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Cardinals Surprise League by Securing Popular Defensive End


Phoenix – March Madness is reserved for college basketball. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim is trying to make March Gladness the official brand of Arizona Cardinals fans. In 2020, Keim’s one shining moment was acquiring wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans in a trade that not only delivered one of the NFL’s most dangerous offensive weapons but rid the […]

Roughriders Sweep Artichokes

The Roughrider baseball teams bounced back from a doubleheader loss on Saturday to a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday. Yavapai beat Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale Tuesday afternoon, 12-6 and 15-7. YC improves their overall record to 7-6 and their conference record to 2-2. In the opener, the Roughriders jumped out to an early lead in the 12-6 victory. Both pitching […]

A New Kind of Student-Athlete Coming to Yavapai College

New Yavapai College Esports Program Coming to Athletics in 2021.

A new kind of student-athlete coming to Yavapai College. The Roughriders announce the addition of eSports, digital gaming, to their collegiate athletic department starting in the Fall of 2021. This new co-ed program will be featured in home and away virtual competition format with the existing competitive teams from community colleges but also NCAA Division 1 schools like Northern Arizona […]

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Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – March 2nd

Bradshaw Mountain High School soccer and basketball boys and girls teams both saw a combination of wins and losses last week. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boy’s basketball team scored wins in their last three games. The team beat the Flagstaff Eagles on Feb 23rd scoring a 59-34 win, then went on the beat Cactus High School on Feb […]

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Chino Valley High Sports Recap – March 2nd

Chino Valley High School boy’s and girl’s basketball teams closed out their seasons last week. The girl’s team saw a mix of wins and losses while the boy’s team suffered defeat. Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team finished their season with two more losses. On February 26th the team lost to Northwest Christian with a final score […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – March 2nd

Prescott High School girl’s basketball loses games but the boy’s basketball brings home wins. The boy’s and girl’s soccer teams continue their winning streaks! Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team won all three of their most recent games. The team scored a win on Feb 23rd against the Peoria Panthers finishing with a final score of 90-70. The […]

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Want to Buy Spring Training Tickets? Four Cactus League Teams Already Sold out


PHOENIX – Going, going, almost gone! Tickets are selling out fast at the Valley’s Cactus League stadiums, where 15 major league teams are based during spring training. With attendance limited this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seats are scarce. At least four Cactus League teams already are sold out for the spring, including the Arizona Diamondbacks, who sold […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – February 23rd

Prescott High School Soccer boys and girls teams both brought home consistent wins while both basketball teams continue to suffer defeat. Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team lost both games last week. The team lost to Mesquite High School on Feb 19th (55-67) then on Feb 22nd the team saw defeat against Coconino High completing the game with […]

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Chino Valley High Sports Recap – February 23rd

Chino Valley High School boys and girls basketball teams both saw defeat last week in their games. The teams go on to play two more games each this week. Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team lost both games last week. The team played against Page High School on Feb 16th ending with a 28-63 loss then on […]

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Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – February 23rd

Bradshaw Mountain High School soccer and basketball boys and girls teams both saw a combination of wins and losses last week. The teams go on to play several more games this week. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boys basketball team won their last two games against Lee Williams High on Feb 16th (45-30) and the Coronado Dons on Feb […]

Roughriders Spikers Sweep Monsters

The Roughrider volleyball team opened ACCAC action with a home match against the Gila Monsters of Eastern Arizona College. It was the first ACCAC match played in Walraven Gym since November 1, 2019. Yavapai did not start off the match as planned falling behind 0-5 in the opening set. After a timeout, the Roughriders started play with fewer errors and […]

Roughrider Baseball Splits on Road

On Saturday afternoon in Phoenix, the Roughrider baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader with Phoenix College winning the first game 6-4 and dropping the nightcap in extra innings, 5-4. The Roughriders are now 5-4 on the year. In the opener, YC scored all 6 runs in the fifth inning and shut down a Bear rally in the bottom of the […]

Young and Hungry: ASU Women’s Basketball Back at Full Strength, Poised to Make a Run


Tempe – Nobody said playing sports during a global pandemic would be easy. For Charli Turner Thorne and the Arizona State women’s basketball team, navigating a season in the COVID-19 world has been a grind. “Challenging is not a strong enough word for what we’re all experiencing and trying to meet the standards we’re used to with our program,” Turner […]

