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Desert Edge knocks off Bears 9-7

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — In the end, the learning curve proved too steep of a climb for the Bradshaw Mountain baseball team this spring, even if the foreseeable future does seem bright.

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Bears softball notches 31st win in wild one at Desert Edge

Prep Softball

GOODYEAR — The 4A No. 3-ranked Bradshaw Mountain softball team won its 10th straight game on Thursday, April 18, edging No. 10 Desert Edge, 3-2, in a thrilling 2019 regular-season finale at the Scorpions’ field.

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Chino Valley upset bid over Snowflake softball falls short

Prep Softball

SNOWFLAKE — It could’ve been a signature power-point win for Chino Valley’s softball team, one that would have increased its stock in the 3A ranks as the 2019 regular season draws to a close.

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Cougars baseball can’t overcome rough 1st inning in loss at Snowflake

Prep Baseball

SNOWFLAKE — With a third consecutive 3A West region championship no longer in reach, Chino Valley’s baseball team sure could use a couple of quality victories down the stretch as the postseason nears.

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Bears nab first region title since 2007 season

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Region champions! Bradshaw Mountain’s softball program hadn’t uttered those words in 12 years until Monday, April 15, when the 2019 Bears clinched the Grand Canyon region title with a 2-0 victory over Coconino in Flagstaff.

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Dancing for the Stars sets fundraising record in 3rd year

10 couples perform to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona

When five working professionals, from law enforcement and medicine to business and construction, agree to step out of their comfort zones and practice dance moves for nearly six months, you know it must be for a good cause.

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Prescott falls in softball slugfest

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Playing in cold, wet and windy conditions under partly cloudy skies, Prescott’s softball team seemed a bit under the weather on Friday, April 12, with the exception of the fourth and fifth innings.

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Bradshaw Mountain softball routs rival Prescott for seventh straight win

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — On Senior Day, Bradshaw Mountain softball second baseman Shelby Dilcher truly enjoyed her regular-season sendoff. Not only is she the 2019 team’s lone senior, she is the captain of a Bears squad that is ranked No. 4 in 4A and has a legitimate shot to win a Grand Canyon region championship and forge a long run in the state playoffs.

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World champion Kate Courtney returns to compete at Whiskey Off-Road

Pro Mountain Biking

PRESCOTT — It’s official: Defending women’s cross-country mountain bike world champion Kate Courtney of San Francisco will return to compete in the Whiskey Off-Road pro race Sunday, April 28, in Prescott.

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Clairinda Weatherwax named next athletic director at Bradshaw Mountain

Prep Sports

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain has named Clairinda Weatherwax as its next athletic director, Principal Kort Miner announced Wednesday morning.

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Chairez dominates, No. 8 Prescott shuts out Bears 7-0

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Prescott senior pitcher Ray Chairez may not be imposing on the mound, but he’s deceptive with his sidearm angle and his off-speed stuff.

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Mayer High principal, AD, coach Jeff Duncan, 56, dies of cancer

Michigan native remembered as charismatic, upbeat

Jeff Duncan, Mayer High School’s cherished principal, athletic director and basketball coach for the past eight years, died of complications from Stage IV liver cancer on April 2. He was 56.

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Roughriders enjoy home sweep of doubleheader

Junior College Baseball

PRESCOTT — After spending nearly the first two months of the 2019 season on the road because of field-improvement work at Roughrider Park, Yavapai College’s baseball team is at last reaping the benefits of playing at home.

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Eagles softball continues turnaround with sweep

College Softball

PRESCOTT — It’s not how you start. It’s how you finish. As cliché as that sounds, it’s appropriate for Embry-Riddle’s softball team in 2019.

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Chino Valley baseball drops to 0-5 in 3A West region

Prep Baseball

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s baseball team again remained winless in 3A West region play on Friday, April 5, succumbing to Wickenburg, 5-3, at Nesbitt-Pratt Field.

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Phoenix College pounces on Roughriders in convincing ACCAC sweep

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Phoenix College freshman ace pitcher Brianna Hardy could feel the pain swelling in her back during Game 2 of her Bears softball team’s ACCAC doubleheader at Yavapai College on Thursday, April 4.

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Bradshaw Mountain completes sweep of winless Mohave

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team took sole possession of first place in the Grand Canyon region on Thursday, April 4, winning its fifth straight after completing a two-game sweep of Mohave.

