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Prescott Valley’s Shinpu-Ren team wins 6 martial arts titles at World Championships
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LeDanian Brubaker, Shihan Lori Morris, Cosmo Morris, Sensei Danielle Hamilton, Makenzee Morris, Shihan Alex Morris, Kyoshi James Morris and Cheyenne Pehl pose for a photo after claiming six titles at the 2018 USAMA World Championships Aug. 3-5 in Riverside, California. (Shihan Lori Morris/Courtesy)

LeDanian Brubaker, Shihan Lori Morris, Cosmo Morris, Sensei Danielle Hamilton, Makenzee Morris, Shihan Alex Morris, Kyoshi James Morris and Cheyenne Pehl pose for a photo after claiming six titles at the 2018 USAMA World Championships Aug. 3-5 in Riverside, California. (Shihan Lori Morris/Courtesy)

Students from the Prescott Valley Shinpu-Ren Family Karate Dojo competed in the 2018 USAMA World Championships Aug. 3-5 in Riverside, California, coming home with six martial arts titles. Shihan Alex claimed three world titles in Kumite, Team Kumite and Chanbara. He also captured one in Kobudo. Keenan Cosmo Morris, 15, claimed a title in Koshiki and Kobudo. Danielle Hamilton won a world title in Kumite, following up with second place victories in Kata, Kobudo and Chanbara. LeDanian Brubaker, 10, placed in four events, winning second in Kumite and third in Chanbara. Cheyenne Pehl, 11, was third in Kobudo and fourth in Team Kata, while 11-year-old Makenzee Morris won fourth in Kobudo, Team Kata and Kumite. Shinpu-Ren is scheduled to host their fifth annual Open Karate Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Yavapai College in Prescott. The Goshindo Games tournament is also sanctioned by the USAMA and open to the public.

Salle d’Escrime to host annual Prescott Fall Classic fencing tournament Sept. 1

Prescott’s Salle d’Escrime is set to host its annual Prescott Fall Classic fencing tournament Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1 and 2, at Prescott High School. Fencers will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Net proceeds of the tournament are used to replace or repair masks, weapons, and electrical scoring machines as they wear out. Salle d’Escrime was founded in 1992 by Patricia Waples to provide those interested in fencing a place to learn and practice the sport. Members meet twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Prescott Athletic Club. For more information, contact Waples at 928-776-7150.

Yavapai County tennis tournament set for Sept. 21-23 in Prescott

The 2018 Yavapai County NTRP Tournament is scheduled to take place Friday, Sept. 21, through Sunday, Sept. 23, at Yavapai College in Prescott. The divisions include: Men’s and women’s singles, NTRP 3.0-50; men’s and women’s doubles, open NTRP 6.0-10.0; and mixed doubles, open NTRP 6.0-10.0. Register at using tournament ID 750018718. Draws are limited, and players are required to register by Sept. 17. For more information, contact tournament director Dave Hibbs at 406-871-0377, or email

3rd annual Sons of the American Legion Golf Tournament set for Sept. 29

The third annual Sons of the American Legion Golf Tournament is set for a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Quailwood Greens Golf Course in Dewey. Golfers are asked to arrive by 8 a.m. to sign in. The two-person scramble format will be scored using the Callaway Method. There are four hole-in-one prizes up for grabs, including $8,000 in cash, a big screen TV, a set of Callaway irons or airplane tickets to anywhere in the continental U.S. A $55 entry fee is required to sign up, and the tournament is limited to 72 players. Make checks payable to SAL Squadron 6. For more information, contact the American Legion Post at 928-778-6628, or visit Those interested can also call Dwight Peters at 928-350-0938.

Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop set for Sept. 7 in Prescott

The Arizona Wildlife Federation, in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, will conduct its next Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop Sept. 7-9 at Friendly Pines Camp near Prescott. The workshop introduces women (ages 18 and older) to outdoor skills in an enjoyable, no-pressure setting with expert instructors. In addition to being able to select from more than 30 classes, such as horsemanship, geocaching, wilderness medicine, birding and hiking, participants also will have an opportunity to fulfill the field-day requirements to earn their Arizona Hunter Education certificate. An online course must be completed prior to the workshop, however, by visiting Participants will stay in rustic cabins equipped with showers and toilets. The workshop fee is $250 per person and includes all instruction, course materials, equipment use, meals and lodging. For more information, visit, send an email to or call 480-644-0077.

Prescott High School hosting basketball reunion for former Badger players, coaches Sept. 8

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 Those interested may also contact former boys and girls coach Thomas Bunger at 480-309-9126, or by email at

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 or email

Fishing opportunities expanding in Prescott Valley

The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the Town of Prescott Valley have teamed up to expand fishing opportunities in the community, according to a press release. Yavapai Lakes, consisting of two ponds in the Urban Forest Park, has been added to Game and Fish’s community fishing program. The ponds are located at 8700 E. Lakeshore Dr. in Prescott Valley. Fain Lake, which Game and Fish is already stocking with rainbow trout, will begin to receive fish through the Community Fishing Program. On June 12, Game and Fish stocked 1,000 pounds of catchable catfish into Yavapai Lakes at Urban Forest, and Fain Lake. Game and Fish reminded the public that a valid license is required for those over the age of 10. A youth combo hunt/fish license for age 10 to 17 is just $5.

Prescott Adult Soccer Club looking for players, taking signups

The Prescott Adult Soccer Club is looking for players to join the ranks this summer for coed, recreational and stress-free games. Games are pick-up format and players are required to bring a white and dark shirt for teams. The minimum age is 16. The fee for players is between $3 to $5 players depending on player numbers. The fee goes to the city to help keep the lights on. Games take place on Friday nights weekly at 6:30 p.m. at Heritage Park in Prescott. For more information, call Lucky Chopp at 928-910-2627, or email

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