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It's race day! Team of volunteers helps Whiskey Off-Road
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Behind the scenes at the Whiskey Off-Road endurance mountain biking event this weekend, more than 200 volunteers will be making the rounds in downtown Prescott and all along the racecourse.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Calhoun sets new Yavapai baseball program record for HRs
This week, Yavapai College baseball slugger Willie Calhoun established a new regular-season home run record for the storied Roughriders' program, as he has now blasted 27 homers in 52 games.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Prescott Little League Weekly Scores, April 24
Zach Amstutz went 5-for-5 with a home run, a double and 5 RBIs, and threw 4-1/3 innings on the mound to lead Kiwanis to a victory over Jim's Auto on Opening Day.
Friday, April 24, 2015

On this date: 1978
Prescott High's golf team ended its dual meet schedule with a 205-216 win over Sunnyslope at Pima Country Club.

Now 10-4 on the season and winners of seven of eight matches, the Badgers await divisional play.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Chino softball offense blows up in twinbill sweep
Chino Valley swept a doubleheader from Page Thursday at home, run ruling the Sand Devils, 10-0, in five innings in Game 1 and polishing them off with a 16-5 rout in Game 2.
Friday, April 24, 2015

2nd win in 3 days for Chino baseball
The Cougars won their second Division 3, Section 4 game in three days on Thursday crushing Central in Phoenix.

Chino Valley (16-9 overall, 10-6 in power-point games, 6-3 in section) entered the Central contest ranked No. 15 in D-3.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Badger baseball keeps playoff hopes alive
Division 2 No. 23-ranked Prescott remains on the state playoff bubble, but this win at home over D-2 No. 28 Apollo on Thursday doesn't hurt.
Friday, April 24, 2015

Prescott softball clinches section title with walk-off win over Bradshaw
Trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning of its 2015 home finale, Prescott scored four runs on six hits to win a walk-off thriller over rival Bradshaw Mountain on Wednesday and clinch the Division 2, Section 5 championship.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Whiskey Off-Road Q&A: Brazilian pros in town
For the first time this Sunday, April 26, three Brazilian riders will compete in the Whiskey Off-Road's '50 Proof' men's pro race, giving the 12th annual event in Prescott a bit more of an international flavor.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Badger baseball beats Bradshaw; nabs narrow lead for 1st in section
Prescott is now a half game up on Mingus Union for first place in the Division 2, Section 5 standings after knocking off rival Bradshaw Mountain in Prescott Valley on Wednesday.

The D-2 No. 22-ranked Badgers rallied from a 3-0 deficit in the first inning by scoring 10 unanswered runs to take a 10-3 lead through 5-1/2 frames.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Complete Whiskey Off-Road schedule of events
What time to watch the races, when live music takes the downtown stages ... and just where are those beer gardens anyway?
Thursday, April 23, 2015

On this date: 1994
Yavapai's Chris Sherron had another huge day at the plate to continue to lead the ACCAC in the Roughriders' sweep of South Mountain in Prescott.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Prescott Blackhawks clinch Challinor Yavapai Cup
THE U13G CHALLINOR YAVAPAI Cup championship went to the Prescott Blackhawks 03G Challinor.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Another Cup win for Prescott Blackhawks boys
THE PRESCOTT BLACKHAWK U15 Boys won again. They clinched the recent Yavapai Cup, going undefeated with two wins and two ties.
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Race schedule set, so are riders for Whiskey Off-Road
There may be two changes from last year for the 12th Annual Whiskey

Off-Road cycling races on April 24-26. One is certain; the second remains up in the air ... literally.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

AIA tabs Chino Valley's Jim Clark as top soccer coach
Longtime Chino Valley High School boys' soccer coach Jim Clark will receive the Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA) Coach of the Year Award.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On this date: 2003
The defending state champion Prescott High baseball team was still red hot a year later.

The Badgers, ranked No. 10 statewide among 4A clubs, knocked off Centennial in a run-rule 12-2 victory to notch their 17th win in 18 games. Left-hander Bud Dickinson improved to 5-1 on the spring with five strong innings, while also drilling a solo home run at the plate.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Chino track's DeSalvo nearly sets girls' school record in 100m
Chino Valley High girls' cross-country sprinter Destiney DeSalvo won the 100-meter dash in 12.54 seconds at the Sedona Invitational on Tuesday, bringing her within one one-hundredths of a second from tying the school record.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Roughriders rip 9 homers in dramatic sweep of Western
Yavapai College's baseball team torched a total of nine home runs in a crucial doubleheader sweep of Arizona Western on Tuesday, April 21, at Roughrider Park in Prescott, keeping the hometown club within striking distance of a No. 2 seed into the NJCAA Region 1, Division 1 playoffs.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Prescott boys' tennis caps undefeated season
Prescott's boys' tennis team capped off an undefeated 2015 regular season as a team on Monday, April 20, by rolling past rival Bradshaw Mountain on the road.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Bradshaw Mountain softball rallies to victory
Bradshaw Mountain came from behind in the fifth inning on Monday, April 20, to defeat Valley Vista at home in this non-section game.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Offense comes up big, PHS softball wins again
Division 2 No. 11-ranked Prescott got back on the winning track on Monday, April 20, as pitcher Kendall Schwartz registered eight strikeouts and four Badgers' batters had big afternoons in its rout of Sunnyslope in Phoenix.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yavapai softball sweeps Mesa; ends season Saturday at home
The Roughriders' softball team swept a doubleheader from Mesa on Tuesday, April 21, at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott, which moved Yavapai's record to 29-27 overall and 23-23 in the Arizona Conference.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kobritz Column: Safety at the ballpark is here, give or take a metal detector
A day at the ballpark now begins like an airplane flight. Major League Baseball required all 30 teams to install metal detectors at their entrance gates prior to the beginning of the 2015 season.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Temporary closure of Forest Road 373 during Whiskey Off-Road
The Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike event runs Friday through Sunday this weekend. In the interest of public safety and high use of Forest Road 373 during the event, the Prescott National Forest will close a portion of FS Road 373 on Saturday and Sunday.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

