Lee Williams baseball edges Odyssey, 3-2

Academy loses section fight to Wickenburg

KINGMAN - Paul Giglio, Chase Williams and Carter Rhoades had consecutive hits in the bottom of the third inning and Hunter Allen added another as Lee Williams scored three runs to overcome Odyssey Friday at LWHS, 3-2.

Odyssey jumped on top of the Volunteers and grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second. Giglio earned the win for Lee Williams (4-1 Division III).

The Vols host D-IV Bullhead City MALC (0-5) at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Wickenburg hangs KAHS with a loss

Seven batters combined for 13 hits and Wickenburg held off a Kingman Academy seventh-inning rally for a D-III, Section II win Friday in Wickenburg, 10-6.

The Academy (6-2, 2-2) struck first in the opening inning with three runs on hits by Caleb Boyett, Josh Allen, Cody Quick, Colton Bradley's one-run single, and walks to Jeffry Chinyere and J.J. Griffith.

Wickenburg (4-2, 2-0) held the Tigers scoreless from there until the seventh inning. In the meantime, the Wranglers scored two runs in the second, four in the third, three in the fourth and another in the fifth.

Allen led the Academy with three hits. He had two runs batted in and scored once. Boyett had two singles, an RBI and two runs scored. Chy Banda doubled in the seventh.

Quick took the loss for the Tigers giving up six runs, five earned, on seven hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Allen relieved Quick and went four innings. He gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits and one walk. Allen struck out seven.

The Tigers have a tough test in Flagstaff (3-2) against the Eagles at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Flagstaff.


Lady Vols trip up Odyssey, 18-1

Khori Cobanovich doubled and Victoria Martin hit an inside-the-park home run as Lee Williams used the mercy rule in a four-inning, 18-1 win over Odyssey Friday at Centennial Park.

Sidney Clark earned the win in the circle for Lee Williams (5-2 D-III), limiting Odyssey to just one run.

Lee Williams hosts MALC (4-0) at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Field 6 at Centennial Park.

Havasu nips Lady Bulldogs, 9-8

After Kingman's Taylor Olivas raced home to complete a comeback after being down at one point 5-1 to tie it in the top of the seventh, 8-8, Lake Havasu (3-3 D-II) loaded the bases in its half and scored the winning run on an infield error Friday in Lake Havasu City, 9-8.

After trailing 5-1 after two complete, Kingman (1-5) mounted a slow and methodical comeback. The Lady Bulldogs got two in the third behind Courtney Gibson's double. Kingman got two runs each in the fifth and sixth. Avery Lee drove in one with a sacrifice in the fifth, and Ally Applegate and Gabrielle Kramer each scored in the sixth.

The Lady Bulldogs host Mohave (4-4) in a non-section game at 3:45 p.m. Monday.


Coconino gets past gutsy LWHS

Lee Williams' Anjali Madahar won at No. 6 singles over Coconino's Makayla Hamilton 1-6, 6-2, 7-2, and Athena King and Cheyenne Bales combined for a No. 3 doubles win over Deja Dayzie and Alexia Montiel 8-2, but it was the Panthers who pulled out the win Thursday in Flagstaff, 7-2.

"We lost but fought really hard," said LWHS girls tennis coach Jordan Cummins. "I'm really proud of them for not giving up. It will only make this young team stronger."

Kadence Sterling lost at No. 4 singles in a third-set super-tiebreaker, 2-6, 6-2, 12-10, and Joyanna Caproitti fell the same way in No. 5, 2-6, 6-3, 10-8. Coconino improved to 2-1.

Lee Williams (0-2) next hosts Kingman (2-4) at 3:30 p.m. April 15 at Centennial Park.


Bradshaw shuts out Kingman

It's a rough start to the 2015 season as the Bulldogs fell to 0-5 in a 9-0 loss to Bradshaw Mountain (3-3). Kingman has yet to get on the scoreboard, losing to its opponents by a combined score of 42-0.

"I know the scores are less than desired," said KHS boys tennis coach Brandon Weaver. "But they are having fun and making much improvement."

Kingman hosts Prescott (6-0) at 3:30 p.m. Monday.


Ruelas, Gonzalez win two for KHS

Team scores were not kept at Wednesday's Goldwater Multiple in Phoenix, but Kingman did come away with several first-place finishers.

Megan Gaul won the 1,600-meter run in 7 minutes, 8 seconds, for the girls. Desirae Gonzalez won two events - the shot put with a 33-foot heave and a 94-foot discus throw.

Tanner Cardiff won the 800 for the boys in 2:11. Abe Ruelas won both the shot put and discus, though the winning distances were not available.

"I'm proud of the kids' commitment," said KHS track coach Anne Bathauer. "Usually they fall off by now, however this group is hanging tough. They're improving and getting stronger, and that is what we want at this time of the year."

Kingman was at Lake Havasu's Rotary meet Saturday. Results were not available by press time. The Bulldogs host a five-team multiple at 4 p.m. Wednesday.