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Bradshaw Mtn. girls roll past La Joya, 54-20
Bradshaw Mountain High's girls' basketball team began the coach Rick Haltom era with a blowout victory over La Joya Community Tuesday night, Nov. 24.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Column: Jeff Gordon: a career for the ages
If there was any justice in sports, Jeff Gordon would have been hoisting the NASCAR Sprint Cup championship trophy at the end of the Homestead race on Sunday.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SKY'S the LIMIT: Yoder ready to take Badgers to new heights
PRESCOTT - In the fall of 2007 when Bobbi Yoder took an assistant girls basketball coaching position at Prescott High School, or rather was talked into it by Missy Townsend, a first-year coach herself at the time, she never imagined it would go far.

Now eight years later, Yoder is the woman in charge of a program that has as much potential as the coach is willing to put into it.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Embry-Riddle wrestlers fare well at Mile High Open Nov. 21 in Prescott
Eight Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University wrestlers placed at the team's annual Mile High Open meet this past Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Activity Center on the Prescott campus.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bullish on the Bears: New boys basketball coach hopes success follows changes at Bradshaw Mountain
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Bigger. Faster. Better shooters. Team chemistry. These seem to be the building blocks the Bradshaw Mountain boys basketball team is looking to use as a foundation for the 2015-16 season.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Column: Merging the past, present and future in the world of tennis
Visiting back in Newark, Ohio, where I grew up with my now almost 92-year-old father who happens to still live alone with his cat, watched over by my sister Beth and brother Jeff - it's been a time of reflection.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Strength in numbers: Bradshaw Mountain girls' hoops to rely on depth, quickness in hopeful playoff push
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Six letter winners, including four starters, return to the Bradshaw Mountain High girls' basketball team in 2015-16, a boon for a squad that missed the state playoffs for the first time since 2010 in February.
Monday, November 23, 2015

NAU uses strong second half to down Eagles, 90-57
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Nick Agostino scored 18 points on 9 of 19 shooting, Jaran Hoover chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds but Northern Arizona hit eight 3-pointers in the second half and cruised to a 90-57 win over Embry-Riddle on Friday night.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Embry-Riddle women's soccer eliminated in first round of NAIA Nationals

Westmont (Calif.) 6

Embry-Riddle women 0

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Arizona and Arizona State resume rivalry in Tempe
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The championship hopes were gone weeks ago in a season of unfulfilled expectations.

But for Arizona and Arizona State, one game can make all the difference.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Briefly: Local youth football

THE PRESCOTT RENEGADES' Majors football team won the Northern Arizona Youth Football championship in the 13- and 14-year-old age division Nov. 7 at Mingus Union High in Cottonwood. All of the team's players live in Prescott, head coach Craig Boyd said.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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College Cross-Country

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WRs Floyd, Brown questionable against Bengals
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Floyd and John Brown, two of Arizona's top three wide receivers, are listed as questionable because of hamstring injuries for the Cardinals' game Sunday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

Roughriders eliminated from national tourney
CASPER, Wyo. - In the first round of the consolation bracket, the Yavapai College volleyball team continued its uncharacteristic style of play, committing 34 attack errors for a .074 hitting percentage against No. 10-seeded North Idaho College and the Cardinals took advantage with a 3-1 win over the Roughriders on Friday.
Saturday, November 21, 2015

'That Kid Niko' has big bass dreams
PRESCOTT - Lots of teenagers dream of pro sports careers, but Niko Romero has a plan for his, and it involves largemouth bass.
Friday, November 20, 2015

Embry-Riddle ready to face NAU cagers on Navajo Nation
WINDOW ROCK - For the first time in its history, the BeeHoldil Fighting Scouts Events Center will play host to a college basketball game as Embry-Riddle will meet up with Northern Arizona on the Navajo Nation tonight.
Friday, November 20, 2015

NL's Harper youngest unanimous MVP; Donaldson tops in AL
NEW YORK - Bryce Harper began this season with one personal goal - and it had nothing to do with homers, RBIs or awards.