5th-ranked Bagdad baseball wins 6th straight
Division 4 No. 5-ranked Bagdad won its sixth straight game on Tuesday, blasting Williams in D-4, Section 4 play on the road.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cougars' softball now 3-3 in section after win
Chino Valley evened its Division 3, Section 4 record at 3-3 on Tuesday by defeating Cortez in this high-scoring affair at home.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mayer softball closes season with big win
On Senior Day Tuesday, Mayer crushed Thunderbird Adventist to finish the season on a four-game winning streak.

Pitcher Shawndra Aston picked up the win in three innings, striking out four and walking three.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Adrian Wilson ends his career as an Arizona Cardinal
TEMPE - Adrian Wilson played at New England and Chicago after leaving the desert. His biggest contributions came when he played in Arizona and now he's going to go out as a Cardinal.
Monday, April 20, 2015

D-backs come home with series victory over World Series champs
SAN FRANCISCO - After a last-place finish a year ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take solace in any small positives to start this season. A winning trip and series victory against the defending World Series champions sure counts as one.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Furyk tops Kisner in playoff to win RBC Heritage
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Jim Furyk had gone 100 starts without winning, a stretch that gnawed at his psyche and challenged his confidence.
Monday, April 20, 2015

Roughriders crush 6 homers in split with league leader Cochise
In an Arizona Conference battle pitting two top 20-ranked NJCAA Division 1 baseball teams on Saturday, April 18, Yavapai College again resorted to its slugging prowess to keep its region playoff hopes alive.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

ERAU men's basketball inks 4 more recruits for first season in 2015-16
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's men's basketball program in Prescott signed four more players to letters of intent late this past week of April 12, increasing the membership on its inaugural roster to seven.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Whiskey Off-Road Pro Rider Profiles, Day 5
Derek Zandstra and Rose Grant.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Prep Roundup: Bradshaw softball nabs section win over Flagstaff
Bradshaw Mountain picked up a crucial win in Division 2, Section 5 play Saturday, April 18, at home, defeating Flagstaff High to improve its league record to 3-1 with two section games remaining in the 2015 season.
Sunday, April 19, 2015

2015 Whiskey Off-Road Pro Rider Profiles, Day 4; racing kicks off next week
Ahead of the Whiskey Off-Road mountain bike races, April 24-26, in Prescott, the Courier is profiling pro racers:
Saturday, April 18, 2015

ERAU women's golf captures 3rd straight Cal Pac title
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's women's golf team won its third consecutive California Pacific Conference championship earlier this week in Redding, California, and will be heading to nationals.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Prep Roundup: Badgers boys' tennis team improves to 13-0, edges Cactus Shadows
The Division 2 No. 5-ranked Badgers stayed perfect as a team on Friday, April 17, improving their record to 13-0 after posting this narrow victory over Cactus Shadows in Cave Creek.
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Prep Roundup: Kellis ends Prescott softball's win streak
Raymond Kellis snapped Prescott High softball's 12-game winning streak on Thursday, April 16, scoring 10 runs in the first inning alone, although the visitors would later need to hang on for a narrow victory in this Division 2 shootout.
Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Whiskey Off-Road Pro Rider Profiles, Day 3
Christoph Sauser and Katerina Nash
Friday, April 17, 2015

Spieth struggles in 1st round after Masters win
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - It's been quite some time since Jordan Spieth had to explain a performance this poor.
Friday, April 17, 2015

2015 Whiskey Off-Road Pro Rider Profiles, Day 2
Geoff Kabush and Erin Huck.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Roughrider baseball falls to No. 13 in latest NJCAA Div. 1 poll
Yavapai College's baseball team dropped eight spots, from No. 5 to No. 13, in the latest NJCAA Division 1 Top 20 poll released Wednesday, April 15.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Minkus leads Cougars' golfers with team-best 43
Chino Valley High's golf team placed second in a three-team meet against Camp Verde and Bagdad on Wednesday, April 15, at Antelope Hills in Prescott.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Prep Roundup: Prescott High boys' tennis upsets Flag, stays unbeaten at 12-0
The Division 2 No. 10-ranked Prescott High boys' tennis squad upset D-2 No. 6 Flagstaff Tuesday afternoon, April 14, at home, to remain undefeated as a team with a 12-0 record.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Roughrider baseball splits twinbill at Central; softball also takes 1 of 2
National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 No. 5-ranked Yavapai split an Arizona Conference doubleheader Tuesday, April 14, at Central Arizona in Casa Grande.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2015 Whiskey Off-Road Pro Rider Profiles
Howard Grotts and Georgia Gould
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Column: Belly up at the ballpark, if you dare!
Ballpark concessions are as much a part of the baseball experience as foul balls and autographs. And if you want to challenge your inner gastronomical self, a number of new and creative concession items are available at ballparks around the country. Some may sound appealing, others revolting depending on your constitution.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dewey-Humboldt little league season is underway
Dewey-Humboldt Little League, which has members from Cordes Lakes to Dewey, started their season on Saturday, April 11, with opening ceremonies and the first games of the season.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Column: Moving alongside your doubles' partner is a true art form
Are you a tennis player who likes to move to the new correct and best place to be standing after each ball is hit in doubles? If so, you're probably a highly sought after partner. But if you have no clue what I'm talking about then you just might want to continue reading.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015


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