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Loss knocks Bradshaw boys soccer out of contention on Senior Night
On Senior Night, Bradshaw Mountain wrapped up the section portion of its schedule with this narrow loss to Mohave Friday at Bob Pavlich Field.

Noe Morales led the hosts with their lone goal of the evening.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Prescott girls soccer's win streak ends in a shutout
With Prescott on the Division 2 state tournament bubble entering Friday afternoon's match at 19th-ranked Flagstaff, the No. 23 Badgers were hoping for an upset to take the lead in the Section 5 standings.

It didn't work out that way, however.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Coco knocks off Bradshaw girls on the hardwood
The Bears' modest two-game winning streak in section ground to a halt Friday night after this 24-point loss to Coconino in Flagstaff.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

1-point heartbreaker goes against Bradshaw boys basketball
Bradshaw Mountain suffered this gut-wrenching one-point loss in section play Friday night at home, which snapped the Bears' three-game winning streak.
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks dies at 83
Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.

That was the charm of "Mr. Cub."

Banks, the Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP who always maintained his boundless enthusiasm for baseball despite decades of playing on miserable teams, died Friday night. He was 83.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Smith scores 28, Prescott boys' hoops ends skid
Prescott snapped an eight-game losing streak Thursday night, routing Kingman at the PHS Dome gym for the hometown team's first section victory and its first win of 2015.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Liberty snaps Bradshaw boys soccer's win streak
Bradshaw Mountain had a break from section play Thursday, but took it on the chin at Liberty in Peoria.

The Division 2 Bears saw their three-game winning streak come to an end against a Lions team ranked No. 19 in D-1.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Big 3rd quarter helps Prescott girls hoops to 3rd straight win
The Badgers won their third straight game Thursday evening, taking care of Kingman on the road to move above .500 in section play.
Friday, January 23, 2015

Veteran local bowler rolls 800 Series in Prescott
Preston "Bugs" Norbury has been dying to notch the elusive 800 Series for most of his past 35 years in bowling.

Then one night two weeks ago, the stars... err pins... fell just right.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

5 starters short, but Chino wrestling still perfect
Despite missing five of its regular wrestlers because of illness, Chino Valley won the Show Low Multiple with a perfect 3-0 team mark.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

PHS girls soccer still on fire, wins 10-0
Prescott's high-scoring attack continued its domination on Wednesday night as the Badgers notched their sixth straight victory in this blowout of section opponent Coconino at Bill Shepard Field.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bradshaw girls' hoops cruises past Mingus
Ashlie Dowdy scored 15 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished five assists to lead Bradshaw Mountain to this 20-point victory in section play Wednesday night at home.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prescott boys soccer drops section finale
The Badgers lost their seventh consecutive match Wednesday afternoon, falling in their section finale at Coconino in Flagstaff.

Prescott (2-13 overall record, 0-5 section) will end the season at Deer Valley on Friday. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. in Glendale.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

National coaches association honors Yavapai College soccer's Pantalione
Yavapai College head soccer coach Mike Pantalione received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Letter of Commendation at the annual convention in Philadelphia this past weekend.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

AIA division realignment proposal sparks critical reactions
The Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA) Executive Board on Tuesday approved an initial divisional realignment for all high school varsity sports for 2015-18, and of the five local programs here, the ruling potentially affects Prescott the most.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Kobritz Column: NCAA admits defeat in restoring Paterno wins
The biggest news emanating from the recently concluded NCAA annual convention wasn't the new rules enacted by the Big-5 Conferences, which further distances themselves from the realm of amateurism.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bradshaw boys' soccer runs win streak to 3
Randy Ayala recorded two goals and Brandon Fisher added one as Bradshaw Mountain won its third straight match, all in section play, Tuesday in Kingman.

The Bears are now 3-1 in section with one section match remaining on their schedule. That comes on Senior Night at 6 p.m. Friday at Bob Pavlich Field.

Next up, Bradshaw visits Liberty at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

4 different players score for Bradshaw girls' soccer in shutout win
Four different players scored goals for Bradshaw Mountain, which evened its section record at 2-2 after this shutout victory over Kingman Tuesday at home.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Just 3 points in 3rd quarter, but Bradshaw hoops still wins
Despite netting only three points in the third quarter, Bradshaw Mountain hung on to defeat Mingus Union for a section win in Cottonwood.

