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When the two top teams in a league square off against one another, everyone can expect a thrilling battle of epic proportions. Tuesday’s match between Flagstaff and Bradshaw Mountain, the two top teams in the Grand Canyon Region, was exactly that.

By Aaron Valdez October 23, 2019
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Who would’ve thunk that a sports program, in only its third year of existence, is already on the verge of qualifying for the state playoffs.

By Aaron Valdez October 20, 2019
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The Bradshaw Mountain Cross-Country Invitational on Saturday featured a 12-team field made up of a dozen local schools. However, it was the Prescott Badgers that shined on the 5,000-meter course at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School.

By Aaron Valdez October 19, 2019
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They say it’s not about how you start, but how you finish. And for the Roughriders of Yavapai men’s soccer, they proved it to a tee in a pivotal match-up on Saturday at Ken Lindley Field.

By Aaron Valdez October 19, 2019
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While there is no such thing as perfect, the Badgers might have to disagree after delivering a stellar performance during their 56-0 dismantling of Mohave on Friday night.

By Aaron Valdez October 19, 2019
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Our Week 9 gameday glance for Friday night's Mingus-Bradshaw Mountain game at Bob Pavlich Field in Prescott Valley.

By Aaron Valdez October 17, 2019
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Prescott volleyball was on the verge of claiming the fourth set during its home match against Coconino on Tuesday. With a 25-23 lead, all the Badgers had to do was to score one more point to force a fifth set and prevent them from falling into an even deeper hole in region play.

By Aaron Valdez October 16, 2019
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The Prescott Badgers of the mighty mites division (ages 5-8) defeated the Chino Valley Cougars 31-0 during a Northern Arizona Youth Football game on Saturday at Chino Valley High School.

By Aaron Valdez October 12, 2019
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This was the second week in a row that the Cougars had to travel to Kingman for a region game. This was also the second week in a row they ended up falling short due to their inability of holding onto a lead.

By Aaron Valdez October 12, 2019
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The final stretch of the Prescott swim season is upon us and the Badgers made quick work of Wickenburg during their meet on Thursday at the Prescott YMCA.

By Aaron Valdez October 10, 2019
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Full speed ahead! Bradshaw Mountain volleyball is showing no signs of slowing down as it swept aside a formidable Youngker team during a 3-0 win on Wednesday.

By Aaron Valdez October 9, 2019
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Playing on one’s home course obviously has its advantages.

By Aaron Valdez October 8, 2019
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Prescott boys golf is having one of its better seasons in program history and is now on the fringes of qualifying for playoffs with their latest win over Bradshaw Mountain and Coconino on Tuesday at Prescott Golf Club.

By Aaron Valdez October 8, 2019
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Prescott girls golf brushed off a tough loss to Norte Dame Prep and Boulder Creek on Wednesday and made quick work of Bradshaw Mountain and Lee Williams on Thursday at Prescott Country Club.

By Aaron Valdez October 4, 2019
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Becoming a hall of famer, no matter at what level, is undoubtedly one of the highest honors an athlete can earn. And on Saturday, Oct. 19, a player, two coaches and a softball team will be inducted into Yavapai College’s 2019 Hall of Fame.

By Aaron Valdez October 4, 2019
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Our Week 7 gameday glance for Friday night's Bradshaw Mountain-Flagstaff game at the dome in Flagstaff.

By Aaron Valdez October 3, 2019
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Roughriders give Matadors the horns
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If every match was smooth sailing, the Roughriders would have no meaning to their own name. Yavapai’s conference match against Arizona Western on Wednesday was just the latest installment of the team showing exactly why they’re called the “Roughriders.”

By Aaron Valdez October 3, 2019
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Check out where our local football teams stand in AIA's first Power Points Ranking of the season

By Aaron Valdez October 2, 2019
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It definitely took longer than expected. But in the end, Bradshaw Mountain volleyball managed to get it done on Tuesday during a 3-1 victory over a Coconino team that wouldn’t go away.

By Aaron Valdez October 2, 2019
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In most cases, an 8-2 victory in soccer usually signals a dominant performance by the winning side. But in this case, Chino Valley’s 8-2 home win over Desert Christian on Saturday didn’t exactly sit right with head coach Todd Carey.

By Aaron Valdez September 28, 2019
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Tommy Dieu (00) of the Prescott Valley Hitmen majors team breaks through the team banner before their game against Bagdad on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School in Prescott Valley.

By Aaron Valdez September 28, 2019
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Coming up against yet another tall task for the second week in a row, the short-handed Chino Valley football team couldn’t get anything going in a 41-14 loss to Odyssey Institute (4-1) during their homecoming game on Friday.

By Aaron Valdez September 28, 2019
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Our Week 5 gameday glance for Friday night's Bradshaw Mountain-Coconino game at Bob Pavlich Field in Prescott Valley.

By Aaron Valdez September 27, 2019
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In a potential preview of the girls soccer state championship, fierce rivals Chino Valley and Northland Prep locked horns on Thursday. And in dramatic fashion, it was the Spartans who upended the Cougars 5-3 in overtime to remain as the only unbeaten team in 2A.

By Aaron Valdez September 27, 2019
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Prescott golf had itself a superb day at Antelope Hills Golf Course as the boys defeated Bradshaw Mountain and Page while the girls brushed aside Bradshaw Mountain on Wednesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez September 25, 2019
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Prescott cross-country put together a respectable outing at the Doug Conley Invitational in Tempe on Saturday. Both the boys and girls teams placed third among 18 and 11 teams, respectively.

