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Yavapai College student-athletes earn NJCAA academic honors

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Meredith Clark, Lauren Ulibarri and Spencer Coffin received NJCAA first team All-Academic honors for earning a 4.0 grade point average during the 2017-18 school year. Clark (softball), Coffin (soccer) and Ulibarri (volleyball) were among 20 individual Roughrider athletes to earn NJCAA academic recognition, the school announced Tuesday. As a whole, all athletes across the four sports at Yavapai earned a 3.05 GPA collectively. Coffin and Ulibarri were among six Yavapai athletes to earn NJCAA academic honors for two straight years. Also earning their second award were volleyball players Bailey Anderson and Baylie Stephens, soccer player Jonny Ramirez and softball player Santana Parra.

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.

Mile Hi Horseshoe Club league play continues June 21 at Watson Lake Park

Mile Hi Horseshoe Club in Prescott continues its weekly league play at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Watson Lake Horseshoe Complex, 3101 Watson Lake Road off of North Highway 89. For more information about league play and/or the club’s tournament schedule, call Cal Cordes at 928-583-4258.

Mile High overnight camp at Yavapai College set for June 24

The Mile High Baseball School Overnight Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 24-27 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. The camp is for players ages 10 to 18 with an option to stay overnight in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Registration and introduction for the camp will be June 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. The camp will take place for the next three day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for commuting players is $175, while campers staying the night are $400 with an additional $10 added for late registration. Camp capacity is limited to 150 players. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email kyle.wise@yc.edu.

Junior Match Play Championship set for July 23-26 in Prescott

The 2018 Prescott City Junior Match Play Championship is scheduled to take place Monday through Thursday, July 23 to 26, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. Entry fee is $25 per golfer, which includes lunch, practice balls, green fees and trophies. Players must be 18 years of age or younger as of July 23, 2018, and must be able to play 18 holes of golf without supervision. Caddies, spectators and parents are not allowed on the course. Spectators are allowed only on holes No. 1, No. 9 and No. 18. Registration packets can be picked up in the Antelope Hills pro shop and are due by 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17. For more information, contact John Gunby at 602-628-4243, or email gunnergolf@hotmail.com.

Free Yavapai College youth soccer clinic set for Aug. 11, Aug. 18

Members of the 2018 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will conduct two free youth soccer clinics on Saturday, Aug. 11, at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley, and on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. Both clinics run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Boys and girls ages 5-15 are eligible to participate. No registration is required. If possible, participants should bring their own soccer ball.