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Young scores team-record 41 points, NAZ Suns beat Red Claws 123-112

NBA G League

Mike Young scored a team-record 41 points, Archie Goodwin and Shaquille Harrison each had a double-double and the Northern Arizona Suns avoided a three-game losing streak with a 123-112 win over Maine on Friday night.

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Isola’s 3-run homer sparks rally, Roughriders top Arizona Western 12-3

Junior College Baseball

Alex Isola hit three-run homer in the top of the third to spark a six-run rally, Over Torres collected four RBIs and the Yavapai College baseball team opened its second road trip of the young season with a 12-3 win over Arizona Western College on Friday afternoon.

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Keelhaulers drop Embry-Riddle 83-68, extend Eagles' losing streak to 6

College Basketball

Heading into this week, the Embry-Riddle men’s basketball squad’s season-long five-game losing streak in the Cal-Pac Conference left the Eagles alone in last place in the eight-team league. On Thursday night, reeling ERAU failed to nip its misery in the bud at the Activity Center in Prescott.

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Eagles use big 2nd half to put away UC-Maritime

College Basketball

Jazlyn Maletino scored 21 points, Katana Martina added 18 and the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball team used a 43-18 second-half run to squash any hopes of a UC-Maritime upset in a 76-52 win Thursday night.

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Embry-Riddle women’s golf takes 2nd at Ottawa invite

College Golf

The Embry-Riddle men’s and women’s golf teams opened their 2018 spring season this week at the Ottawa University Spring Invite, placing second and third, respectively, at Wigwam Heritage Red Golf Course in Goodyear.

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Gray scores career-high 32, NAZ Suns blister Clippers

NBA G League

Due to a couple of key injuries and a pair of two-way players having recently been called up to the NBA, the Agua Caliente Clippers dressed only seven guys Friday night at Prescott Valley Event Center – and the Northern Arizona Suns, perhaps as expected, pounced.

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Roughriders hoping new wave of talent will lead them back to national spotlight in 2018

Spring Preview: Yavapai College Baseball

A season after claiming the NJCAA JuCo World Series title, the fourth in team history, Yavapai College baseball failed to make the postseason in 2017.

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Chino Valley Lady Cougars take on Camp Verde

Chino Valley’s Rocky Rodriguez gets a shot off as the Cougars take on Camp Verde Thursday night in Chino Valley.

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Silas sets all-time 3-point mark in NAZ Suns comeback victory

NBA G League

Xavier Silas led all scorers with 30 points on six 3-pointers, Josh Gray added 28 and the Northern Arizona Suns overcame a 19-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat visiting Oklahoma City 118-114 on Tuesday morning.

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Stars outshine Suns; 9 Salt Lake players score in double figures

NBA G League

Just past the midway point of the 2017-18 season, the Northern Arizona Suns on Saturday night began playing a stretch of 15 of their last 24 games at Prescott Valley Event Center.

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Cougars fall to rival Camp Verde 72-66 despite spirited 2nd-half comeback

Prep Boys Basketball

Daniel Martinez scored 20 points, including 11 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough as the Chino Valley boys’ basketball team fell 72-66 to cross-town rival Camp Verde on Thursday night.

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CVHS wrestlers go 2-0 at its multi-event

Chino Valley wrestling squad compiled a 2-0 record at its three-team multiple Wednesday afternoon, defeating Payson and Mayer to win the meet inside the Cougars’ main gym.

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Column: Why it’s harder to win an NBA title today than ever before

'On The Ball'

Like most Phoenix Suns fans, I ponder, when is it our turn? When is it our turn to be a quote-unquote “Super Team” and compete for an NBA title?

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Prescott heavyweight Nelson reaches semis at Doc Wright Invite

Prep Wrestling

Prescott second-seeded heavyweight Gavin Nelson advanced to the winners’ bracket semifinals of the 54th Doc Wright Invitational Friday at Winslow High School in Winslow, posting three straight wins by pin.

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Archie Goodwin scores 23, leads NAZ Suns to 4th straight win

NBA G League

Archie Goodwin scored 23 points, grabbed nine rebounds and dished six assists to lead Northern Arizona to its fourth-straight victory in a 119-94 win over Canton on Friday afternoon.

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Cougars sweep Payson, Mayer at home multiple

Prep Wrestling

Chino Valley wrestling squad compiled a 2-0 record at its three-team multiple Wednesday afternoon, defeating Payson and Mayer to win the meet inside the Cougars’ main gym.

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NAZ Suns open G League Showcase with win over Erie

NBA Gatorade League

A few days after winning NBA Gatorade League Player of the Week, Josh Gray was at it again Wednesday afternoon in Canada, scoring a game-high 24 points and leading Northern Arizona to a 102-96 win over the Erie BayHawks.

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Sedona sweeps Chino Valley in basketball

Scorpions too much for Cougars’ girls’ basketball

Sedona High School’s girls basketball team competed with a short, three-player bench, but four of the Scorpio ns’ starters had more than enough firepower to handle Chino Valley at the Cougars’ main gym on Friday night.

On The Ball: Too many good teams, not enough playoff spots

Although the College Football Playoff was supposedly built to withstand criticism after its 12-year television contract with ESPN, just like its BCS predecessor, a needed change is dreadfully obvious, painfully outdated and eventually inevitable.

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Cougars fall at Kingman in 3A West opener

Prep Girls Basketball

Chino Valley’s girls’ basketball team suffered a 50-42 loss to Kingman in its 3A West region opener Tuesday night on the road, but Cougars coach Charise Hall still liked what she saw from her Cougars.

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Josh Gray named NBA G League Player of the Week

Local Sports in Brief

Northern Arizona Suns guard Josh Gray was named NBA Gatorade League Player of the Week after averaging 24.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, seven assists and six steals per game to lead the Suns to a 2-0 week.

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Cougars commit 32 turnovers in 53-37 loss to Sedona

Prep Boys Basketball

Chino Valley’s boys’ basketball team simply couldn’t solve Sedona’s pressure defense and athleticism Friday night in an inter-conference clash, succumbing to the Scorpions, 53-37, at the Cougars’ main gym.

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Westervelt scores 17, Scorpions overwhelm Chino Valley 60-36

Prep Girls Basketball

Sedona’s girls’ basketball team competed with a short, three-player bench, but four of the Scorpions’ starters had more than enough firepower to handle Chino Valley at the Cougars’ main gym on Friday night.

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Young’s NAZ Suns status in limbo after release by Wizards

NBA G League: Player Feature

Like so many others before him, it would’ve been easy for former Northern Arizona Suns power forward Mike Young to fall through society’s cracks.

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Column: Too many good teams unable to shine in current College Football Playoff system

'On The Ball'

Although the College Football Playoff was supposedly built to withstand criticism after its 12-year television contract with ESPN, just like its BCS predecessor, a needed change is dreadfully obvious, painfully outdated and eventually inevitable.

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