By Aaron Valdez September 25, 2019
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Despite their nickname, the Lee Williams Volunteers looked like they were getting paid to play during their 3-1 win over a listless Prescott side on Tuesday.

By Aaron Valdez September 24, 2019
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A heated battle between the two top teams in the Grand Canyon Region is exactly what we got during the Bradshaw Mountain-Flagstaff game on Tuesday. Well, except in the fifth set.

By Aaron Valdez September 24, 2019
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‘Twas a night to remember. A night where the Prescott-Flagstaff football game on Friday was a homecoming in more ways than one.

By Aaron Valdez September 21, 2019
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Yavapai men’s soccer forward Paul Fulop made it look easy like 1-2-3 as the freshman recorded a hat-trick in the team’s 5-0 rout of Glendale on Thursday at Mountain Valley Park.

By Aaron Valdez September 19, 2019
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They say closing out a game is one of the hardest things to do in sports. Embry-Riddle men’s soccer got to experience that first hand when they saw their three-goal lead quickly evaporate in the final stretch of their 3-2 home win over Arizona Christian Wednesday night.

By Aaron Valdez September 18, 2019
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Following up a strong showing at the Ceil Billings Tournament on Saturday, Bradshaw Mountain volleyball returned to Grand Canyon play to defeat Mingus 3-1 on the road Tuesday night.

By Aaron Valdez September 17, 2019
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The Emrby-Riddle cross-country team got a chance to race on its home turf and it undoubtedly appeared that way as the Eagles handedly won first place in the Embry-Riddle Arizona Invitational on Saturday.

By Aaron Valdez September 14, 2019
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Heritage Middle School cross-country is running on all cylinders as the boys side placed first out of 24 teams while the girls placed fifth out of 25 teams at the Desert Solstice Invitational in Tucson on Friday, Sept. 6.

By Aaron Valdez September 14, 2019
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This season, Chino Valley girls soccer are proving to be the definition of utter dominance as the Cougars have steamrolled the competition in their first eight games, including this latest 6-0 shutout over Show Low on Friday at Chino Valley High School.

By Aaron Valdez September 13, 2019
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10 games into their 2019 campaign (scrimmages included), Yavapai men’s soccer — which is ranked No. 6 in the nation — has remained undefeated and in convincing fashion.

By Aaron Valdez September 13, 2019
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The energy was high. The stakes were a little higher. But the bragging rights? Well, they belong to Bradshaw Mountain, at least for now.

By Aaron Valdez September 12, 2019
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Our Week 4 gameday glance for Friday night's Bradshaw Mountain-Greenday game in Phoenix

By Aaron Valdez September 12, 2019
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Highlighted by a huge 15-0 run to open the final set, Yavapai volleyball began ACCAC action on its home court and soundly defeated Pima in straight sets Wednesday night.

By Aaron Valdez September 11, 2019
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The Prescott boys golf team has begun to make some early waves this season and with its latest win over Kingman and Mingus on Tuesday, the Badgers are now ranked 11th in the state of Arizona.

By Aaron Valdez September 11, 2019
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After splitting its first two games of the season, Prescott Volleyball knew it had to dazzle its rabid fan base at its home opener. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s exactly what the Badgers did as they fended off Shadow Mountain 3-1 on Tuesday night.

By Aaron Valdez September 10, 2019
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After the Prescott boys and girls cross-country teams each finished second at last year’s state meet, head coaches Jeff Chandler and Cylinda Bray admitted that champions Page and Salpointe Catholic were outright the better teams.

By Aaron Valdez September 10, 2019
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Although the season is still young, Embry-Riddle men’s soccer made a big statement Saturday night when it toppled No. 13 Southern Oregon 3-1 behind senior Mason Laaksonen’s two goals.

By Aaron Valdez September 8, 2019
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Even with some of the boys having a nasty fall at the start of the race, Prescott cross-country still put forth one of its best team finishes and had its most individual medalists at the Peaks Invitational in Flagstaff on Saturday.

By Aaron Valdez September 7, 2019
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Chino Valley football can finally exhale a big sigh of relief as it crushed Tuba City 50-0 on Friday night for its first win of the season.

By Aaron Valdez September 7, 2019
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Our Week 3 gameday glance for Friday night's Moon Valley-Prescott game at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott.

By Aaron Valdez September 6, 2019
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Our Week 3 gameday glance for Friday night's Bradshaw Mountain-Youngker game in Buckeye.

By Aaron Valdez September 6, 2019
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By no means was it the most ideal result, but the Prescott swim team can still claim some positive takeaways from its 218-115 defeat to the mighty Arizona College Prep on Thursday at the Prescott YMCA.

By Aaron Valdez September 5, 2019
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The Karrie Platt era is off to a hot start as Bradshaw Mountain volleyball defended home court for the first time this season by defeating St. Mary’s 3-1 on Thursday night.

By Aaron Valdez September 5, 2019
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Even in some scorching 105-degree conditions, Chino Valley and Bradshaw Mountain cross-country still found ways to get results in the first meet of their 2019 campaigns at Wickenburg Country Club on Wednesday.

By Aaron Valdez September 4, 2019

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