Sports

NAZ Suns Cancels Remaining Season

The NBA G League announced June 5th that the remaining 2019-20 season has been canceled. The season was originally suspended on March 12. Although the NAZ Suns are disappointed they were unable to finish the season, they support the decision made by the league in the interest of the safety of the players, coaches, employees, and fans. The NAZ Suns […]

It’s Official: Phoenix Suns will Play Again this Season


Phoenix – After an unprecedented postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Suns are going to be playing basketball again. The NBA return-to-play plan is expected to be ratified by owners on Thursday. The story was first reported Wednesday by The Athletic’s Shams Charania and later detailed by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The teams will play in […]

‘We got a Second Chance’: Coyotes Thrilled to be Among 24 Teams to Resume Play


Phoenix – Derek Stepan was ecstatic over the news that the Arizona Coyotes would be returning to the ice this season. “We got a second chance, and we get to play in the playoffs,” the forward said. “I’ve been saying it since I got down to Arizona. This type of series hockey is just so much fun to be a […]

Yavapai College Athletics Make Facility Improvements

The Yavapai College Athletic teams have been dormant since March but the improvements to the facilities move forward. The Roughrider baseball fan experience has improved with the addition of 118 stadium seats to Roughrider Park. Seats and installation were made possible from donations of Roughrider Athletics boosters. Additionally, the home of the Roughrider Softball team will be receiving a much-needed […]

Yavapai College Athletics Announces Official Partnership with Adidas

The Yavapai College Athletics Department is pleased to announce that Adidas, a global leader in the sporting goods industry, will be its official uniform apparel and footwear supplier starting on July 1, 2020. As a member of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference (ACCAC) this is a chance to help lead community colleges with this type of agreement. This Athletics […]

Riders Win in the Classroom

On Friday, the Yavapai College Athletic Department released the Spring 2020 recipients of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, honoring those student-athletes that achieved a 3.0 grade point average or higher. Fifty-Seven Roughrider student-athletes reached the honor with nineteen achieving a 4.0. For twenty-seven student-athletes it was the second time accomplishing the feat. For two, it was the third time and […]

Eagles Soar to New heights in the Classroom

Once again Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ) has outdone themselves in the classroom. The department came out of the 2019-20 school year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.515, led by the Men’s basketball and softball teams who both finished the year with 3.7+ GPA’s. The group has been one of the best in the classroom for a while […]

Prescott High School Athletic Director Recognized by NIAAA

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Missy Townsend, Athletic Director at Prescott High School, has been recognized by this association  as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, Missy has demonstrated exemplary knowledge, contributions, and on-going professional development in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough […]

ERAU Golf: Williams is Once Again a WGCA All-American

The Women’s Golf Coaches Association announced their 2019-20 All-American teams on Wednesday afternoon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Ariz.)  women’s golf standout, Jessica Williams (SR/Tucson, Ariz.) was once again named to the team. The WGCA selects a first and second team, Williams was picked as a second-teamer in 2020. The Eagles Female Athlete of the Year handled her business once again in a historic […]

Yavapai College Student-Athlete of the Year

Despite the shortened season, Roughrider baseball player Christian Encarnacion-Strand was named the Yavapai College Student-Athlete of the Year. The Pleasant Hill, California native was one of four finalists for the award: softball player Shaylee Alani, volleyball player Kennedy Wright and soccer player Kevyn Lo. Christian had one of the greatest careers in Yavapai College baseball history. As a freshman, the sophomore […]

Embry-Riddle Athletics Celebrates 2020 Ernie Awards

The 2020 Ernie Award Show was a bit different this year thanks in part to COVID-19 but that didn’t stop Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ) from showing their student-athletes, staff, and faculty with awards. “Although we are not able to celebrate together as we normally would,” Director of Athletics Jaime Long remarked. “We still wanted to honor our amazing student-athletes, […]

Prescott High School Athletic Department Coach of the Year

Coach Campuzano of the Prescott High School Athletic Department was recently awarded 4A State Coach of the Year. The Prescott High School Athletic Department works to improve skills, develop character, promote teamwork, and guide decisions as the main purpose and this purpose shines through in the guidance and leadership provided by Coach Campuzano. Congratulations to the coach!

Women’s Soccer Brings Six More Into Talented Squad

Another strong recruiting class has committed to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) women’s soccer and the 2019 Regular Season California Pacific Conference Co-Champions are gearing up for another NAIA National Championship run this fall. The last five years have been magical for the Eagles. ERAU went to the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championships four of the last five years. They also […]

Local Competitive Cheer Team, Storm Elite, Working Together During Troubling Times.

