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Column: Will 8 games in August decide the D-backs’ fate?

'On The Ball'

Defining moments become a microcosm of a baseball season. When pieced together, each of those moments can either make, or break, a club’s hopes for a postseason appearance.

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Column: CTE research forces parents to think twice about football

'Raising Prescott'

Humanity evolves every second of every day of every year we’re on this planet, constantly breaking barriers of old truths and advancing toward newly discovered paths using the knowledge gained by those who came before.

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NAZ Suns to host tryouts in Prescott Valley on Sept. 9

The Northern Arizona Suns of the NBA Gatorade League announced Monday morning two upcoming dates for their open tryouts in preparation for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

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Column: J.D. Martinez may be a rental bat, but who cares!

'On the Ball'

If the first 10 days of J.D. Martinez’s baseball career in the desert is any indication of how the rest of his tenure in an Arizona Diamondbacks uniform will go, the home club’s chances of making the postseason just skyrocketed.

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NSA Southwest World Series gets underway Thursday in Prescott

Arizona Batbusters, Quad City Clovers among handful of local clubs participating

Over 300 players dawning uniforms from 27 different clubs calling Arizona and its surrounding states home gathered for opening ceremonies of the 2017 NSA Southwest World Series on Wednesday night.

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PVEC bankruptcy moving forward after hearing in Phoenix

NAZ Suns President: ‘There are brighter days ahead’

After an hour-long session at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix on July 12, the Prescott Valley Event Center and all interested parties are one step closer to finally moving forward from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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NAZ Suns ink 5-year deal after successful 1st season

Presson: 'We knew once people attended games, they would be wowed'

While the Northern Arizona Suns shine on the court in NBA Summer League cities like Orlando and Las Vegas, the business side of the club continues to work diligently in an effort to secure its future in Prescott Valley.

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Chino Valley coach Allen Foster resigns from wrestling; remains girls’ soccer mentor

Chino Valley High School’s Allen Foster has resigned as the Cougars’ wrestling coach after eight successful seasons, although he will remain the rejuvenated girls’ soccer program’s lead mentor and continue teaching on campus in 2017-18.

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NAZ Suns coach named to assist national team

Ellis joins Van Gundy’s FIBA AmeriCup staff

Three months after his first season as the Northern Arizona Suns’ head coach ended, Ty Ellis on Wednesday was named an assistant for USA Basketball’s men’s national team this summer at FIBA AmeriCup 2017.

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Minnesota boy enjoys World’s Oldest Rodeo

8-year-old was born premature, wants to be a cowboy

If anything, Dillon Hastings is a survivor.

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Rodeo: Oklahoman wins All-Around buckle

Etbauer’s first during his 10-year pro career

Steer wrestler and tie-down roper Trell Etbauer of Goodwell, Oklahoma, won the coveted All-Around buckle at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo for the first time in his 10-year pro career on Tuesday afternoon.

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Rodeo: Top-ranked bareback rider visits Prescott

Bareback riders Tim, Shane O’Connell not related, but share plenty

Tim O’Connell and Shane O’Connell share the same last name, compete in the same rodeo event and travel together. But they aren’t blood-related.

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Legends Live Among Us: George Richards

Team-roping legend Richards ‘honored’ to be part of rodeo

When 59-year-old George Richards received word he was going to be included in this summer’s World’s Oldest Rodeo festivities as a “Legends Live Among Us” honoree, words couldn’t describe his emotions.

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Rodeo, Little League tournaments still a go despite Goodwin Fire

With smoke blanketing Prescott Valley and ash falling from the sky due to 22,000 acres charred by the Goodwin Fire, various athletic events in the area are still moving forward.

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Legends Live Among Us: J.C. Trujillo

Born to be a cowboy, Trujillo reflects on his past

From an early age, J.C. Trujillo set out to become a rodeo world champion, but it took a whole lot more than just talent to get him there.

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World's Oldest Rodeo Preview: Seven days of fun begins Wednesday night

The 2017 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo begins today, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive, and follows with seven more performances through next Tuesday, July 4.

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Little League Preview: Majors All-Stars tournament host Prescott eyes state bid

Prescott to open with Verde Valley; Prescott Valley opens with Chino Valley

With a bid for the state playoffs up for grabs, the District 10 Little League Majors All-Stars Tournament is set to get underway at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott on Wednesday night.

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Son of former Arizona Sundogs coach eyes NHL draft

Matteo Pietroniro, the 18-year-old son of former Arizona Sundogs hockey coach Marco Pietroniro, has a good chance of being selected in the final rounds of the 2017 NHL Draft Saturday in Chicago.

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Column: Why LeBron James will never match Michael Jordan's greatness

'On The Ball'

In sports, we love to compare greats. Best jump shot. Best swing. Best touchdown dance. Best game-winning play. Best last-second shot. Best era. Best team. Best player. The list goes on.

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All-Courier: 2017 Spring Season

2016-17 Winter All-Courier included

The Daily Courier sports department reveals its 2017 spring All-Courier selections, and includes the 2016-2017 winter All-Courier selections.

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Prep Softball: Competition tight for annual ‘Beat the Heat’ tourney in Prescott

Beat the Heat Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Invitational Tournament director Dale Poole said it best on Tuesday – participating teams in the 2017 competition won’t be beating the heat, but bringing it with them to Prescott this weekend.

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Column: Sacrifice, team atmosphere in clubhouse a big reason for D-backs resurgence

'On The Ball'

PHOENIX – Whether it’s Robbie Ray shooting hoops with a Nerf ball in the clubhouse or Jeremy Hazelbaker screaming at the top of his lungs for no apparent reason other than to announce his presence with authority, this summer’s Arizona Diamondbacks club is as loose as they come.

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Little League: After brief hiatus, True Value returns as Prescott LL rep

A year after not qualifying for the Arizona District 10 Little League Majors Tournament of Champions (TOC), 2015 titlist True Value returns as Prescott’s representative.

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Column: Tiger Woods deserves the benefit of the doubt, for now

'On The Ball'

We’ve all seen the police video by now, and if not, you’ve at least read about Tiger Woods’ arrest in the early morning hours of Memorial Day and the steady stream of national media reports since. All I have to say is this: Don’t rush to judgement.

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Grind Boxing Gym’s 2nd anniversary celebration Saturday in Prescott

Grind Boxing Gym in Prescott will celebrate its second anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, as the gym’s coach and members play host to a meet-and-greet.

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