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A loser of four of its last six Cal Pac Conference games, the Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team found itself huddled in the middle of the standings just past the league season’s midway point this weekend.

By Doug Cook January 26, 2019

With all-new pitching and a revamped lineup, Yavapai College softball fans probably didn’t know exactly what to expect from their team in 2019.

By Doug Cook January 26, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Riding high after upsetting Grand Canyon region frontrunner Lee Williams Jan. 22 in Kingman, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys basketball team couldn’t afford a letdown against county rival Mingus on Friday.

By Doug Cook January 25, 2019
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HENDERSON, Nev. — The NJCAA Division I preseason No. 18-ranked Yavapai College softball team opened its 2019 season with a bang on Friday, Jan. 25, upsetting No. 7 College of Southern Idaho, 8-7, before its second game versus Southern Nevada was suspended due to darkness at the Coyote Kickoff Classic.

By Doug Cook January 25, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The Yavapai College softball team won the ACCAC title in each of the past two seasons, but the Roughriders were later eliminated in the NJCAA Region I Tournament at home in 2017 and 2018, leaving a nationals berth out of reach.

By Doug Cook January 25, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — Plagued by a flu bug and injuries of late, the Chino Valley boys basketball team needed to catch a break Thursday night at home. The Cougars did exactly that in a 3A West region clash versus struggling Kingman.

By Doug Cook January 24, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Second-year Bradshaw Mountain boys soccer coach Bruce Giles has been relieved of his duties, Bears Athletic Director Tony Miller confirmed Wednesday night.

By Doug Cook January 23, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — As the sun set behind nearby Glassford Hill on Tuesday, Jan. 22, a bitterly cold wind and temperatures in the 30s settled in for the second half of the Bradshaw Mountain girls soccer team’s Grand Canyon region match versus Mingus.

By Doug Cook January 22, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Students from the Prescott, Humboldt, Chino Valley, Clarkdale-Jerome, Cottonwood-Oak Creek and Flagstaff unified school districts weren’t bashful about cheering on the Northern Arizona Suns against the visiting Salt Lake City Stars on Tuesday.

By Doug Cook January 22, 2019
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For one evening only on Saturday, Jan. 19, at Findlay Toyota Center, the Northern Arizona Suns renamed themselves the Northern Arizona Rodeo Clowns in celebration of the quad-city area’s cowboy heritage.

By Doug Cook January 19, 2019
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PRESCOTT — OK, so Prescott’s boys basketball team has endured a challenging 2018-19 season.

By Doug Cook January 18, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF — Still in contention for the postseason, the 4A No. 24-ranked Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball team took care of business on Friday, Jan. 19, defeating Flagstaff, 47-41, in a Grand Canyon region showdown at War Memorial Gym.

By Doug Cook January 18, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — One night after Nate Summit didn’t dress at Coconino due to injury, Bradshaw Mountain’s star sophomore post returned triumphantly on Thursday, Jan. 17, to help guide the Bears to victory over struggling Mohave.

By Doug Cook January 17, 2019
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Bill Osborne’s directorial debut with Prescott Center for the Arts (PCA) came Jan. 17 with “Secrets of a Soccer Mom,” a subject with which he had experience as the former varsity girls soccer coach at North High School in Phoenix.

By Doug Cook January 17, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Odds are that Marco Avitia won’t score this kind of goal on the pitch ever again.

By Doug Cook January 16, 2019
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CANTON, Ohio — The Northern Arizona Suns have won two in a row. That can’t be overstated.

By Doug Cook January 15, 2019
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PORTLAND, Maine — The Northern Arizona Suns’ nightmare, at long last, is over.

By Doug Cook January 12, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team posted its third straight Cal Pac Conference victory on Saturday, Jan. 12, crushing La Sierra of California, 98-44, to force a four-way tie for first place.

By Doug Cook January 12, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — Northwest Christian held off a late charge from Chino Valley’s girls basketball team on Friday, Jan. 11, handing the Cougars their second straight loss to begin 3A West region play.

By Doug Cook January 11, 2019
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CHINO VALLEY — Learning how to win on the hardwood can be difficult for an inexperienced bunch.

By Doug Cook January 11, 2019
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PRESCOTT — Sometimes, a little bit of luck can go a long way. Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team needed every ounce of good fortune that it could muster in a Cal Pac showdown Thursday, Jan. 10.

By Doug Cook January 10, 2019
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SNOWFLAKE — Chino Valley’s wrestling team won a three-way Division III, Section IV dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 9, besting Blue Ridge, 66-18, and topping host Snowflake, 42-28, as the 2018-19 season starts to wind down.

By Doug Cook January 9, 2019
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FLAGSTAFF — Bradshaw Mountain’s wrestling team placed third in a five-way Division III, Section IV dual meet Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Coconino High School, after finishing with a 2-2 record.

By Doug Cook January 9, 2019
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PRESCOTT — The Prescott boys basketball team is green in 2018-19, and it showed against rival Bradshaw Mountain on Tuesday.

By Doug Cook January 8, 2019
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REDDING, Calif. — Let this serve as a warning to Cal Pac Conference opponents that might face Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team after an Eagles loss this season – don’t let your guard down.

By Doug Cook January 5, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — John Sterling has little trouble recalling a conversation he had with former Mingus girls soccer coach Buddy Rhodes regarding how long it takes to turn a struggling high school varsity program into a winner.

