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Bagdad baseball knocks off Chino Valley, 3-2 (gallery)

Israel Loveall earns complete-game win

Bagdad left-handed ace pitcher Israel Loveall on Friday sensed an opportunity to avenge a string of narrow losses against Yavapai County foe Chino Valley through the years.

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Roughriders softball continues torrid pace, sweeps South Mountain (gallery)

Yavapai wins for whopping 22nd time in past 23 contests

Yavapai College’s softball team rolled on with its incredible run Saturday afternoon, sweeping South Mountain Community College by shutout to win for a whopping 22nd time in its last 23 games.

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Column: The role peer pressure will play in a new world of year-round practicing

'On The Ball'

Peer pressure. It drives us to do things we never thought possible of ourselves, good or bad, and in the high school athletic arena, it takes on its own form.

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Contract not renewed for Bears football coach Moran

Bradshaw Mountain football coach David Moran will not return to the sidelines this fall after the Humboldt Unified School District Governing Board declined to renew his teaching contract Tuesday night for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Chino pitcher strikes out 18 in season opener

Delayed start didn’t hurt him in 6-2 victory

Three days after Chino Valley’s baseball team was supposed to have opened the 2017 season, Cougars right-handed ace pitcher Skylar Brooks made up for it with a dominating all-around performance.

State athletics body approves year-round practice

Football limited in use of helmets or shoulder pads

The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s legislative council passed a measure in Phoenix on Friday, March 3, that allows high school coaches to now have practices year round with their teams.

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Prep Baseball Preview: Cougars like their chances in 2017 with return to 3A conference

Hanging above the back entrance to the Chino Valley baseball team’s dugout, a white metal sign in bold black letters reads, “If Your [sic] Not Prepared To Put The Team First… TURN AROUND.”

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Former NAZ Sun finishes second in dunk contest

Glenn Robinson III edged out Phoenix’s Derrick Jones Jr., who was done in by his failure to complete his difficult first dunk of two in the final round.

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Chino Valley boys fall in first round of playoffs

For the Chino Valley boys’ basketball team on Wednesday night, Feb. 15, simply reaching the 4A State Basketball Championship Tournament was a thrill.

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Prep Wrestling: Dwyer, Rock claim state titles

Prescott 195-pound senior Jon Dwyer and Chino Valley 138-pound freshman Keller Rock won individual state titles in the finals of the D-III Wrestling State Championships on Friday night at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Prep Basketball: Cougars upset Wranglers (PHOTOS)

CHINO VALLEY — After notching a 67-62 upset victory over Wickenburg on Friday night, Feb. 3, the Chino Valley boys’ basketball team inched closer to solidifying its first 3A state tournament berth in eight years.

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Chino wrestlers place second at Quad City Cup

Despite winning seven of 14 matches, Chino Valley High’s wrestling team fell just short of defeating Prescott High, which repeated as Legler Quad-City Cup champions this past Friday night, Jan. 27.

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Badgers edge Chino Valley, repeat as quad-city champs

CHINO VALLEY — Prescott High’s wrestling team captured the Larry Legler Quad-City Cup championship for the second straight year on Friday night, Jan. 27, after coming from behind to defeat Chino Valley at the Cougars’ main gym.

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Cougars beat River Valley in 3A West region matchup

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley High’s boys’ basketball team snapped a two-game skid in 3A West region action, defeating River Valley, 71-56, on Friday night, Jan. 20.

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Mortensen, Rock lead Cougars

Chino Valley High’s wrestling squad defeated Payson, 42-36, but lost to Page, 46-28, at the Cougars’ multiple meet on Wednesday night, Jan. 11.

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Chino boys pound Kingman to win 3A West opener (PHOTO GALLERY)

Cougars’ Brooks scores game-high 19 in rout at home

CHINO VALLEY – Chino Valley High’s boys’ basketball team hopes that its strong start to the Class 3A West Region portion of its schedule bodes well for the rest of the 2016-17 season.

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UConn bests Brown for Desert Classic trophy

St. Cloud State places 3rd with win over host ASU

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The University of Connecticut captured the 2016 Desert Hockey Classic championship on Saturday, Dec. 31, defeating Brown University, 4-1, to ring in the new year.

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NAZ loses 4th straight, falls to Oklahoma City 101-97

Suns drop to 10-5 as Blue comes from behind in final quarter

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The Phoenix Suns reassigned Derrick Jones Jr. to the Northern Arizona Suns for the third time this season on Friday, Dec. 23. But his presence alone wasn’t enough to boost the hometown NBA Development League team’s fortunes.

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Jackson torches Suns with 35 points, Legends hand Northern Arizona 3rd straight loss

Ellis records double-double, Silas nets 20 points in defeat

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Elijah Millsap had a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds, but Northern Arizona had no answer for the NBA D-League’s leading scorer as Texas’ Pierre Jackson dropped 35 points, handing the Suns a 115-99 loss Sunday afternoon.

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NAZ Suns improve to 10-1 minus point guard Booker

Playing their fourth game in eight days, the Northern Arizona Suns needed everything they had to notch their seventh straight win while improving to 10-1 for the best record in the NBA Development League.

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Season Preview: 2016-17 Chino Valley Girls’ Basketball


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Chino boys basketball poised for winning season

It’s been an eight-year drought for the Cougars

It’s been a long eight years since the last winning season for the Chino Valley High School boys basketball team.

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NAZ Suns start inaugural season strong, drop Energy, 122-107

The Northern Arizona Suns’ inaugural season here began with a bang on Saturday night, Nov. 12, as 2,345 fans watched the NBA Development League team defeat the Iowa Energy, 122-107, at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Chino boys claim state soccer crown

Chino Valley High School senior Arturo Gomez ended his remarkable prep tenure scoring both goals to lead the Cougars to a 2-0 victory over previously-undefeated Blue Ridge, handing the Cougars their fourth straight Class 2A state championship on Saturday at Campo Verde High School in Gilbert.

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Chino girls win first soccer state championship

While the Chino Valley High School boys soccer team is a powerhouse, winning eight state championships including four straight, the girls team has not had that level of success.