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Fall 2014: The Badger swimmers have lots of numbers, lots of events covered
PRESCOTT, Arizona - School record-setting swimmer Grant Temple has graduated, but Prescott High's varsity squad shouldn't fret.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fall 2014: Underclassmen help lead charge for Bradshaw in pool
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona - Bradshaw Mountain High sophomore swimmer Mako Bennett is committed to pushing more of his teammates to qualify individually for the Division 2 state meet this fall.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kobritz Column: Women are coming to a men's pro league near you, and there are great reasons why
That may have been the case in 1966, the year James Brown recorded his hit single that reached No. 1 on the Billboard R & B chart. But two recent female hires in the sports world suggest that, almost 50 years later, the world has changed.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kokopelli Scorpions off to Worlds after winning Western Nationals
The Kokopelli Eye Institute Scorpions' 70s age division Triple-A Senior Softball team from Prescott won the Western National Championship on Aug. 10 in Sacramento, California.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Column: Listen to Wooden, his building blocks to success
Coach John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, went far beyond just teaching the game of basketball. His goal with his students was finding ways to bring out the very best in them ...
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cardinals' Dockett carted off with injury; team suspects torn ACL
GLENDALE - Darnell Dockett, among the most durable players in the NFL over the past decade, was carted off the field with an injured right knee after the Arizona Cardinals began their final week of training camp Monday.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prescott High's successful basketball, track & field coach Rich Geske succumbs to illness
Rich Geske, a longtime basketball and track & field coach and well-respected teacher in Prescott Unified School District, died Saturday morning.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Golf Roundup: Inbee Park wins LPGA Championship
PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) - Inbee Park successfully defended her title in the LPGA Championship, beating Brittany Lincicome on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to end the United States' major streak at three.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fall 2014: Yavapai soccer on a mission to win title on their own turf
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona - It's been nearly six years since the Yavapai College men's soccer team toted an NJCAA Division 1 national championship trophy back to Prescott.

Dating to 1990, the prideful program has won three of its record seven JUCO titles in Trenton, New Jersey (1990, 1992, 1997); another trio in Tyler, Texas (2002, 2003, 2007); and its most recent in Phoenix (2008).

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Column: Sneak peeks at what to watch for on the gridiron
Are you ready for some footb...

Wait, that's not my line.

Football is here. Whether it's NFL teams now two games deep into the preseason, college teams heading to camp, or petitions calling for Alice Cooper to play halftime at the Super Bowl in Glendale.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Luciano, a Roughrider soccer original, to give keynote speech at NJCAA banquet
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Arizona - Former Yavapai College goalie and current Northern Arizona University women's soccer coach Andre Luciano will serve as keynote speaker for the NJCAA Division 1 Men's Soccer National Championship banquet Nov. 17 at Tim's Toyota Center.
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fall 2014: PHS badminton's surprise run last fall a boon for returnees, newcomers
PRESCOTT, Arizona - Four experienced standouts from Prescott High's 2013 state tournament-qualifying badminton team return to help lead the Badgers on another run toward the postseason this fall.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Indoor races, Challenge Cup Sprint Cars the headliners at PV Speedway
At 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, the indoor event center next to Prescott Valley Speedway will play host to quarter-midget and go-kart races in addition to the speedway's regularly scheduled racecar show at 7 Saturday night.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Prescott High baseball's Schulz signs letter with NAIA school
Prescott High School baseball player Garrett Schulz has signed a letter of intent to play for the NAIA's Arizona Christian University Firestorm in 2015-16.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Calhoun's big night helps lift Angels
ARLINGTON, Texas - Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, three-run homer among his three hits and Garrett Richards worked into the eighth inning for his 13th victory as the Los Angeles Angels held on to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 on Friday night.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fall 2014: Small but tight group leads Bradshaw golf team
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Weather conditions will impact the Bradshaw Mountain golf team in the early going. In fact, they already have.
Friday, August 15, 2014

Fall 2014: Prescott High golf team looks for return trip to state
PRESCOTT - One thing's different about the Prescott High golf team. Its players are not quite the gym rats typically associated with prep sports.

