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PRESCOTT VALLLEY — The Division III and Division IV state wrestling tournament kicked off Thursday with the best wrestlers in the state all meeting inside the Findlay Toyota Center to decide the best of the best. The schools of Bradshaw Mountain, Prescott and Chino Valley were all well represented with the schools combining to produce 24 participants, with the Cougars leading the way with 11.

By Chris Whitcomb February 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Division III and Division IV state wrestling tournaments taking place this Thursday and Friday will be kicking off what will be a busy month for the Findlay Toyota Center here in Prescott Valley, starting at 10:30 am Thursday.

By Chris Whitcomb February 6, 2019
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BULLHEAD CITY — The No. 26 Prescott girls basketball team came into Tuesday night’s regular season finale against Mohave needing a win to stay alive for a postseason berth.

By Chris Whitcomb February 5, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The No. 10 Embry-Riddle Eagles (14-0) have been nothing short of impressive this season and came into Friday’s matchup with the No. 9 University of Providence Argos, looking to finish off a perfect dual-meet season.

By Chris Whitcomb February 1, 2019
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PRESCOTT — A promotional event Thursday night at Embry-Riddle left the smell of fresh Buffalo Wild Wings in the air inside the Activity Center, as the Eagles women’s basketball team took on fellow Cal Pac Conference opponent Simpson.

By Chris Whitcomb January 31, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Like so many of the Northern Arizona Suns games this season, Tuesday night against the Stockton Kings came down to a few crucial possessions in the final 3 minutes and tonight Retin Obasohan closed the show.

By Chris Whitcomb January 29, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — The Chino Valley Cougars came into Friday night looking to win their first Legler Quad-City Cup in three years, with the back-to-back defending champions Prescott Badgers, Bradshaw Mountain Bears and Mayer Wildcats, also looking to claim the championship on the mats.

By Chris Whitcomb January 25, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The 2019 Embry-Riddle softball team is coming off their best finish in school history a year ago when they finished over .500 for the first time at 24-23. In the off-season the Eagles were able to keep 12 returners, but added five new freshman and maybe more importantly, a new head coach, Christie Ambrosi.

By Chris Whitcomb January 25, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Wednesday night, the No. 2-ranked Prescott Badgers (8-0-1) boys soccer team found themselves in an unfamiliar position, trailing 2-1 late in the second half.

By Chris Whitcomb January 23, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Coming off a heartbreaking loss to rival Flagstaff last week, the Badgers took to the pitch again Tuesday, looking to pick up a much needed victory on the road over the Coconino Panthers.

By Chris Whitcomb January 22, 2019
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PRESCOTT — After being up by as many as eight in the fourth period, the Badgers found themselves inbounding the ball with 14.3 seconds remaining, needing a score to break a 37-37 tie with the Mingus Marauders.

By Chris Whitcomb January 18, 2019
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PRESCOTT — On Thursday night under a slight drizzle of rain, the No. 4-ranked Prescott girls soccer team hosted rival Flagstaff at Bill Shepard Field on senior night.

By Chris Whitcomb January 17, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The No. 9-ranked Prescott boys soccer team hosted Mingus in a region boys soccer game Wednesday, but the contest didn’t take place like it normally does at Bill Shepard Field. Heavy rain from Tuesday created poor field conditions at Prescott High School so the game was moved to Mountain Valley Park on an artificial turf field in Prescott Valley.

By Chris Whitcomb January 16, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott girls basketball team led Peoria for much of Tuesday night, but trailing 36-29 late in the game, Tiffane Tran took over for the Panthers. Tran was able to knock down a shot inside the arc, before hitting a three-pointer to tie the game at 38-38 before we headed to overtime and the Panthers ultimately held the Badgers scoreless taking the victory 43-38.

By Chris Whitcomb January 15, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Almost a month after trading away the rights to Isaiah Canaan and Josh Gray, the Northern Arizona Suns have made yet another move just days after snapping their franchise record 14-game losing streak.

By Chris Whitcomb January 15, 2019
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GOODYEAR — For the first time in 2019, the Prescott boys soccer team took to the pitch as they traveled down to Goodyear to play Estrella Foothills. The Badgers were able to have a successful offensive game behind 20 shots on goal and took the victory 5-0 over the Wolves.

