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Aaron Valdez

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The renovation for the Arizona Downs racetrack in Prescott Valley has just finished up and what better way to celebrate than with a Memorial Day weekend extravaganza to kick off the summer season.

By Aaron Valdez May 21, 2019
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The fifth annual John Hanna Sr. Memorial Men’s Fast Pitch NAFA wooden bat open invitational softball tournament will be one of many events taking place during a jam-packed Memorial Day weekend in the Prescott area.

By Aaron Valdez May 21, 2019
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Prescott’s athletic department announced on Tuesday the athletes and coaches who received an award for their exceptional efforts in their respective sports during the 2018-19 school year.

By Aaron Valdez May 21, 2019
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Walk-offs galore as senior softball teams from all over Arizona and even out of state put on a riveting show during Prescott’s 28th Annual Tobin-Glick Tournament at Pioneer Park this past weekend.

By Aaron Valdez May 19, 2019
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Prescott High School’s athletic programs were teeming with talent this year and it’s no surprise yet another player has signed their commitment letter to compete at the college level.

By Aaron Valdez May 16, 2019
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Chino Valley’s Michael Paulus Jr. and Angelina Kirkpatrick singed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.

By Aaron Valdez May 13, 2019
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The postseason has arrived and the Roughriders have officially lived up their name by enduring a rough ride of a regular season to earn the No. 2 seed in this weekend’s NJCAA Region 1 Tournament at Arizona Western Community College.

By Aaron Valdez May 9, 2019
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The Prescott girls track and field team saved its best for last, delivering a stellar outing to finish as the runners-up in the Division II State Track & Field Championships at Mesa Community College over the weekend.

By Aaron Valdez May 6, 2019
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With the match knotted at the end of singles play, it was a cohesive effort in doubles that proved to be the deciding factor as Prescott trumped No. 6 Thunderbird 5-3 in the Division II state quarterfinals Tuesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 30, 2019
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There couldn’t have been a more ideal start to Prescott’s postseason campaign as the Badgers made quick work of Ironwood Ridge for a 5-0 victory in the first round of the Division II state playoffs on Tuesday.

By Aaron Valdez April 23, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Prescott Youth Football will be shifting from Alliance Youth Sports to Northern Arizona Youth Football (NAF) for the start of the 2019 fall season in August.

By Aaron Valdez April 20, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — As the No. 19 Cougars tread through a gauntlet of top-ranked teams in the twilight of their regular season, an opportunity emerged to make a big statement when No. 10 Northwest Christian rode into town for a West region match-up Thursday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 19, 2019
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PRESCOTT – Even though the Roughriders didn’t get to save 15% or more on their car insurance, they returned to their winning ways by taking a conference doubleheader over the Gateway Geckos Wednesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 18, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The weather at Antelope Hills Golf Course hasn’t been very kind to the Chino Valley golf team.

By Aaron Valdez April 16, 2019
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Chino Valley — No. 16 Chino Valley couldn’t muster one run against a complete-game, nine-strikeout performance from Kingman pitcher Rilee Araya as the Cougars fell 4-0 to the No. 10 Bulldogs on Monday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 15, 2019
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PRESCOTT — It turns out that the Badgers were saving their best for last as No. 43 Prescott toppled No. 16 Mingus 6-3 in each side’s rousing regular season finale Monday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 15, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain posed no threat to Prescott’s crusade of winning the section title as the Badgers steamrolled their way to a 10-3 win while capping off their two-game series sweep of the Bears on Thursday.

By Aaron Valdez April 11, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Prescott girls tennis continues its romp through 2019 as the Badgers shut out Deer Valley 9-0 in their penultimate match of the season on Thursday.

By Aaron Valdez April 11, 2019
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SPARKS, Nev. — With four players finishing in the Top 5 of the individual leaderboard, Embry-Riddle women’s golf took home the gold in this week’s Cal Pac Championship at RedHawk Golf & Resort while the men’s team finished fourth.

By Aaron Valdez April 10, 2019
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PRESCOTT — No matter the sport, a heated battle is almost always guaranteed whenever Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain meet head-to-head. But in this installment of the fierce rivalry, the Badgers had absolutely no answers for ace pitcher Jacie Hambrick, whose staggering 16 strikeouts helped lead the Bears to a commanding 12-0 road win on Tuesday in Prescott.

By Aaron Valdez April 9, 2019
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PRESCOTT —Prescott’s final non-section match of the season came in a 6-3 trouncing of Lake Havasu at home as the Badgers extended their win streak to six games.

By Aaron Valdez April 8, 2019
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PRESCOTT — When No. 10 Prescott suffered a convincing 10-4 road loss to No. 3 Lee Williams on Monday, it appeared the Volunteers were the clear top dog in the Grand Canyon region as they had yet to drop a game.

By Aaron Valdez April 4, 2019
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Badgers swept by Coyotes
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PRESCOTT — On the eve of Prescott’s Phoenix region opener, the Badgers squandered an auspicious opportunity to catch a nice rhythm as the Campo Verde Coyotes dealt them a 3-0 loss on Wednesday night.

By Aaron Valdez April 3, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The persistent winds at Antelope Hills Golf Course have essentially become a course staple. However, it was one that presented too much of a challenge for the Chino Valley golf team as it finished last place with a 220 (+76) when it hosted Williams, Wickenburg and Bagdad on Tuesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez April 2, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Prescott’s five-run outburst in the first inning of its 14-6 loss to Lee Williams on Monday was just a flash in the pan as the Badgers have still yet to capture their first Grand Canyon region victory six games in.

By Aaron Valdez April 1, 2019
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PRESCOTT – As a pivotal doubleheader against Lee Williams looms on the horizon, the Prescott Badgers will take anything they can get, including a 5-4 home win over Coconino in a Grand Canyon Region game on Thursday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez March 28, 2019
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PRESCOTT — As the season inches closer to its halfway point, Prescott was able to rebound from its first season loss with a big 9-0 win over rivals Bradshaw Mountain in a Section II match on Tuesday afternoon.

By Aaron Valdez March 26, 2019