Yes, the season is still very young, but Bradshaw Mountain softball is already living up to some high expectations after taking their first two games of the year by a combined score of 41-0.
Coming into this season, it was obvious Bradshaw Mountain softball was going to be good, especially when you consider that they’re the No. 24-ranked club in the nation, according to MaxPreps. But the way the Bears came out in their season opener on Wednesday by routing Youngker 19-0 could give them a great boost of momentum going forward.
While it’s difficult to gauge how strong Bradshaw Mountain track and field is due to them being a small school, head coach Jason Shaver said there is a number of bright spots on the team that can help put them on the map.
Chino Valley High School senior Phoenix Swiacki was one of four boys cross-country runners from around the state of Arizona to be named First Team All-American Saturday, Jan. 25.
Last season, Bradshaw Mountain softball put together a magical campaign where they clinched the Grand Canyon Region crown and made it all the way to the state semifinals. However, the Bears fell just short in that semifinal game against Salpointe Catholic, ending their season.
The 2020 Prescott baseball team is hoping to make some noise at state a few months from now, and with several seniors on the roster who received regular playtime a season ago, this spring may be a special one for the Badgers.
As he looks forward to his first season coaching the Chino Valley High School baseball team, with the season opener against the Winslow High School Bulldogs at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, Jason Olson said he thinks things are looking good.
Bradshaw Mountain baseball missed the playoffs last year but is looking to make sure that won’t happen again this year.
Two years removed from winning a Division II, Section II championship and advancing all the way to the state semifinals, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys tennis team still has some rebuilding to do.
Bradshaw Mountain’s girls tennis team graduated four seniors from its nine-player roster in 2019, but that doesn’t mean that the Bears won’t be competitive this spring.
Boys high school wrestling participation numbers are dropping, but girls high school wrestling is booming in Arizona since it became a sanctioned sport two years ago.
Prescott girls soccer hardly allowed any goals throughout the course of their season, but it only took one for No. 4 Catalina Foothills to eliminate the No. 1 Badgers in the state semifinals on Saturday.
Emma Crysler, Callie Oryall, Heath Tinsley, Giada Virgilio and Sofy Zanolin of the Prescott Swim Team Pirates qualified for the short-course Junior Olympics this weekend from Friday, Feb. 21 to Sunday, Feb. 23 in Goodyear.
Jordan Massis of Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball and baseball joins us for our Courier Athlete Q&A!
AIA recently released 4A Grand Canyon recognitions for basketball and soccer as Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain were well-represented in the All-Region First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention lineups.
Mauricio Holguin, Mason Hunt and Danian Bernardo of the PV Ballers, a local AAU youth basketball team, will be attending an Under Armour Camp during spring break in March.
Chino Valley boys basketball returned to state on Wednesday after missing out the last two seasons, and they did it in a big way. The No. 18 Cougars overcame a slow start to topple No. 15 Florence 51-46 in the opening round of the 3A state playoffs.
A little under nine minutes remained in this quarterfinal clash between No. 1 Prescott girls soccer and No. 8 Walden Grove. The Red Wolves erased a two-goal deficit to force extra time and by the way they were playing defense, it seemed the Badgers weren’t going to find an answer in time to avoid a penalty-kick shootout.
It had been two years too long since Chino Valley boys basketball made the playoffs. But after putting together a solid 2019-20 season, the Cougars are back in business as they’ll take on Florence in the 3A state play-in round on Wednesday.
It was a big weekend for Chino Valley wrestling as both Keller Rock and Colby Evens took first place at the AIA state meet to lead the Cougars to a third-place finish among all 49 Division III teams on Saturday.
A little over a week ago, Prescott girls soccer hardly had any trouble shutting out Mohave 6-0 in their regular-season finale. But the two sides met again in the first round of state on Saturday and while the Badgers still won 5-0, the Thunderbirds gave them a run for their money.
Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball pulled off somewhat of an upset in the state play-in round as the No. 22 Bears knocked off No. 11 Moon Valley 57-50 on Friday.
Over 150 schools gathered at the Findlay Toyota Center for the AIA state meet as Chino Valley, Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott looked to make their mark during Day 1 on Friday.
Bradshaw Mountain boys soccer topped Desert Edge 5-4 in penalty kicks during a wild and intense state play-in match on Thursday.