From BMX Bikes to Daytona 500: Glendale’s McDowell an Unlikely, Humble Champion


Glendale – A little luck and a lot of perseverance allowed Glendale native Michael McDowell to come away with an unlikely Daytona 500 victory early Monday morning, his first win in 358 NASCAR Cup Series races. McDowell, 36, started racing in the Cup Series in 2008 and has bounced around from team to team over the years. And while his […]

The Wrap: Poise, No Panic Pushes Coyotes Past Blues

Kuemper and Keller headline Coyotes' decisive 'Game 7' victory

Final Score: Coyotes 1, Blues 0 Record: 7-6-2 Standings: 3rd-place, West Division Darcy Kuemper pitched a 24-save shutout and the top line generated clutch scoring as the Coyotes won the decisive Game 7 against the St. Louis Blues, 1-0, Monday afternoon at Gila River Arena. The teams entered their seventh consecutive head-to-head game, this season, with matching 3-2-1 records. Monday’s […]

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Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – February 16th

Bradshaw Mountain Basketball had a combination of wins and losses last week while both soccer teams saw defeat. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boys basketball team won two of the three games they have played over the last week. On Feb 9th the team beat Mohave High with a final score of 64-34 and on Feb 11th the team […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – February 16th

Prescott High School Soccer teams continue their winning streaks while basketball sees a combination of wins and losses. Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team had a loss and two wins in the last week. The team lost to the Coconino Panthers on Feb 11th with a final score of 47-50. The Badgers went on to bring home two […]

Chino Valley Sports

Chino Valley High Sports Recap – February 16th

Chino Valley basketball teams each saw losses across the board in their last three games. Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team lost the last three games. The first game was against Northwest Christian High on February 9th finishing at a 24-44 loss. On February 10th Sedona Red Rock defeated the Cougars (57-59) and on February 12th the […]

Roughriders Baseball Sweeps Running Lopes

The Yavapai College Roughrider baseball team swept an afternoon doubleheader Monday over Lamar Community College, 12-3 and 19-9 at Bradshaw Mountain High School. YC is now 4-3 overall on the young season. In the opener, the Roughriders scored three runs in their half of the 2nd inning to take an early lead but the Runnin’ Lopes answered with three runs […]

Roughriders Baseball Drops Twinbill

The Roughrider baseball team dropped a doubleheader Tuesday, February 9th at the hands of Salt Lake Community College, 3-1 in extra innings and 11-1. YC is now 2-2 on the young season. The opening game was a pitcher’s duel. Each team managed only three hits apiece. The game was tied at 1 going into the 8th inning of the 7-inning […]

Want to Attend Spring Training?

Cactus League teams begin to roll out plans.

PHOENIX – Batter up. Mask up. Despite an offseason that suggested a delay to the start of spring training, Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report Tuesday, with games kicking off on Feb. 27. Arizona is home to 10 stadiums where 15 Cactus League teams prepare for the regular season each year. MLB’s Players Association recently rejected […]

Yavapai College Alumni, Andre Luciano, Named New Men’s Soccer Coach

Yavapai College Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Andre Luciano to become the new head coach of the men’s soccer program. Luciano is an alumnus of Yavapai College, class of 1991. He was an athlete on the Men’s Soccer team from 1989 – 91 and was a member of N-J-C-A-A National Championship team of 1990 being named I-S-A-A […]

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Chino Valley High Sports Recap – February 9th

Chino Valley basketball boys team saw losses while the girl’s team won two more games. Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team lost their last two games against Fountain Hills High and Bradshaw Mountain. On February 5th the team lost 23-52 to Fountain Hills High School and on February 6th the team was defeated 17-55 against Bradshaw Mountain […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – February 9th

Prescott High School Soccer scored wins on both the men’s and ladies teams. Badger’s men’s basketball saw victories while the ladies saw defeat. Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team was victorious in their last two games against Flagstaff and Lee Williams High Schools. On February 5th, the Badgers Men were victorious against the Flagstaff Eagles winning their game […]

Bradshaw Mountain Sports

Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – February 9th

Bradshaw Mountain Basketball and Soccer had a combination of wins and losses last week. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boys basketball team came out victorious in their last three games bringing home wins against Mingus Union High on Feb 4th (50-48), Lee Williams High on Feb 5th (58-41), and Chino Valley High on Feb 6th (55-17). The team plays […]

Roughrider’s Athletics Continue Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball with Wins and Losses

Baseball In the opener, three Roughrider pitchers combined for the two-hitter with the game’s starter, Taisei Yahiro getting the victory allowing 1 hit while striking out 3. Noah Turley pitched 2 innings striking out 2 and Nick Agacki threw one inning giving up one hit and striking out 1. The Roughrider offense knocked 11 hits led by Lance Kelly going […]

Bears Wrestling Wins Again!


