Local Sports in Brief: Skull Valley Loop Challenge set for Sept. 17 in Prescott
Updated as of Thursday, August 31, 2017 6 AM
The annual Skull Valley Loop Challenge road cycling challenge is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Goodwin and Montezuma streets near the Prescott Chamber of Commerce building. Registration fee is $64 through the early morning hours of Sept. 17. Established in 2007, the challenge consists of a nearly 54-mile loop that begins in downtown Prescott, winds through the Prescott National Forest and into the surrounding valleys (including Skull Valley and Wilhoit), and concludes at the Courthouse Plaza downtown. Last-minute registration and check-in runs from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Chamber. Organizers will also process registrations and check-ins from 6 to 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 17. Parking is available at the Yavapai County Courthouse or in the city’s parking garage on Granite Street. Bring water and wear cycling clothes.
Mile Hi Horseshoe Club results Aug. 26 at Watson Lake Complex
In the Mile Hi Horseshoe Club’s Open Doubles Tournament Aug. 26 at the Watson Lake Park Complex in Prescott, the winners were as follows. Taking first place were John Nay of Prescott Valley and Kim Ramey of Mayer. Claiming second place were Jay Mast of Prescott Valley and Frank Shandley of Mayer. Finishing third were John Hunt and Debbie Nay, both of Prescott Valley. The Mile Hi Horseshoe Club meets each Wednesday in August and September at 6 p.m. For more information about the Mile Hi Horseshoe Club, call Cal Cordes at 928-583-4258.
Prescott Golf & Country Club’s Men’s Club played 2-Man Scramble Aug. 23 on the course near Dewey. The winning pairing was Ron Cragg and Randy Haynes with a 62 score. On Aug. 9, the Club played 4-Man Stableford. The winning team was Steve Olson, Jeff Kleintop, Don Brehm and Chuck Martin with a 72 score.
The Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club played its Aug. 21 tournament on the North Course at Antelope Hills in Prescott with the format “2-Man Best Ball.” In the first flight, Chuck Herndon and Chuck Zunker shot a 70, with a low net of 62 going to Leonard Keen and Don Hardy. In the second flight, 79 was good for low gross for Gary McLargin and Dick Senior, while a low net of 62 went to Jim Sygitowicz and Jerry Emery. In the third flight, Bryan Elliott and Bill Reimers teamed for a 79, and Chuck Gibson and Jim Whitfield took low net with a 60. In the fourth flight, Allen Durfee and Mike Elia fired an 85, with George Skirm and Mike Sherman shooting a 58 for low net.
The Men’s Club played its Aug. 23 tournament at the North Course with the format “2-Man Good, Bad and Ugly.” This format is a two-man team event in which various scores are used on the par 3s, 4s and 5s. In the first flight, the team of Bill Huth and Ron Weiss fired a low gross, with low net going to Ken Brack and Tom Tietz. In the second flight, low gross went to John Todd and Chuck Ishcomer, while Dennis Reilly and Joe Dellaporta took low net. In the third flight, Bill Brady and Bill Carmichael teamed for low gross, and Chuck Entwistle and Hank Becker grabbed low net. In the fourth flight, low gross went to Gene Howell and Don Mrochek, while low net was shot by Bill Palmquist and Frank Arruda. To join the Antelope Hills Men’s Golf Club, which is continuing its membership drive, visit ahmgc.com or call 928-458-5212.
The Antelope Hills Ladies’ Golf Association played “Odd Holes front and Even Holes back” on the South Course in Prescott. First Flight winner was Corrie Widmer with a 43.5 score. Second Flight winner was Judi Meinholz with a 44. Third Flight winner was Suzanne Robb with a 43.5. Fourth Flight winner was Marsha Hicks with a 46. In the Closest to the Pin competition, Barbara Hoffnagle won on hole No. 8 and Corrie Widmer won on No. 15. Widmer and Shary Koch tied for low gross with a 92. Low net winners were Diane Flannery, Widmer and Meinholz with identical 71s.
Roughriders move matches to Prescott Valley
Due to the significant amount of rain from the monsoons this summer, Ken Lindley Field, home of the Yavapai College men’s soccer team, has received some damage to the playing surface. The City of Prescott and its grounds crew is working diligently to recuperate the field, which has spots of rot within the grass, according to a statement by the Yavapai College athletic department. As a result, soccer matches scheduled for Sept. 5, Sept. 9 and Sept. 12 will be played at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley.
Mile Hi Horseshoe Club
The Mile High Horseshoe Club meets at 6 p.m. each Thursday in August and September to play league games at the Watson Lake Park Horseshoe Complex in Prescott. All pitchers are welcome, no matter ability level. For more information about the club, call Cal Cordes at 928-583-4258.
NAZ Suns launch ‘Hype Crew’ sign-ups
The Northern Arizona Suns announced Tuesday, Aug. 15, they are looking for exciting and enthusiastic applicants interested in joining the team’s “Hype Crew” this coming season. “Hype Crew” members are responsible for keeping the energy high at the Prescott Valley Event Center during home games this season. Ideal candidates are energetic, outgoing and have experience performing or speaking in public. Interested individuals can sign up online at northernarizona.gleague.nba.com/hype-crew-application. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, Aug. 31. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
Adult soccer club looking for members in Prescott
The Prescott Adult Soccer Club is looking for friendly competition during its weekly match nights on Friday’s at Heritage Park in Prescott. Start time every Friday is 6:30 p.m. The minimum age to participate in 16. The games are coed and recreational. Any over aggressive players will not be welcome. A $3 to $5 fee is requested per person depending on player numbers to help pay for field rental and lighting. For more information, contact 928-910-2627, or email email@example.com.
Sixth annual Pick Your Favorite Charity Golf Tournament underway Sept. 16
The sixth annual Pick Your Favorite Charity Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Prescott Evening Lions Club and Foundation, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Antelope Hills South Golf Course in Prescott. Winners will receive a contribution in their name to the qualifying charity of their choice. The tournament is a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Entry fee is $65 per golfer and a minimum of $50 is a designated contribution to a local charity of the golfer’s choice. The contribution will qualify for the state of Arizona’s Working Poor Tax Credit. Local businesses will sponsor tee boxes and greens. Golfers will receive lunch, golf, carts, auction items and much more. For more information, call Jim Robak at 928-713-3288, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.