Prescott resident Josh Daiutolo stands outside Barca Academy headquarters in Casa Grande. Daiutolo was accepted into the soccer academy for the 2018-19 school year. (AYSO/Courtesy)
Originally published Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 06:40p.m.
After attending a January winter camp, Barca Academy in Casa Grande invited Prescott soccer player Josh Daiutolo to play on the U18 Pre-Academy team for the 2018-19 school year. Run by professional futbol club FC Barcalona, Spain, the Barca Academy is one of the top training facilities in the country for young soccer hopefuls, according to a press release. Daiutolo is a member of the AYSO Challenge FC team in Prescott.
Arizona Rangers awards $500 to Prescott Rebels for Cooperstown trip
The Arizona Rangers awarded $500 to the Prescott Rebel baseball team to help fundraising efforts on a trip to Cooperstown Dream Park in New York. The Rebels were chose to compete with 100 other teams July 28 to Aug. 3 in Cooperstown, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Rebels will display the Arizona Ranger logo on their field banner when they compete.
Rough Rider 100 coming to Prescott Valley Feb. 16
With $10,000 in cash prizes, a $4,000 bronze statue and ability to claim the U.S. Army Rough Rider Champion title on the line, dozens of off-road motorcycle racers from across the country are scheduled to attend the U.S. Army Rough Rider 100: The Race of Champions during President’s Day weekend, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 16 to 18, in Prescott Valley. World-class competitors Gary Sutherlin, Max Gerston, Mitch Carvolth and Taylor Robert are scheduled to attend along with Shelby Turner, a back-to-back AMA No. 1 Enduro Cross Champion and three-time Canadian Motocross Champion. The race will take place at the rocky, sandy ravines of Lynx Creek. For more information, go to roughrider100.com or contact Mike Johns via email at email@example.com.
Annual Leprechaun Charity Open at Antelope Hills set for March 17
The ninth annual Leprechaun Charity Open golf tournament is scheduled to take place Saturday, March 17, at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. The tournament is sponsored by the men’s golf club and benefits Prescott Area Shelter Services. Last year, 156 total golfers participated and raised $3,100. The club hopes to exceed that mark this spring. The event is a four-person scramble format at $55 per golfer, which includes green fees, cart, range balls and a buffet lunch. There are $2,200 in total prizes for multiple categories and a hole-in-one contest for a new car and raffle prizes. Scheduled tee time March 17 is 9 a.m. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 11. For more information go to leprechauncharityopen.ahmgc.com or contact Joe Gouveia at 928-830-0625.
Yavapai baseball to hold prospect camp May 13
The Yavapai College Baseball Prospect Camp is scheduled for Sunday, May 13, at Roughrider Park in Prescott. The annual prospect camp’s purpose is to promote exposure to Yavapai College as well as all other ACCAC baseball programs. Each junior college from the state of Arizona will be invited to recruit and evaluate talent. This year the two new NAIA baseball programs in Arizona will also be invited to attend the event. The prospect camp is also geared toward sophomores and juniors wishing to get a head start on the recruiting process. Yavapai College currently has players on its roster from this camp. The camp will consist of two sessions; bullpens in the morning and position player workouts in the afternoon. Registration for pitchers and catchers will be at 9:15 a.m. and bullpens will begin at approximately 10 a.m. Registration for position players will begin at noon and the workouts will begin at 1 p.m. The fee for the camp is $50 and for those who sign up on the day of there will be an additional $10 fee for late registration. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Game and Fish to resume stocking Apache trout
The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced Monday, Feb. 5, its intention to continue stocking around 55,000 Apache trout of a catchable size into the lakes and streams in the White Mountain by May. The trout are from the Silver Creek Hatchery. Stocking of the trout did not occur in Arizona due to federal hatcheries having tested positive for Bacteria Kidney Disease. The state relies on federal hatcheries to supply the eggs necessary to raise Apache trout.
This year, AGFD is expecting to receive about 200,000 Apache trout eggs. The department has around 100,000 Apache trout eggs at its Tonto Creek Hatchery that came from Williams Creek National Fish Hatchery and are scheduled to be stocked next year.
Mile High day camp set for June 4-6 in Prescott
The Mile High Baseball School Day Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 4-6 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. This camp is for players between the ages of 5 and 12. The camp will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. The fee is $75 with an additional $10 charge for late registration. The camp capacity is limited to 150 campers. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email email@example.com.
Mile High overnight camp at Yavapai College set for July 15-18
The Mile High Baseball School Overnight Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on July 15-18 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. Specialty areas include speed, strength, conditioning and mental skills. The camp is for players ages 10 to 18 with an option to stay overnight in Yavapai College housing. Meals and activities will be included in the camp fee. Registration and introduction for the camp will be July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. The camp will take place for the next three day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for commuting players is $175, while campers staying the night are $400 with an additional $10 added for late registration. Camp capacity is limited to 150 players. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.