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Stiff test awaits Roughriders; set to host Phoenix College on Thursday

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — It’s more than a matchup pitting two of the best teams in ACCAC softball. If anything, it’s a battle between a pair of the sport’s finest squads in the NJCAA.

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Bears rout Mohave 11-3

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Just past the midway point of the 2019 Grand Canyon region season, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team may not be a 4A state tournament contender, but it can at least begin to build for the future.

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Roughriders sweep South Mountain, in softball, stay hot on Western’s heels

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — After splitting an ACCAC doubleheader with NJCAA No. 6-ranked Arizona Western College here on March 23, No. 7 Yavapai College remained a game behind the Matadors for first place in the conference’s Division I standings.

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New Findlay Toyota Center GM Cadwell ready for challenge

Primary role to bring more events to Prescott Valley venue

Long before he sat behind his spacious desk in an enclosed office on the second floor of Findlay Toyota Center, general manager Shane Cadwell’s mission was clear.

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Freshman hurler Roskopf, Chino Valley knock off 1A No. 1 Bagdad

Prep Baseball

CHINO VALLEY — As a large contingent of family and friends cheered him on from the stands, Chino Valley freshman southpaw Riley Roskopf couldn’t have strewn together a much better performance on Friday, March 29, at Nesbitt-Pratt Field.

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Bradshaw Mountain softball rolls to 23rd victory

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — The 4A No. 6-ranked Bradshaw Mountain softball team pounded Deer Valley, 16-0, in a run-ruled five innings on Friday, March 29, as starting pitcher Jacie Hambrick tossed a three-hit shutout and notched 12 strikeouts.

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Bradshaw Mountain softball avenges lone loss to Mingus with run-ruled rout at home

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Forty-eight hours removed from its first loss of the 2019 campaign, Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team had more than enough motivation to bounce back at home this week.

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Southpaw Paxton Prentice fans 11 in complete-game win for Bears over Mingus

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Over his last three starts, Bradshaw Mountain ace pitcher Paxton Prentice has picked up steam, and the Bears will need him if they plan to forge a late-season run in the Grand Canyon region.

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Bears softball team sweeps Lee Williams for 20-0 start

Prep Softball

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.

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Bears fall to No. 15 Mingus 8-1

Prep Boys Tennis

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

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Prescott spikers sweep Leading Edge 3-0

Prep Boys Volleyball

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.

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Streak hits sweet 16 for Yavapai College softball

College Softball

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.

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Roughriders softball keeps cruising, extends win streak to 14

Junior College Softball

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.

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Unbeaten Bears go 4-0 on 1st day of Haught Invitational

Prep Softball

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.

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Swarm sends NAZ Suns, to 2nd straight loss

NBA G League

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.

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Due to wet fields, Bradshaw Mtn. softball competes in Haught Invite Friday, Saturday

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.

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Agua Caliente outlasts NAZ Suns, 120-107

NBA G League

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.

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Williams, Eagle women take golf titles

College Golf

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.

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Bears rally in title game to win ‘Cool Nights’ tournament; Monday's game postponed

Prep Softball

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.

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Roughriders sweep Eastern Arizona; winning streak at 12

College Softball

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.

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Loss to Seton Catholic caps 0-3 week for Prescott softball

Prep Softball

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.

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Badgers shut out rival Mingus 7-0, sweeps season series

Prep Baseball

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.

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Prescott boys tennis dips to 1-4 on young season

Prep Boys Tennis

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.

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Making Progress: Colin Streeter, David Medevielle post singles wins for Bears

Prep Boys Tennis

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.

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Bradshaw Mountain girls tennis improving despite setback against Knights

Prep Girls Tennis

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.

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Rival Eagles take down Bradshaw Mountain 9-5

Prep Baseball

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.

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Mingus softball stays unbeaten with win at Prescott

Prep Softball

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.

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Embry-Riddle drops Simpson in semis, advances to 1st Cal Pac title game

Women's College Basketball

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.

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Preview: Cal Pac regular season co-champ Embry-Riddle women earn tourney’s top seed

Women's College Basketball

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?

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Preview: Embry-Riddle men’s hoops makes first-ever trip to Cal Pac tourney

Men's College Basketball

LANCASTER, Calif. — It has been kind of a long wait for Embry-Riddle men’s basketball.

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2A, 1A state basketball tournaments back on, despite record snowfall

Prep Basketball

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.

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Evans, Melton return to power NAZ Suns past South Bay

NBA G League

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.

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Preview: Chino Valley softball looks to keep momentum going in 2019

Prep Softball

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.

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