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Lightning, heavy rains force postponement of Prescott-Canyon del Oro contest

Prep Football

TUCSON — Generally, Arizonans appreciate the monsoon weather late in the summer, but on Friday night’s during football season, not so much.

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Hawaii faces Georgia for US title at Little League tourney

Little League

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Those who had hoped to see a rematch of last week’s 11-inning thriller between Hawaii and Georgia at the Little League World Series got their wish.

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Gameday Glance: Prescott at Canyon Del Oro — Week 2

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Badger football gameday glance for Friday, Aug. 24.

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Bradshaw Mountain football still leads the pack in Week 2 Grand Canyon media poll

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Grand Canyon Media Football Poll for Week 2 was released Wednesday afternoon, with Bradshaw Mountain holding strong at the No. 1 position.

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Preview: Prescott volleyball in rebuilding mode in 2018

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT — In recent years, the Prescott volleyball program has been one of the most competitive in the 4A ranks, consistently qualifying for the state tournament and, on occasion, advancing deep into the bracket.

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Preview: Bears believe team chemistry will carry their club far in 2018

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team may have finished the 2017 season with a 7-10 overall record in power-point matches, but the Bears were squarely on the postseason bubble with a No. 25 ranking.

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In 30th year, standards haven’t waned for 7-time national champion Roughriders

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — On the 30th anniversary of the Yavapai College men’s soccer program this fall, the Roughriders will certainly attempt to replicate what they’ve achieved so many times in the past – win championships.

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Preview: Cougars hoping recent years of hard work pays off in 2018

Prep Football

CHINO VALLEY — While the Chino Valley football team has gotten better and better in recent years — going 4-6 last year — this is the do or die season, said Cougars’ head coach Wade Krug.

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Badgers can’t answer second-half spurt by Desert Edge in 40-17 loss

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Milton Rodgers had 30 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown, quarterback Adryan Lara threw for two more scores and Desert Edge outscored Prescott 14-0 in the second half in a 40-17 win Friday night.

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Bears win season opener for first time in 5 years

Prep Football

GOODYEAR — Before Friday’s Week 1 game, Bradshaw Mountain football coach Chuck Moller described opponent Estrella Foothills as “very much a mirror image” of his 2018 Bears.

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Bagdad cruises in thrashing of Valley Union

Prep Football

ELFRIDA — Defending state semifinalist Bagdad rolled to a 66-0 victory over Valley Union in the opening week of the 2018 football season for 1A.

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Superior dominates Mayer in opener, 50-0

Prep Football

SPRING VALLEY — Playing host to the 2017 state runner-up for 1A in its 2018 season opener, Mayer’s football team simply couldn’t match Superior in a 50-0 setback Friday night at Mathern Field.

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Gameday Glance: Desert Edge at Prescott — Week 1

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — The journey toward qualifying for a 4A state playoff spot for the first time in six years begins tonight for the Prescott football team as the Badgers host Desert Edge.

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Gameday Glance: Bradshaw Mountain at Estrella Foothills — Week 1

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s football team has been raring to go for Week 1 of the 2018 season since last winter.

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Preview: Badgers aim to break 6-year playoff drought in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott head coach Michael Gilpin summed it up best when he said, “We seem to have this conversation every year,” when asked Thursday during practice if the Badgers can finally get over the hump this season and make the playoffs for the first time since 2012.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain football ready to bounce back in 2018

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Was the 2017 season a mere aberration for Bradshaw Mountain football? From 2013 through 2016, the Bears qualified for the state playoffs, winning section/region titles in three of those four seasons.

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Loveall, Duryea, Bradley among those named All-Courier Player of the Year for spring 2018 season

Prep Sports

What follows is the Courier sports department’s selections for the 2018 Spring All-Courier Team.

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Bears picked to win region title in inaugural Grand Canyon Media Football Poll

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — After starting last season 0-5 under a new coach, the Bradshaw Mountain football team finished strong, going 4-1 in the last five weeks of the season, including four straight wins.

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Prescott Athletic Hall of Fame announces 2018 inductees

Prep Athletics

PRESCOTT — The Prescott athletic department and its Hall of Fame committee officially announced that Nathan Howard, John Middlemore, Eric Fogler and the 1990-91 girls basketball team will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in September.

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Blair Hillig takes over boys basketball program at Bradshaw Mountain

Prep Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The past two seasons were unsettling for the Bradshaw Mountain boys’ basketball team, as the proud program quickly regressed from a state-playoff qualifier in 2016 to a doormat.

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Preview: Arizona NSA ‘Best of the West’ tournament set for Saturday, Sunday in Prescott

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Arizona National Softball Association’s (NSA) 2018 season ends with an exclamation point on Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29, as 36 girls’ fast-pitch softball teams converge on Prescott Parks and Rec’s fields for the annual Monsoon Madness/Best of the West tournament.

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Prescott’s Riley Lewis wins junior masters invite in Tempe

Prep Golf

TEMPE — Riley Lewis’ 7-under par 64 on day one of the 2018 Arizona Junior Masters Invitational set him up for a tournament victory after turning in an even-par 71 on day two of the tournament in Tempe on Wednesday afternoon.

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Arizona prep football’s Sollenberger Classic cancelled due to scheduling

Prep Football

PHOENIX — The annual Sollenberger Classic on the campus of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff has been cancelled due to scheduling issues, the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Thursday morning.

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Badgers kickoff 2018 season a week early, host Desert Edge Aug. 17

Prep Football

SHOW LOW — With training camp underway this week, Prescott’s athletic department officially released its 2018 football schedule Tuesday morning.

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Prescott 11U team claims 1st-round bye at state

Little League

MESA — Prescott Little League’s 11-and-Under All-Stars will have had three weeks to prepare for the Arizona state tournament by the time the team battles the winner of Monday night’s first-round game — that pits Mt. Graham versus McCormick Ranch — in the quarterfinals on Tuesday, July 17.