Four days on, three days off is their pace this fall. And it's hard to argue with the philosophy of new coach Jeff Symmonds, who took over the program this summer and has spent a 30-year career coaching the sport.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ex-Roughriders face off in MLB at-bat Wednesday
Major League Baseball got a Yavapai-vs.-Yavapai matchup Wednesday night in Anaheim.

With the Los Angeles Angels hosting the Philadelphia Phillies in the second game of their two-game Interleague series, each dugout had one former Yavapai College Roughrider.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ex-Cutthroats forward inks deal with Sundogs
The Arizona Sundogs signed former Denver Cutthroats forward T.J. Fox for the upcoming 2014-15 Central Hockey League season, the Prescott Valley club announced Wednesday.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Local Photo: High school golf previews coming Friday
Bradshaw Mountain High's Hunter Rowe listens to head coach Randy Clifford before heading out to the tees Tuesday afternoon during practice at the Prescott Country Club Golf Course in Dewey.
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Arizona Football 2014: Contest for starting QB first step entering camp
TUCSON - Arizona had a prolonged battle at quarterback a year ago, lasting from spring drills until the first game.

B.J. Denker was named the starter just before the opener and stayed under center through the rest of the season.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ASU Football 2014: Offense? Check. Defense? Weeeeeellll .....
TEMPE - Arizona State's offense has been explosive in two seasons under coach Todd Graham and has a chance to be even better this season with so many playmakers returning.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Column: Ruling doesn't crush NCAA, but it's a first step
When I first began practicing law, a seasoned attorney gave me some sage advice. He said if the law was on my side, argue the law; if the facts were on my side, argue the facts; if neither the law nor the facts were on my side, pound the table.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WAC eyes on Prescott High volleyball alumni
Mackenzie Phelps, a 2011 Prescott High graduate and First Team All-State volleyball player as a prep, is a preseason All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) volleyball team selection at Grand Canyon University for 2014-15, the school announced Monday.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Column: Poetic reminders of what's really important in life
It's no secret to realize that winners are usually the ones who work harder, work longer, and as a result, perform better. There's a price you must be willing to pay for achieving anything of significance, and the following poem by an unknown writer sums it up for kids, big or little.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Update: Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatal crash
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race in upstate New York.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Palmer's short stint perfect as Cardinals roll in preseason opener
GLENDALE, Arizona - A perfect start for Carson Palmer and, even if it's just preseason, an impressive opener for the Arizona Cardinals.

And just the opposite for the Houston Texans and new coach Bill O'Brien.

Palmer was 5 for 5 for 84 yards and a touchdown in his lone series and the Cardinals went on to rout the Texans 32-0 on Saturday night.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Local Photo: Punt, Pass & Kick
Brittany Pierce, 11, shows her stuff in the Punt, Pass & Kick competition at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley on Saturday. Winners at the local level will advance to a regional competition.
Sunday, August 10, 2014

Breaking News: NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. - NASCAR driver Tony Stewart struck and killed a sprint car driver who was walking on a dirt track during a race in upstate New York on Saturday night.

Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said his department's investigation is not criminal and that Stewart was "fully cooperative."

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sundogs GM says club to remain in CHL despite rumors of league's demise
Two days after rumors swirled that the Central Hockey League expects to fold following the 2014-15 season, Arizona Sundogs general manager Chris Presson said in an email Friday that the Prescott Valley franchise is staying put.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Stock cars dominate Saturday night lineup at PV Speedway
Four classes of racecars will zoom onto the dirt track at Prescott Valley Speedway tonight.

Super stocks, Prescott Valley Dwarf Cars, mini stocks and hobby stocks are set to roar starting at 7 p.m. at the complex next to the former Yavapai Downs, 10501 Highway 89A.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Rumor mill: Report says CHL to fold after 2014-15
A minor-league hockey online news blog reported Wednesday that the Central Hockey League will fold after the 2014-15 season, adding that the Prescott Valley-based Arizona Sundogs are expected to join the American Hockey League (AHL) at that time.
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Friday, August 08, 2014

Yavapai soccer tabbed No. 3 in NJCAA preseason poll
Meet the 'Riders at free youth clinics this Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Rockies designate Pridie for assignment
The Prescott High grad made his first appearance at the MLB level in 2014 this past Sunday.
Thursday, August 07, 2014

NAIA honors Embry-Riddle student-athlete teams
The men's and women's soccer teams, men's and women's golf teams, men's and women's cross-country teams and volleyball team were all recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as Scholar-Teams for the 2013-14 season.
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Veteran defenseman adds depth for Sundogs
The Arizona Sundogs added to their defense again, signing their third blueliner of the offseason, the team announced Tuesday.

