Prep Girls Tennis: Prescott 9, Bradshaw Mountain 0
It would be wise not to underestimate Prescott’s girls’ tennis team in 2018. The Badgers are flying under the radar with a talented, sophomore-dominated lineup that, before long, might start surprising top-tier opponents.
Prep Boys Tennis: Bradshaw Mountain 9, Prescott 0
Seven team matches. Seven wins. Total margin of victory: 62-1. As the midway point of the 2018 season approaches, evaluating the strength of Bradshaw Mountain’s tennis squad rests mostly in the numbers.
CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s softball team may not possess a heavy-hitting lineup in 2018, but the Cougars sure can put down bunts and move runners into scoring position. If anything, that unflashy offensive strategy suits coach Matt Dunn fine.
Junior College Softball
PRESCOTT — Yavapai College’s softball team on Saturday completed its season-long 10-game home stand with a 9-1 record, sweeping a twin-bill from South Mountain Community College, 15-0 in five innings and 9-4, to stay within striking distance of ACCAC Division I front-runner Eastern Arizona College.
NBA G League
The stakes couldn’t have been higher for the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday night. Win, and they would hold onto slim hopes of qualifying for the NBA Gatorade League’s Western Conference playoffs for at least another day. Lose, and they would be eliminated from contention.
Junior College Soccer
PRESCOTT — Fourteen players from the highly successful 2017 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will either compete or enroll strictly as students at four-year schools this fall, Roughriders coach Mike Pantalione announced March 10.
PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle’s women’s golf team won the ERAU Spring Invitational for the fourth straight season, while the Eagles’ men claimed victory for the third time in the tournament’s six-year history Tuesday afternoon at Antelope Hills’ South Course in Prescott.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team entered its 12-day spring break meagerly on Thursday night, taking it on the chin against Flagstaff, 8-5, on the Bears’ campus field in Prescott Valley.
Vintage Base Ball
From the first weekend in November and typically through the end of March, during baseball’s offseason, there’s a group of men and boys in Arizona who play Vintage Base Ball (that’s right, two words), largely to honor the roots of America’s Game.
PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle softball senior right fielder Daisy Hatcher-Taylor hadn’t hit a walk-off homer in her playing career until Wednesday, and how sweet it was for an Eagles team playing for an interim coach in 2018.