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Prep Basketball: Vols hold on to beat Tigers, 45-44

If you left at halftime Tuesday night, you missed one heck of an ending.

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Prep Basketball: Bulldogs overcome Tigers in 2OT, 66-64

It was only fitting that the Kingman and Kingman Academy high school basketball teams battled back-and-forth Monday night in a 40-minute, double-overtime affair.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Tigers claw their way to first win over Lady Bulldogs

The Kingman Academy High School girls basketball team had never tallied a win over Kingman High in the previous nine meetings.

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Prep Basketball: Volunteers ready to make noise this season

One year ago at this time, Cain Atkinson was preparing for his first season as head coach of the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team.

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Prep Basketball: Bulldogs coming together as they look to end drought

The Kingman High School boys basketball team has focused on one goal leading up to this season – making the state tournament.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers hungry to repeat as region champions

If all goes according to plan, the Kingman Academy High School boys basketball team will be celebrating another 2A West Region title at the end of the season.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Bulldogs hopeful for new season

Despite returning four starters from last year, the Kingman High School girls basketball team is still unsure of how this season will play out as it doesn’t have the benefit of a junior varsity squad.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Vols aim for first trip to state

With a solid core of five seniors and two that have played on varsity since they were freshmen, it’s the perfect season for the Lee Williams High School girls basketball team to make the postseason for the first time in program history.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Tigers all set for a new season

The Kingman Academy High School girls basketball team was just one win shy last season of making the play-in game for the state tournament.

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Prep Wrestling: Lee Williams, Kingman have high expectations for 2017-18

Dan Ondrejka had no idea that the Lee Williams High School wrestling team would reach the level of success it did last season.

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Lee Williams sending four chess players to state

Logan Masters has played chess since he was in the third grade.

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Lee Williams’ Trysta Rucker to attend Southern Oregon University

As soon as Trysta Rucker went to visit Southern Oregon University, the Lee Williams High School senior knew it was the right place to continue her track and field career.

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Gabe Lumas focused on community, not his record

Gabe Lumas’ seven interceptions against Flagstaff High in 2011 is a mark that still remains tied for third in the National Federation of State High School Associations’ record book.

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Prep Football: Tigers hit the road for 2A State Tournament

The Kingman Academy High School football team has a long trek ahead – 321 miles to be exact – for its first round 2A State Tournament contest at 6 p.m. Saturday against No. 1-seed Round Valley.

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Prep Cross Country: Vols, Lady Vols and Skankey ready for state

For the first time in program history, the Lee Williams girls cross country team is headed to the Division III State Championship, which is scheduled for 8:55 a.m. Saturday at the Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Lee Williams, Kingman Academy swim teams ready for state competition

The swimmers are hoping to make waves at the state competition

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Astros win first World Series title

Jose Altuve knew in spring training that this Houston Astros team was going to be special. The Astros lived up to those expectations with a 101-win regular season and capped it off Wednesday night with a 5-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the winner-take-all World Series Game 7 at Dodger Stadium.

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Prep Football: Tigers to face Round Valley in state tourney

Following a 62-3 win over Arete Prep Friday night, the Kingman Academy High School football team loaded the bus at Southside Park and prepared to return to campus.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers fall to Benson in play-in game

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team rallied back Thursday on the road against No. 13 ranked Benson, but just came up short in a 3-2 loss during a 2A State Tournament play-in game.

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Astros win slugfest over Dodgers

In a game that featured a World Series-record eight home runs, it was George Springer’s two-run shot that propelled the Houston Astros to a 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in 11 innings Wednesday night in Game 2 of the World Series.

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Prep Volleyball: Lee Williams sends off its seniors with a five-set win

As the Lee Williams volleyball team prepared for a deciding fifth set Tuesday night against Bradshaw Mountain, head coach Julia Lasiloo had a simple message.

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Kingman Academy moved to 3A West Region

Athletic teams at Kingman Academy High School are making a move.

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Prep Football: Tigers win battle with Paradise Honors, 38-33

It was a familiar situation for the Kingman Academy High School football.

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Prep Golf: Lady Vols look to make noise at state

Three members of the Lee Williams girls golf team were in the same class when they received a text from head coach Haley Bradley.

