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Postseason run again the goal for Lady Bears

2018-19 Winter Season Previews: Prep Girls’ Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bowing out of the 4A state tournament’s opening round and play-in round in each of the past two seasons, respectively, Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ basketball team continues to seek the next step in the program’s progression.

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Bradshaw Mountain boys hope to turn page on rough 2017-18

2018-19 Winter Season Previews: Prep Boys’ Basketball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Turn the page. That may as well be the Bradshaw Mountain boys’ basketball team’s mantra for the 2018-19 season.

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Moving On! Eagles advance to Sweet 16 with 3-2 OT victory

College Women's Soccer

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle women’s soccer star senior forward and co-captain Krista Lee didn’t want her college career to end like this. So, with time rapidly running out in the postseason, she and her Eagles teammates dug deep and went to work.

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King buzzer beater lifts NAZ Suns past Clips 120-117

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — George King hadn’t hit a game-winning shot in his basketball career until Friday, Nov. 16, and this was one to remember for the Northern Arizona Suns.

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Warriors use big 2nd half to best NAZ Suns 115-112

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In a tale of two halves on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Northern Arizona Suns couldn’t solve the Santa Cruz Warriors for the second time in 10 days at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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ERAU women’s soccer bests UC Merced, wins 2nd title

College Women's Soccer

PRESCOTT — For the first time in program history, the Embry-Riddle women’s soccer team repeated as the Cal Pac Conference Tournament champions after edging UC Merced, 1-0, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Eagle Field.

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Embry-Riddle outduels Benedictine-Mesa for volleyball conference crown, nationals berth

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — It’s been a spectacular run for Embry-Riddle’s volleyball team in 2018.

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Marymount blanks Embry-Riddle men’s soccer, wins 5th straight Cal Pac title

College Men's Soccer

TORRANCE, Calif. — Embry-Riddle’s men’s soccer team couldn’t complete a revenge-tour trifecta in the Cal Pac Conference Tournament championship match on Saturday, Nov. 10, as Marymount California won its fifth straight title and garnered an automatic berth into the NAIA national tournament with a 4-0 victory.

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Petersen’s OT goal sends Eagles to Saturday’s Cal Pac title match

College Men's Soccer

TORRANCE, Calif. — Veteran players on the Embry-Riddle men’s soccer team weren’t joking when, at the beginning of the 2018 season, they believed that the Eagles had a chance to contend for a Cal Pac Conference Tournament title.

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Skyforce stays unbeaten with 109-99 win over Northern Arizona

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Suiting up for the second straight night on the road, the Northern Arizona Suns couldn’t make an early lead stick against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, falling 109-99 Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Sanford Pentagon.

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Gunner Bundrick’s family releases heartfelt statement about 19-year-old’s death

Four days after the deaths of 19-year-olds Gunner Bundrick and Jake Morales, two prominent former Bradshaw Mountain High School football and baseball players, the Bundrick family on Wednesday, Nov. 7, issued a statement honoring Gunner’s memory.

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Prescott’s mountain biking team state runner-up for 2nd straight year

Prep Mountain Biking

Prescott’s mountain biking team captured Division 1 state runner-up honors for the second consecutive fall on Nov. 4 in Waddell, finishing the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League’s 2018 season little more than 100 points behind champion Cactus Shadows of Cave Creek.

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Prescott QB Clark, LB Amos nab all-region player of year honors

Prep Football

Within the past week, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) began announcing all-region honors for the 2018 football season. What follows is a breakdown for the region players of the year and other first-team selections from Prescott, Bradshaw Mountain and Chino Valley. The 1A West region, which includes Mayer and Bagdad, has yet to submit its picks.

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Shorthanded NAZ Suns no match for Santa Cruz in 2nd half

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Playing shorthanded in their 2018-19 NBA G League season opener Saturday, Nov. 3, the Northern Arizona Suns ran out of steam in the second half en route to a 118-108 loss to the Santa Cruz Warriors at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Alex Nelson’s 1-yard TD with 37 seconds left ends Bears’ season, Mingus advances

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s football team had a state playoff victory in its grasp on Friday, Nov. 2, but a few key mistakes by the Bears fueled rival Mingus in a fourth-quarter comeback that sealed it for the visitors.

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Gameday Preview: #9 Mingus at #8 Bradshaw Mountain — State Playoffs, 1st Round

Prep Football

Our gameday preview featuring the No. 8-ranked Bradshaw Mountain football team hosting cross-town rival Mingus in the first round of the 4A state playoffs Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Prescott Valley.

