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Sports Briefly: Local horseshoe results and more

Members of Prescott and Prescott Valley’s horseshoe clubs competed at the Arizona State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (ASHPA) State Singles Tournament April 1 at the Eagles Club in Glendale. Results were as follows. Elders A Division: Herb Baggett, fourth place. Men’s A/B Division: Steve Ochoa, fourth. Seniors Division: Cody Williams, fourth. Elders B Division: Jay Mast, first; John Nay, second; Dave Loving, fifth. Elders C Division: Ron Davis, second. Men’s C Division: Terry Sloan, fourth; Gary Carter, fifth; Gregg Reed, sixth. Mixed A Division: Sherri Ochoa, first; Debbie Nay, second. In 2018, the ASHPA State Singles Tournament will be played April 28 at Watson Lake Park in Prescott. The Mile Hi Horseshoe Club begins its 2017 league-play season at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Watson Lake Park.

Local golf results

The Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club played its April 3 tournament on the South Course in Prescott with the Match vs. Par format. In the competition, 1 point is awarded for a birdie and a minus-1 for bogey or more. In the first flight, Ken Brack took high gross, with Andy Ozols finishing second. High net went to Fred Laskowski, followed by Dennis Reilly. In the second flight, high gross went to Ray Tanner, with Bill Reimers claiming second. Charley Shipman fired a high net, followed by Gene Howell. In the third flight, Duke Ballard grabbed high gross, followed by Stephen Sauer. High net went to Charles Riester, with Jordan Ristich taking second. On April 5, the Club played its tournament on the North Course using the 2-Man Best Ball format. Congratulations go to Bob Durick for his hole-in-one on the par-3 hole No. 6. In the first flight, leading with a 72 were Joe Hughs and Barney Barber. A low net of 62 went to Tom Tietz and Bobby Watson. In the second flight, Duke Ballard and Fred Laskowski shot a 79, while 60 was good for low net from Jack Carnes and Dave Sobotka. In the third flight, shooting an 80 were Bryan Elliott and Bill Reimers, with Chuck Entwistle and Hank Becker firing a 60 for low net. In the fourth flight, Allen Durfee and Ross Bausone captured low gross with an 86, while a low net of 58 went to Gene Forsythe and Chuck Elsberry. The Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club is conducting its membership drive. To join, visit or call 928-458-5212.

Antelope Hills Ladies’ Golf Association played Low Gross/Low Net April 6 on the South Course in Prescott. Winners were as follows. In the First Flight: Low gross, Greta Burbridge (91 score); Low net, Shary Koch (79). In the Second Flight: Low gross, Jodi Grant (95 score); Low net, Jean McGuire (73). In the Third Flight: Low gross, Pam Lee (95 score); Low net, Cathy Filippinetti (71). In the Fourth Flight: Low gross, Carolyn Jarvis (104 score); Low net, Susie Savoini (73). In the Fifth Flight: Low gross, Linda Ostman (112 score); Low net, Lynn Getman (82).

Prescott Golf & Country Club’s Men’s Club played Individual Nassau March 29 on the course near Dewey. Winners were as follows. In Flight A, they were Gerald Markovich (front nine, 32.5 score), Darrell King (back nine, 34) and Peter Barrett (total score, 68). In Flight B, they were Dan Carlisle (front nine, 36 score), Don Brehm (back nine, 36.5) and Ron Neville (total score, 70).

The format for Quailwood Greens Men’s Club was Individual Net & Gross March 29 on the course near Dewey. Winners were: ‘A’ flight – 1st gross, Dave Janz; 1st net, Justin Barr; 2nd gross, Stewart Hopkins; 2nd net, Larry Fisher and Joe Warren (tie). ‘B’ flight – 1st gross, Larry Mckenzie; 1st net, Doug Schlenker; 2nd gross, Jerry Hensley; 2nd net, Larry Clark. ‘C’ flight – 1st gross, John Robb; 1st net, Frank Knowles; 2nd gross, Jim O’Connor; 2nd net, Pete Peterson. Closest to the Pin winners were: Dick Stern (hole No. 2), Joe Warren (No. 3), Doug Schkenker (No. 5), Larry Mckenzie (No. 7), Ron Klein (No. 11) and Jerry Hensley (No. 13).

Embry-Riddle Summer Basketball Camp

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Men’s Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls runs June 5-8 at the Activity Center on ERAU’s Prescott campus. Those ages 7-11 will go each day from 9-11 a.m., followed by those ages 12-16 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Entry fee is $90 per participant. The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team’s coaching staff and players operate the camp. For more information, email ERAU coach Eric Fundalewicz at: or assistant coach Doug Beilfuss at: Website:

Prescott Blackhawks youth soccer tryouts

Want more out of your soccer experience? The Prescott Blackhawks will conduct competitive tryouts for boys and girls from 5-6:30 p.m. (birth years 2003-2008) and 6:30-8 p.m. (birth years 1999-2002) on Wednesday, May 3, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley. Another tryout session for boys and girls will run from 1-2:30 p.m. (birth years 2003-2008) and from 2:30-4 p.m. (birth years 1999-2002) on Saturday, May 13, at Viewpoint Park in Prescott Valley. To register for tryouts, visit

