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Prescott little leaguer Tyson Potts participates in regional home run derby

Local Sports in Brief

Tyson Potts, a member of the Prescott Little League and current local 14U home run derby champion, narrowly missed out on the championship round of the Regional Jr. Home Run Derby on May 5 at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale, coming up short by only one home run to advance.

Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament set for June 16 in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The 25th annual Ed Lepordo Memorial Pronghorn Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, at the Prescott Golf and Country Club.

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Heat, 3 others claim Tobin-Glick titles on final day of tournament

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — In the age 50 to 55 division, The Heat from Maricopa went into the title game undefeated but lost to 4 The Fallen from Mesa after the club rallied to win 18-16 at the Tobin-Glick Memorial Softball Tournament.

Kingman takes top seed into 55s age bracket Sunday

Adult Softball

PRESCOTT — Kingman Senior Softball swept the 55s AAA age division and will carry the No. 1 seed into Sunday’s bracket play at the annual Tobin-Glick Memorial Senior Softball Tournament at Pioneer Park in Prescott.

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Prescott’s Dillion Osborn signs letter to play golf at Missouri Valley College

Local Sports in Brief

Prescott senior golfer Dillion Osborn signed his national letter of intent Wednesday to keep swinging a club for the next four years, inking his name on a sheet of paper in front of family and friends to attend Missouri Valley College in the fall.

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8 Prescott Pirates qualify for regional, state meet

Prep Swimming

CHANDLER— Jayden Long, Joshua Baillie and Renee Baillie of the Prescott Swim Team did well enough at the 2018 May Dayz Meet on April 28 and 29 in Chandler that they’ll be moving on to the Arizona Aquatic Swim state competition at the end of July in Phoenix.

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Trevor Lewis of BASIS Prescott wins state CAA golf title

Local Sports in Brief

Trevor Lewis fired a 3-under par 68 at the Canyon Athletic Association state golf championships, claiming first overall to win a state individual title May 5 at Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019; Wagering could start in July

Horse Racing

The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group during its May 10 meeting, paving the way for horse racing in 2019.

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Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance sponsors summer youth programs

Mountain Biking

Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance, or PMBA, a chapter of the International Mountain Bicycling Association, is sponsoring a ride/clinic series, as well as volunteer trail stewardship and paid trail internship programs, this summer in Prescott.

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Northern Ace Volleyball team takes 1st in Arizona region

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Ace Volleyball 16-Black team finished first in the Arizona Region, holding a record of 29-1 overall after the April 28 championship division tournament.

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Roundup: LeBron banks in game-winner as Cavs beat Raptors

NBA Playoffs

CLEVELAND — LeBron James banked in a running one-hander at the buzzer, giving Cleveland a 105-103 win over Toronto on Saturday night in Game 3 and shoving the Raptors to the edge of their most devastating playoff exit.

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Walk-off homer by Casteel sends Cougars home

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — Chino Valley’s thrilling 2018 season ended in the 3A state quarterfinals Saturday at Surprise Sports Complex in a 4-3 loss after Casteel hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to advance to the semis next weekend.

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Bagdad advances to state semifinals after 8-0 shutout of Valley Union

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

GOODYEAR — The 1A top-ranked Bagdad baseball team advanced to the state semifinals after shutting out eighth-seeded Valley Union Saturday at Goodyear Baseball Complex.

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No. 3 Bagdad shuts out Hayden 10-0

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Bagdad’s third-seeded softball team advanced to the 1A state tournament semifinals for the first time since 2011 on Friday, shutting out No. 6 Hayden in a run-ruled five innings in the quarterfinal round.

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Roughrider Gameday Glance: Region I Tournament

Junior College Softball

NJCAA Division I, Region I Softball Tournament - Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at Bill Vallely Field, Prescott.

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Chino Valley softball stuns Safford, advances to state quarters

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s 13th-seeded softball team upset No. 4 Safford, 6-4, in the first round of the AIA 3A State Tournament Saturday afternoon at Rose Mofford Softball Complex to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Alvarado, Potts win junior home run derby in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The second annual Prescott Area Home Run Derby saw local hitters go yard more than 70 times during the event at Bill Vallely Field on April 15 in Prescott.

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Photo: 5 Chino Valley student-athletes sign letter of intent

Prep Athletics

Five student-athletes from Chino Valley signed a letter of intent April 25 to play at the next level.

Mile Hi Horseshoe Club to host state April 28

Local Sports in Brief

The Mile Hi Horseshoe Club of Prescott will play host to the Arizona Horseshoe Pitchers Association State Tournament from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Watson Lake Park in Prescott.

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Roughriders clinch at least share of ACCAC crown

Junior College Softball

In the final regular season doubleheader of the 2018 season, the Roughrider softball team scored 41 runs in route to a sweep over Glendale Community College, 20-1 and 21-0.

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Prescott volleyball takes 2nd at Westwood invite

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott boys’ volleyball team finished second overall at the Westwood Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 21, in Mesa.

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3 Yavapai Soccer Club teams take 1st place at Cup tourney

Local Sports in Brief

Three teams for the Yavapai Soccer Club took first place at the annual Yavapai Cup Tournament April 7 and 8 in Prescott. The 2002 boys, coached by Robert Gittins, took first place in the gold bracket.

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Gameday Glance: Central Arizona College at Yavapai College

Junior College Baseball

Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.

