) and Mayer (seventh) followed.
During the pool round, Chino Valley won Pool A by defeating Mingus Union (66-12), Mayer (65-18) and Camp Verde (46-36). Prescott won Pool B by defeating Wickenburg (44-42) and rival Bradshaw (54-30).
Bradshaw went 1-2, losing to Wickenburg (48-36) and Prescott, but topping Mingus (54-24). The Bears had four unbeaten wrestlers on the day, including freshman David Medevielle (3-0 at County Duals, 6-2 overall); senior Olijah Sally (3-0, 8-0); junior Daniel Medevielle (3-0, 8-0); and senior Jacob Kidd (3-0, 8-0).
Next up, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division III Badgers will host the Prescott Multi Meet versus Coconino and Show Low this Wednesday, Nov. 30. Grappling begins at 4 p.m. inside the Prescott High Dome Gym.
Division II Bradshaw will travel to the Verde Duals at Camp Verde High School this Friday, Dec. 2.
Chino Valley, the defending D-III state runner-up, will head to the Blue Ridge Multi versus host Blue Ridge and Holbrook on Wednesday in Lakeside. The Cougars will also compete at the Wickenburg Wrestling Invitational on Friday.
Bradshaw boys start season 0-3
at holiday tourney
PHOENIX — Bradshaw Mountain High’s boys’ basketball team compiled a 0-3 record at the Sunnyslope Hoopsgiving Tournament this past Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23.
The Bears opened their 2016-17 season on Nov. 21 with a 56-33 loss to Sandra Day O’Connor. They trailed 32-24 at halftime and managed to score only nine points in the second half. Ben Petro led Bradshaw with nine points.
On Nov. 22, Bradshaw succumbed 60-34 to Estrella Foothills. Offensively for the Bears, Nick Othon scored a team-high 10 points, as Petro chipped in with seven points.
In the tournament’s consolation round Nov. 23, Bradshaw played its best game, despite falling 50-48 to Thunderbird.
Bradshaw tied the contest with 12 seconds left in regulation. However, the Chiefs subsequently converted a layup for the lead and the Bears couldn’t get a shot off before the buzzer sounded.
BMHS will play its home opener on Monday, Nov. 28, versus fellow 4A Conference member Cactus Shadows. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Gary Kunow Gym in Prescott Valley.
Bradshaw girls go 1-3 at
Moon Valley tourney
PHOENIX — Bradshaw Mountain High’s girls’ basketball team compiled a 1-3 record at the Moon Valley Thanksgiving Invitational this past Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23, and Friday, Nov. 25.
In the Bears’ 2016-17 season opener on Monday, they dropped one to Pinnacle, 52-34. But they bounced back nicely on Tuesday, downing Youngker, 40-36. Unfortunately, Bradshaw would have few answers for Notre Dame Prep (L, 56-46 on Wednesday) and Apollo (L, 61-53 on Friday).
The Bears will play their home opener at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, when they host Marcos de Niza at Kunow Gym in Prescott Valley.