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One month into the 2019 season, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team owns a 20-0 record, and the Bears seem hungry for much, much more.

By Doug Cook March 23, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Until Thursday, March 21, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys tennis team hadn’t played a match in 15 consecutive days.

By Doug Cook March 21, 2019
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PRESCOTT — There were several light-hearted chants emanating from the Prescott boys volleyball team’s bench and from its players against Leading Edge Academy-Gilbert Wednesday, March 20, at the Badgers’ dome gym.

By Doug Cook March 20, 2019
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PRESCOTT — On six separate occasions this season, Yavapai College’s softball team had been forced to postpone its home opener because of heavy snow or soaking rains.

By Doug Cook March 19, 2019
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TUCSON — Yavapai College, the hottest softball team in the ACCAC, extended its 2019 season-long winning streak to 14 with a doubleheader sweep of rival Pima Community College on Saturday, March 16, at the West Campus Aztec Softball Field.

By Doug Cook March 16, 2019
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PAYSON — Despite wet fields postponing the first day of the Gracie Lee Haught Invitational, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team was no worse for wear, compiling a 4-0 record in pool play and in the first round of bracket play to remain unbeaten on the 2019 season.

By Doug Cook March 16, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Midway through their season-long six-game home stand to finish the 2018-19 campaign, the Northern Arizona Suns still can’t seem to catch a break.

By Doug Cook March 16, 2019
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PAYSON — With the fields at Rumsey Park being too wet for play on March 14, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team will compete in a condensed, two-day version of the annual Gracie Lee Haught Invitational Friday and Saturday, March 15-16.

By Doug Cook March 14, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns had high hopes of recording their second three-game winning streak of the 2018-19 season on Tuesday, March 12.

By Doug Cook March 12, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle women’s golfer Jessica Williams won the individual title in the four-team ERAU Spring Invite on Tuesday, March 12, guiding the Eagles to victory in the tournament’s final round at a cold, windy and rainy Antelope Hills Golf Course.

By Doug Cook March 12, 2019
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After Bradshaw Mountain won the Gold Championship Bracket of the annual Apollo “Cool Nites” Tournament Saturday night, Monday's home game against Coconino was postponed by rain.

By Doug Cook March 12, 2019
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THATCHER — Yavapai College’s softball team remained a game behind ACCAC Division I frontrunner Arizona Western on Saturday, March 9, notching a convincing doubleheader sweep of Eastern Arizona for its 12th straight victory.

By Doug Cook March 9, 2019
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The Badgers returned home to their cold, windswept campus field on Friday, March 8, and suffered an 8-5 loss to fellow 4A member Seton Catholic Prep.

By Doug Cook March 9, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Due in part to lousy late-winter weather, Prescott’s baseball team spent the first two weeks of its 2019 season on the road, which produced mixed results.

By Doug Cook March 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT — As it headed into a two-week layoff for spring break, the Prescott boys tennis team sure could’ve used a shot in the arm playing host to Williams Field on Thursday, March 7.

By Doug Cook March 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — As a sharp southwesterly wind whipped and brooding rain clouds threatened overhead, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys tennis team managed to fit in its home match on Wednesday, March 6.

By Doug Cook March 6, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Slowly but surely, Bradshaw Mountain’s girls tennis team has shown over the past year that it’s ready to compete in the Division II ranks.

By Doug Cook March 6, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Patience and perseverance. For Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team, which succumbed, 9-5, to Flagstaff in its 2019 Grand Canyon region/home opener Tuesday, March 5, it will likely need plenty of both as the season rolls along.

By Doug Cook March 5, 2019
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PRESCOTT — In the early going of the 2019 campaign, there appears to be a three-horse race for softball in the Grand Canyon region, as Bradshaw Mountain, Mingus and Coconino remain unbeaten in power-point games.

By Doug Cook March 5, 2019
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LANCASTER, Calif. — In only the third season of the program, Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team will vie for the Cal Pac Conference championship trophy this week with a chance to qualify for NAIA nationals.

By Doug Cook February 24, 2019
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LANCASTER, Calif. — Could Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team have won the third-year program’s first Cal Pac Conference regular-season title by a slimmer margin this past week?

By Doug Cook February 23, 2019
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LANCASTER, Calif. — It has been kind of a long wait for Embry-Riddle men’s basketball.

By Doug Cook February 23, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) on Friday afternoon, Feb. 22, decided to finish playing the 2A and 1A boys and girls basketball state tournaments this weekend in Prescott Valley, Gilbert and Phoenix despite recent record snowfall totals in the tri-city area.

By Doug Cook February 22, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — After concluding their second of two eight-day respites between games this season, from Feb. 12-20, the Northern Arizona Suns seemed refreshed Wednesday at Findlay Toyota Center.

By Doug Cook February 20, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — Last season, Chino Valley’s softball team accomplished something that it had thought it would do – qualify for the 3A state tournament and win at least one game in the single-elimination bracket.

By Doug Cook February 20, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Oftentimes, a high school varsity softball team is fortunate if it has one of the following: strong pitching, effective hitting up and down the order, and sturdy gloves in the infield and outfield.