"All I wanted to do was stay healthy and stay on the field every day," he said.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cougars' wrestlers in hunt for D-III state title with deep group
CHINO VALLEY - Chino Valley High's wrestling program has something to prove in its final season as an Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division III member this winter.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

York leads Arizona basketball past Boise State
TUCSON - Sean Miller says one thing is obvious about this Arizona team. Its defense is not as good as his teams of the recent past.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hanzal, Doan score early and Coyotes hold off Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) - Martin Hanzal and Shane Doan scored in the first period, and the Arizona Coyotes held on for a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Western Nebraska spikers too much for Roughriders
CASPER, Wyo. - Iva Alebic had 11 kills, Jordan Tilley chipped in with 19 assists but the Yavapai College volleyball team ran into a buzz saw as No. 2-seeded Western Nebraska swept the Roughriders 3-0 on Thursday morning.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Chino Valley girls' basketball enters new era with coach Hall
CHINO VALLEY - Not so long ago, the Chino Valley High girls' basketball team was among the top-tier programs in the Arizona Interscholastic Association's (AIA) former Class 3A ranks.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Cardinals vs. Bengals: 'It's not just another game' to Palmer
TEMPE - A little over four years ago, Carson Palmer was home, away from football without pay, in a bitter stalemate with Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown.
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Yavapai Roughriders volleyball team looking for 'firsts' at nationals in Wyoming
CASPER, Wyo. - When players from Yavapai College step onto the court at the 2015 NJCAA Division I Volleyball Championships today, they will be making history.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Arrieta wins NL Cy Young Award; Keuchel earns AL honor
NEW YORK - Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs aced out Dodgers stars Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw for the NL Cy Young Award while Houston lefty Dallas Keuchel won the AL honor Wednesday evening.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

After years of struggle, Chino Valley boys basketball sees hope on near horizon
CHINO VALLEY - Mike Fogel sensed that his Chino Valley boys basketball team wasn't performing as sharp as it had been in previous preseason practices during an afternoon session at the main gym Nov. 12.

But rather than rant and rave at the 15 players who showed up in their blue, white and orange practice jerseys that day, he used the lull as a teachable moment.

It was a wise move for Fogel, a veteran coach who's back for his second full season as Cougars' lead mentor in 2015-16. Chino opens the current campaign at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Bagdad.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Column: Sports overthrows its creator
Most of us are familiar with the economic impact of collegiate athletics.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mayer Wildcats eye state playoff berth in 2015-16
MAYER - It's been at least 15 years since the Mayer girls basketball program has qualified for the state tournament, and it may be even longer than that, but the AIA records only go back as far as the 2001-2002 season.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mayer grapplers build up young program
MAYER - Entering its third year in existence, the Mayer wrestling program is looking to make waves at the Division IV level this season and with more grapplers hitting the mats at practice than ever before, the Wildcats may just have something going.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Where do arts, recreation facilities fit in area's scheme of things?
Basic services - police and fire protection, roads, special utility needs such as water/sewer/trash, taxation, monitoring of businesses construction, rules and regulations for population harmony are the big needs that are met by a city like Prescott/Yavapai County and they're paid primarily by the property and sales taxes collected; but what about the library, parks and lakes, fine arts buildings, recreational facilities, programs and staff that are not considered "basic services" - how do they fit into the picture in the year 2015 and beyond?
Monday, November 16, 2015

Mayer basketball preview: Wildcats looking to end playoff drought
MAYER, Ariz. - It's been almost seven years since the Mayer boys basketball team has won a state playoff game but third-year head coach Clint Cross hopes the Wildcats' luck changes this season.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Briefly: Golf, baseball
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Embry-Riddle women's soccer wins Cal-Pac tourney, advances to NAIA nationals