Bradshaw led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter and 27-16 at halftime. But Mingus outscored the visitors 11-3 in the third to make it interesting in the fourth.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Skid hits 8 for Prescott boys' basketball
The Badgers led for most of the night in this section game at Mohave. But the Thunderbirds outscored Prescott 12-5 in a backbreaking fourth quarter to steal this two-point victory.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Column: Reflecting on 35 years of the Prescott tennis scene
Working and playing in the world of tennis since the age of 12 and here in the Prescott area for 35 years, it's hard to believe the whirlwind of activities that have taken place during that timeframe.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Badgers girls' hoops crushes Mohave behind Maneval, Crozier
Prescott put the defensive clamps on Mohave Tuesday night at the PHS Dome gym, limiting the Thunderbirds to just two points in the first half en route to this 31-point victory.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Prescott teen turning heads in World-Class Competitive Pistol Shooting
If Jacob Hetherington had earned his status as a star shooter under the dome at Prescott High School, he might not be the best-kept secret in town.

But Hetherington shoots Berettas, not basketballs.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Badger girls' soccer has outscored foes 51-1 during run
Prescott's phenomenal shutout streak ended Saturday afternoon at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley. But the Badgers picked up a section win over rival Bradshaw Mountain, and perhaps that's all that matters.
Sunday, January 18, 2015

4 tri-city wrestlers clinch titles at Doc Wright Invite
On the final day of the 51st annual Doc Wright Invitational Saturday in Winslow, Chino Valley paced the tri-city area's teams with a fourth-place finish in a 33-team field.
Sunday, January 18, 2015

4 shutouts give Prescott Blackhawks youth soccer team tourney title
The Prescott Blackhawks U14B won their second straight tournament, Copa Barcelona, this past weekend in Mesa. In taking home the trophy and the gold medals, they won all four of their games while allowing zero goals.
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Chino Valley girls' hoops halts 4-game skid
Chino Valley halted a four-game skid by picking up its first section win of the campaign Saturday at home.

Leading by 12 points with a minute left in regulation, the Cougars held on despite surrendering three buckets to Northland Prep and going just 2-for-14 from the free throw line.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bradshaw boys' hoops pulls away in 2nd half
Gilbert Ibarra scored a team-high 13 points and Blake Huntley chimed in with 10 as Bradshaw Mountain crushed Kingman in its section opener Friday night at home.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

McKenna's 24 leads Bradshaw girls' hoops to 10-point win
Kaitlyn McKenna blistered the nets Friday night in Kingman, leading the Bears with 24 points en route to this section-opening win for Bradshaw Mountain.

Ashlie Dowdy registered 11 points and four assists for the Bears, who upped their record to 8-6 overall and 7-4 in power-point games.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Prescott girls basketball bounces back after loss
A night after losing a heartbreaker at section foe Flagstaff, Prescott rebounded nicely with this five-point win at home on Friday.

Hannah Madsen scored a team-best 13 points and Haley Crozier added 10 points, including six in the fourth quarter, and eight rebounds. Krystal Kalmes (seven points), Ava Maneval (five points, 12 rebounds) and Mackenzie Grauberger (six points) aided in the effort.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Queen Creek uses big 4th to down Prescott boys' hoops
A slow start for the Badgers (six points in the first quarter) and quick ending for Queen Creek (24-point fourth quarter) spelled doom for Prescott in this Friday night road loss.
Saturday, January 17, 2015

Spring 2015: Yavapai baseball hopes to regain past playoff form
It's an odd-numbered year, so perhaps 2015 will bring good tidings for the Yavapai College baseball team and third-year coach Ryan Cougill.

In Cougill's first season in 2013, the Roughriders qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association's (NJCAA) Region 1, Division 1 playoffs and narrowly lost in the opening round to eventual region champ Cochise. They compiled a 43-15 overall record with an experienced, sophomore-dominated lineup.

Friday, January 16, 2015

2 goals for Fisher, Bradshaw boys' soccer wins at home
Freshman Brandon Fisher tallied two goals, and Kenneth Castro and Noe Morales booted a goal apiece, leading Bradshaw Mountain to its first section win of the season Thursday night at Bob Pavlich Field.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Prescott girls' basketball narrowly misses upset
Prescott suffered a narrow loss in its section opener Thursday evening, falling by a field goal at Division 2 No. 6-ranked Flagstaff.

In the midst of playing three games in four nights, PHS played tough against a strong Eagles squad.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bradshaw girls' soccer rebounds with win over Coco
One night after being routed by section foe Flagstaff, Bradshaw Mountain bested Coconino on Thursday afternoon by dominating possession throughout.
Friday, January 16, 2015

Spring 2015: One year after shutting down, Yavapai softball returns
A year to the day that the Yavapai College softball program went dark for the 2014 season because it lacked a full roster, the Roughriders will return to the field Jan. 30 with a completely new team.
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Prescott Senior Softball season just around the corner
Chuck Hieb of the Giants pounds out a single during last season's run of Prescott Senior Softball on Feb. 24. 2014, at Pioneer Park.