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4-year plan? Embry-Riddle men seek first winning season

College basketball

PRESCOTT — Now in its fourth season, Embry-Riddle’s men’s basketball program continues its search for respectability in the NAIA and the Cal Pac Conference.

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Swimming for the top: Prescott’s Temple top seed in two events this weekend

Prep Swimming

PRESCOTT — Prescott junior sprinter Harris Temple again has an opportunity to make school history when he swims at the Arizona State Division II Swimming & Diving Championships on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.

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Roughriders’ spikers stun Eastern Arizona, qualify for region title match

Junior College Volleyball

THATCHER — Yavapai College’s volleyball team got the last laugh against defending region/district champion Eastern Arizona College on Halloween night, eliminating the Gila Monsters from the postseason, 3-2, in an NJCAA Region I semifinal.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Bears’ Peyton Bradshaw, McKell Clifford share their family stories

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — When Bradshaw Mountain volleyball players Peyton Bradshaw and McKell Clifford faced rival Prescott at Prescott Valley Event Center on Oct. 23, they were competing as much for a worthy cause as they were for their team.

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State: Seton Catholic eliminates Prescott spikers with 1st-round sweep

Prep Volleyball

CHANDLER — In a rebuilding year in 2018, Prescott’s volleyball team did what it could to build momentum for the next couple seasons in 4A.

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Cougars lose 3-1 heartbreaker to Northland Prep in title match

Prep Girls Soccer

GILBERT — If you think about it, going 1 for 3 in state championship matches over the past three seasons isn’t half bad.

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Phoenix Country Day wins state title, beats Chino Valley 3-1

Prep Boys Soccer

GILBERT — Two years removed from its spectacular run of winning four consecutive state titles, Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team felt what it was like to pass the torch to the new kid on the block – Phoenix Country Day.

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Cougars get shot at state soccer crown

Prep Boys Soccer

GILBERT — When the Chino Valley boys’ soccer team was backed against the proverbial wall on Friday, Oct. 26, its fans in the home stands were excited and yet visibly nervous.

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Rout sends Chino Valley girls into title game

Prep Girls Soccer

GILBERT — The 2A No. 1-ranked Chino Valley girls’ soccer team had been shutting out opponents throughout the regular season. So, why shouldn’t the unbeaten Cougars keep it going in the state tournament?

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Pima ends Yavapai soccer’s season in regional semis

Junior College Soccer

TUCSON — Yavapai College’s soccer team defied at least a couple of postseason odds in 2017. But could the 2018 Roughriders replicate even a fraction of that squad’s feats Thursday, Oct. 25, at Kino North Stadium? As it turned out, no.

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Bears overcome early jitters, end 16-year playoff drought

Prep Volleyball

After spending the past 15 years mired in mediocrity, failing to make the playoffs in every season since 2002, Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball program qualified for the state tournament on Thursday, Oct. 25, with a thrilling 3-1 victory over Peoria in the 4A play-in round at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Cougars blank Snowflake, advance to state semifinals

Prep Soccer

CHINO VALLEY — There weren’t too many style points awarded to Chino Valley’s boys’ soccer team after it shut out Snowflake in the quarterfinals of the 2A state tournament Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Cougars’ campus field.

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Bradshaw Mountain sweeps rival Prescott 3-0 at Mile High Battle Against Breast Cancer event

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball team clinched a home playoff match in the 4A state play-in tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 23, after sweeping rival Prescott, 3-0, in the Mile High Battle Against Breast Cancer at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Yavapai advances to region semis with 5-2 win over Mesa

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College’s soccer team stayed alive in the NJCAA Region 1, Division I playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 23, mowing down Mesa Community College, 5-2, at Ken Lindley Field to qualify for the semifinal round.

Roughrider volleyball to carry No. 3 seed into regional tournament

Junior College Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Eastern Arizona College on Tuesday, Oct. 23, sewed up the No. 2 seed into the NJCAA Region 1, Division I volleyball tournament, dispatching Yavapai College, 3-1, with one match left in the 2018 regular season.

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Embry-Riddle volleyball wins 4th straight Cal Pac title

College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — The NAIA No. 19-ranked Embry-Riddle volleyball team won its 14th straight match on Saturday, Oct. 20, rolling past Simpson of California, 3-0, at Eagle Gym to clinch its fourth consecutive Cal Pac Conference regular-season title.

ERAU women’s soccer cruises, stands at doorstep of winning Cal Pac

College Women's Soccer

PASADENA, Calif. — With Benedictine-Mesa nipping at its heels, Cal Pac Conference women’s soccer frontrunner Embry-Riddle on Saturday, Oct. 20, ensured that it will snare at least a share of the league’s regular-season crown this month.

