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Sand Snakes claim Mile Hi Classic title in Prescott

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The 12U Prescott Sand Snakes fast-pitch softball team poses for a photo after claiming the Summer Mile Hi Classic championship game, defeating Tucson-based AZ Cats 16-7 on Sunday, Aug. 12, in Prescott. (Jennifer Jacobson/Courtesy)

The 12U Prescott Sand Snakes fast-pitch softball team poses for a photo after claiming the Summer Mile Hi Classic championship game, defeating Tucson-based AZ Cats 16-7 on Sunday, Aug. 12, in Prescott. (Jennifer Jacobson/Courtesy)

The Prescott-based 12U Sand Snakes fast-pitch softball team defeated the AZ Cats from Tucson 16-7 on Sunday, Aug. 12, to claim the Summer Mile Hi Classic title at Heritage Park in Prescott. The Sand Snakes earned wins over the Storm (14-1), BHC Heat (11-0) and the AZ Cats in the Mile Hi championship, a National Softball Association tournament. Players on the team were from Prescott, Prescott Valley, Dewey and Bagdad.

Skull Valley Loop Challenge set for Sept. 16 in Prescott

The 2018 Skull Valley Loop Challenge is scheduled to take place Sunday, Sept. 16, in Prescott. The 54-mile road loop begins and finishes in historic downtown Prescott. Skilled veterans or those new to the sport are welcome to sign up. Early race registration cost is $65 until Thursday, Aug. 16, then $75 after Aug. 16 until race day. Those who register before Aug. 24 are guaranteed a race event shirt. The event is capped at a limited number of riders. Proceeds from the Skull Valley Loop Challenge benefits Prescott Alternative Transportation (PAT), a non-profit 501-c3. For more information, visit svlchallenge.com or email info@svlchallenge.com.

Prescott High School hosting basketball reunion for former Badger players, coaches

The Prescott boys and girls basketball programs are getting together to hold a Badger basketball reunion Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Prescott. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the high school and all former coaches and players are invited to come. For more information, contact Prescott Athletic Director Missy Townsend at 928-445-2322, or email missy.townsend@prescottschools.com. Those interested may also contact former boys and girls coach Thomas Bunger at 480-309-9126, or by email at tombunger@yahoo.com.

Deadline to apply for Local Sportsmen’s Group grants set for Aug. 15

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is currently taking applications for $75,000 in funds available for hunting and fishing retention programs in the area, according to a department press release Monday, Aug. 13. The priority funding focus of this year’s Local Sportsmen’s Group grants program is on hunter-angler development and retention through progressive skills development. A new category has been added for projects that provide a base camp or “meet-up” for experienced hunters, or anglers from past projects who no longer need mentored training. The new online application submission and instructions are available at azgfd.gov/LSG. Application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15. For more information, contact Doug Burt at dburt@azgfd.gov, or call 623-236-7402.

5th annual Guns & Hoses Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 26 in Prescott

The fifth annual John Hanna Sr. Guns and Hoses Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. The tournament’s roster is set to accommodate 200 players as the field will play on both the north and south course at Antelope Hills. Hanna was a 10-year veteran of the Prescott Police Department and City of Prescott councilmember. He was also a Little League coach and heavily involved in the community. The tournament will benefit the Prescott Police Explorer Program and Prescott Fire Fighter Charities. In the past four years, the tournament has raised more than $24,000 for those two organizations. The Aug. 26 tournament is scheduled for a four-person flighted scramble, with each team required to include at least once current or retired Prescott police officer or firefighter. Tournament fee is $65 and includes green fees, cart, range balls and lunch. It is an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Prizes include longest putt, longest drive, closest to the pin or a chance to win for a hole in one. Sign up at antelopehillsgolf.com. For more information, please call 928-776-7888. To donate raffle prizes or sponsor a hole, contact Sherrie Hanna at 928-533-2925.