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Travis Stedman named next head basketball coach at Prescott

Prep Boys Basketball

PRESCOTT — Returning the Badgers after a year as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at Embry-Riddle, Travis Stedman was officially named the next head boys’ basketball coach for Prescott on Thursday morning.

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Adam Neely steps down as head coach of Prescott basketball

Prep Boys Basketball

PRESCOTT — After nine seasons at the helm of the Prescott boys’ basketball program, head coach Adam Neely officially tendered his resignation last week.

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Prescott Valley claims TOC title with 5-3 win over Verde Valley

Little League

WILLIAMS — Mason Hunt was 2 for 2 with a home run, Kishan Patel surrendered only one unearned run on the mound and Prescott Valley claimed a 5-3 win in the Tournament of Champions title game over Verde Valley on Sunday afternoon.

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Photo: Team Battitude wins TOC in Williams

Little League

Team Battitude of the Prescott Valley Little League poses for a photo after claiming the 2018 Tournament of Champions softball majors division title with a 13-12 victory over Williams on Saturday, June 2, in Williams.

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Photo: Magnum Dental claims TOC minors title

Little League

Magnum Dental of the Prescott Little League claimed the 2018 Tournament of Champions minors division title with a 9-7 win over Verde Valley on Sunday, June 3, in Williams.

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Verde Valley Heat Elite turning heads in 14U girls’ fastpitch

Club Softball

PRESCOTT — Verde Valley Heat Elite’s 14-and-Under fastpitch softball team, a conglomerate of girls from Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Cornville, Prescott and Flagstaff, has been opening eyes in softball circles across northern Arizona for the past two-plus years.

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Chino Valley ends Prescott’s unbeaten Little League season

Little League

WILLIAMS — Chino Valley eliminated Prescott from the Arizona District 10 Little League Majors Tournament of Champions Saturday morning behind ace pi

Prescott Valley advances to today’s TOC championship

Little League

WILLIAMS — A night after edging Camp Verde by one run in the opening round, Prescott Valley run-ruled Wickenburg, 18-3, in the semifinals to advance to today’s Arizona District 10 Little League Majors Tournament of Champions at Cureton Park.

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Preview: Homage to Alice Cooper? ‘School’s Out for the Summer’ tourney this weekend in Prescott

Club Softball

PRESCOTT — Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Arizona resident Alice Cooper would be proud.

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Preview: Arizona District 10 Majors Tournament of Champions

Little League

PRESCOTT — For Farmers Insurance of Prescott, it’s one title down and one to go.

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AIA to add girls wrestling to sports lineup for 2018-19

Prep Sports

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced earlier this week it would add girls wrestling to the winter sports season for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

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Farmers Insurance claims Prescott City Championship in extras

Little League

PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday night’s Prescott City Championship Tournament title contest, Farmers Insurance faced an opponent it had run-ruled twice before during the regular season.

Kiwanis, Holdsworth, Diamond Outfitters advance in City Majors tourney

Little League

PRESCOTT — In the opening round of the Prescott Little League City Championship Tournament Saturday at Bill Vallely’s upper and lower fields, no upsets were recorded, as second-seeded Kiwanis, No. 4 Holdsworth-Chadd Fuller and No. 3 Arizona Diamond Outfitters rolled to victory.

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Preview: Farmers Insurance favored in city’s Majors tournament

Little League

PRESCOTT — Prescott Little League plays host to its 2018 Majors City Championship Tournament today, May 19, through Thursday, May 24, with seven teams ages 9-12 at Bill Vallely’s upper and lower fields, 621 N. Washington Ave.

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8 Prescott Pirates qualify for regional, state meet

Prep Swimming

CHANDLER— Jayden Long, Joshua Baillie and Renee Baillie of the Prescott Swim Team did well enough at the 2018 May Dayz Meet on April 28 and 29 in Chandler that they’ll be moving on to the Arizona Aquatic Swim state competition at the end of July in Phoenix.

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Bagdad wins 1A Conference state baseball championship

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

TEMPE — Bagdad was in a hurry to end the curse, the 1A Conference championship game and send Israel Loveall out as a champ.

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Bagdad baseball conquers Williams, advances to 1A title game Monday

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

GOODYEAR — Will the Bagdad baseball team’s state-title drought be broken? Well, this just might be the Sultans’ year.

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Bagdad advances to state semifinals after 8-0 shutout of Valley Union

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

GOODYEAR — The 1A top-ranked Bagdad baseball team advanced to the state semifinals after shutting out eighth-seeded Valley Union Saturday at Goodyear Baseball Complex.

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Walk-off homer by Casteel sends Cougars home

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — Chino Valley’s thrilling 2018 season ended in the 3A state quarterfinals Saturday at Surprise Sports Complex in a 4-3 loss after Casteel hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to advance to the semis next weekend.

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Bagdad softball upsets 2-time defending state champ Ray in semis

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Seven years after winning its third 1A state championship, Bagdad’s softball program is back in the title game.

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Chino Valley baseball pounces on Show Low in 3A’s 1st round

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — With ace Tyler Hixon dealing on the mound, the seventh-seeded Chino Valley baseball team busted out the big sticks in the first round of the 3A State Tournament Friday night, scoring five runs apiece in the third and fourth innings en route to a 12-0 run-ruled rout of No. 10 Show Low.

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No. 3 Bagdad shuts out Hayden 10-0

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Bagdad’s third-seeded softball team advanced to the 1A state tournament semifinals for the first time since 2011 on Friday, shutting out No. 6 Hayden in a run-ruled five innings in the quarterfinal round.

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Prescott boys volleyball advances to state for 1st time

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — The No. 13-ranked Prescott boys’ volleyball team defeated No. 20 Liberty, 3-2, in an epic AIA 5A state play-in match Thursday night at the dome gym, handing the third-year Badgers program its first-ever trip to the state tournament.

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Bradshaw boys’ tennis upsets Nogales, heads to state semis

Prep Tennis: State Playoffs

NOGALES — Bradshaw Mountain’s fifth-seeded boys’ tennis squad stayed hot in the AIA Division II State Team Tournament Wednesday afternoon, knocking off No. 4 Nogales, 5-2, in the quarterfinals, and will face four-time defending state champion Catalina Foothills in the semis.

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Prescott’s Bradley places 3rd at D-II state in 1-mile run

Prep Track & Field

MESA — On opening day of the AIA Division II State Championships Wednesday afternoon, Prescott senior Matthew Bradley placed third out of 26 runners in the 1,600-meter run, posting a personal-record time of 4 minutes and 18.64 seconds, to medal at Mesa Community College.