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Cougars claim 2nd straight 3A West title, await state playoffs

Prep Baseball

WICKENBURG — For the second straight season, the Chino Valley baseball team can call themselves 3A West region champions.

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Bradshaw’s Nnantah, Rozendaal, Shaver tune up for state

Prep Track & Field

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Bradshaw Mountain track and field star senior Bailey Rozendaal holds the Bears’ girls’ program record in the javelin and the heptathlon. That would be considered a significant achievement for most prep athletes. For the disciplined, driven Rozendaal, however, it’s simply two down and two to go.

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Stunner! Chino Valley baseball upsets NW Christian, stays alive in 3A West region title hunt

Prep Baseball

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s baseball players felt quite confident heading into their key league showdown at 3A No. 3-ranked Northwest Christian Friday.

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John Scearce named Yavapai College’s Student-Athlete of the Year

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — After becoming the first men’s soccer player in the 30-year history of the program to move on to an Ivy League school, John Scearce was named the Yavapai College Athletics Student-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday morning.

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3 Yavapai Soccer Club teams take 1st place at Cup tourney

Local Sports in Brief

Three teams for the Yavapai Soccer Club took first place at the annual Yavapai Cup Tournament April 7 and 8 in Prescott. The 2002 boys, coached by Robert Gittins, took first place in the gold bracket.

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Chino Valley tops Kingman for 5th straight win

Prep Baseball

CHINO VALLEY — At this stage of the season, seeding into the 3A state tournament becomes a priority for teams such as Chino Valley’s baseball squad, which would, at the least, prefer to host a state play-in tournament game on Friday, April 27.

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Cougars’ golf posts win over Bagdad, Camp Verde in Prescott

Prep Golf

PRESCOTT — Chino Valley’s golf team defeated friendly rivals Bagdad and Camp Verde in a home meet Tuesday afternoon at Antelope Hills Golf Course, delighting Cougars coach Jerry Behm.

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Chino Valley baseball honors seniors

Chino Valley High School honors their seven seniors and their families on the varsity baseball team at Nesbitt-Pratt Field Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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Jordan Rainwater wins junior dragster event in Tucson

Local Sports in Brief

Jordan “Horsepower” Rainwater of Chino Valley recently competed at a junior dragster event in Tucson and took first place in her age group April 8 at Tucson Dragway.

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Embry-Riddle softball salvages split from Benedictine-Mesa

College Softball

PRESCOTT — Playing in the Cal-Pac Conference has been challenging for Embry-Riddle’s softball team in 2018.

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Yavapai softball 1 game out of 1st after split with Phoenix

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday, Yavapai College’s softball team had won an Arizona Conference-best 10 straight games and was still jockeying with Eastern Arizona College for first place in the league’s NJCAA Division I standings. Then, stalwart Phoenix College came to town.

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Becky Burke steps down at Embry-Riddle, takes NCAA D-II job in West Virginia

College Women's Basketball

PRESCOTT — Becky Burke has stepped down as head coach of the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball program and taken the same position at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, the athletic department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

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Jessica Williams leads Embry-Riddle to Cal-Pac title, claims individual crown

College Golf: Cal-Pac Championships

MESA — Entering day two of the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championships trailing the clubhouse leader by four strokes, Jessica Williams turned in a 3-over par 75 card to win her first individual conference championship Tuesday afternoon.

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Embry-Riddle women sit atop Cal-Pac leaderboard after day one in Mesa

College Golf

MESA — With four players wearing Embry-Riddle blue and gold atop the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championship leaderboard, it would take a miracle for another club to overcome the 70-stroke lead the Eagles possess after day-one action wrapped up Monday afternoon.

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Bergner: Roughriders remain inconsistent, but still in playoff hunt

Column: On The Ball

PRESCOTT — Like any baseball season, the 2018 campaign for the Yavapai College baseball team has seen its fair share of ups and downs.

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Yavapai sweeps Mesa, claims 6th straight win

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Kylie Brown went 3 for 4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored, leading Yavapai College’s softball team to a 13-5 win in Game 1 and an eventual twin-bill sweep of Mesa Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Final Four

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With Villanova and Michigan advancing to the national championship game Monday night, here is the updated 2018 Courier Challenge standings.

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Whiskey Off-Road Demo Day, Pre-Ride Saturday in Prescott

Mountain Biking

PRESCOTT — The 2018 Whiskey Off-Road Demo Day & Unofficial Pre-Ride will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, along 119 W. Goodwin St. downtown, allowing cyclists from around the area to test ride high-end mountain bikes from three popular manufacturers nearly a month before the race.

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Embry-Riddle softball sweeps Hawks, earn program-best 18th win

College Softball

PRESCOTT – Twelve. 15. 15. 17. That’s the win total for each of the Embry-Riddle softball program’s first four seasons in existence, respectively. But on Wednesday afternoon, that all changed.

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Boston Celtics sign Xavier Silas to 10-day contract

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Using the hashtag #2082 in reference to the number of days it's been since he's put on an NBA uniform, Northern Arizona Suns forward Xavier Silas officially signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday morning.

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2018 Courier Challenge Update: Tim Wiederaenders claims this year's title

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Although Duke lost to Kansas in an Elite 8 overtime thriller Sunday afternoon, senior editor Tim Wiederaenders claims the 2018 Courier Challenge after scoring 56 total points and posting a record of 35-25 through the weekend.

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NAZ Suns cap season with OT victory over Sioux Falls

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Wearing gray, purple and orange camouflage jerseys in front of the largest crowd in team history, Northern Arizona didn’t disappoint.

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From Arkansas to Prescott Valley, Archie Goodwin is growing up before our very eyes

NBA G League: Player Feature

PRESCOTT VALLEY — From a lanky kid who focused all his energy on playing the game of basketball to stay out of trouble, to the 23-year-old guard we see on a nightly basis for the Northern Arizona Suns, Archie Goodwin seems to have figured life out.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Elite 8

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to the 2018 Courier Challenge! This weekend is the NCAA Tournament's regional championships.

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Gameday Glance: Scottsdale Community College at Yavapai College

Junior College Baseball

Roughrider baseball gameday glance for Saturday, March 24.

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