By Doug Cook January 4, 2019
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DRIGGS, Idaho — On Christmas Eve, rising ultra-endurance mountain biking star Kaitlyn Boyle of Prescott suffered significant injuries in an automobile accident on ice-slicked roads in Driggs, Idaho.

By Doug Cook January 3, 2019
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ONTARIO, Calif. — Anthony Bennett made sure that the Northern Arizona Suns’ lingering losing streak remained intact for at least another four days.

By Doug Cook January 2, 2019
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Five Chino Valley wrestlers medaled on the final day of the Mile High Challenge Saturday, Dec. 29, at Prescott Valley Event Center, led by runners-up Colby Evens and Keller Rock.

By Doug Cook December 29, 2018
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Northern Arizona Suns have gone nearly a month without winning a game, and an eight-day holiday break couldn’t snap them out of their funk.

By Doug Cook December 29, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Chino Valley’s wrestling team qualified three of its grapplers for the winners bracket semifinals Saturday, Dec. 29, leading the locals after opening day of the Mile High Challenge at Prescott Valley Event Center.

By Doug Cook December 28, 2018
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CAVE CREEK — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys basketball squad succumbed to red-hot Great Desert Shootout host and 5A No. 7-ranked Cactus Shadows, 81-52, on Thursday, Dec. 27, in the eight-team tournament’s first round.

By Doug Cook December 27, 2018
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LAKESIDE — The Chino Valley boys basketball team’s four-game winning streak ended in the opening round of the White Mountain Holiday Classic on Thursday, Dec. 27, as host Blue Ridge routed the Cougars, 91-42.

By Doug Cook December 27, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Tucson-based Epic Rides, which established the annual Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain biking race in 2004, announced this week that it’s offering Community Discount Night to 2019 race entrants on Wednesday, Jan. 2, in Prescott.

By Doug Cook December 26, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Thirty-two varsity wrestling teams, including locals Chino Valley, Prescott and Bradshaw Mountain, are scheduled to grapple in the seventh annual Mile High Challenge Friday, Dec. 28, and Saturday, Dec. 29, at Prescott Valley Event Center.

By Doug Cook December 26, 2018
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SPRING VALLEY — At 56 years old, Mayer principal, athletic director and boys basketball coach Jeff Duncan is waging the fight of his life.

By Doug Cook December 26, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — A 61-44 loss to 4A Grand Canyon region unbeaten frontrunner Flagstaff Dec. 11 at home may have provided the lift Bradshaw Mountain’s girls basketball team needed to kick itself into another gear.

By Doug Cook December 21, 2018
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CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s boys basketball team may not have any signature victories on its résumé through the first month of the 2018-19 season, but the Cougars are hoping that a three-game winning streak pumps some life into them.

By Doug Cook December 19, 2018
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CHINO VALLEY — Playing its fourth of five games in a 10-day span on Wednesday, Dec. 19, Chino Valley’s girls basketball team looked no worse for wear, beating Bagdad, 34-25, to extend its winning streak to three.

By Doug Cook December 19, 2018
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PRESCOTT — It hasn’t taken long for Embry-Riddle’s women’s basketball team to adjust to a new system under first-year coach Michael Trujillo. If anything, the Eagles are picking up right where they left off last season – as potentially legitimate contenders in the Cal Pac Conference.

By Doug Cook December 18, 2018
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As Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ basketball team continues to build back up its program following two nightmarish seasons, the Bears will take a win over defending Grand Canyon region champion Coconino – no matter how ugly.

By Doug Cook December 15, 2018
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Nestled in the middle of the Grand Canyon region pack two games into its league slate, Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ basketball team realized on Saturday, Dec. 15, that it must start nabbing signature wins to keep pace with the frontrunners.

By Doug Cook December 15, 2018
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TUCSON — The Israel Softball Association on Thursday, Dec. 13, named former Yavapai College coach Stacy Iveson as head coach of Team Israel in its pursuit of a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

By Doug Cook December 14, 2018
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PHOENIX — Watch out, Grand Canyon region. Here comes the Prescott girls soccer team.

By Doug Cook December 13, 2018
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GLENDALE — This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ soccer team.

By Doug Cook December 13, 2018
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LAKESIDE — Bradshaw Mountain’s wrestling team split a three-way dual meet at Blue Ridge High School on Wednesday, Dec. 12, defeating the hosts, 46-28, and succumbing to Show Low, 53-12.

By Doug Cook December 12, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Heading into its Grand Canyon region matchup against dreaded Flagstaff on Tuesday, Dec. 11, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ basketball team had gone six long years without beating the Eagles. Well, it wasn’t pretty at Gary Kunow Gym, but the Bears finally knocked off the Eagles.

By Doug Cook December 11, 2018
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PRESCOTT — Yavapai College soccer players Jose Perez Flores, Gabriel Claudio and Kevyn Lo were named to the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I Men’s All-West Team on Friday, Dec. 7.

By Doug Cook December 8, 2018
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PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s boys soccer team picked up its first power-point win of the 2018-19 season on Friday, Dec. 7, dispatching Moon Valley, 2-0, in a 4A matchup at a damp and chilly Bob Pavlich Field.

By Doug Cook December 8, 2018
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PHOENIX — Bradshaw Mountain’s girls’ soccer team posted its second consecutive shutout on Thursday, Dec. 6, blistering Moon Valley, 5-0, in a 4A contest to move above the .500 mark in the early going of the 2018-19 season.

By Doug Cook December 6, 2018