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Bradshaw baseball knocks off Shadow Mountain

Prep Baseball: Bradshaw Mountain 11, #23 Shadow Mountain 6

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Despite all of its trials and tribulations in 2018, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team has hung tough down the stretch, posting a season-best fourth straight victory on Thursday to keep its slim playoff hopes alive.

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John Scearce named Yavapai College’s Student-Athlete of the Year

Junior College Soccer

PRESCOTT — After becoming the first men’s soccer player in the 30-year history of the program to move on to an Ivy League school, John Scearce was named the Yavapai College Athletics Student-Athlete of the Year on Wednesday morning.

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3 Yavapai Soccer Club teams take 1st place at Cup tourney

Local Sports in Brief

Three teams for the Yavapai Soccer Club took first place at the annual Yavapai Cup Tournament April 7 and 8 in Prescott. The 2002 boys, coached by Robert Gittins, took first place in the gold bracket.

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Jordan Rainwater wins junior dragster event in Tucson

Local Sports in Brief

Jordan “Horsepower” Rainwater of Chino Valley recently competed at a junior dragster event in Tucson and took first place in her age group April 8 at Tucson Dragway.

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Embry-Riddle softball salvages split from Benedictine-Mesa

College Softball

PRESCOTT — Playing in the Cal-Pac Conference has been challenging for Embry-Riddle’s softball team in 2018.

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Yavapai softball 1 game out of 1st after split with Phoenix

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday, Yavapai College’s softball team had won an Arizona Conference-best 10 straight games and was still jockeying with Eastern Arizona College for first place in the league’s NJCAA Division I standings. Then, stalwart Phoenix College came to town.

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Bradshaw Mountain tennis upsets No. 2 Cactus Shadows

Prep Boys Tennis

PRESCOTT VALLEY – On a wind-whipped Thursday afternoon at home, Bradshaw Mountain’s boys’ tennis team pulled off a major upset of previously undefeated and Division II No. 2-ranked Cactus Shadows, registering a 7-2 victory that should give the Bears the Section II title.

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Becky Burke steps down at Embry-Riddle, takes NCAA D-II job in West Virginia

College Women's Basketball

PRESCOTT — Becky Burke has stepped down as head coach of the Embry-Riddle women’s basketball program and taken the same position at the University of Charleston in West Virginia, the athletic department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

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King of the Hill: Jones tosses 1-hit shutout in 10-0 rout of rival Bears

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Standing at an even 6-foot-5, Prescott pitcher Kody Jones can seem intimidating on the hill. Add in his nasty fastball, curveball and change-up combination, and the righty becomes that much tougher.

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Jessica Williams leads Embry-Riddle to Cal-Pac title, claims individual crown

College Golf: Cal-Pac Championships

MESA — Entering day two of the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championships trailing the clubhouse leader by four strokes, Jessica Williams turned in a 3-over par 75 card to win her first individual conference championship Tuesday afternoon.

Bears softball crushes Prescott, improves to 7-3 in region

Prep Softball

PRESCOTT — Bradshaw Mountain softball slugger Madisen Duryea, who set a new single-season program record for home runs with her 19th and 20th dingers Saturday at home, had a single and two RBIs in the Bears’ 13-2 road win over area rival Prescott Tuesday afternoon.

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Embry-Riddle women sit atop Cal-Pac leaderboard after day one in Mesa

College Golf

MESA — With four players wearing Embry-Riddle blue and gold atop the 2018 Cal-Pac Golf Championship leaderboard, it would take a miracle for another club to overcome the 70-stroke lead the Eagles possess after day-one action wrapped up Monday afternoon.

PGA Junior League Golf taking signups for local players this summer

Local Sports in Brief

The Prescott Golf and Country Club in Prescott Valley, and the Quailwood Greens Golf Course in Dewey, are taking signups for the annual PGA Junior League Golf this summer.

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Bradshaw Mountain snaps 7-game skid, smashes Mohave

Prep Baseball

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Bringing up the rear in the 4A Grand Canyon region standings with four league games remaining in the 2018 regular season entering Thursday, Bradshaw Mountain’s baseball team simply needed a win to gain some confidence.

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Bears softball hanging tough in Grand Canyon race

Prep Softball

BULLHEAD CITY — Bradshaw Mountain’s softball team picked up a key victory in 4A Grand Canyon region play Thursday afternoon, maintaining its position to try and capture a league title after defeating Mohave, 5-1, on the road.

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Bergner: Roughriders remain inconsistent, but still in playoff hunt

Column: On The Ball

PRESCOTT — Like any baseball season, the 2018 campaign for the Yavapai College baseball team has seen its fair share of ups and downs.

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Yavapai sweeps Mesa, claims 6th straight win

Junior College Softball

PRESCOTT — Kylie Brown went 3 for 4 with a home run, four RBIs and three runs scored, leading Yavapai College’s softball team to a 13-5 win in Game 1 and an eventual twin-bill sweep of Mesa Community College Tuesday afternoon at Bill Vallely Field.

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2018 Courier Challenge: Final Four

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With Villanova and Michigan advancing to the national championship game Monday night, here is the updated 2018 Courier Challenge standings.

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Whiskey Off-Road Demo Day, Pre-Ride Saturday in Prescott

Mountain Biking

PRESCOTT — The 2018 Whiskey Off-Road Demo Day & Unofficial Pre-Ride will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 31, along 119 W. Goodwin St. downtown, allowing cyclists from around the area to test ride high-end mountain bikes from three popular manufacturers nearly a month before the race.

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Embry-Riddle softball sweeps Hawks, earn program-best 18th win

College Softball

PRESCOTT – Twelve. 15. 15. 17. That’s the win total for each of the Embry-Riddle softball program’s first four seasons in existence, respectively. But on Wednesday afternoon, that all changed.

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Boston Celtics sign Xavier Silas to 10-day contract

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Using the hashtag #2082 in reference to the number of days it's been since he's put on an NBA uniform, Northern Arizona Suns forward Xavier Silas officially signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics on Wednesday morning.

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Bradshaw boys tennis team blanks Prescott, moves to 7-0

Prep Boys Tennis: Bradshaw Mountain 9, Prescott 0

Seven team matches. Seven wins. Total margin of victory: 62-1. As the midway point of the 2018 season approaches, evaluating the strength of Bradshaw Mountain’s tennis squad rests mostly in the numbers.

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Bears’ Charles Nnantah wins 300m hurdles at Chandler Rotary

Prep Track & Field

Bradshaw Mountain junior Charles Nnantah won the 300-meter hurdles in impressive fashion Friday at the 78th annual Chandler Rotary meet, posting a first-place time of 40.33 seconds to outpace runner-up Braden Weech of Snowflake by 1.11 seconds.

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2018 Courier Challenge Update: Tim Wiederaenders claims this year's title

College Basketball: NCAA Tournament

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Although Duke lost to Kansas in an Elite 8 overtime thriller Sunday afternoon, senior editor Tim Wiederaenders claims the 2018 Courier Challenge after scoring 56 total points and posting a record of 35-25 through the weekend.

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NAZ Suns cap season with OT victory over Sioux Falls

NBA G League

PRESCOTT VALLEY — Wearing gray, purple and orange camouflage jerseys in front of the largest crowd in team history, Northern Arizona didn’t disappoint.

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