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Yavapai softball hires new pitching coach, recruiting coordinator

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Fifth-year Yavapai College softball coach Doug Eastman on Friday announced the hiring of Erika Bennett as the program’s new pitching coach/recruiting coordinator.

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Chino Valley taps Campitelli as new athletic director

Prep Athletics

CHINO VALLEY — Marty Campitelli officially succeeded the departed Pete Jelovic as Chino Valley athletic director/assistant principal on July 1, and he has spent nearly the past two weeks getting accustomed to his new role.

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Old-timers’ luncheon brings back fond memories of Prescott rodeo for former bull rider

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — As Charlie Underwood drove 87 miles from Carefree to the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo early Wednesday morning, July 4, flashbacks of competing here as a professional bull rider decades ago rushed into his head.

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Roper Seth Hall claims all-around rodeo title

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Seth Hall of Las Lunas, New Mexico, won his first all-around buckle at the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo on Wednesday, July 4, taking home a payout of more than $3,100 in team roping and tie-down roping.

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Back-to-back-to-back? 2-time defending world champion bareback rider Tim O’Connell keeps rolling

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Two-time defending world champion bareback rider Tim O’Connell of Zwingle, Iowa, respects his competitors so much that they have kept him from getting cocky in the rodeo arena.

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State of Grace: Texas saddle-bronc rider Jacobs Crawley on top of the world in 2018

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Saddle-bronc rider Jacobs Crawley of Boerne, Texas, has had good reason to smile halfway through 2018.

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Feature: Humboldt roper Tom Richards seeks summer surge

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Team roping header Tom Richards of nearby Humboldt and his heeling partner Trevor Nowlin of Casa Grande didn’t start competing together at Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) rodeos until June.

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Feature: Trevor Brazile, 23-time PRCA world champion roper, grapples with future

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Donning a dark purple polo shirt and jeans, Trevor Brazile sipped coffee from a black lid-covered paper cup early Thursday evening, shaded by a white travel trailer on the vast dirt lot west of the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds.

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By The Horns: Sage Kimzey continues dominant run as 4-time world champion bull rider

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — Forgive Sage Kimzey if he’s a tad tired. Ever since the 5-foot-7, 140-pound Strong City, Oklahoma, native joined the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) as a bull rider five years ago, he’s been on a whirlwind adventure.

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Steer wrestlers, bareback riders treat sellout crowd on Day 1 of Frontier Days

World's Oldest Rodeo

PRESCOTT — On a comfortable summer night Thursday at the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds, the 131st annual Frontier Days “World’s Oldest Rodeo” opened to a sellout crowd with several professional bareback bronc riders and steer wrestlers performing well.

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