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Bagdad baseball, softball teams to play in 1A state semifinals Friday in Tempe, Phoenix, respectively
Baseball faces Ray at 4 p.m. at Diablo Stadium; softball battles San Manuel at 5 p.m. at Rose Mofford

Bagdad High School’s baseball and softball teams will both play in the semifinals of the 1A state tournament today, May 14, in Tempe and Phoenix, respectively.

May 12, 2021
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No. 8 Prescott Softball hosted No. 9 Poston Butte in the first round of state playoffs on Saturday, May 8, but it sure seemed like they hosted the No. 1 seed as the Broncos put on a clinic on both sides of the ball to trounce the Badgers 12-2 and end their season.

By Aaron Valdez May 8, 2021
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The Northpoint Expeditionary Learning Academy (Prescott) varsity softball team won the CAA state championship on Thursday, May 6, 2021.

May 8, 2021
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Winter sports athletes from Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain and Chino Valley were well-represented in the all-conference and all-region awards with several players receiving some of the highest and most premier recognitions.

By Aaron Valdez May 6, 2021
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Coming off a stellar comeback effort to beat Mingus in the first leg of their two-game series, Prescott softball couldn’t repeat that success in the second leg as the Marauders outlasted the Badgers for a 4-1 win that claimed them the Grand Canyon region title on Wednesday, May 5.

By Aaron Valdez May 6, 2021
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It’s every players dream to record the game-winning hit for their team and freshman Rylee “RJ” Parra was able to do it in Prescott softball’s most critical game of the season as her three-run RBI triple capped a late comeback rally to lift the Badgers past Mingus 8-7 on Monday, May 3.

By Aaron Valdez May 3, 2021
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GateWay Community College coach Rob Shabansky admits he wasn’t a huge fan of technology and analytics in baseball.

By By Joshua Iversen and Koki Riley Cronkite News April 30, 2021
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Prescott girls stand out among locals with several medalists at Bradshaw Mountain Invite
Gilbert Highland dominates; Chino Valley boys take 4th overall

Gilbert Highland’s boys and girls track and field teams swept first-place honors at the Bradshaw Mountain Invitational this past Saturday, April 24, at Bob Pavlich Field in Prescott Valley.

By Courier Sports April 26, 2021
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Need a template for how to snap a pesky losing streak in high school baseball?

By Doug Cook April 22, 2021
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Two of the most highly regarded high school baseball prospects in the Valley continue to showcase why they might be top picks in this year’s MLB Draft.

By Connor Morman Cronkite News April 23, 2021
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In the second leg of their season series, Prescott softball picked up from where it left off in the first game, erupting for a 21-5 win in five innings over cross-town rivals Bradshaw Mountain on Thursday, April 22.

By Aaron Valdez April 22, 2021
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Returning to the courts in late March from a mostly cancelled 2020 season, Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain’s varsity boys tennis teams have struggled through growing pains this spring.

By Doug Cook April 21, 2021
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In each team’s regular-season finale Wednesday, April 21, it was Prescott that triumphed over cross-town rival Bradshaw Mountain by a commanding 8-1 margin, which not only helped the Badgers cement a third-place finish in the section standings, but also increase their chances of making playoffs as well.

By Aaron Valdez April 21, 2021
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Prescott softball ended its only losing streak of the 2021 season in emphatic fashion Tuesday. Trailing Grand Canyon region rival Bradshaw Mountain 4-3 through five innings, the Badger bats came alive in the sixth and seventh frames en route to a 13-5 rout of the Bears in Prescott Valley.

By Doug Cook April 20, 2021
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What happens when a team on a hot streak and a team in a slump collide? It’s exactly what you’d imagine as Bradshaw Mountain baseball throttled cross-town rivals Prescott 11-1 in five innings during the first leg of their two-game series Tuesday, April 20.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2021
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When the 3A No. 7-ranked Chino Valley baseball team finally gets healthy, watch out.

By Doug Cook April 14, 2021
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Coming up short to arch rivals Camp Verde for eight straight years was all the motivation Chino Valley softball needed to completely and utterly demolish the Cowboys 25-2 in their match-up on Tuesday, April 13.

By Aaron Valdez April 13, 2021
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The Yavapai Soccer Club’s 07 Select group of girls took first place overall in the Yavapai Cup played April 9 to April 11, 2021. The club beat Prescott Phoenix Rising 4-3 to win the title after going 3-0-1 in the tournament.

By Courier Sports April 13, 2021
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Chino Valley track & field athletes Kaitlyn Roskopf, Demitre Insalaco and Colby Evens all had big performances at the Mingus Qualifier on Thursday, April 1, as they all placed highly in their respective events.

By Aaron Valdez April 2, 2021
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Prescott girls soccer lost only one game all season but it was during the game that mattered most as the Badgers couldn’t solve perennial powerhouse Salpointe Catholic in their heart-breaking 2-0 loss during the 4A state championship game on Saturday, March 20.

By Aaron Valdez March 20, 2021
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Chino Valley wrestler Colby Evens finished his senior season as an unbeaten Division 3 state champion in the 120-pound weight class March 18 at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley near Phoenix.

By Doug Cook March 20, 2021
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The Prescott boys soccer team’s undefeated season ended in the 4A state semifinals Wednesday afternoon, March 17, as upstart Walden Grove of Tucson eliminated the second-seeded Badgers in a 1-0 final at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

By Doug Cook March 18, 2021
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There were still 10 minutes of overtime left and Prescott head coach Paul Campuzano believed the team still had time to flip the script. Lo and behold, the Badgers knew their story wasn’t over yet and wound up pulling a huge rabbit out of their hat, scoring back-to-back goals within the final moments to claim an ever-so-satisfying 2-1 win over the defending champs.

By Aaron Valdez March 17, 2021
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Bradshaw Mountain’s wrestling team captured the program’s first sectional championship this past Saturday, March 13, to qualify for the Division III state tournament Thursday at Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley near Phoenix.

By Doug Cook March 15, 2021
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High school spring sports were given the hardest pill to swallow last year when the COVID-19 pandemic canceled school and the rest of their seasons. Chino Valley softball was one of the teams affected but now they’re hungrier than ever to compete for a spot in state during this comeback campaign.

By Aaron Valdez March 15, 2021

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