Golf tournament for Prescott Valley Police Foundation

StoneRidge Golf Course will play host to the inaugural Prescott Valley Police Foundation Golf Tournament and Ball Drop at 8 a.m. Sunday, April 23. If it rains or snows that day, the tournament will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 7. The 4-person scramble on the private Prescott Valley course has a shotgun start. Businesses or individuals can pay for a foursome and have the fourth player be a PV police officer, although a limited number of these sponsorships are available. Entry fee is $75 per person and $300 per foursome. All entry fees must be received by April 14. Lunch is included, and the first-place team wins eight rounds of golf at StoneRidge. Earnhardt Liberty Kia is sponsoring a “new car” hole-in-one contest, too. The first hole-in-one on hole No. 8 wins a new Kia. A closest to the pin competition, miracle putt, 50/50 raffle, prize drawings for all, and a $29 practice round for the week of April 17 are included. The Ball Drop will be conducted from atop a Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority (CAFMA) ladder truck. Proceeds will go to the PV Police Department through the PV Police Foundation, a nonprofit. Balls cost $10 each and a maximum of 500 balls will be sold. The winner receives 20 percent of the proceeds. For more information, call Kay Giles at 928-775-4002 between 2-8 p.m. to reserve a team and/or buy drop balls. Or send an email to: Checks should be made payable to Prescott Valley Police Foundation with “2017 Golf Tournament” written on the subject line. To mail a check, address it to Prescott Valley Police Foundation, P.O. Box 27532, Prescott Valley, AZ 86312.

Prescott High Athletics Hall of Fame

The Prescott High Athletics Hall of Fame is currently seeking nominations for its induction class of 2017. Those who are eligible include all graduates of Prescott High who are at least five years out of school and had outstanding athletic accomplishments while competing for the Badgers. The Hall of Fame committee also accepts nominations for outstanding team accomplishments. If you would like to nominate a male or female athlete, or a team, submit the following information to PHS Athletic Director Missy Townsend or Birdie Ferra. Nominations should include: name of the athlete and year of graduation; years of competition; list of letters earned in each sport; description of championships and awards earned, and a list of statistics and/or records accomplished. To submit your nomination in writing, send a nomination form to: Prescott High School Athletic Department, 1050 N. Ruth St., Prescott, AZ 86301. You may also e-mail your nomination to: or To download and copy of a blank nomination form, visit:

Junior Golf: Prescott Lakes starts Financial Aid Fund

The Prescott Lakes Men’s Golf Association (PLMGA), in cooperation with The Club at Prescott Lakes, is pleased to announce the establishment of a Financial Aid Fund with the Junior Golf Association of Arizona (JGAA). The PLMGA Financial Aid Fund will encourage and allow Junior golfers in the greater Prescott area to participate in JGAA sanctioned events with a subsidized entry fee. Participation in JGAA sanctioned events enables Junior golfers in the community the opportunity to enhance their competitive golfing skills, as well as increase their exposure to college- and university-level coaches and recruiters. To be eligible, a Junior golfer must be a resident of the greater Prescott area and have been a member of a recognized, sanctioned golf team or organization within one year of application. Junior golfers and their families are eligible for one Financial Aid Fund grant per year. The $1,000 Financial Aid Fund is in addition to the $500 total the PLMGA donated to the golf programs at five local schools. The JGAA conducts competitive golf tournaments during each calendar year throughout Arizona for active JGAA members. The JGAA has agreed to waive the membership requirement for the participants entering a JGAA event via the PLMGA Financial Aid Fund. Participants receiving assistance from the PLMGA Financial Aid Program are responsible for their own transportation and lodging for the event entered. Inquiries regarding the PLMGA Financial Aid Fund should be directed via e-mail to Jerry Behm at: with “PLMGA Financial Aid” in the subject line. Contact neither The Club at Prescott Lakes nor the JGAA. No phone calls please. The Junior Golfer’s letter requesting assistance in the PLMGA Financial Aid Program should be mailed to: PLMGA, P.O. Box 12607, Prescott, AZ 86304 ATTN: Financial Aid Fund.

Golf tournament supports Yavapai College Allied Health scholarships

Yavapai College Allied Health Department students want to make sure that financial barriers don’t stand in the way of anyone following in their footsteps. The students, members of the YC Allied Health Club, are organizing for the first time this spring a golf tournament and silent auction to raise money for scholarships to help students pursuing a degree or certificate in one of the following programs of study: Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Assistant, Health Information Technology, Medical Records Technician and Phlebotomy Technician. The first YC Allied Health Scholarship Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1 Perkins Drive, in Prescott. The format is a four-person scramble. The $55 per-player registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls and lunch. Players are encouraged to wear green and gold to show their support for Yavapai College Allied Health Department students. April 7 is the registration deadline. The day of the event, a silent auction will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Antelope Hills Golf Course Clubhouse. A golf tournament awards ceremony follows at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to register for the golf tournament, email

Roughstock Rodeo Camp April 22 at Prescott Rodeo Grounds

The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) will be playing host to a free roughstock rodeo camp from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds. Those of all abilities ages 8 and older are welcome. Students must pre-register to participate, as limited spots are available. To register for the PRCA Championship Rodeo Camp, register online at: PRCA representatives say these camps are great for beginners and highly beneficial for advanced riders. Free one-day rodeo day camps offer instruction in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. Participants will learn about safety techniques and correct spurring moves; have their riding equipment checked/fixed; learn chute procedures and how to handle livestock; work with pickup men and receive an overall review of the rodeo business. No live buck-outs. For more information, call PRCA membership development director Julie Jutten at 719-528-4729 or email her at:

Rodeo: Tickets available for 2017 Turquoise Circuit Finals

Starting March 3, tickets went on sale at the Prescott Valley Event Center (PVEC) box office and on for the 2017 Ram Turquoise Circuit Finals rodeo. The Turquoise Circuit Finals Rodeo is scheduled for Oct. 5-7 at PVEC. Tickets traditionally sell out for this event months in advance, as many participants and patrons of the sport come from across the Southwest to support this rodeo. Residents wanting to attend are encouraged to buy their tickets ASAP. Tickets are available at the PVEC box office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at For more information and show times, visit

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