Prescott Senior Softball crowns three champions for 2018 summer season
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With the regular season and playoffs behind them, the Prescott Senior Softball League honored their 2018 champions Sept. 19. Teams claiming titles include: Majors, Pegasus; AAA, Yavapai Casino; and in AA, Rokzoo. The Daily Courier congratulates the winners, and all of those who participated this season!
2008 Yavapai College soccer team named to NJCAA Men’s Soccer Coaches Association HOF
The 2008 Yavapai College men’s soccer team finished 26-0-0 and captured the club’s seventh national championship with a 1-0 victory over San Jacinto College, and for their efforts, the NJCAA Men’s Soccer Coaches Association named them to the Hall of Fame’s 2018 class Sept. 19. It is the first time in the Hall of Fame’s history that teams will be permanently enshrined. The 2008 Roughriders club shut out 15 opponents that season, conceding an average of just 0.4 goals per game. Along with Tyler Junior College’s Brenton Griffiths, the 1991 Mercer County Community College title team, the 1994 Herkimer County Community College national champs and the 2009 Tyler Junior College national championship team are also set to be enshrined.
Bradshaw Mountain football boosters asks community to join ‘Bear Walk’ on Oct. 5
The Bradshaw Mountain football boosters are hosting the school’s third annual Bear Walk on Friday, Oct. 5, in Prescott Valley. The Bear Walk takes place from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. and is similar to those hosted by college football teams, where prior to the game, fans are encouraged to welcome their home team to the field before kickoff. At 5:15 p.m., the Bears will walk the side path up to the field. The Bears are scheduled to face cross-town rival Prescott at 7 p.m. Boosters are encouraging fans to bring chairs and blankets to the tailgating atmosphere. They are also accepting canned goods or non-perishable items to donate to the Yavapai County Food Bank. Each person that brings at least one item will receive $1 off a purchase at the concession stand.
Arizona Trail Riders to host 2019 AMRA Race Series in Prescott
Arizona Trail Riders is scheduled to host round one of the Arizona Motorcycle Riders Association race series Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Yolo Ranch in Prescott. The event is part of a 14-race series sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. AMRA has a reputation for tight, technical single-track and grueling competition races. All eligible classes will earn points towards a spot on the season podium. For more information, contact Shilo Lusson at 602-421-8375.
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 americanleagionazprescott.org. Those interested can also call Dwight Peters at 928-350-0938.
New Horizons’ inaugural charity golf tournament set for Oct. 6 at Antelope Hills
New Horizons Disability Empowerment Center is presenting its “Help Others Take a Swing” inaugural charity golf tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Antelope Hills Golf Course, 1 Perkins Drive, in Prescott. Sign-in is from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on the Oct. 6. Cost is $85 per person or $300 per foursome. Lunch from 1-2:30 p.m. is included, and it will feature a grilled chicken fajita buffet. Tournament proceeds will support the advancement and development of classes and mentor-led support programs, as well as computer lab classes, adaptive fitness programs and living well with a disability classes, among others. A hole-in-one challenge, kiddie pool splash challenge, closest to the pin contest, longest-drive contest, 50/50 KP challenge, putting tournament and chipping tournament will also be part of the festivities. Tickets for a raffle will cost $1 each. For more information about the event, call 928-772-1266 or visit nhdec.org.
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.