PRESCOTT — Quarterback Austin Clark had 24 carries for 398 yards and a school-record seven rushing touchdowns as Prescott football recorded its second-straight blowout win with a 56-7 victory over Deer Valley on Friday night.
Badger football gameday preview for Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, as they host Deer Valley in Prescott.
PRESCOTT — Amid turmoil within the football program and an athletic department investigation placing him on leave last week, Badgers head coach Michael Gilpin tendered his resignation Wednesday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Bradshaw Mountain football team made it four straight weeks atop the Grand Canyon Media Football Poll when the poll was released late Tuesday night, recording 72 points and receiving seven first-place votes.
PHOENIX — Quarterback Austin Clark rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns, Aaron Greene scored twice on two punt blocks in the first quarter and the Prescott football team shutout Moon Valley 43-0 for their first win of the season Friday night.
PRESCOTT — In a statement issued by Michael Gilpin via email early Friday morning, the Prescott football head coach defended himself after being put on leave Thursday pending an investigation by the athletic department.
Badger football gameday glance for Friday, Aug. 31, at Moon Valley.
PRESCOTT — Prescott football head coach Michael Gilpin has been put on leave and will not coach the Badgers during Friday night’s road game at Moon Valley, the school announced via an email statement late Thursday night.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — After a convincing 20-7 over Shadow Mountain on Friday night, the Bradshaw Mountain football team improved to 2-0 for the first time since 2013.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the third consecutive year, the Northern Arizona Suns will open the season at the Prescott Valley Event Center, hosting the Santa Cruz Warriors on Nov. 3, the club announced Monday afternoon.
Badger football gameday glance for Friday, Aug. 24.
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.
Moving can be an exhausting, life-sucking, muscle-aching, I’d-rather-be-running-a-marathon-with-no-shoes-on event in one’s life.
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.
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.
PRESCOTT — A few days before kicking off the 2018 season, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team received word Wednesday afternoon that NAIA voters across the nation consider them a Top 15 team in the country.
PRESCOTT — After finishing with a 30-5 overall record and qualifying for the NAIA Volleyball National Tournament for the first time in program history a year ago, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team received votes in the NAIA preseason national poll Wednesday morning.
PRESCOTT — Coming off the best season in program history in 2017, Embry-Riddle volleyball is hoping for more than just a repeat this fall. They want more.
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.
What follows is the Courier sports department’s selections for the 2018 Spring All-Courier Team.
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.
The first day of school has come and gone for most local kids in the Prescott, Prescott Valley and surrounding areas.
A domestic violence call in Prescott Valley ended with a gunshot wound victim being airlifted to the Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment Friday night.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the third consecutive season, the Northern Arizona Suns will host two open tryouts prior to the upcoming campaign in Prescott Valley, the team announced Thursday afternoon.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The coaching carousel between the NBA and its minor league NBA Gatorade League counterpart continued Wednesday when former Northern Arizona Suns head coach Tyrone Ellis confirmed he will become the next head coach of the Stockton Kings.
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.
Instead of enjoying peaceful crickets chattering, the summer wind blowing through local trees or a distant monsoon storm lighting up the sky only to hear thunder seconds later, residents in my Prescott Valley neighborhood are often treated to the soothing sounds of a racetrack.
On The Ball
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Surrounded by basketball campers wearing white Suns T-shirts boasting about newly-learned moves on the court to nearby friends, Bret Burchard was all smiles Friday afternoon.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns didn’t have to look far to replace Cody Toppert as their next head coach. The top candidate was right under their noses all along.
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.
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.
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 — After an extensive national search, Embry-Riddle named Michael Trujillo as its next head women’s basketball coach, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — As construction crews continue to work on giving Arizona Downs a $2 million face lift, horse racing fans will get a sneak peek at the newly upgraded facility as the track will begin live simulcasting July 13, general manager Ann McGovern announced Friday morning.
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns will be in the market for another head coach this offseason as Cody Toppert was promoted to the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach under Igor Kokoskov on Thursday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — After nearly a decade of silence, Yavapai Downs is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar facelift.
Junior College Softball
PRESCOTT — Yavapai College standout softball player Jaydee Boursaw will have one more award to make room for on an already crowded shelf of offseason recognition as the NJCAA named her the 2018 National Player of the Year on Thursday morning.
While celebrating Father’s Day with my children Sunday, my thoughts weren’t far from the thousands of young sons and daughters living in cages, wrapped in spacecraft-like blankets, and positioned in several organized rows of green floor mats, the kind that might be used for morning yoga.
Prep Boys Basketball
PRESCOTT — Returning the Badgers after a year as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball program at Embry-Riddle, Travis Stedman was officially named the next head boys’ basketball coach for Prescott on Thursday morning.
PRESCOTT — David Worsham of Avondale traveled north to Prescott in search of a big catch June 2, and a big catch he got.
Prep Boys Basketball
PRESCOTT — After nine seasons at the helm of the Prescott boys’ basketball program, head coach Adam Neely officially tendered his resignation last week.
PRESCOTT — Wearing several hats in any one job seems to be the norm these days, but for Embry-Riddle Athletic Director Jaime Long, she takes it to the extreme.
WILLIAMS — Mason Hunt was 2 for 2 with a home run, Kishan Patel surrendered only one unearned run on the mound and Prescott Valley claimed a 5-3 win in the Tournament of Champions title game over Verde Valley on Sunday afternoon.
PRESCOTT — The NAIA officially announced its All-American team for the 2017-18 season and Embry-Riddle senior Matt Andrews was awarded third-team honors Thursday morning.
Junior College Baseball
PRESCOTT — Yavapai College baseball head coach Ryan Cougill has been selected to be a part of the coaching staff for the USA Junior College National Baseball Team, the school officially announced Friday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced earlier this week it would add girls wrestling to the winter sports season for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — After finishing second overall at the NAIA Golf National Championships a year ago, Embry-Riddle took ninth overall this year with a 91-over par 955 during the four-day event in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday night’s Prescott City Championship Tournament title contest, Farmers Insurance faced an opponent it had run-ruled twice before during the regular season.
Column: Raising Prescott
My not-so-secret plans for Mother’s Day 2018 went off without a hitch Sunday, spending much of the morning celebrating the woman in our lives who makes the world go round.