The Bradshaw Mountain wrestling team was down 33-0 on Wednesday night versus the undefeated Show Low High School Cougars. After losing the first six matches, the Bears rallied back and won the next eight matches in a row – defeating the Cougars 44-33! Winning five of the eight matches by pin, the Bears did what they had to do to […]

It’s Game Time for Roughrider’s Baseball and Volleyball

2021 Baseball: After a season that was cut short due to the COVID pandemic, the Roughrider baseball team is eager and ready to begin the 2021 season. At the time of the cessation of the 2020 season, YC was in first place in the ACCAC and ranked in the NJCAA top ten poll.  The Roughriders look to resume their success […]

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Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – February 3rd

Bradshaw Mountain Basketball had a combination of wins and losses while both the girls and boys soccer teams did not play last week. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boys basketball team lost their January 27th game against Moon Valley High with a final score of 38-39. The team beat Flagstaff High on February 2nd with a final score of […]

Chino Valley Sports

Chino Valley High Sports Recap – February 3rd

Chino Valley basketball boys and girls teams both lost a game and won games in the last week. Both teams move on the compete in two more games this week. Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team brought in a loss and a win over the last week. On January 30th the team lost to Page High (19-46) […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – February 3rd

Prescott High School Basketball and Soccer teams had a great week last week bringing home wins across the board! Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team won their February 2nd game against Mingus Union High School (72-43). The Jan 26th game against Mohave High was canceled.  The team is scheduled to play again on Friday, February 5th against the […]

Phoenix Suns Welcome Back Fans for First Time During 2020-21 Season

Suns will host first game exclusively for Healthcare Heroes

Phoenix Suns fans will be able to attend games at the transformed Phoenix Suns Arena for the first time during the 2020-21 season, beginning with a special invitation to healthcare workers as guests of the organization for the team’s matchup against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Feb. 7. As a thank you for their tireless efforts during these difficult times, […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap -January 25th

Prescott High School Basketball had a rocky start to the 2021 season, both the boys and girls teams lost their season starting games. The boys and girls soccer teams saw more success bringing home multiple wins. Best of luck to the Badgers in the 2021 season. Basketball The Prescott High School boys basketball team lost the first game of the […]

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Chino Valley High Sports Recap – January 25th

Chino Valley basketball boys and girls team had a tough start to their 2021 season suffering multiple losses. Both teams have a chance for redemption in the season each playing three games this week. Best of luck to the team as they continue in the season! Basketball The Chino Valley High School boys basketball team lost their first three games […]

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Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – January 25th

Bradshaw Mountain Basketball and Soccer saw a start to the season with a mixture of wins and losses. Best of luck to both the boys and girls soccer and basketball teams as they commence the 2021 season. Basketball The Bradshaw Mountain High School boys basketball team began the 2021 season with a win against Prescott High on January 19th with […]

Four Arizona High School Coaches Recognized as Finalists for 2020 National Coaches of the Year


Prescott – Twenty-three high school coaches from across the country have been selected as 2020 National Coaches of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. Hamilton’s Steve Kanner earned Boys Golf National Coach of the Year honors after guiding his team to the 2019-20 AIA Division I State Championship. At the time it […]

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Yavapai College Softball Gets Pre-Season #9 Nod

The Roughrider softball team begins the 2021 season with a #9 NJCAA Division I pre-season ranking. Prior to the 2020 season being cut short due to the COVID pandemic, YC was on a 12-game winning streak and concluded the season with a 21-6 overall record. Yavapai begins the season on February 4th in Yuma at the Great Western Shootout. View […]

