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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.

By Courier Sports May 5, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports May 5, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports May 5, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports May 4, 2018
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NJCAA Division I, Region I Softball Tournament - Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at Bill Vallely Field, Prescott.

By Courier Sports May 4, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 28, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 28, 2018
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Five student-athletes from Chino Valley signed a letter of intent April 25 to play at the next level.

By Courier Sports April 27, 2018

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.

By Courier Sports April 27, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 26, 2018
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The Prescott boys’ volleyball team finished second overall at the Westwood Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 21, in Mesa.

By Courier Sports April 22, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 19, 2018
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Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.

By Courier Sports April 17, 2018
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Roughrider softball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.

By Courier Sports April 17, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 15, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 15, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 10, 2018

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.

By Courier Sports April 8, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 6, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 5, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 3, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 1, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports April 1, 2018
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Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Thursday, March 29.

By Courier Sports March 29, 2018

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.

By Courier Sports March 29, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 27, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 26, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 24, 2018
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Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Saturday, March 24.

By Courier Sports March 24, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 23, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 23, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 23, 2018

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.

By Courier Sports March 21, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 20, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 19, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 18, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 18, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 17, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 16, 2018
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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.

By Courier Sports March 15, 2018
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The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Outdoor Expo will have a family fishing area this year, which has become one of the most popular booths every year.

By Courier Sports March 14, 2018
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The newest batch of Northern Arizona University professional football prospects will display their skills for scouts from all 32 NFL teams during the program’s annual pro day at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13.

By Courier Sports March 11, 2018
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By Courier Sports March 10, 2018
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Roughrider softball gameday glance for Saturday, March 10.

By Courier Sports March 10, 2018
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SALT LAKE CITY — Danuel House had the three-ball going all night, and hit a game-tying three-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining in the Northern Arizona Suns’ visit to the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday night.

By Courier Sports March 9, 2018
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Registration is underway for the Prescott Youth Hockey League’s 2018 season and is scheduled for a March 7 deadline.

By Courier Sports March 7, 2018
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The 2018 Chino Valley golf team season preview capsule.

By Courier Sports March 6, 2018

Each year Heritage Middle School recognizes people in the community who played a major role in contributing to the development of the children in Chino Valley.

By Courier Sports March 6, 2018
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For the seventh consecutive year, the Professional Bull Riding organization will make a stop in Prescott Valley. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

By Courier Sports March 5, 2018
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Two Northern Arizona Suns players had epic performances Friday, March 2, and even though the team had a franchise-low six turnovers, it all came in a losing effort. The Suns fell at home to the Memphis Hustle 128-116.

By Courier Sports March 2, 2018