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Prep Football: Tigers set for important showdown with Paradise Honors

The Kingman Academy football team has no room for error.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers get first win over Lady Vols

In her four years on the Kingman Academy High School volleyball team, Aspen Jackson has experienced a number of great wins with her fellow seniors.

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Kingman’s Ancient Iron sets five world records in Las Vegas

Jerry Homer Sr. isn’t your typical 77 year old.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers drop 3-0 loss to Trivium Prep

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team held its own Tuesday night against No. 5 ranked Trivium Prep, but unfortunately the 18th-ranked Lady Tigers couldn’t finish in a 3-0 loss.

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Turner powers Dodgers to 4-1 win over Cubs

It was only fitting that Game 2 of the National League Championship Series ended the way it did Sunday night at Dodger Stadium.

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Prep Football: Vols battle with Bradshaw, but lose 35-15

The Lee Williams High School football team had plenty of chances Friday night against Bradshaw Mountain.

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Prep Football: Vols determined to keep improving as they host Bradshaw Mountain

The Lee Williams High School football team is finally back home.

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Prep Football: Tigers looking to stay perfect in region

Kingman Academy doesn’t want to look ahead, but it would be easy to do so.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs travel to Odyssey Institute

The culture of Kingman High School football has changed.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers get first win over Parker

The fifth time was the charm for the Kingman Academy volleyball team.

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Sports Column | The chronicles of a traveling sportswriter

Beau Bearden shares his experiences being a traveling sports reporter

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Prep Football: Tigers take care of Chandler Prep, 44-14

The Kingman Academy football team didn’t get off to a fast start against No. 7-ranked Chandler Prep Friday night, but the 20th-ranked Tigers quickly found their stride in the second half to cruise to a 44-14 win.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs come up short at Chino, 27-20

The Kingman High School football team had a number of opportunities Friday night at 28th-ranked Chino Valley.

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Prep Football: Vols rally late, but drop 23-15 loss to Flagstaff

The Lee Williams High School football team had a chance to win its second straight 4A Grand Canyon Region contest, but the Volunteers couldn’t complete their late rally in a 23-15 loss at 15th-ranked Flagstaff.

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Prep Football: Kingman, Kingman Academy, Lee Williams all hit the road

For the only time this season, all three area high school football teams will play on the road.

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D-backs advance to NLDS with win over Rockies

An unlikely hero stepped up for the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday night in the National League Wild Card game.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers defeat Tonopah Valley

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team rallied Tuesday night to pick up a 3-2 win, (23-25, 19-25, 25-20, 30-28, 18-16), over Tonopah Valley.

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Lady Vols beat Mingus for first region win

The Lee Williams High School volleyball team knew it had to win Tuesday night.

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Prep Football: Tigers stun Parker with last second touchdown

The Kingman Academy football team appeared to be headed for another loss to Parker as it trailed 28-26 with less than 30 seconds to play Friday night.

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Prep Football: Vols defeat Coconino for first region win

The Lee Williams High School football team entered Friday night still looking for its first win in the 4A Grand Canyon Region.

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Prep Football: Academy hosts Parker in region clash

The Kingman Academy High School football team is all too familiar with Parker as it has yet to record a win against the Broncs in the last four meetings.

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Prep Football: Vols travel to Coconino

As the Lee Williams High School football team searches for its first win in the 4A Grand Canyon Region, it would be easy for the Volunteers to look at today’s 7 p.m. contest at Coconino as a good opportunity to accomplish that goal.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs open region with road trip to Wickenburg

The Kingman High School football team’s morale is as strong as ever entering its 3A West Region opener at Wickenburg.

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Prep Volleyball: Kingman Academy sweeps Antelope

The Kingman Academy volleyball team continued its winning ways Tuesday as it opened 2A West Region action with a 3-0 sweep of Antelope, (25-17, 25-12, 25-19).

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Prep Volleyball: Lee Williams drops 3-2 loss to Prescott

The Lee Williams volleyball team entered Tuesday night looking for its first win in the 4A Grand Canyon Region.

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Phoenix’s Jackson is talented on and off the basketball court

Third-grader Josh Jackson decided to ask his dad a question one day after school.

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