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Bradshaw’s Nnantah, Rozendaal, Shaver tune up for state

Prep Track & Field

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain track and field star senior Bailey Rozendaal holds the Bears’ girls’ program record in the javelin and the heptathlon. That would be considered a significant achievement for most prep athletes. For the disciplined, driven Rozendaal, however, it’s simply two down and two to go.

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Stunner! Chino Valley baseball upsets NW Christian, stays alive in 3A West region title hunt

Prep Baseball

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s baseball players felt quite confident heading into their key league showdown at 3A No. 3-ranked Northwest Christian Friday.

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Bradshaw boys’ Streeter, Turner and Calia advance at state

Prep Tennis

PHOENIX — The Division II No. 5-ranked and Section II champion Bradshaw Mountain boys’ tennis team advanced three players to the third round after winning three matches in the opening rounds of the Division II state singles and doubles tournaments Friday at Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center.

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Bradshaw baseball knocks off No. 23 Shadow Mountain

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Despite all of its trials and tribulations in 2018, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team has hung tough down the stretch, posting a season-best fourth straight victory on Thursday to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.

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Prescott baseball sweeps Mohave, braces for Mingus in finale

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — The 4A No. 17-ranked Prescott baseball team started all eight of its seniors on Senior Day Thursday afternoon, and it panned out well for the Badgers, who notched a 7-1 victory over Mohave in their regular-season home finale.

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Chino Valley tops Kingman for 5th straight win

Prep Baseball

CHINO VALLEY — At this stage of the season, seeding into the 3A state tournament becomes a priority for teams such as Chino Valley’s baseball squad, which would, at the least, prefer to host a state play-in tournament game on Friday, April 27.

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Cougars’ golf posts win over Bagdad, Camp Verde in Prescott

Prep Golf

PRESCOTT — Chino Valley’s golf team defeated friendly rivals Bagdad and Camp Verde in a home meet Tuesday afternoon at Antelope Hills Golf Course, delighting Cougars coach Jerry Behm.

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Jones brilliant again, but Badgers fall to No. 9 Mingus 1-0

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — Kody Jones followed up his one-hit shutout victory from a week ago with another gem, pitching a complete game and allowing only one run in a tough 1-0 loss to first-place Mingus on Monday afternoon.

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Badgers take 5th, 9th at Pioneer Invite

Prep Track & Field

PHOENIX — Prescott’s girls’ track and field team placed fifth and its boys’ squad took ninth out of 16 teams at the seventh annual Pioneer Invitational Saturday afternoon at Pinnacle High School.

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Bradshaw Mountain tennis upsets No. 2 Cactus Shadows

Prep Boys Tennis

PRESCOTT VALLEY – On a wind-whipped Thursday afternoon at home, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ tennis team pulled off a major upset of previously undefeated and Division II No. 2-ranked Cactus Shadows, registering a 7-2 victory that should give the Bears the Section II title.

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King of the Hill: Jones tosses 1-hit shutout in 10-0 rout of rival Bears

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Standing at an even 6-foot-5, Prescott pitcher Kody Jones can seem intimidating on the hill. Add in his nasty fastball, curveball and change-up combination, and the righty becomes that much tougher.

Bears softball crushes Prescott, improves to 7-3 in region

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain softball slugger Madisen Duryea, who set a new single-season program record for home runs with her 19th and 20th dingers Saturday at home, had a single and two RBIs in the Bears’ 13-2 road win over area rival Prescott Tuesday afternoon.

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Prescott Little League hosts annual opening day event; adds softball for 2018 season

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PRESCOTT — For the first time in its 68-year history, Prescott Little League will field softball teams in 2018, affording the city’s young girls the opportunity to develop their skills in preparation for the high school game and, perhaps, beyond.

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Canada mourns: 15 die when truck, hockey team bus collide

Prep Hockey

NIPAWIN, Saskatchewan — A semi-trailer slammed into a bus carrying a youth hockey team in western Canada, killing 15 people and injuring 14 in a catastrophic collision that a doctor compared to an airstrike and left the vehicles obliterated in the snow. The crash sent shockwaves through the team’s small hometown and a country united by the national sport.

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Badgers’ Schulz lifts Prescott in come-from-behind walk-off winner

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — It’s been a strange season for Prescott’s baseball team in 2018. Typically, the Badgers have possessed enough pitching and defense to carry them in games, but their bats have deserted them at inopportune times and resulted in more than a few bad losses.

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Bradshaw Mountain snaps 7-game skid, smashes Mohave

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Bringing up the rear in the 4A Grand Canyon region standings with four league games remaining in the 2018 regular season entering Thursday, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team simply needed a win to gain some confidence.

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Bears softball hanging tough in Grand Canyon race

Prep Softball

BULLHEAD CITY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team picked up a key victory in 4A Grand Canyon region play Thursday afternoon, maintaining its position to try and capture a league title after defeating Mohave, 5-1, on the road.

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Badgers notch 1st section victory, sweep short-handed Goldwater

Prep Boys Tennis

PRESCOTT — Prescott’s boys’ tennis team earned its first Division II, Section II victory of the 2018 season Wednesday afternoon, shutting out short-handed Barry Goldwater, 7-0, at the Badgers’ campus courts off of Ruth Street.

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Prescott girls’ tennis snaps 2-match losing streak

Prep Girls Tennis

PHOENIX — The 4A No. 18-ranked Prescott girls’ tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak Wednesday on the road, blanking Barry Goldwater, 9-0, to up its record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in Division II, Section II.

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Centennial slips by No. 10 Badgers, 3-2

Prep Boys Volleyball

PRESCOTT — In the second match of a rare home-and-home series, Prescott’s boys’ volleyball team split with Centennial by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday night, ending the upstart Badgers’ winning streak at three matches.

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Coconino outlasts Prescott softball, stays atop region

Prep Softball

With idle Bradshaw Mountain and Mingus nipping at its heels atop the Grand Canyon region, Coconino swept a two-game home-and-home series from the Prescott softball team on Thursday afternoon to hang onto a narrow first-place lead.

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Badgers’ bats stay silent in shutout loss to Coco

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — If Prescott’s baseball team can figure out its woes at the dish — sooner rather than later — the Badgers very well could ditch their doldrums and turn things around in 4A’s Grand Canyon region. Tuesday afternoon at Prescott’s campus field, however, Coconino had the hosts’ number.

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Badgers upset Estrella Foothills behind lefty Franco

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT — Prescott baseball southpaw Rubi Franco couldn’t have performed much better against a red-hot Estrella Foothills club on a breezy, overcast Saturday at home, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six to guide the Badgers to a 4-2 victory.

Prescott’s McMahon captures 3200-meter title in Chandler

Prep Track & Field

CHANDLER — Prescott track and field distance runner Emily McMahon won the 3200-meter run on Friday night, posting the fastest overall time in two separate races at the 78th annual Chandler Rotary meet on the campus of Chandler High School.

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Bears’ Charles Nnantah wins 300-meter hurdles at Chandler Rotary

Prep Track & Field

CHANDLER — Bradshaw Mountain junior Charles Nnantah won the 300-meter hurdles in impressive fashion Friday at the 78th annual Chandler Rotary meet, posting a first-place time of 40.33 seconds to outpace runner-up Braden Weech of Snowflake by 1.11 seconds.