Cal Pac Championship

Embry-Riddle women 1

Cal-Merced 0

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Bradshaw eliminated in the AIA Division III state quarterfinals
PHOENIX - Bradshaw Mountain High's football team couldn't overcome its untimely miscues in the AIA Division III state quarterfinals here Friday night, Nov. 13, falling 28-7 to a physical, experienced Sunnyslope squad.
Friday, November 13, 2015

No. 10 Utes face Arizona in final Pac-12 road test
Utah remains the front-runner in the Pac-12 South, but not by much.
Friday, November 13, 2015

Washington, Arizona State needing wins in bowl hunt
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State had aspirations of a Pac-12 championship at the start of the season. The Washington Huskies began to wonder what might be possible after a solid start.
Friday, November 13, 2015

Bradshaw visits Sunnyslope Friday night with semis berth on line
Bradshaw Mountain High's football team is back in the state tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2010, and it's happened in a year when the Bears weren't expected to advance this far.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

ERAU Eagles advance to CalPac championship
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Digging themselves out of an early 2-0 hole, the Embry-Riddle volleyball team advanced to the California Pacific Conference Championships title match with a 3-2 tournament semifinals victory over Simpson University (Calif.) on Thursday night.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

ERAU Eagles hoops commit season-high 26 turnovers in 89-61 loss to Benedictine
PRESCOTT - The Embry-Riddle men's basketball team committed a season-high 26 turnovers and Benedictine University-Mesa used the home team's miscues to its advantage in an 89-61 rout over the Eagles on Wednesday night.
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Embry-Riddle wrestling aims to use 2014-15 success as springboard
PRESCOTT - Eight lettermen have returned to grapple for the 2015-16 Embry-Riddle wrestling team this winter, only a season after the Eagles took a positive step in their progression as a rebuilding unit.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Ex-college hoop star from New Jersey found dead in NYC; played for Arizona
NEW YORK (AP) - A former college basketball star from New Jersey has been found slain in the back seat of a vehicle in New York City.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Cardinals like chances in Seattle with Palmer at QB
TEMPE - The only time they beat the Seahawks in Seattle in Bruce Arians' time as Arizona coach, the Cardinals had Carson Palmer at quarterback.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Navy vet Edwards making the most of his time at Embry-Riddle
PRESCOTT - Honoring those who sacrificed so much for our country comes as second nature on a day like today.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Prescott mountain biking team finishes 2015 season as state's D-II runner-up
Prescott High's mountain biking team took second place in the Arizona High School Cycling League's final Division II state standings after claiming third in the 2015 season-finale race Nov. 8 at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Waddell.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Column: MLB free agents: More sizzle than substance
The Royals' victory over the Mets in the World Series signals the official end of the 2015 baseball season.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A VETERAN'S JOURNEY: Navy vet Edwards making the most of his time at Embry-Riddle
PRESCOTT - Honoring those who sacrificed so much for our country comes as second nature on a day like today.

On a day when heroes stationed across the globe are lined up and brought to our attention like a prized stallion before quietly and selflessly heading back to their post for the night's watch.

Or for those who have served, and are now home.

For Gregory Edwards, he may not have a post to standfast tonight, but he will get a chance to be a leader within a group of young men working toward one goal: winning a basketball game.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Embry-Riddle men runners-up at Marymount Fall Invitational
Embry-Riddle's men's golf team tied for second place and the Eagles' women finished third at the Marymount Fall Invitational Nov. 8-10, at Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, California.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mikkel Boedker's OT goal pushes Coyotes past Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Mikkel Boedker scored on a breakaway 1:18 into overtime after an atrocious turnover by Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, and the Arizona Coyotes snapped Anaheim's four-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
Monday, November 09, 2015

Miller's 1-handed TD grab lifts Bears over Chargers
SAN DIEGO - Zach Miller made a one-handed grab of a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler with 3:19 to go, and the Chicago Bears beat the San Diego Chargers 22-19 on Monday night.
Monday, November 09, 2015

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