The league's 2015 Cactus League season opens Feb. 16 at Pioneer. The Summer League will start April 6. The league is accepting new players (ages 50+), and plays games on Monday and Thursday mornings. Prescott Senior Softball was founded in 1990.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ibarra's 25 points leads Bradshaw boys' hoops to win
Bradshaw Mountain bounced back nicely from a rough loss at Marcos de Niza Tuesday with this six-point win at Youngker Wednesday night in Buckeye.

The Bears led 15-5 at the end of the first quarter, 33-21 at halftime and 47-35 at the end of the third before things got interesting late in the final period.

With 2-1/2 minutes remaining in regulation, Youngker tied the game before Bradshaw pulled out the victory in the waning moments.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Big 2nd half carries Flagstaff past Bradshaw girls' soccer
Trailing section foe and Division 2 No. 19-ranked Flagstaff only 1-0 at halftime, Bradshaw Mountain had no answers for the Eagles' potent offense in the second half Wednesday afternoon.

The Bears surrendered eight goals in the final half alone in this blowout loss on the road.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Narrow loss goes against Bradshaw boys' soccer
Bradshaw Mountain lost for the third time in its last four matches Wednesday night after this narrow setback to Flagstaff at home.

In its section opener, BMHS managed just one goal off the foot of Noe Morales. Coach Phil Reid credited Morales, Kenneth Castro and Emmanuel Dera for their efforts in keeping the game close.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Prescott girls' soccer extends shutout streak
The Badgers notched their third straight shutout victory Wednesday night, blasting Kingman in their section opener on the road.

Prescott has now outscored the opposition an astounding 28-0 in its last three matches.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spring 2015: Riddle softball hopes to take next step in program's 2nd season
As the Embry-Riddle softball team prepares to embark on the NAIA program's second season this month, coach Marie Thomason can take solace in the fact that she has more depth than last year.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kobritz Column: NCAA finds new bounds to overstep
The short-handed Oregon Ducks lost to Ohio State 42-20 in Monday's first ever College Football Playoff (CFP) national championship game.

Two Oregon players, wide receiver Darren Carrington and running back Ayele Forde, were forced to sit out the game after failing drug tests mandated by the NCAA. Carrington tested positive for marijuana although Forde's specific violation is unknown. The players were tested prior to the Ducks' victory over Florida State in the CFP semifinal game the previous week. As with most things involving the NCAA, their role in the drug testing process is controversial.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Marcos de Niza drains amazing 21 treys vs. Bradshaw
Marcos de Niza shot the lights out Tuesday night in Tempe, burying an astounding 21 3-pointers en route to crushing Bradshaw Mountain.

It wasn't immediately confirmed whether Marcos set the Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA) single-game record for 3s. However, in online records kept through 2012, the AIA reports that Fountain Hills twice drained a state-record 19 3-pointers in a game in 2008.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wet winter weather postpones 3 local teams' games to Wednesday
The Prescott High boys' and girls' soccer teams' section matches against Kingman were postponed from Tuesday to late this afternoon because of the wet winter weather that hit northern Arizona overnight Monday.

At 4 p.m. today, the Prescott boys will host Kingman and the PHS girls will visit Kingman.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Cortez boys drop 106 on Chino hoops
Chino Valley lost its fourth straight game Tuesday night, taking it on the chin by 64 points to Cortez in this section contest at home.

The Cougars (3-14 overall record, 0-3 section) will host Valley Christian for another section tilt at 7 p.m. Friday.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Chino girls basketball falls in section game
The Cougars suffered their third consecutive loss Tuesday evening, falling to Cortez in a section game at home.

Chino Valley (5-13 overall record, 0-3 section) will welcome in Valley Christian at 5:30 p.m. Friday for its fourth section contest of the season.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

3 players reach double figures in Prescott girls' hoops win
The Badgers shot well from the get-go Tuesday night at home, as three players went on to score in double figures, led by Ava Maneval's season-high 14 points.

Maneval added a game-high eight rebounds, while Prescott's Hannah Madsen registered 12 points and seven boards and Mckenzie Grauberger had 10 points and seven boards.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Marcos de Niza shuts down Bradshaw girls' hoops
Ashlie Dowdy paced Bradshaw Mountain with 10 points and eight rebounds, but her effort alone wasn't enough to prevent the Bears from this 16-point loss to Marcos de Niza Tuesday night at home.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Column: Mark your 2015 calendars for these local tennis events
Okay you tennis fiends, the unveiling of the 2015 calendar and schedule of tennis events/tournaments has arrived. It's not only what you can do in the Prescott area with fun tennis functions, but also in Sedona and Flagstaff.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015


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