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Embry-Riddle women’s golf tied for 9th after 2nd round at NAIA nationals

College Golf

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Embry-Riddle’s women’s golf team didn’t gain ground on the frontrunners in the second round of the NAIA Championship Wednesday at PGA National, dropping one spot and into a tie for ninth place.

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Embry-Riddle women’s golf tied for 8th at nationals after wet Day 1

College Golf

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Defending national runner-up Embry-Riddle stood in a tie for eighth place out of 30 teams after a rainy first round at the NAIA Women’s Golf Championship Tuesday on PGA National’s 5,847-yard, par-72 Champion Course.

Local Sports in Brief: Mile High day camp set for June 4-6 in Prescott

Mile High day camp set for June 4-6 in Prescott The Mile High Baseball School Day Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 4-6 in Prescott.

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Eagles’ Andrews misses cut at NAIA Nationals after 3rd round

College Golf

SILVIS, Illinois — Embry-Riddle’s Matt Andrews missed the final cut at the four-round NAIA National Championships Thursday night, falling 14 spots and into a five-way tie for 68th after firing a 75 (+4) in the third round.

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Softball tournament honors fallen wildland firefighters

Adult Softball

CHINO VALLEY — The sixth annual Wade Parker Weekend Co-ed Softball Tournament will be played over Father’s Day weekend, June 16 and 17, at Community Center Park’s Little League fields, 1615 N. Road 1 East.

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Trevor Lewis of BASIS Prescott wins state CAA golf title

Local Sports in Brief

Trevor Lewis fired a 3-under par 68 at the Canyon Athletic Association state golf championships, claiming first overall to win a state individual title May 5 at Grand Canyon University Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019; Wagering could start in July

Horse Racing

The Arizona Racing Commission unanimously approved a three-year temporary permit for the track’s new ownership group during its May 10 meeting, paving the way for horse racing in 2019.

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Feet to Behold: Talen Pitterle runs/walks Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim in 20-plus hours

Outdoor Sports

DEWEY-HUMBOLDT — Kurt Pitterle of Dewey, father of 11-year-old Talen Pitterle, thought his gifted, dedicated, fleet-footed son could’ve set a Guinness World Record April 28 by becoming the youngest person to run/walk from rim-to-rim-to-rim of the Grand Canyon in 20 hours and 14 minutes.

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Northern Ace Volleyball team takes 1st in Arizona region

Local Sports in Brief

The Northern Ace Volleyball 16-Black team finished first in the Arizona Region, holding a record of 29-1 overall after the April 28 championship division tournament.

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Yavapai eliminated from regionals by defending champ Central Arizona

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Hitting slumps are tricky, and oftentimes unforgiving.

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330 cyclists grind it out in 5th Chino Grinder

Cycling

CHINO VALLEY — The fifth annual Chino Grinder saw 330 cyclists hit the gravel roads in Chino Valley Saturday morning, where they picked their poison in distances ranging from 115 miles down to 25 miles.

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Walk-off homer by Casteel sends Cougars home

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — Chino Valley’s thrilling 2018 season ended in the 3A state quarterfinals Saturday at Surprise Sports Complex in a 4-3 loss after Casteel hit a walk-off home run in the seventh inning to advance to the semis next weekend.

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Roughriders split on Day 1 of regionals, face elimination Saturday

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — After Friday’s NJCAA Division I, Region I semifinal at Bill Vallely Field, it’s safe to say Eastern Arizona College has become the Yavapai College softball team’s postseason nemesis.

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Chino Valley baseball pounces on Show Low in 3A’s 1st round

Prep Baseball: State Playoffs

SURPRISE — With ace Tyler Hixon dealing on the mound, the seventh-seeded Chino Valley baseball team busted out the big sticks in the first round of the 3A State Tournament Friday night, scoring five runs apiece in the third and fourth innings en route to a 12-0 run-ruled rout of No. 10 Show Low.

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40th Whiskey Row Marathon set for Saturday

Distance Running

PRESCOTT — The revered Whiskey Row Marathon celebrates its 40th year Saturday morning, May 5, on the paved streets of downtown Prescott and tree-lined portions of Prescott National Forest with approximately 125 runners racing in the full marathon.

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Heritage Middle School Cougar Archery team improves at Nationals

Brian James, head coach — along with assistant coaches Megan Yakovich and Natalie Latham — took 26 archers to a statewide competition at Ben Avery on Saturday, March 3.

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Utah’s Keegan Swenson wins Whiskey Off-Road pro race in sprint finish

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT – In pro endurance mountain bike racing, it doesn’t get much closer, or any more competitive, than what transpired in the 2018 Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof men’s race Sunday.

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Brian Gordon of Santa Cruz nabs Whiskey 50 Proof amateur win

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — With last year’s champion electing not to compete in 2018 and its runner-up riding the 30 Proof instead, Brian Gordon, 28, of Santa Cruz, California, took advantage, winning the Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof (Mile) Amateur Mountain Bike Race in 3 hours, 16 minutes and 33 seconds Saturday.

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Mesa’s Joe Susco prevails in Whiskey 30 Proof against up-and-comers

Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Forty-five-year-old Joe Susco of Mesa, the champion of the Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof amateur in 2016 and that race’s 2017 runner-up, held off a few upstarts Saturday to win the Whiskey 30 Proof (Mile) amateur mountain bike race in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds.

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Chino Valley softball stuns Safford, advances to state quarters

Prep Softball: State Playoffs

PHOENIX — Chino Valley’s 13th-seeded softball team upset No. 4 Safford, 6-4, in the first round of the AIA 3A State Tournament Saturday afternoon at Rose Mofford Softball Complex to advance to the quarterfinals.

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Prescott’s Chloe Woodruff wins Whiskey women’s crit a record 3rd time

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Prescott pro mountain biker Chloe Woodruff proved late Friday afternoon that she has returned to fine form at the Whiskey Off-Road, winning the women’s criterium race for a record third time in the past five years in front of her adoring fans.

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Alvarado, Potts win junior home run derby in Prescott

Local Sports in Brief

The second annual Prescott Area Home Run Derby saw local hitters go yard more than 70 times during the event at Bill Vallely Field on April 15 in Prescott.

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Photo: 5 Chino Valley student-athletes sign letter of intent

Prep Athletics

Five student-athletes from Chino Valley signed a letter of intent April 25 to play at the next level.

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Preview: Epic Rides modifies Whiskey Off-Road 50 Proof course for 2018

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Preview: Hail the Trail effort benefits Prescott Mountain Bike Alliance

2018 Whiskey Off-Road

PRESCOTT — Epic Rides president Todd Sadow realizes that race promoters who don’t adapt to the evolving landscape in mountain biking are bound to fall off the proverbial map.

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