Roughriders edge Chandler-Gilbert, host Mesa CC in regionals’ 1st round Oct. 23

Junior College Men's Soccer

CHANDLER — Yavapai College’s soccer team couldn’t defend its ACCAC regular-season title this fall, but the Roughriders still qualified for the NJCAA Region 1, Division I tournament, and perhaps that’s what matters most.

Bagdad blasts Ray in 1st round of 1A state playoffs

Prep Football

BAGDAD — When compared with the past five years under revered coach Dalton Mills, it’s been a challenging 2018 season for the Bagdad football team, which is only one year removed from a 1A state tournament semifinals appearance.

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Badgers blister Lee Williams, move step closer to Grand Canyon region title

Prep Football

PRESCOTT — Prescott’s football team is one win away from clinching the 2018 Grand Canyon region title after dominating Lee Williams in a 41-6 victory Friday, Oct. 19, at Bill Shepard Field.

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Bears shake off struggles, rout Mohave 75-13, before heading to state

Prep Football

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Bradshaw Mountain football team’s lone losing streak of the 2018 season ended gloriously on Senior Night Friday, Oct. 19.

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Gameday Preview: Mohave at #8 Bradshaw Mountain — Week 10

Prep Football

Our gameday preview featuring the No. 8-ranked Bradshaw Mountain football team hosting Mohave on Friday, Oct. 19. Kickoff set for 7 p.m.

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Prescott shows promise despite 3-1 loss to region unbeaten Eagles

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT — In its 2018 regular-season home finale Thursday night, No. 19-ranked Prescott tried to rattle Grand Canyon region frontrunner and No. 4 Flagstaff at the Badgers’ dome gym.

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Roughriders stuff Scottsdale, keep pace with ACCAC frontrunners

Junior College Volleyball

PRESCOTT — Home sweet home. For Yavapai College’s volleyball team, the friendly confines of Walraven Gym have been a blessing during the 2018 season.

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Deer Valley sweeps Prescott on eve of big Flagstaff match

Prep Volleyball

GLENDALE — The No. 19-ranked Prescott volleyball team entered Wednesday, Oct. 17, realizing that it needed a signature win to boost its 2018 résumé.

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Flagstaff sweeps Bradshaw Mountain, moves to 10-0 in region

Prep Volleyball

FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain’s volleyball squad succumbed to 4A Grand Canyon region unbeaten Flagstaff on Tuesday, Oct. 16, dropping to third place in the seven-team standings with three league matches left in the 2018 regular season.

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Prescott mashes Mingus, remains in playoff hunt

Prep Volleyball

COTTONWOOD — By the time mid-October arrives, high school volleyball teams in Arizona are hoping that they’re reaching their peak performance in the quest for making state.

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‘Pepsi’ Perez Flores notches new Roughriders career assist total in rain-soaked rout of Pumas

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — You have to give Jose “Pepsi” Perez Flores a ton of credit. Arguably one of the most talented scorers in junior college soccer, you wouldn’t expect the McMinnville, Oregon, native to be as selfless as he is.

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Austin Clark runs for 3 TDs, No. 11 Badgers beat Mohave 44-27

Prep Football

BULLHEAD CITY — Through Week 9, Prescott’s football team is unbeaten in the 4A Grand Canyon region and controls its own destiny for the league crown with two games left on the regular-season schedule.

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Wickenburg cruises past Chino Valley, 35-14

Prep Football

WICKENBURG — Chino Valley’s football team couldn’t hang with No. 8-ranked Wickenburg on Friday, Oct. 12.

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Gameday Preview: #4 Bradshaw Mountain at #18 Mingus — Week 9

Prep Football

Our gameday preview for tonight's Week 9 matchup between No. 18 Mingus and the No. 4-ranked Bradshaw Mountain Bears.

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Bears avenge early-season loss to Coconino, move to 2nd in GC region

Prep Volleyball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the No. 11-ranked Bradshaw Mountain volleyball team, it’s too soon to talk about the postseason.

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Upset win over Western puts Yavapai in thick of Division I volleyball race

Junior College Volleyball

Yavapai College rallied late to upset NJCAA D-I No. 20-ranked Arizona Western College, 3-2, in a thrilling marathon match to possibly put the Roughriders back in the hunt for the league crown.

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Chino Valley boys soccer blitzes Camp Verde; moves to 9-0 vs. Cowboys in past 3 years

Prep Soccer

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s boys soccer team has dominated its county rival Camp Verde for the past seven years. And despite some fairly high stakes in their match on Tuesday, the result was no different.

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