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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Five student-athletes from Chino Valley signed a letter of intent April 25 to play at the next level.
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.
Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.
Roughrider softball gameday glance for Tuesday, April 17.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Thursday, March 29.
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.
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.
Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Saturday, March 24.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Roughrider softball gameday glance for Saturday, March 10.
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.
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.
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.
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.