By Chris Whitcomb January 11, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns and the newly named Findlay Toyota Center, will play host to a Bradshaw Mountain, Prescott High School varsity basketball double-header on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019.

By Chris Whitcomb January 11, 2019
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PRESCOTT — In a rematch of their 2018 girls soccer state quarterfinal playoff game, the Prescott Badgers and Estrella Foothills Wolves met Thursday night, this time with the Badgers hosting.

By Chris Whitcomb January 10, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott wrestling team dominated a three-way dual against section opponents Mingus and Flagstaff on Wednesday in Prescott. The Badgers went 2-0 on the day, defeating Flagstaff, 56-12, and defeating Mingus 46-28.

By Chris Whitcomb January 9, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Tuesday night, the Bradshaw Mountain girls basketball team traveled to Prescott to face the Badgers looking to win their seventh-straight game over their cross-town rival and they did just that, 56-35.

By Chris Whitcomb January 8, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Picking up two pin victories in the first 33 seconds of their matches, Eli Mason and Carlos Apodaca sparked an Eagle win in their return to the mat for the first time in more than 2 weeks Monday.

By Chris Whitcomb January 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Coming off a 38-point road loss to region opponent Lee Williams on Thursday, the Badgers took to their home floor for the first time in 2019 on Friday; unfortunately, they met the same fate they did the night before, a loss.

By Chris Whitcomb January 4, 2019
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KINGMAN — The Prescott boys basketball team took the floor for the first time this calendar year and for the first time in more than two weeks. Unfortunately, the Badgers did start 2019 on the winning track, as they fell on the road to region opponent Lee Williams, 74-36.

By Chris Whitcomb January 3, 2019
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KINGMAN — Fresh off their 2018 Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic finale against the Lee Williams Volunteers, Prescott once again took to the court to face their region foe; this time on the road and in a game that counts towards both teams records.

By Chris Whitcomb January 3, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain lost its first game of the day Saturday, but was able to put on a second half run to defeat the Trojans, 51-31.

By Chris Whitcomb December 29, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain came into Saturday with a 1-1 record in the 2018 Lady Badgers Winter Classic and a chance to win the consolation bracket. However, a slow start and a game changing technical foul, saw the Bears fall to the Valley Lutheran Flames, 40-37.

By Chris Whitcomb December 29, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Badgers faced off against their fellow Grand Canyon region foe, Lee Williams, in a battle of teams looking to finish the 2018 Winter Classic with consecutive wins.

By Chris Whitcomb December 29, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Badgers came in to Saturday looking for their first win of the 2018 Winter Classic after dropping games to Raymond Kellis and Mountain Ridge on opening day Friday.

By Chris Whitcomb December 29, 2018
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PRESCOTT — With under two minutes left in the game, Bradshaw and Mingus were all tied up at 25, until Bear’s senior Delanie Clark was able to go coast-to-coast and lay the ball in, which gave them the eventual 27-25 victory.

By Chris Whitcomb December 28, 2018
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PRESCOTT — With six seconds left in the game, Prescott went to the free throw line down by only two. Unfortunately, the Badgers missed the first free throw before making the second and allowing the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions to run out the clock and take the win, 47-46.

By Chris Whitcomb December 28, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain fell behind 12-0 to start the game and were never able to fully recover, losing to Apollo 53-47.

By Chris Whitcomb December 28, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The first round of the 2018 Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic got underway Friday morning when the Badgers took on the visiting Raymond S. Kellis Cougars. The Badgers struggled to to find an offensive rhythm, only mustering 11 second-half points and fell 42-29 to the Cougars.

By Chris Whitcomb December 28, 2018
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Want up-to-date scores from the 2018 Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic? The Courier sports department has your back! Follow Courier sports reporter Chris Whitcomb on Twitter at @AZChris32 for full coverage, and visit dCourier.com frequently during the two-day tournament for updates.

By Chris Whitcomb December 28, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Now that Christmas has passed, it’s once again time for the Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic which this year takes place, Friday and Saturday.

