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Local sports in brief: Opening ceremonies set for Prescott Valley, Chino Valley Little Leagues

Zane Gaul on the Prescott Orthodontics team throws a pitch against a batter on the Farmer’s Insurance team on opening day of Prescott Little League on Saturday, March 23, on the Lower Bill Vallely field at Yavapai College. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Zane Gaul on the Prescott Orthodontics team throws a pitch against a batter on the Farmer’s Insurance team on opening day of Prescott Little League on Saturday, March 23, on the Lower Bill Vallely field at Yavapai College. (Jason Wheeler/Courier)

Opening ceremonies set for Prescott Valley, Chino Valley Little Leagues

Prescott Valley Little League will play host to its 2019 opening day ceremony at 5 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Mountain Valley Amphitheater, immediately before its first games of the season.

For more information, visit prescottvalleylittleleague.weebly.com or send an email to: prescottvalleylittleleague@yahoo.com.

For information on Chino Valley Little League’s opening day ceremony, send an email to: chinovalleylittleleague@gmail.com.

Game management meeting scheduled for March 28 in Prescott

The Arizona Game & Fish Department will play host to a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Sportsman’s Warehouse to discuss game management objectives in the Prescott area, as well as current hunt recommendations.

A terrestrial wildlife biologist from the department’s regional office in Kingman will be available to answer questions at Sportsman’s Warehouse, 1761 E. Highway 69 (Frontier Village Center), in Prescott. No formal presentation is planned.

“The department is always interested in sharing knowledge and science-based management decisions with the public,” said Erin Butler, terrestrial wildlife program manager. “While this meeting is being held in conjunction with a current hunt recommendations cycle, the public is invited to drop by and ask questions related to terrestrial wildlife species.”

For more information, call Game & Fish terrestrial wildlife program manager Erin Butler at 928-263-8853 or email her at: ebutler@azgfd.gov.

Capital Canyon Club to host golf tournament April 9

The Primavera Open Golf Tournament, hosted by Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9. The four-player team scramble format tournament will tee off at 9:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with breakfast, and a buffet luncheon will follow the tournament, but players are encouraged to register by April 1. There is scheduled to be an “All At Once Putting Contest” prior to the start of the tournament. The entry fee is $150 per player and includes green fees, cart, range balls, prizes and is tax deductible. There will be prizes on all par 3 holes, including the chance to win a new car on No. 16 for a hole-in-one. For more information, contact Carol Darrow at 928-445-5382.

Youth home run derby contest set for March 31 in Prescott

Major League Baseball, Full Swing Sports Center and Process Driven Baseball are sponsoring a free home run derby contest for boys and girls ages 12 to 14 in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and Chino Valley area Sunday, March 31. The contest, running 1 to 5 p.m., is scheduled to be held at Ziegler Field, 1185 Commerce Road in Prescott. Registration and sign in will begin at noon. Birth certificates are a requirement. Registration forms can be found at Big 5 Sports Goods store in Prescott, or visit jrhrd.com. The two age groups are 14U (boys/girls born between July 18, 2004 and July 17, 2006) and 12U (boys and girls born after July 18, 2006). Age is determined as of July 17, 2019. Local winners will compete at the Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, the spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, on May 4, 2019. Winners from that event will advance to the national finals during the All-Star break this summer. For more information, contact Steve Pierce at 928-379-0251.

4th annual Whiskey Basin Trail Runs return to Prescott on April 13

The fourth annual Whiskey Basin Trail Runs returns to Prescott on Saturday, April 13. Ultra-marathon runners and beginning trail runners are welcome, with five different race options to choose from. All courses travel along the scenic Prescott Circle Trail. Start times are 5 a.m. (88 Km), 7 a.m. (60 Km), 8 a.m. (33 Km), 9 a.m. (half marathon) and 9:30 a.m. (10 Km). The 10 kilometer and half marathon races are new in 2019. Entry fees vary per race. For more information or to register, visit aravaiparunning.com/whiskey-basin.

Hassayampa Golf Course celebrating 100-year anniversary; club looks for memorabilia

With the Hassayampa Golf Course celebrating its 100th year of existence in 2019, Capital Canyon Club members are seeking out any memorabilia in reference to the club. Members are specifically looking for old score cards, trophies, pictures from 1919 to 1969, brochures, and or newspaper articles. If you have any items you’d like displayed in the historical room at the club, contact John Oas at 928-515-2909, or email norsetigeroas@gmail.com.

Prescott PGA Jr. League registration open for youth ages 8-17

The Prescott PGA Jr. League registration is now open for youth ages 8 to 17 of all skill levels at the Prescott Golf Club. Learn to play the game with expert coaching and compete on teams with friends. Golf begins Sunday, March 17. For more information, contact Justin Henderson at 928-772-8984, or email justin@prescottgolfclub.com.

– Courier Sports

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