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Beau Bearden

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Column: AIA’s blunder affects Kingman, Kingman Academy girls basketball

Sabino High School is more than 200 miles away in Tucson, but a decision by the Arizona Interscholastic Association or lack thereof sent ripple effects all the way north to Kingman.

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Prep Softball: Lady Bulldogs ready to pounce in opener against Northland Prep

The goal is not changing for the Kingman High School softball team.

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Prep Baseball/Softball: Tigers, Lady Tigers roar into season against Lake Havasu

Baseball and softball season is here, but that doesn’t mean every squad is fully prepared.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers prove no one should overlook them in 3A Conference

There was no telling how the 2018-19 season would unfold for the Kingman Academy High School boys basketball team, especially with it being the first year in the 3A West Region.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs trio honored by 3A West Region

Following a season in which the Kingman High School girls basketball team won a 3A West Region crown and advanced to the second round of the 3A State Championship, three Lady Bulldogs garnered postseason accolades.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs' remarkable run ends in 2nd round of 3A State Championship

At some point, all good things must come to an end.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs meet Tuba City in 2nd round of 3A State Tourney

It’s been five years since the Kingman High School girls basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers knock off Yuma Catholic to advance in 3A State Tournament

Wednesday night was special for a number of reasons.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs advance in 3A State Tournament with win over Academy

It’s no secret that senior leadership is important for any squad that wants to win games at state.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers to host Yuma Catholic in 3A State Tournament

It’s been a few years, but the Kingman Academy High School boys basketball team has a history with Yuma Catholic.

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Lee Williams' Serrano to play soccer at Mesa Community College

When Sadie Serrano first met Lee Williams High School girls soccer coach Chris Selby, she didn’t hesitate to talk about the goal of playing at the next level.

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Prep Roundup: Lee Williams grappler Jimmy Wayman takes 3rd at state

Five matches in two days was no problem for Jimmy Wayman.

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Prep Basketball: Vols lose heartbreaker to Moon Valley

Neither team wanted to see its season end Friday night.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs beat Academy to finish 10-0 in 3A West Region

As the wins continued piling up and the season neared its end, the possibility of a perfect record in the 3A West Region looked more and more promising.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers cap regular season with win over Kingman High

A short two and a half miles is all that separates the two schools.

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Prep Basketball: Vols host Moon Valley in 4A Conference Play-In

For the first time in school history, the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team will host a postseason contest Friday night against No. 17 seed Moon Valley.

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Prep Wrestling: Vols trio advances to Division III State Championship

Consistency is key in any program and the Lee Williams High School wrestling team is proving that to be true as it will send three grapplers to state for the second consecutive season.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols beat Mingus, advance to 4A Conference Play-In Tourney

Solid defense proved crucial Tuesday as the Lee Williams High School girls basketball team picked up a 43-38 road win over Mingus.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs clinch 3A West Region title with win over Wickenburg

The regular season is not over yet, but the Kingman High School girls basketball team can check one goal off its list – a region championship.

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Prep Basketball: Seniors lead Tigers to win over Chino Valley

From start to finish, Tuesday night was all about the seven Kingman Academy High School boys basketball seniors.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Tigers press their way to win over Northwest Christian

When it comes to setting the tone in a game, there’s no better way to do so than with press defense.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers come up short against Northwest Christian

When the Kingman Academy High School boys basketball team plays in the friendly confines of Betty Rowe Gymnasium, it’s almost a guarantee the Tigers will come away with a victory.

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Changes bring more rodeos to Kingman

The local Kingsmen will host the PRCA rodeo in early June and then welcome a new circuit – the Grand Canyon Pro Rodeo – to town in late September.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Bulldogs take down River Valley for 8th region win

The special season continued Friday night as the Kingman High School girls basketball team knocked off River Valley 44-33 for its eighth win in the 3A West Region.

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Prep Basketball: Vols cruise to win over Mohave in annual Silent Night game

Fans didn’t have to remain silent for very long Friday night.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Vols beat Mohave to send seniors off with a bang

As the minutes started ticking off the clock, Jerry Arave did something all coaches want to do on Senior Night – honor each athlete one last time.

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Prep Roundup: Vols hold off Flagstaff to win fourth straight

It appeared the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team was on its way to an easy win over Flagstaff High.

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Prep Wrestling: Vols win Colorado River Region Championship

Two out of three is always good, especially when it’s two titles in three seasons.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols use strong second half to beat Prescott

A three-point first quarter could have proven costly on the road Tuesday, but the Lee Williams High School girls basketball team made sure it didn’t in a 33-28 win over Prescott.

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Prep Soccer: Lady Vols fall short against Mohave

As the old saying goes, "It ain’t over til it’s over."

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Lee Williams’ Lucero signs at the University of Nebraska Kearney

Paige Lucero originally wanted to do what many end up doing – pick a college close to home.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs knock off Northwest Christian for 7th region win

Sometimes a little trust can go a long way in leading a squad to great success.

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Prep Roundup: Vols get back on track with two non-region victories

Two non-region games were just the right medicine for the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers dominate Wickenburg in blowout win

A tough loss was all the motivation the Kingman Academy High School boys basketball team needed Friday night when it welcomed Wickenburg to town for a 3A West Region showdown.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Tigers rally late for victory over Wickenburg

It may have been a little too close for comfort, but a win is a win.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols keep it rolling with win over Lake Havasu

Three games in one week is never easy, especially when two of them are against non-region opponents.

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Column: This basketball season is special and it’s not over yet

I’ll be the first one to admit – I never imagined this basketball season playing out the way it has, especially with no clear-cut favorite out of the six local teams.

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Prep Roundup: Bulldogs take down Parker on the road

The Kingman High School boys soccer team may only have one game remaining, but it has a chance to end the season on a high note after knocking off Parker 4-3 on Tuesday.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Vols tally first win in program history over Bradshaw Mountain

History was made Tuesday when the Lee Williams High School girls basketball team knocked off Bradshaw Mountain.

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Prep Basketball: Vols lose heartbreaker to Bradshaw Mountain

It’s never easy to lose a game, especially when it comes on your home floor against a team you already beat this season.

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Prep Wrestling: Wayman leads Vols to 4th-place finish at Ironwood Invitational

As the season winds down, grapplers are running out of time to put up their best performances.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs hold off Academy for 11th straight win

A five-point lead with 1:44 remaining in the game isn’t bad, but it’s far from a comfortable margin.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers take down Kingman High on Cancer Night

Friday night went beyond the game of basketball.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols make school history with win over Bradshaw Mountain

It was only a matter of time before it happened, but it doesn’t take away from the significance of it.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs on a quest to join other elite programs in school history

Sometimes flying under the radar is the best way for a squad to rise to the top of the pack.

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Prep Basketball: Bulldogs suffer a tough loss to River Valley

It’s tough to beat an opponent when it continues to find a way to stay in the game.

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Prep Basketball: No. 8 ranked Lady Bulldogs rally for win over River Valley

When a team is ranked in the top 10, every opponent is looking to tally an upset.

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Prep Roundup: Tigers fall short on the road against Northwest Christian

Two region losses by no more than six points is a tough way to start the New Year.

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Prep Basketball: Vols beat Mingus for sole possession of 1st place

There was a lot on the line for the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team Friday night against Mingus.

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