By Chris Whitcomb December 27, 2018
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PHOENIX — The Arizona High School Showcase kicked off Thursday at the Reach 11 Complex in Phoenix, where the Prescott Badgers were able to win their first match in Group A play, 5-0 over Mountain View.

By Chris Whitcomb December 27, 2018
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PRESCOTT — On the court, the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team looks like the dominant force we have come to know over the last two seasons. The Eagles (10-2, 1-0 Cal Pac) look poised to make another run at the conference championship.

By Chris Whitcomb December 26, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team played Thursday at the Activity Center in Prescott. The visiting Doane Tigers of Crete, Nebraska, were in town sporting a 5-10 record so far this season, but a string of outside shots made it close down the stretch with the Eagles prevailing 76-68.

By Chris Whitcomb December 20, 2018
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PRESCOTT — After 12 games under first-year coach Michael Trujillo, the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team finds themselves at 10-2 (1-0 Cal Pac) and undefeated at home, after yet another home victory Thursday.

By Chris Whitcomb December 20, 2018
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LAS VEGAS — The new-look Northern Arizona Suns were in action Wednesday, Dec. 19, for the first time since acquiring Hollis Thompson and Livio Jean-Charles as they rolled their dice in Las Vegas.

By Chris Whitcomb December 20, 2018
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CHINO VALLEY — The Chino Valley Cougars went on the road Wednesday as they traveled to Lee Williams where they defeated the Volunteers and Coconino Panthers to pick up two section wins.

By Chris Whitcomb December 19, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Crosstown rivals Bradshaw Mountain and Prescott met up on Wednesday afternoon in a three-way wrestling dual with Snowflake. With Prescott missing a variety of weight classes and Bradshaw being a fairly young team, sometimes the final score doesn’t tell the whole story, as was the case Wednesday.

By Chris Whitcomb December 19, 2018
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SEDONA — The Chino Valley Cougars traveled to Sedona on Tuesday looking to win their second straight game. The Cougars were able to play tough defense once again, holding the Scorpions to only 45 points, and taking the win 52-45.

By Chris Whitcomb December 18, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott boys basketball team found themselves in another battle Monday against region foe Coconino. It was a better performance for the Badgers, who played better defense and had more energy in the early going, but they met the same fate they have all season at home, a loss. The Badgers fell to the Panthers 64-58.

By Chris Whitcomb December 18, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Trailing 39-38 with 1.4 ticks left, Ebony Porter stepped to the charity stripe and calmly hit two free throws, lifting the Prescott girls basketball team past Coconino 40-39 on Monday night.

By Chris Whitcomb December 18, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott Badgers boys basketball team came into Friday night’s matchup with the Saguaro Sabercats fresh off their first region win of the season. However, it was the outside shooting of Saguaro and poor transition defense for the Badgers that led to the eventual 59-47 Sabercat victory.

By Chris Whitcomb December 14, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott Badgers boys soccer team was eager to prove that last season was no fluke, and so far this season they have done just that.

By Chris Whitcomb December 14, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Badgers wrestling team put together a solid performance Wednesday night in Prescott, where they took on Coconino and Thunderbird in a Section IV dual meet.

By Chris Whitcomb December 12, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott girls soccer team found itself in a battle with the Seton Catholic Sentinels Tuesday night at Bob Shepard Field. It was a back-and-forth game that saw the Sentinels largely dominate the possession battle, but the Badgers had the better of the scoring opportunities. In the end, the Badgers were able to capitalize on those chances and win the game 2-1.

By Chris Whitcomb December 11, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The only competition cheer team in the surrounding area, Quad City Storm, is making some noise in its first year of competitions. The Storm is made up of two teams, the Emberz and Reign, who consist of over 40 male and female athletes, who are divided up by age and skill level.

By Chris Whitcomb December 10, 2018
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott boys soccer team took the field at home for the first time this season to host the visiting Poston Butte Broncos. It was a damp and cool night at Bill Shepard Field, but the Badgers were able to find a rhythm in the second half and put the Broncos away 7-2.

By Chris Whitcomb December 6, 2018

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