The Quad-City area’s first competitive cheerleading team, Storm Elite has stepped up and remained united during this time of trial. The team began its first season in the summer of 2018 and since has attended many competitive cheerleading competitions both in and out of state. In their first year as a team, they were awarded Level Champions at Nationals in […]

The Eagles are the 2019-2020 NWCA Scholar All-American Team Champions

The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced their 2019-2020 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees, Friday afternoon and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Ariz.) men’s wrestling were named as the team champions. “This is a great honor for us as a program,” head coach KC Rock exclaimed. “We have been up there and close a few times so I’m super proud of our guys […]

Johnson Makes All-American Team for Second Consecutive Year

Late Thursday morning the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2020 Division II Men’s Basketball All-America teams. Nick Johnson (SR/Anthem, Ariz.) of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) men’s basketball made the honorable mention list for the second time in his career. Johnson produced his greatest individual season in his final year in Prescott. The senior averaged 18.6 points per game […]

Ruiz is NAIA All-American Again

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2020 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America teams late Thursday morning. Among those honored was Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, Ariz.) women’s basketball player Danae Ruiz (SR/Albuquerque, N.M.) who was listed as an honorable mention. This is the second time that the senior from Albuquerque has made one of the teams. In her last […]

NJCAA Cancels Spring Seasons

In interest of keeping residents, athletes, and students safe, Yavapai College will be following the NJCAA announcement on COVID-19 and the Spring Season. Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has made the difficult decision to cancel all upcoming basketball championships aw well as spring competition, effective immediately. Spring competition includes all […]

NAZ Suns Announce Ticket Policy For Postponed Games


PRESCOTT VALLEY – Following last week’s suspension of the NBA and NBA G League seasons due to unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league’s intention to resume games at the appropriate time. With that in mind, the NAZ Suns have provided the following information: Tickets that have already been purchased for impacted games will be honored […]

Yavapai College Athletic Events Suspended

Due to the COVID-19 pre-cautions, Yavapai College athletic events have been suspended for a two-week period. The NJCAA issued a statement on Friday, “…the NJCAA is suspending all competition beginning Saturday, March 14th through Friday, April 3rd.” For more information on Yavapai College’s plan go to www.yc.edu and to see the NJCAA response go to: www.njcaa.org/general/2019-20/releases/20200313nkf2il

Great Day to be a Roughrider

Softball The #14 ranked Roughrider softball team won their 11th and 12th consecutive games Saturday afternoon in a doubleheader sweep over Paradise Valley Community College, 12-8 and 10-2 at Bill Vallely Field in Prescott. The Roughriders are now 21-6 on the year and 15-2 in ACCAC play, good for second place in the league standings. Paradise Valley falls to 2-15 […]

Chino Valley Sports

Chino Valley High Sports Recap – March 9th

The Chino Valley Baseball and softball season began last week with a mixture of wins and losses. The Golf and Track teams kick off their seasons this week! Baseball The Chino Valley Cougars baseball team played won both games against Holbrook High on March 3rd (11-1) and Odyssey Institute on March 6th (11-9). The game against Payson for March 5th […]

Prescott High School Sports Recap – March 9th

The Prescott High School Softball and Baseball teams suffered losses and scored wins last week. Tennis saw only wins last week and will resume games the week of the 16th. Baseball The Prescott High School baseball team won on March 3rd against Tempe High (12-1) and again on March 5th against Shadow Mountain (10-2) but lost the next three games. […]

Bradshaw Mountain Sports

Bradshaw Mountain High School Sports Recap – March 9th

Bradshaw Mountain High School baseball, softball, and tennis teams saw a more wins than losses to start off their seasons. Baseball The Bradshaw Mountain High School baseball team won all three games last week! March 3rd against St. Mary’s Knights saw a final score of 10-4 while the team trounced Moon Valley High on March 5th (11-2). The team then […]

David Krämer Scores A Career High As NAZ Suns Fall To Rio Grande Valley

David Krämer Scores 26 Points, Jalen Lecque Tallies 21 Points, 9 Assists, 5 Steals

Whether to blame it on the rebounding or to blame it on Lloyd Braun, the Northern Arizona Suns lost at the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Saturday night, despite the efforts from David Krämer. Krämer scored a career-high 26 points (10-18 FG) in the Suns’ 121-101 loss at Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, Texas. The Suns (8-34) dropped their 14th […]

NAZ Suns Unable to Finish The Job In Thriller Vs. Spurs

Jared Harper Records Back-to-Back Double-Doubles With 25 Points And 11 Assists

Just when it looked like the Northern Arizona Suns had it wrapped up, the Austin Spurs stormed back to force overtime, and ended up stealing the game in Cedar Park, Texas. The Spurs won 117-114 on Friday in the Suns’ first overtime game of the season. The Suns (8-33) lost their 13th straight game, while the Spurs (23-17) maintained their […]


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