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Column: Are the D-Backs for real? It’s too early to tell

'On The Ball'

For all the changes made by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason, it seems the club has things moving in the right direction.

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Prep Golf: Dodds turns in season-best 53, Cougars finish 3rd at Antelope Hills

Wyatt Dodds finished with a 17-over par 53, Kylee Rabbe-Mazza shot a 55, but the Chino Valley golf team finished 61 strokes behind first-place Northland Preparatory for third place at Antelope Hills on Wednesday afternoon.

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Yavapai keeps playoff hopes alive with split

Fourth-place Roughriders battle second-place South Mountain

Nearly a year after winning the Junior College World Series, Yavapai College’s baseball team finds itself in the sticky position of simply hoping to qualify for the postseason in 2017.

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Column: Grading the Northern Arizona Suns

'On The Ball'

Just over a year ago, the Phoenix Suns announced the purchase of the NBA D-League’s Bakersfield Jam, moving the team to Prescott Valley and rebranding it the Northern Arizona Suns.

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Suns sign Prescott Valley D-League standout Millsap to multi-year deal

Millsap: ‘They wanted to reward me for all that hard work in Prescott’

Dozing off on his living room couch in front of the television back home in Atlanta, Elijah Millsap received the phone call he’s been waiting for all season at the most unexpected time.

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Column: Being overweight – The fight of my life

'Raising Prescott'

Let’s be honest, being overweight is no one’s fault but my own.

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Prep Golf: Cougars edge Cowboys on the links at Verde Santa Fe

CORNVILLE — Chino Valley golf edged friendly rival Camp Verde on Monday afternoon in a match that came down to the last golfers.

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Chino Valley archery club heading to national tourney

On March 11, the Chino Valley Cougar Archery Team took 21 elementary students from Del Rio Elementary and 26 middle school students from Heritage Middle School to the Arizona State Archery Tournament at Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix.

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Northern Arizona Suns players say goodbye, for now (Video)

Bryson: ‘I love Prescott Valley, I love the Northern Arizona Suns’

Cleaning out their lockers and participating in exit interviews with Northern Arizona Suns brass, players were in good spirits Tuesday afternoon despite the club’s inaugural season in Prescott Valley coming to a close.

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NAZ Suns drop season finale to Bighorns 124-116

Millsap scores career-high 38 points on 7 3-pointers

Elijah Millsap put forth his best game of the season, scoring a career-high 38 points on seven 3-pointers, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished four assists, but it still wasn’t enough to put Northern Arizona over the top in a 124-116 season-ending road loss to Reno on Saturday night.

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Prep Softball: River Valley rolls past Cougars in 3A West tilt

Through three innings on Friday afternoon, Chino Valley ace pitcher Keigan Willingham had limited a heavy-hitting River Valley lineup to one hit.

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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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