By Doug Cook February 19, 2019
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GILBERT — Battling a boys soccer juggernaut in top-seeded Salpointe Catholic Tuesday, Feb. 19, in the 4A state championship game, Prescott had hoped to play the upstart role to perfection.

By Doug Cook February 19, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — With one senior on its 12-player roster for the 2019 campaign, the youth movement is in full swing for Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team.

By Doug Cook February 19, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — If you visit one of the Chino Valley baseball team’s practices during the 2019 season, pay particular attention to fourth-year coach Mark Middleton’s energy and enthusiasm.

By Doug Cook February 18, 2019
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GILBERT — Prescott senior midfielder Bryant Chavira knew all too well that program history was on the line in the 4A state tournament semifinals under partly cloudy skies Saturday, Feb. 16, at Williams Field High School.

By Doug Cook February 16, 2019
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TUCSON — For the second straight season, two-time defending state champion Salpointe Catholic has sent Prescott’s girls soccer team home in the 4A state tournament.

By Doug Cook February 13, 2019
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PHOENIX — Bradshaw Mountain’s girls basketball team couldn’t have had a much tougher task than preparing for defending state semifinalist Shadow Mountain in the first round of the 4A state tournament this week.

By Doug Cook February 13, 2019
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PHOENIX — The Prescott boys soccer team is headed to the 4A state tournament’s Final Four for the first time in program history after upsetting defending state runner-up Cortez, 5-3, on penalty kicks following two overtimes Tuesday, Feb. 12.

By Doug Cook February 12, 2019
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PRESCOTT — It took eight years, but it may have been worth the wait for Prescott’s boys soccer program.

By Doug Cook February 10, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Deadlocked in a scoreless tie with upstart Poston Butte at halftime on Saturday, Feb. 9, Prescott’s girls soccer team stayed composed.

By Doug Cook February 10, 2019
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PRESCOTT — A 4A state semifinalist as a No. 6 seed in 2018, Prescott’s girls soccer team sure seems to have the right stuff to replicate, or perhaps exceed, their success from last year in the 2019 tournament, which kicks off Saturday, Feb. 9.

By Doug Cook February 9, 2019
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TUCSON — By any measure, the Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball team’s 2018-19 season was a success, even if it ended with a loss in the 4A state play-in round on Friday, Feb. 8.

By Doug Cook February 8, 2019
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PRESCOTT — A proud program that’s endured more than its fair share of disappointment in recent years, Prescott’s boys soccer team turned it all around in 2018-19 under coach Phil Reid.

By Doug Cook February 8, 2019
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EL MIRAGE — On the eve of his team’s 4A state play-in game Feb. 6, Bradshaw Mountain girls basketball coach Rick Haltom said his Bears had been a good road team this season.

By Doug Cook February 7, 2019
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The Bradshaw Mountain boys soccer team’s 2018-19 regular season left a bit to be desired. However, this week, the veteran Bears had a chance to redeem themselves in the 4A state play-in round – and they didn’t disappoint.

By Doug Cook February 7, 2019
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TUCSON – This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Bradshaw Mountain girls soccer program. Instead, the 2018-19 Bears exceeded expectations before bowing out in the 4A state play-in round on Thursday, Feb. 7.

By Doug Cook February 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Like their basketball counterparts, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys and girls soccer teams have reached the 4A state play-in tournament, and they will hit the road today, Feb. 7, to play one-game playoffs to determine whether they qualify for state.

By Doug Cook February 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys and girls basketball teams both qualified for the 4A state play-in tournament Wednesday, Feb. 6, and they will travel on Friday, Feb. 8, and Thursday, Feb. 7, respectively, for one-game playoffs to decide their state tourney fates.

By Doug Cook February 7, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — On Senior Night, Bradshaw Mountain’s girls basketball team gave 4A No. 5-ranked Desert Edge just about all that it could handle in the Bears’ 2018-19 regular-season finale Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Gary Kunow Gym.

By Doug Cook February 5, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Once a season starts winding down, and a postseason berth is on the line, you just never know who might come up big when you least expect it.

By Doug Cook February 2, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Who would’ve thought three months ago that Bradshaw Mountain’s boys basketball team would win not only 11 power-point games in 2018-19, but finish with an 8-4 record in the Grand Canyon region?

By Doug Cook February 2, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Sometimes a basketball box score doesn’t do a good job of revealing the struggles that one team has against the other.

By Doug Cook February 1, 2019
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PRESCOTT — When Embry-Riddle’s men’s basketball team trailed Simpson (California), 10-0, within the first few minutes of regulation Thursday, Jan. 31, at the ERAU Activity Center, there was no need to panic.

By Doug Cook January 31, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Since the Prescott girls soccer team returned from winter break on Jan. 10, the Badgers have had to learn the importance of being patient with the development of their attack.

By Doug Cook January 29, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — For the first time in a decade Tuesday night, the Prescott boys soccer program captured a region championship – and the Badgers did it thanks to a hard-fought victory over longtime rival Bradshaw Mountain.

By Doug Cook January 29, 2019

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