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Local Rundown Yavapai soccer upset by South Mtn.; 14-match winning streak snapped

PHOENIX – Yavapai College’s NJCAA Division I No. 6-ranked men’s soccer team saw its 14-match winning streak end on Saturday, Oct. 8, as South Mountain Community College upset the Roughriders, 2-1.

YC’s record now stands at 14-2-0 overall and 13-2-0 in the Arizona Conference with five matches left in the 2016 regular season.

The Roughriders had never lost to South Mountain until Saturday and now own a 56-1-0 all-time record against the Cougars.

However, Yavapai was playing its fourth match in eight days and was tied with South Mountain, 1-1, at halftime. The Cougars’ Zachary DeMak did not score the game-winning goal until 7 minutes remained in regulation in the 83rd minute.

Angel Lopez tallied the Roughriders’ lone goal of the contest in the 23rd minute on an assist from Lorenzo Macias. YC led 1-0 for only the next four minutes of the match, as South’s Oscar Rochin registered the equalizer in the 27th minute on a helper from Martin Plascencia.

In goal, Yavapai keeper Justin Motzkus played all 90 minutes, registering six saves.

The Roughriders will play host to Gateway Community College at 6 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 13, at Mountain Valley Park Amphitheater in Prescott Valley. Yavapai defeated the Geckos, 5-0, in their first meeting Sept. 13.


Prescott girls’ harriers place 2

in Top 10 at O’Connor Invite

PHOENIX – Prescott High’s varsity girls’ cross-country team finished fifth and its boys’ took sixth out of 15 squads at the Sandra Day O’Connor Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Individually on the girls’ side, Prescott’s Makennah Mills claimed fourth with a time of 20 minutes and 26.56 seconds. Kaitlyn Kasun was ninth in 21:11.88.

For the boys, Matthew Bradley finished 17th in 17:40.91 and John McMahon was 19th in 17:42.91.

Bradshaw Mtn. boys win

4-way meet in Phoenix (Oct. 5)

Bradshaw Mountain High’s boys’ cross-country team won a four-way meet against La Joya, Verrado and Raymond Kellis on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Phoenix.

Individually for the Bears, David Villagran won the race in 18 minutes and 15 seconds. Levi Charley (second place, 18:20), Emilio Mendibles (third, 18:25) and Riley Belone (ninth, 19:10) followed. Kaleeb Foster (11th, 19:15) and Kody Emmett (19:20) also finished for Bradshaw.

“The boys ran very well, and they are getting tighter and tighter with their time gap,” Simon said.


Chino Valley 35

Kingman 14 (Oct. 7)

KINGMAN – Chino Valley High’s football team led 14-6 at halftime before turning it on in the second half en route to this rout over Kingman in 3A Conference West Region play on Friday, Oct. 7.

Michael Paulus scored two touchdowns and Gavin Thompson also reached pay dirt twice to guide the Cougars. Quarterback Josh Fisher threw a TD pass to Andrew Granillo.

Chino Valley (4-3 overall, 1-1 3A West Region) visits 3A No. 6-ranked Wickenburg (6-1, 1-1) at 7 p.m. Oct. 14.

Bagdad 80

St. David 56 (Oct. 7)

BAGDAD – The 1A Conference No. 1-ranked Bagdad High football team ended the regular season with an 8-0 record after this 24-point win over No. 5 St. David on Friday night, Oct. 7.

Sultans quarterback Israel Loveall completed 13-of-26 passes for 265 yards and five touchdowns. He also ran for 75 yards and a TD. Connor Pacheco rushed for 77 yards and a TD, and Devin Nelson ran the ball 19 times for 105 yards and two TDs.

As one of the top-four seeds in the 2016 1A State Tournament, Bagdad (5-0 in the 1A West Region) will receive a first-round bye and will host a state quarterfinal game on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Mayer 72

Valley Lutheran 34 (Oct. 7)

PHOENIX – Mayer High’s football team snapped a two-game losing streak with a convincing win over Valley Lutheran at Phoenix Christian Jr./Sr. High on Friday, Oct. 7.

With the victory, the 1A Conference No. 10-ranked Wildcats improved to 5-3 overall and 3-1 in the 1A West Region.

Mayer amassed 520 yards of total offense, as Gabe Young rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown, Wyatt Frye ran for 154 yards and a TD, and Dade Herbert rushed for 98 yards and three TDs.

Defensively, the Wildcats registered four interceptions, as Dylan Wilhide, Herbert, Gabe Young and Zach Young hauled in one apiece. Cameron Henager led Mayer in tackles with 19. Wilhide followed with 17 tackles and Caleb Wallace notched 12.

Mayer will end the regular season at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 13, at region opponent San Pasqual.



Yavapai edges Eastern AZ

(Oct. 7)

THATCHER – Yavapai College’s volleyball team won its fifth consecutive match on Friday, Oct. 7, dispatching Eastern Arizona, 3-2.

With the 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 22-25, 15-10 marathon victory, the Roughriders upped their record to 13-9 overall and 6-4 in Arizona Conference play.

Yavapai has six matches left in the 2016 regular season. Four of them will be at home. Next up, the Roughriders play host to Pima at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Walraven Gym in Prescott.


Trinity Christian wins title

PRESCOTT – Trinity Christian School’s junior high volleyball team won the ISSA Championship this past Wednesday.

The girls, who defeated Bagdad in the final in two games, finished a perfect season with an 11-0 record.

Schools in this district included Trinity, Bagdad, BASIS, Kirkland, Franklin, Acorn, Sacred Heart, Park View, Paulden and CAP.

The Trinity team, led by coach Lisa Roberts, included Abbey LeForte, Emma Shelabarger, Elizabeth Bower, Micaela Van Patton, Madison Orr, Kayleigh Blight, Hannah West and Grace West.


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