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Badgers edge Catalina Foothills 1-0, head to state title match Tuesday

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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2-time champ Lancers end Prescott’s season 1-nil

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Top-seeded Shadow Mountain eliminates Bears in first-round rout 66-28

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Badgers upset Cortez in penalty-kick shootout, head to Final Four

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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Badgers end boys state soccer drought with 3-1 victory over Walden Grove

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT — It took eight years, but it may have been worth the wait for Prescott’s boys soccer program.

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Prescott girls edge Poston Butte 1-0 to reach state quarters

Prep Girls Soccer

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

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Preview: 6th-seeded Prescott girls soccer hosts Poston Butte today

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain boys hoops succumbs in state play-in round

Prep Basketball

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.

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Preview: Resurgent Badgers boys soccer welcomes Walden Grove to Shepard Field

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain girls hoops knocks out Dysart, qualifies for state tourney

Prep Girls Basketball

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.

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Bears score 3 goals in 2nd half to upset No. 12 Arcadia, advance to state

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain girls soccer bows out of play-in round, again

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Preview: Bears qualify for state play-in round today in boys, girls soccer tourney

Prep Soccer

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.

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Preview: Bradshaw Mountain boys, girls basketball teams set for state play-in round today

Prep Basketball

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain gives Desert Edge fits, but falls in Senior Night finale

Prep Girls Basketball

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.

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Bears girls hoops handles Prescott in OT

Prep Girls Basketball

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain boys cagers sweep rival Prescott

Prep Boys Basketball

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?

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Slow start dooms NAZ Suns in loss to Lakeland, 108-99

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Sometimes a basketball box score doesn’t do a good job of revealing the struggles that one team has against the other.

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Embry-Riddle men’s hoops drops Simpson, stays in 4th in Cal Pac

College Basketball

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.

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No. 6 Badgers make statement, rout rival Bradshaw Mountain 10-nil

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Region Champs! Prescott boys edge rival Bears, win Grand Canyon title

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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Embry-Riddle men’s hoops beats Benedictine, pulls even in Cal Pac

College Men’s Basketball

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.

Roughriders softball goes 4-1 at Wolves Classic to open season

College Softball

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.

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Mingus boys rally in 4th, beat Bears for key region win, 43-37

Prep Boys Basketball

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.

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Roughriders softball upsets Southern Idaho on opening day of Kickoff Classic

Junior College Softball

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.

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Preview: Back-to-back ACCAC champion Roughriders seek 1st nationals trip in 3 years

Junior College Softball

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.

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Cougars down Kingman 66-49, snaps 4-game slide

Prep Boys Basketball

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.

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Bruce Giles dismissed as Bears soccer coach

Prep Boys Soccer

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.

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Bears girls soccer turns it on in 2nd half, bests Mingus in bitter cold

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Stars snap NAZ Suns’ 3-game winning streak in annual Kids Day Game

NBA G League

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.

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NAZ Rodeo Clowns (Suns) win 3rd straight on wild Western Night

NBA G League

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.

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Mingus boys escape at Prescott

Prep Boys Basketball

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

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Bears boys cagers get job done, beat Flagstaff on the road

Prep Boys Basketball

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain boys hoops trounces Mohave, moves to 4-3 in region

Prep Boys Basketball

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.

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PCA Stage Too the scene for ‘Secrets of a Soccer Mom’

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.

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No. 2 Flagstaff stuns Bears 1-0 in 2 OT thriller

Prep Boys Soccer

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Odds are that Marco Avitia won’t score this kind of goal on the pitch ever again.

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NAZ Suns take Charge, win 2nd straight 106-92

NBA G League

CANTON, Ohio — The Northern Arizona Suns have won two in a row. That can’t be overstated.

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NAZ Suns snap franchise-worst 14-game losing streak with road win over Maine

NBA G League

PORTLAND, Maine — The Northern Arizona Suns’ nightmare, at long last, is over.

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Embry-Riddle women shred La Sierra, 98-44; Eagles, 3 other teams tied for 1st in Cal Pac

College Basketball

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.

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Crusaders hang on to edge Cougars girls hoops, 30-28

Prep Girls Basketball

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.

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Northwest Christian boys blast Chino Valley to stay unbeaten in 3A West

Prep Boys Basketball

CHINO VALLEY — Learning how to win on the hardwood can be difficult for an inexperienced bunch.

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Eagles upset No. 10 Antelope Valley in OT 101-96

College Women's Basketball

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain grapplers finish 3rd at Coconino dual meet

Prep Wrestling

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.

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Chino Valley wrestling wins three-way section dual at Snowflake

Prep Wrestling

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain powers past Badgers 65-52

Prep Boys Basketball

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

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Embry-Riddle women’s hoops drubs Simpson in 40-point laugher

College Women’s Basketball

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.

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Sterling Achievement: Coach spent 5 seasons turning moribund Bradshaw Mountain program into winner

Prep Girls Soccer

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.

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Prescott mountain biker Kaitlyn Boyle recovering from serious auto accident

Mountain Biking

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.

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Bennett’s game-high 25 points extends NAZ Suns' slide to 11 straight

NBA G League

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

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5 Chino Valley wrestlers medal on final day of Mile High Challenge

Prep Wrestling

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.

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