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Josh Gray achieves another triple-double, leads NAZ Suns to victory

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — It was Fan Appreciation Night at the Prescott Valley Event Center Friday, and the Northern Arizona Suns treated those in attendance with great basketball.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Day 2 of Sweet 16

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to the 2018 Courier Challenge! Friday is Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament's second round, better known as the Sweet 16.

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All goes well in return to the hardwood for ‘Big Sauce’ Alan Williams

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Almost six months to the day since having surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee, “Big Sauce” Alan Williams returned to the court wearing a Suns jersey.

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Bergner: Patience the key in NAZ Suns’ future

Column: On The Ball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — As the 2017-18 regular season comes to a close, NBA Gatorade League fans are preparing for two scenarios:

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14 Yavapai

Prep Softball

CHINO VALLEY — Chino Valley’s softball team may not possess a heavy-hitting lineup in 2018, but the Cougars sure can put down bunts and move runners into scoring position. If anything, that unflashy offensive strategy suits coach Matt Dunn fine.

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Archers state CHAMPS!

As Del Rio Elementary School wraps up its second year of having a NASP Team (National Archery in the Schools Program), where more than 60 fourth-and fifth-graders participated, they bring home their second trophy, winning first place as a team in the Elementary Division at the State Archery Competition.

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Northern Ace Volleyball takes 9th of 128 clubs in Colorado

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Ace Volleyball Academy finished ninth out of 128 clubs at the Colorado Crossroads tournament Friday through Sunday, March 16 to 18, in Denver.

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Young nets 37, but NAZ Suns fall to Warriors 138-126

NBA G League

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Falling just short of his career high, Mike Young scored 37 points on 15 of 26 shooting from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and had five assists, but Northern Arizona couldn’t keep pace with the Warriors in a 138-126 loss to Santa Cruz on Sunday evening.

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Update: 2018 Courier Challenge

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

This year's Courier Challenge has taken an interesting turn after the first weekend of games as all five panelists are within eight points of each other for the lead.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 2nd Round, Day 4

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Sunday is Day 4 of the NCAA Tournament and the end of second round action.

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Yavapai wins 9 of 10 on home stand; trails Eastern by slim margin atop ACCAC

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Yavapai College’s softball team on Saturday completed its season-long 10-game home stand with a 9-1 record, sweeping a twin-bill from South Mountain Community College, 15-0 in five innings and 9-4, to stay within striking distance of ACCAC Division I front-runner Eastern Arizona College.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 2nd Round

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Saturday is Day 3 of the NCAA Tournament and the beginning of the Second Round.

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Raptors 905 eliminate Suns from playoff contention

NBA G League

The stakes couldn’t have been higher for the Northern Arizona Suns on Friday night. Win, and they would hold onto slim hopes of qualifying for the NBA Gatorade League’s Western Conference playoffs for at least another day. Lose, and they would be eliminated from contention.

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2018 Courier Challenge: 1st Round, Day 2

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Friday is Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament.

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March Madness is here, and so is the 2018 Courier Challenge

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

Welcome to our 2018 Courier Challenge! Last season’s Courier Challenge went down to the wire, with sports editor Brian M. Bergner Jr. edging out former Northern Arizona Suns head coach Ty Ellis by one point, 70-69, for the title.

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14 Yavapai soccer players moving on to 4-year schools

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — Fourteen players from the highly successful 2017 Yavapai College men’s soccer team will either compete or enroll strictly as students at four-year schools this fall, Roughriders coach Mike Pantalione announced March 10.

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Embry-Riddle golf sweeps Spring Invite in Prescott

College Golf

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle’s women’s golf team won the ERAU Spring Invitational for the fourth straight season, while the Eagles’ men claimed victory for the third time in the tournament’s six-year history Tuesday afternoon at Antelope Hills’ South Course in Prescott.

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Eagles lead after day one at Antelope Hills

College Golf: ERAU Spring Invitational

PRESCOTT — After Monday’s first-round action of the Embry-Riddle Spring Invitational, both the men’s and women’s teams have a sizeable lead at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.

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Gray scores 38 points, NAZ Suns beat Lakers 137-120

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Josh Gray scored 38 points and Northern Arizona snapped a season-long five-game losing streak with a 137-120 win over South Bay on Sunday afternoon.

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Roughriders sweep Pima, even league record to 5-5

Junior College Baseball

TUCSON – Thanks to stellar pitching performances from Darius Vines and Jonathan Stroman, the Yavapai College baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep over Pima to get back to .500 in league play Saturday afternoon.

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Watch the Prescott Champions play Saturday at Ken Lindley Field

Vintage Base Ball

From the first weekend in November and typically through the end of March, during baseball’s offseason, there’s a group of men and boys in Arizona who play Vintage Base Ball (that’s right, two words), largely to honor the roots of America’s Game.

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House drains late 3 to tie, but NAZ Suns’ foul proves fatal

NBA G League

SALT LAKE CITY — Danuel House had the three-ball going all night, and hit a game-tying three-pointer with 8.9 seconds remaining in the Northern Arizona Suns’ visit to the Salt Lake City Stars on Friday night.

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Embry-Riddle softball sweeps St. Katherine, moves to 12-6

College Softball

PRESCOTT — Embry-Riddle softball senior right fielder Daisy Hatcher-Taylor hadn’t hit a walk-off homer in her playing career until Wednesday, and how sweet it was for an Eagles team playing for an interim coach in 2018.

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Roughriders sweep Scottsdale, host first-place Eastern Arizona on Saturday

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — When ACCAC frontrunner and NJCAA Division I No. 5-ranked Eastern Arizona College visits the No. 16 Yavapai College softball team for a league doubleheader Saturday, the series should help determine which squad has the inside edge to win the conference.

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Spring Preview: Chino Valley golf season tees off Tuesday

Prep Golf

The Chino Valley golf team has their first match at Oak Creek Country Club today in Sedona against the Scorpions, Camp Verde and Northland Preparatory.

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