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Get your latest local and state sports scores in the Signals Sports Recap for Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.
Prescott High School
Football – The Prescott High School football team fell to the Canyon Del Oro Dorados 23-13 on Friday, August 30th at Ken Lindley Field in Prescott. The loss marks the team’s second in a row to begin the season. It’s the first time since the 2010 season the Badgers have opened the season 0-2. Prescott High School will look to pick up their first win of the season at Ken Lindley Field against the Moon Valley Rockets (0-1) on Friday, September 6th at 7:00 pm.
Girls Volleyball – The Prescott High School girls volleyball team opened the 2019 season on Tuesday, September 3rd with a loss against the Youngker Roughriders on the road. The Badgers will look to bounce back as they remain on the road to face the Saguaro Sabercats (1-0) on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 pm before the home opener against Shadow Mountain on Tuesday, September 10th at 6:00 pm.
Badminton – The Prescott High School badminton team beat the Campo Verde Coyotes 6-3 to pick up their second win in a row to open the 2019 season. It’s the third season in a row Prescott High School has begun the season 2-0. Badgers look to keep it rolling against the Saguaro Sabercats (2-0) on the road Thursday, September 5th at 4:00 pm.
Bradshaw Mountain High School
Football – After dropping the season opener against the Estrella Foothills Wolves 33-26, the Bradshaw Mountain High School Bears football team bounced back in week two with a 55-21 blowout win at home against the Shadow Mountain Matadors on Friday, August 30th. Junior quarterback Josh Grant threw two touchdowns to senior Alex Cabral and picked up one score on the ground for a total of three touchdowns on the night. Grant threw for 91 yards and rushed for 81 yards in the victory. Bears hit the road in week three for a matchup against the Youngker Roughriders (0-1) on Friday, September 6th at 7:00 pm.
Chino Valley High School
Football – The Chino Valley High School football team struggled against Valley Christian on Saturday, August 31st, losing 46-0 at the Walkup Skydome on the campus of Northern Arizona University. The defeat drops the Cougars to 0-2 on the season. It’s the first time since 2015 the Cougars have started 0-2. Cougars will look to get on the winning side in a home matchup against the Tuba City Warriors (0-1) on Friday, September 6th at 7:00 pm.
Boys Soccer – After finishing the 2018 season 11-1 and falling in the championship game to Phoenix Country Day, the Chino Valley High School boys soccer team returns to the field to kick off the 2019 season against the Show Low Cougars on the road Wednesday, September 4th at 6:00 pm. Chino Valley has been in the championship game in three of the last four seasons – winning two of three.
Girls Soccer – The Chino Valley High School girls soccer team are also looking to avenge a championship game loss last season after finishing the regular season 12-0. The team opened up the 2019 season in grand fashion with an 8-0 win against the Round Valley Elks on the road Tuesday, September 3rd. Cougars remain on the road to take on the Holbrook Roadrunners on Thursday, September 5th at 4:00 pm before participating in the Show Low Invitational over the weekend. The team has been in the championship game in each of the last four seasons, winning it all in 2016.
Soccer- The Yavapai College Roughriders soccer team have been perfect to start the season, winning their contest against College of Southern Nevada on the road Tuesday, September 3rd, 5-1 to move to 5-0 on the season. Gavin Tinsley (2), Tucker Fenton and Pedro Mondragon opened the first-half with goals. Kristian Quiros added a goal in the second-half to seal the victory. Roughriders take on Paradise Valley Community College (0-4) at Mountain Valley Park in Prescott Valley on Saturday, September 7th at 6:00 pm.
Volleyball – The Yavapai College Volleyball team finished the Dalton Overstreet Invitational at Yavapai College over the weekend with a record of 3-2 to improve to 7-2 overall on the season. The Roughriders have an exhibition match against Ottawa University on Wednesday, September 4th at 7:00 pm before taking on Pima Community College on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm.
Embry Riddle Eagles
Boys Soccer- The Embry Riddle Eagles Boys soccer team won a game in overtime on the road against Eastern Oregon on Friday, August 30th, 3-2 to move to 1-1-1 on the season. Lucas Garcia Bustillo scored the winning goal in the 99th minute. Simon Jensen and Mason Laaksonen scored the other two goals for the Eagles. Both came in the second half with Laaksonen’s goal in the 87th minute forcing overtime. Eagles take on the University of Providence on Friday, September 6th at home. Start time is 7:00 pm.
Girls Soccer – The Eagles girls soccer team tied a road contest against the College of Idaho on Sunday, September 1st, 0-0. The tie is the second of the season in four games for the Eagles whose record stands at 1-1-2. Eagles remain on the road for a matchup against Ottawa University on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00 pm.
Girls Volleyball – The Eagles girls volleyball team dropped a road game against #20-ranked University of Jamestown 3-2 on Saturday, August 31st and fall to 5-5 on the season. Erin Clark led the Eagles with 25 kills, while Elisa Pauzer and Caylee Robalin each picked up 16 kills. Embry Riddle remains on the road to face Park University – Gilbert on Friday, September 6th at 6:00 pm.
Cross Country – The Embry Riddle Eagles Cross Country team finished 9th of 21 in the Mark Covert Classic hosted by Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, August 31st. Ariana Anderson was the top Eagle, finishing with a time of 18:04.7. Meanwhile, the men’s team finished 7th of 19. Kyle McCabe got the best time for the Eagles boy’s team, finishing at 25:18.5. Both teams will participate at the Embry-Riddle Arizona Invitational in Prescott on Saturday, September 14th at 7:30 am.
Northern Arizona Suns
The Northern Arizona Suns revealed the 2019-2020 schedule on August 26th with the regular season starting at home against the Agua Caliente Clippers on Saturday, November 9th at 5:00 pm at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley. 50 home games will be played this season. The NAZ Suns will be holding open tryouts for the team on Sunday, September 8th at the Findlay Toyota Center and in Phoenix at the Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center on Sunday, September 29th. Both tryouts will run from 9 am – 4 pm.
The Arizona Diamondbacks picked up a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night, September 3rd, and move to 72-67 0n the season. It’s the first time the Dbacks have been five games over .500 since May. The team has also won eight of their last nine games – including a series victory against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers over the weekend. The Diamondbacks trail the Chicago Cubs by 3.5 games for the second National League Wild Card spot. Dbacks finish their series against the Padres tomorrow at 6:40 pm before heading on the road to face the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. The game can be seen on Fox Sports Arizona.
Having finished the final preseason game with a 20-7 loss to the Denver Broncos, it’s time for the Arizona Cardinals to look toward the start of the regular season. Cardinals kick things off with new quarterback and #1 overall pick in the draft Kyler Murray on Sunday, September 8th against the Detriot Lions. Game time is 1:25 pm and can be seen on Fox.
The Phoenix Mercury dropped a home match to the Seattle Storm 82-70 on Tuesday night, September 3rd. Brittney Griner led the Mercury with 22 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The loss drops the team to 15-17 on the season, 5th in the Western Conference. Next up is a home game against the Lynx on Friday, September 6th at 7:00 pm at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
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