The CHL semifinalists inked veteran Drew Fata, who becomes the eighth roster player for the 2014-15 Sundogs. The left-hander joins returners Michael Couch and Mike Trebish on the blue line.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Prescott gymnasts bring home the hardware at nationals
The YMCA gymnastics team, Prescott Lightning & Thunder, saw seven of its 14 gymnasts win 20 individual national championship titles at the recent 2014 YMCA National Gymnastic Championships in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Gymnasts who medaled:
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Column: Orioles, Nationals spar over rights fees
During the recent MLB All-Star Game in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig, in response to a reporter's question, emphatically said that Montreal would be a viable market for a Major League team.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Column: Here's your Bucket List before playing your 'last match'
Life is short and no one knows when your special day is going to take place. If you're reading this column, you're probably a tennis player to some degree or other and may or may not have experienced almost everything that tennis has to offer. The following list of items are tennis related; things that you want to check off your list before you go to the big court in the sky.
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Former Yavapai baseball teammates get close to on-field MLB matchup
The on-deck circle. That's how close Yavapai College baseball fans got to seeing two former Roughrider teammates face each other on a Major League Baseball field.
Monday, August 04, 2014

Prescott Valley's Bragg wins 4th Smoki title
PRESCOTT - Even Chris Bragg isn't quite sure how he has dominated the Smoki Golf Tournament in recent years.
Monday, August 04, 2014

Pridie, with 5th MLB club, makes Rockies debut
Former Prescott High School All-State baseball player Jason Pridie made his Colorado Rockies debut on Sunday.
Monday, August 04, 2014

Smoki Golf Tournament: Day 1 Leaderboard
Forget about golf, the Smoki Tournament's biggest win Saturday at Antelope Hills Golf Course may have been avoiding the rain.

The two-day event wraps up Sunday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Tucson family back for Smoki's 58th tee time
PRESCOTT, Arizona - A year should heal the sting of coming up short in a tournament playoff. You would think.

Maybe not.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Prescott Senior Olympic Games open with 300 athletes, two growing events
About 300 participants ages 50 and older officially open the Prescott Senior Olympic Games Friday.

First up is the event that has enjoyed the quickest growth, both at the Prescott Games and, well, just about anywhere else athletes congregate: pickleball.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Update: Rain washes out Friday racing at PV Speedway, but not Saturday
The Prescott Valley Speedway is hosting its biggest show of the year with not but TWO full days of racing this weekend.

Friday and Saturday nights feature the track's Premier Show featuring the United States Auto Club (USAC) SouthWest Sprint Car series over two nights of action at the Prescott Valley track.
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Friday, August 01, 2014

77 years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates' 'home' game in Prescott was a real show
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Arizona Thursday to open a four-game series against the Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Good crowds are expected, especially with the competitive Pirates locked in a battle for first place in the NL Central.

But it's nothing quite like the old days when the Pirates came to Arizona. When they came through Prescott to play an intrasquad exhibition game during a spring jaunt out west in 1937, Prescott could party.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Engelage signs overseas, Sundogs rebuild in net
The Arizona Sundogs are on the road to filling their biggest hole of the offseason: the goal.

Andrew Engelage, who emerged as the foundation of much of the Sundogs' success in 2013-14, won't be back with the club this upcoming season after signing overseas with the Storhamar Dragons of Norway.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Yavapai soccer's original captain heading to the Hall
Rocco DeNardis took an unusual route to Yavapai College to play soccer on the school's inaugural team back in 1989. He still calls it "an accident."

At the time he was playing with an under-18 club in his hometown of Nepean, Ontario, Canada, in an area now part of Ottawa. A buddy of his was playing at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where an ambitious assistant coach named Mike Pantalione was leaving to start a new program in the high desert town of Prescott, Arizona.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Column: Come on, MLB, the right guy is right there
The intrigue surrounding the search for Bud Selig's successor shows that even successful individuals, usually a prerequisite to owning a Major League sports franchise, can be petty, selfish and subjective.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014


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