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'World's Oldest Rodeo' kicks off today
Catch all of the action at Prescott Frontier Days, the "World's Oldest Rodeo," with performances beginning tonight, June 29.
Monday, June 29, 2015

RODEO 2015: Defending all-around champion Brazile returns to Prescott
PRESCOTT, Arizona - World record-breaking pro cowboy Trevor Brazile again headlines the list of contestants returning to the Prescott Frontier Days' "World's Oldest Rodeo" Monday through next Sunday at the Rodeo Grounds.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

RODEO 2015: Timed event contestants to watch
What follows is a partial list of high-profile and/or local pro rodeo cowboys in the timed events to keep an eye on during the 128th running of the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo this week.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

RODEO 2015: Rough stock event contestants to watch
What follows is a partial list of high-profile and/or local pro rodeo cowboys in the rough stock events to keep an eye on during the 128th running of the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo this week.
Sunday, June 28, 2015

On this date: 1984
June 28, 1984

The Prescott Merchants men's fastpitch softball team had a tough go against a visiting Republic of China (Taiwan) team in the inaugural contest of the 21st Annual Western Holiday Classic in Prescott.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Prescott All-Stars roll over Verde for District 10 title; head to state
Prescott Little League's 9-10 All-Stars wouldn't be denied a district title on Friday night.

In a rematch of two high-powered offenses, Prescott crushed Verde Valley 22-2 in the Arizona District 10 championship game at Ziegler Field.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Daily Courier 2015 Spring All-County Baseball Team
Player of the Year

Tommy McCarty


Tommy McCarty was not only the player of the year for our 2015 All-Yavapai County Baseball Team, McCarty was also one of the best players in the state. He earned first team All-Section, as well as section player of the year and first team All-State.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

On this date: 1961
June 27, 1961

In a strange result during Prescott Little League action, Fraternal Order of Police out-hit Barrows 9-to-3 - but lost 19-0!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Daily Courier 2015 Spring All-County Softball Team
Player of the Year

Delaney Marshall

Sophomore, Prescott

Marshall, one of more than a handful of sensational sophomores for the Badgers in 2015, played a crucial role in guiding Prescott to a Division 2, Section 5 championship and an automatic berth into the D-2 state tournament in early May.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Local competitive shooters win state titles; Internationals up next.
Competitive skeet shooting requires physical strength and an abundance of aptitudes - mental focus, timing, and accuracy among others - to fire a shotgun and shatter dish-shaped targets approximately 4-¼ inches in diameter zooming up to 60 miles per hour in different directions, heights, and distances - sometimes two at a time - as the shooter moves around eight stations aiming at 24 targets in a prescribed order.
Friday, June 26, 2015

District 10 Little League Scoreboard: June 26
Arizona District 10 Little League

Ages 9-10 All-Stars Tournament

June 19-27 in Prescott

Double elimination; winner advances to state tournament


At Ziegler Field

Verde Valley 32, Prescott Valley 9 (Prescott Valley eliminated)

Friday, June 26, 2015

On this date: 1977
June 26, 1977

More than 400 competitors took part in the inaugural Frontier Footrace, a 10,000-meter race on the Prescott College campus.

The Quest Club (a group of Arizona joggers), the Prescott 30 and the Sports Chalet sponsored the event.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Daily Courier 2015 Spring All-County Track & Field Team
Athlete of the Year

Simon Paige

senior, Prescott

Paige became only the second Badgers' track and field athlete since Ben Clark in 2003 to win three individual state titles, taking home the first-place medal in the 800 meters, 1600m and 3200m at the Division 2 meet May 6, 8 and 9 in Mesa.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

On this date: 1993
June 25, 1993

J.C. Selvester, a 15-year-old Prescott boxer, won a unanimous decision to become the Junior Olympics national champion of the 90-pound Senior Division (14-15 years old).