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Gameday Glance: Chandler Gilbert CC at Yavapai College

Junior College Softball

Roughrider softball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.

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Jordan Rainwater wins junior dragster event in Tucson

Local Sports in Brief

Jordan “Horsepower” Rainwater of Chino Valley recently competed at a junior dragster event in Tucson and took first place in her age group April 8 at Tucson Dragway.

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2nd annual junior home run derby set for April 15

Local Sports in Brief

Major League Baseball and Full Swing Sports Center are scheduled to sponsor a free home run derby for boys and girls Sunday, April 15, at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.

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More than 100 grapplers compete at annual Werewolf youth tournament

Local Sports in Brief

Five programs and more than 100 wrestlers ages 4-14 competed at the annual Werewolf Youth Wrestling Tournament on Friday, April 6, at Prescott High School.

PGA Junior League Golf taking signups for local players this summer

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott Golf and Country Club in Prescott Valley, and the Quailwood Greens Golf Course in Dewey, are taking signups for the annual PGA Junior League Golf this summer.

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Bears softball hanging tough in Grand Canyon race

Prep Softball

BULLHEAD CITY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team picked up a key victory in 4A Grand Canyon region play Thursday afternoon, maintaining its position to try and capture a league title after defeating Mohave, 5-1, on the road.

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Prescott girls’ tennis snaps 2-match losing streak

Prep Girls Tennis

PHOENIX — The 4A No. 18-ranked Prescott girls’ tennis team snapped a two-match losing streak Wednesday on the road, blanking Barry Goldwater, 9-0, to up its record to 6-3 overall and 2-2 in Division II, Section II.

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Embry-Riddle women to host summer hoops camp June 11-14

Local Sports in Brief

Fresh off a 21-6 campaign and Cal-Pac Conference Tournament appearance for the first time in program history, the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team is hosting its annual summer camp Monday through Thursday, June 11 to 14, on the university campus in Prescott.

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Prescott football standout John Chaffeur signs with NAU

Local Sports in Brief

After more than a dozen schools showed interest in signing Prescott senior John Chaffeur to play football for their respective universities next fall, the do-it-all wide receiver and cornerback decided to stay close to home, signing a letter of intent Thursday, March 29, as a preferred walk-on to play football for the Lumberjacks of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Final Four

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With Villanova and Michigan advancing to the national championship game Monday night, here is the updated 2018 Courier Challenge standings.

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Gameday Glance: Cochise College at Yavapai College

College Baseball

Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Thursday, March 29.

2nd annual junior home run derby set for April 15

Local Sports in Brief

Major League Baseball and Full Swing Sports Center are scheduled to sponsor a free home run derby for boys and girls Sunday, April 15, at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott.

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Embry-Riddle summer basketball camp set for June 4-7

Local Sports in Brief

The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team invites all local players to participate in its annual Embry-Riddle Men’s Summer Basketball Camp on Monday through Thursday, June 4 to 7, on the university’s Prescott campus.

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2018 Courier Challenge Update: Tim Wiederaenders claims this year's title

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Although Duke lost to Kansas in an Elite 8 overtime thriller Sunday afternoon, senior editor Tim Wiederaenders claims the 2018 Courier Challenge after scoring 56 total points and posting a record of 35-25 through the weekend.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Elite 8

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to the 2018 Courier Challenge! This weekend is the NCAA Tournament's regional championships.

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Gameday Glance: Scottsdale Community College at Yavapai College

Junior College Baseball

Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Saturday, March 24.

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Josh Gray achieves another triple-double, leads NAZ Suns to victory

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — It was Fan Appreciation Night at the Prescott Valley Event Center Friday, and the Northern Arizona Suns treated those in attendance with great basketball.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Day 2 of Sweet 16

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to the 2018 Courier Challenge! Friday is Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament's second round, better known as the Sweet 16.

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Bradshaw baseball loses 4th in a row

Prep Baseball

Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team couldn’t snap out of its funk Thursday afternoon, succumbing to Lee Williams, 9-2, to lose its fourth straight 4A Grand Canyon region contest Thursday afternoon in Kingman.

More than 200 golfers attend Leprechaun Charity Open on St. Patrick’s Day

Local Sports In Brief

At the ninth annual Leprechaun Charity Open Golf Tournament, 234 golfers were on hand and helped raise $8,200 for Prescott Area Shelter Services on March 17 at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

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Northern Ace Volleyball takes 9th of 128 clubs in Colorado

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Ace Volleyball Academy finished ninth out of 128 clubs at the Colorado Crossroads tournament Friday through Sunday, March 16 to 18, in Denver.

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PATA tennis spring mixer, potluck set for March 25

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott Area Tennis Association is hosting a spring tennis mixer, potluck and racquet demo event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Prescott.

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Update: 2018 Courier Challenge

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

This year's Courier Challenge has taken an interesting turn after the first weekend of games as all five panelists are within eight points of each other for the lead.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 2nd Round, Day 4

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Sunday is Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament and the end of second round action.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 2nd Round

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Saturday is Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament and the beginning of the Second Round.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 1st Round, Day 2

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Friday is Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament.

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March Madness is here, and so is the 2018 Courier Challenge

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Last season’s Courier Challenge went down to the wire, with sports editor Brian M. Bergner Jr. edging out former Northern Arizona Suns head coach Ty Ellis by one point, 70-69, for the title.