Roughrider Baseball Begins with A #16 NJCAA Pre-Season Ranking

The Roughrider Baseball team begins the 2021 season with a #16 NJCAA Division 1 pre-season ranking. Prior to the 2020 season being cut short due to the COVID pandemic, Yavapai College was in first place in the ACCAC and finished with a 22-3 overall record. View the full NJCAA D1 Baseball Rankings 

Chychrun Trending: A Defenseman with Offensive Upside


Defenseman Jakob Chychrun is the lone Coyote to register a point in each game. He leads the team with four points, a goal, and three assists. Chychrun’s main job is defense, but his ability to provide offense is of high value. “I feel I’ve always had that offensive side to my game,” said Chychrun, who “takes pride in all three […]

Cardinals Sign Two More To ‘Futures’ Contracts


The Cardinals are adding two more defenders to the roster with “futures” contracts, signing a pair of one-time safeties Wednesday with the thought of moving them to linebacker. Jamal Carter played in 28 games for the Broncos and Falcons, his time in Denver coming when Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph was head coach. Donald Rutledge was a final cut of […]

Rozanne (Rozie) Deweese, Named First Head Coach of the New Yavapai College Women’s Soccer Program

Yavapai College Athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of Rozanne (Rozie) DeWeese to become the first head coach of the new YC women’s soccer program. DeWeese has many years of experience coaching soccer at the collegiate level. She is leaving her post as an assistant coach at Sacramento State University, a job she has held since 2017. Rozie spent […]

Recently Appointed Commissioner Dr. Ara Feinstein Welcomed to Arizona Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission

PHOENIX – Today, the Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission welcomes new Commissioner Ara Feinstein, M.D., who was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to serve commencing January 18, 2021. Dr. Ara Feinstein has over a decade of experience as a trauma surgeon and ringside physician. He currently serves as an associate professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix […]

Long Time Yavapai College Assistant Coach Retires

The Yavapai College Athletic Department announces the retirement of long-time Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach Hugh Bell effective January 15, 2021. Bell was hired in 1992 as the first men’s soccer assistant coach. Hugh has been an integral part of 6 NJCAA National Tournament Titles. He was inducted into the NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame. Additionally, Bell was honored with the […]

Mikal Bridges’ Breakout Season Credited to Consistent Work Ethic and Desire to Keep Growing


Teammates immediately erupted with cheers as Mikal Bridges entered the visiting locker room inside Indiana’s Bankers Life Fieldhouse following the Phoenix Suns’ 125-117 Saturday victory over the Pacers. Bridges stretched out his 7-foot-1 wingspan for high-fives. Instead, he was quickly greeted by a freezing-cold surprise. As most of his teammates lured him into the center of the locker room, Deandre […]

Cardinals Sign 15 Players To ‘Futures’ Contracts

Draft picks Evan Weaver, Michael Dogbe among those sticking around

The Cardinals signed 15 players to “futures” contracts Tuesday, locking them in for 2021, including former draft picks linebacker Evan Weaver and defensive lineman Michael Dogbe. Of the 15 players, all but one — tight end Ian Bunting — was on the Cardinals’ practice squad this season. Four of them — Dogbe, linebacker Terrance Smith, linebacker Reggie Walker, and cornerback […]

Frank Kaminsky, and the Suns, Are Thrilled with His Return to Phoenix.


When Frank Kaminsky walked into the Verizon 5G Performance Center on Christmas Eve, he felt like he had never left and had been gone forever. He made the rounds, greeting the athletic trainers and strength and conditioning staff that helped him recover from a serious knee injury. And the coaches and executives who first believed in Kaminsky last summer, then […]

Cardinals’ Season Ends Without Playoffs, With Loss To Rams

Offense can't make headway after Murray injury in 18-7 defeat.

The Rams knew they were going to be playing without their starting quarterback. The Cardinals did not. In a game, the Cardinals had to win to prolong their season, and with an offense missing both Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk, trading out Kyler Murray for Chris Streveler early in the game ultimately undercut their postseason hopes in a disappointing 18-7 loss […]

Balancing Act: Olympic Athletes Try to Ramp Up Training, Avoid Injury after COVID-19 Delay


PHOENIX – Arizona State swim coach Bob Bowman has faced many challenges throughout a nearly 35-year-long coaching career, a portion of it guiding Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian. However, Bowman never had to navigate the postponement of the Olympic Games and all of the potential ramifications of the delay. Welcome to sports in the COVID-19 era. When the International […]


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