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Volleyball rivalry takes on cancer fight
Yavapai College and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's volleyball teams combined their efforts in the "Crosstown Battle Against Breast Cancer" to raise $3,580.53. On Wednesday this money was donated to the Breast Cancer Center at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott Valley.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

District 10 Little League Scoreboard: June 25
Arizona District 10 Little League

Ages 9-10 All-Stars Tournament

June 19-27 in Prescott

Double elimination; winner advances to state tournament

June 19 Scores

At Bill Vallely Upper Field

Game 1: Camp Verde 12, Bagdad 2

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Best Seats in the House: Disc golf becoming a signature game in Prescott
There are more golf courses in Prescott where players fling Frisbees than ones where they smash dimpled white balls.

Excuse me. That's discs. Skilled players actually use an assortment of them. Like clubs in a golf bag, there's a driver disc, a medium range disc, a putter disc.... Some carry as many as 15 in their bags.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Roughrider volleyball opens season Aug. 21 in New Mexico
Yavapai College's volleyball team will play a 28-match schedule in 2015, including 13 matches at home in the recently renovated Walraven Gym on the Prescott campus.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Kobritz Column: More rights coming to TV sports viewers
Slowly but surely, fans are forcing sports teams and leagues to add to the limited viewing options they have historically offered us.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

On this date: 2003
June 24, 2003

The high school volleyball coaching carousel took another turn when Bradshaw Mountain High School named Melissa Jackson as its new head coach.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Best Seats in the House: New Ranch Trail is a mountain biker's dream
Four miles up Senator Highway, off to its east side north of Schoolhouse Gulch Road, lies a tucked-away jewel for mountain bikers.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Arizona District 10 Little League Ages 9-10 All-Stars Tournament
June 19-27 in Prescott - Double elimination; winner advances to state tournament
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Column: He helps me edit this column, I help his tennis game
When I happened upon this thing called writing a weekly column "My Point" about 22 years ago I had no idea where it might take me, what readers wanted to see in print and how long it would go on.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Best Seats in the House: Salida Gulch Trail promises equestrians spectacular mountain views
I had hiked at least a mile up the Salida Gulch Trail near Lynx Lake when Karen Moseley politely asked me if I wanted to ride her 18-year-old quarter horse named Harley.
Monday, June 22, 2015

Best Seats in the House: If fishing's your game, find your spot at Goldwater Lake
PRESCOTT - Using statistics and accessibility to determine the best fishing spot in the Quad Cities, Goldwater Lake comes out the winner.
Sunday, June 21, 2015

Everyone in the family is involved in a Prescott racing team
PRESCOTT - "Our family," says Trish Haugen [HOW-gen], "is very horsepower driven."

They call themselves Haugen Racing.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

1 goal decides spring adult roller hockey league title
Goonies 4,

Rams 3

The 2015 PYHA Spring adult roller hockey season concluded at the Pioneer Park roller hockey facility over the past weekend. Last spring's champions, Goonies, were looking to repeat their success as the top team.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

On this date: 1966
June 21, 1966

The Prescott Nuggets toyed with the Prescott Queens in women's softball at City Park in downtown Prescott.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pitcher Tucker Gilbertson's fully recovered from a twice-broken ankle, and is all smiles again
Tucker Gilbertson's a happy-go-lucky guy with an infectious smile, particularly when he's on a baseball field.

You couldn't blame him if he weren't always so peachy, however.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

On this date: 1965
June 20, 1965

A&B Sign moved into first place in the Prescott men's softball league as they handed Skull Valley its first league loss of the season, 3-1.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Local bowler rolls 300 in Prescott Valley
Carlos Villagran

At: Antelope Lanes, Prescott Valley

Date: June 4

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Yavapai soccer to open 2015 season with 2 at home
Per usual, the Yavapai College soccer team is its own tough act to follow.

