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All seemed well for the Yavapai College baseball team late in Game 2 of the NJCAA Region 1, Division I championship series Friday, May 10, at Paradise Valley Community College.

By Doug Cook May 11, 2019
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For the third straight year, Yavapai College’s softball team has been eliminated from regionals, failing to qualify for the NJCAA National Tournament in St. George, Utah.

By Doug Cook May 11, 2019
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Trey Morrill allowed only one unearned run and struck out 10, Channy Ortiz had three hits and the Yavapai College baseball team took game one of the NJCAA Region I finals in an 8-1 win over Central Arizona on Thursday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 9, 2019
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The postseason has arrived and the Roughriders have officially lived up their name by enduring a rough ride of a regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s NJCAA Region 1 Tournament at Arizona Western Community College.

By Aaron Valdez May 9, 2019
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For all the unlucky breaks the Yavapai College baseball team has pushed through this season, mother nature yet again proved she yields the biggest stick in the yard.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 8, 2019
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Christian Encarnacion-Strand hit his NJCAA-leading 21st home run of the season and the Yavapai College baseball team advanced to the Region I Playoff finals with a 6-4 win over South Mountain on Saturday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 4, 2019
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Although Yavapai College’s softball team couldn’t capture a third straight ACCAC regular-season crown on Saturday, May 4, the Roughriders will carry the No. 2 seed into the NJCAA Region 1, Division I tournament.

By Doug Cook May 4, 2019
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Dominic Hamel kept the Yavapai College baseball team within striking distance by allowing only two runs on six innings pitched, but the bullpen didn’t follow suit, imploding late in a 7-2 loss to South Mountain Community College on Friday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 3, 2019
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Reigning ACCAC Player of the Year Christian Encarnacion-Strand was 2 for 4 but his two-run blast in the top of the ninth inning squashed any momentum South Mountain could muster in a 7-3 win for Yavapai College on Thursday afternoon.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. May 2, 2019
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The NCAA announced a five-year strategy Monday providing guidelines for decision making across all three divisions, the first time the NCAA has come up with a cross-divisional plan for a single sport.

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer April 30, 2019
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After tearing up the league hitting .398 with 19 home runs and 63 RBIs, ACCAC coaches named Yavapai College freshman Christian Encarnacion-Strand the 2019 ACCAC Player of the Year on Monday.

By Brian M. Bergner Jr. April 29, 2019
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BASIS Prescott senior Griffin Sherwood signs a letter of commitment April 11 to play roller hockey for the University of Arizona, which plays in the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association.

By Courier Sports April 29, 2019
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While Gardner Minshew prepared for the NFL draft, his former team, Washington State, was auditioning potential replacements.

By ANNE M. PETERSON, AP Sports Writer April 23, 2019
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Gameday Glances - Yavapai baseball at Central Arizona College & Scottsdale CC at Yavapai softball April 20.

April 19, 2019
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A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, AP College Football Writer April 19, 2019
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LUBBOCK, Texas — Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver declared for the NBA draft Thursday after helping lead his hometown Texas Tech Red Raiders on the two deepest NCAA Tournament runs in school history.

By Associated Press April 19, 2019
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PRESCOTT – Even though the Roughriders didn’t get to save 15% or more on their car insurance, they returned to their winning ways by taking a conference doubleheader over the Gateway Geckos Wednesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 18, 2019
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The Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Wednesday, April 16.

By Courier Sports April 17, 2019
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Football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the NCAA.

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated press April 16, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS — Dick Bennett has a difficult time watching his son, Tony, coach Virginia. He rarely attends games.

By RALPH D. RUSSO April 9, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS — Now that, Virginia, is the way to close out a season. And quiet those critics, too.

By Associated Press April 8, 2019
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TAMPA, Fla. — Baylor lost a star player, then the rest of its 17-point lead. But the Lady Bears, led by the ever-poised Chloe Jackson, kept their composure.

By DOUG FEINBERG, Associated Press April 8, 2019
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PRESCOTT — After spending nearly the first two months of the 2019 season on the road because of field-improvement work at Roughrider Park, Yavapai College’s baseball team is at last reaping the benefits of playing at home.

By Doug Cook April 6, 2019
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Tournament Most Valuable Player Aari McDonald scored 19 points and added seven rebounds, six steals and two assists to lead the way.

April 6, 2019
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MINNEAPOLIS — For those who thought Texas Tech only plays defense, it's time to meet Matt Mooney.

By EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer April 6, 2019

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