But follow they will when the 2015 season kicks off with a home doubleheader the weekend of Aug. 21 and 22 in Prescott Valley and Prescott, respectively. The program this week announced its official 2015 schedule.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Shakeup in varsity coaching ranks at Bradshaw Mountain HS
Bradshaw Mountain High's athletic department is undergoing an overhaul this summer, as four varsity sports have head-coaching vacancies in addition to the recent departures of its veteran boys' basketball and baseball mentors.
Friday, June 19, 2015

Pair of champions crowned in Prescott Youth Association Hockey
10u Championship game

There were no real surprises in the round-robin portion of the championship tournament as the Pinkwins and Huskies both notched the best won-loss records out of the 5 teams and met in the championship game.

Friday, June 19, 2015

On this date: 1954
June 19, 1954

Jerry Insley was selected as assistant football coach under Joe Miller at Prescott High School.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Chino Valley tabs Middleton for head baseball coach
The Chino Valley High School varsity baseball team has a new head coach. And a familiar face.

Mark Middleton takes over a Cougars program that won an AIA Class 3A state championship in 2010, and has appeared in three other state championship games since 1997.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

On this date: 1988
June 18, 1988

One week after winning the Bradshaw Mountain 10K and one month after winning the Whiskey Row 10K, Prescott's Jeff Ruland won the inaugural running of the Yavapai 10K.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Registration open for 59th annual Smoki in Prescott
Antelope Hills Golf Course will host the 59th Annual Smoki Amateur Classic in August.

The historic two-day event takes place Aug. 1-2. Play both days will be on the North Course. Entrants must have USGA Handicap Index.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

'Beat the Heat' girls' fast-pitch tourney draws record 82 teams
As long as the girls' fast-pitch game stays popular, summer softball's future in Prescott remains secure.

Look no further than the 2015 Arizona Amateur Softball Association (ASA) 'Beat the Heat' Open Invitational tournament.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kobritz Column: Is MLB fan safety goal No. 1?
When the lead news story includes a photo of a female fan bleeding profusely from a gash on her head, it's never good for business. That's why MLB sprang into crisis mode immediately after a fan was struck by a shard from a broken bat during a game at Fenway Park on June 5, issuing a statement that said: "Fan safety is our foremost goal." But is it?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Photo: 12 Hours at Night race
Riders run to their bikes during the start of 12 Hours at Night mountain bike race at the Brownlow/Pioneer Park Trail system. Riders started at 8 p.m. Saturday and will finished at 8 Sunday morning.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lynx Lake receives more brown trout
PRESCOTT - If you prefer the brown over rainbows, Lynx Lake in Prescott is the place for you.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Column: What's up with Rafa Nadal?
There aren't very many people who don't like Rafa Nadal. Yes, he has his fair share of superstitions, insecurities, weird routines on and off the court, but all in all he's a winner, a tennis superstar and maybe the best tennis player who ever picked up a racquet.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Photos: Prescott Bring the Heat youth baseball tournament
Prescott Rebels' Aaron Greene slides safely home during the 13-year-olds' championship game...
Sunday, June 14, 2015

UPDATE: 2015 Arizona District 10 Little League Tournament results
Juniors Baseball

June 13 and 14 at Bagdad H.S. in Bagdad

(Revised schedule)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 13, the Mile High Horseshoe Club conducted its Mile High Open Tournament, crowning champions in its Class A and Class B divisions at the Watson Lake Park courts, 3101 Watson Lake Road, off North Highway 89 in Prescott.
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters teams up to give 'Littles' lasting experience with former big leaguers
Prior to Thursday, June 11, many of the children who attended the APS Prescott All-Star Clinic had never picked up a baseball.
Friday, June 12, 2015

On this date: 1958
June 12, 1958

Barrows picked up 19 big runs on 13 hits as they beat the Elks in a Little League slugfest at McLernon Field in Prescott.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Junior Golf Camps registration now open at Antelope Hills
All juniors ages 5 to 16 are welcome to register for Junior golf camps and clubs can be provided.
Friday, June 12, 2015

Local runner braves Escape From Alcatraz triathlon
For Prescott's Dan Carroll, the most difficult part of the 27 ½ -mile Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon he completed last Sunday, June 7, was his plunge into turbulent, 60-degree San Francisco Bay at the beginning of the 1.5-mile swim.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

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