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Beau Bearden

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols find early success at River Valley Shootout

Sometimes all it takes is one win for a team to get it rolling.

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Prep Roundup: Bulldogs beat River Valley for 1st region win

Mother Nature wasn’t going to stop the Kingman High School boys soccer team Thursday night.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Bulldogs rally for win over Parker

It looked as if the Kingman High School girls basketball team was going to let a win slip away Tuesday night against Parker.

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Prep Soccer: Lady Vols set school records in win over Kingman High

It was a historic night for Mackenzie Cathey.

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Prep Wrestling: Vols determined to keep success rolling as new faces join the program

The goal of any program is to build history and tradition, but that doesn’t happen overnight.

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Lee Williams grad Wilson makes noise at NAIA Cross Country Championships

Meah Wilson couldn’t have asked for a better ending to her first season running cross country at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott.

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Prep Soccer: Lady Vols keeping their aim toward state

Chris Selby is only in his second year at the helm, but he has his sights set high.

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Prep Soccer: Lady Bulldogs poised to strike this season

It’s no secret that the Kingman High School girls soccer team didn’t have the success it wanted a season ago.

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Prep Soccer: New head coach Bertelsbeck looks to lead Vols to success

It’s been an eye-opening few months for the new Lee Williams High School boys soccer coach.

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Prep Soccer: Increase in numbers give Bulldogs a better shot

Sometimes a shift in expectations can go a long way in helping a team make a turnaround.

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Prep Basketball: Vols win thrilling battle over Bulldogs

If you stayed home Tuesday night, you missed a crosstown rivalry game for the ages.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Vols surge past Kingman High

Liberty Cronk knows if she has the opportunity, she won’t hesitate to shoot the ball.

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Prep Basketball: Chinyere, Perea combine for 41 points as Tigers roar past Mohave

The scorebook can’t always tell the whole story of a basketball game, but what it showed Monday night was Tyler Chinyere and Nate Perea outscored Mohave on their own.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Tigers drop season opener to Mohave

It’s not often a team is at its best during the season opener.

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Prep Soccer: Lady Vols kick off season with a win over Lake Havasu

The Lee Williams High School girls soccer team couldn’t have asked for a better start to its season Monday night.

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Bathauer brothers to play ball at Adams State

Matt and Mike Bathauer couldn’t imagine it any other way.

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Prep Basketball: Lady Volunteers hungry to make a return trip to state

When points are difficult to come by, sometimes the team that puts forth the extra effort is victorious.

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Prep Basketball: Vols setting the bar high as season opener against Bulldogs is on the horizon

Cain Atkinson already likes what he sees from the Lee Williams High School boys basketball team.

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Prep Basketball: Bulldogs hope new leaders can step up and make a difference on the court

It’s never easy when a team graduates its core players, but it’s even more difficult when a number of bench contributors also move on.

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Prep Basketball: Hubbard takes the helm as Lady Bulldogs turn to a wide array of experience

A familiar face is now in charge of the Kingman High School girls basketball team.

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Prep Basketball: Tigers want to roar past the competition with speed and athleticism

It’s crazy what a difference one year makes.

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Prep Basketball: Change won’t stop the Lady Tigers from making an impact

Not many people like change, but the Kingman Academy High School girls basketball team will be facing a lot of this season.

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Kyle Busch wins thrilling Can-Am 500 to set the stage for championship race

Kyle Busch has accomplished a lot during his 16-year career in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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Prep Swim: Lee Williams’ Diego Narvarte caps swim career at state championship

Diego Narvarte was in a league of his own last week at the Division III State Championship in Paradise Valley.

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Academy’s Anderson named 3A West Region Offensive Player of the Year

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team made quite a 2018 debut in the 3A West Region by finishing 8-2.

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Prep Football: Bathauer brothers, Herrera named to All-Region 1st team

It’s no secret that the Lee Williams High School football team didn’t have the success it wanted during the 2018 season, but the Vols still had three athletes named to the 4A Grand Canyon All-Region first team in Matt and Mike Bathauer, and AJ Herrera.

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Daylight Saving Time does not apply here

As Arizonans, we just don’t do that sort of thing

As many Arizonans wake up this morning and grab their coffee and newspaper, they won’t feel any effects of a time change

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Prep Cross Country: Vols, Lady Vols finish in top 5 to qualify for state

Book your hotel rooms now, the Lee Williams High School boys and girls cross country teams have clinched a spot in the Division III State Championship Saturday at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers make return trip to play-in tournament, but fall to Valley Christian

Success in any sport is never guaranteed from season to season.

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Prep Football: Tigers find their roar in second half of 28-0 win

It was a scenario that not many teams find their way out of, especially in a close game.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs put up a fight, but end season with a loss

The Kingman High School football team knew it would be in for a dogfight Friday night against rival Kingman Academy.

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Prep Football: Tigers, Bulldogs look to end their season on a high note

All of the hard work and dedication comes down to one final game for the Kingman and Kingman Academy high school football teams.

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Prep Football: Vols enter season finale determined to knock off Mohave for first region win

Matt Bathauer and eight other Lee Williams High School football seniors will step foot on the gridiron for one final time Friday night when the Volunteers host Mohave.

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Prep Cross Country: Vols, Bulldogs, Tigers compete in Colorado River Regional Championship

Lee Williams senior Darleen Bland is all too familiar with Lake Havasu’s Sydney Huffman.

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Prep Golf: Lucero reflects as Lady Vols career comes to a close

The perfect ending to any high school career is a great showing at state.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers overcome an off night to defeat River Valley

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team may have come out on top Tuesday night, but the Lady Tigers know they didn’t play up to their potential in a 3-1 victory over No. 35 ranked River Valley.

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Prep Cross Country: Bland’s record day leads Lady Vols to first-place finish at Ray Gomez Invite

Darleen Bland had to deal with a little adversity Saturday, but the Lee Williams High School senior overcame it to finish at 21:25.60 for first place at the Ray Gomez Invite in Bullhead City.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs drop sixth straight in loss to Wickenburg

It’s never easy to lose, but it’s even more difficult to experience a blowout loss on your home field. The Kingman High School football team dealt with that Friday night in an 84-14 setback to No. 8 ranked Wickenburg.

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Prep Volleyball: Sahawneh, Monson play their final home match for Lady Vols

All seasons must come to an end, but that doesn’t take away from the emotions of seniors stepping on their home floor for the final time in front of family and friends.

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Prep Football: Jackson, Bulldogs prepared for another challenge in No. 8 ranked Wickenburg

Lamar Jackson may only be a freshman on the Kingman High School football team, but head coach Cam Wierson already has high praise of the “smooth operator.”

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Prep Roundup: Vols, Bulldogs swimmers host Cibola at Centennial Pool

The Lee Williams and Kingman high school swim teams continued their season Tuesday against Cibola High School at Centennial Pool.

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Prep Football: Vols hit the road with intentions of pulling off the upset

This time of the season usually shows how much heart a team has, especially if its state playoffs chances are slim.

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Prep Football: Tigers focusing on technique against Northwest Christian

All it takes is a quick glance at last week’s final score and the Kingman Academy High School football team knows what it is up against on the road Friday night.

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Kingman Photo | Bump, Set, Spike

The City of Kingman Adult Volleyball League had played its games at White Cliffs Middle School, but had to relocate to Kingman Middle School after water damage from Hurricane Rosa.

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Prep Golf: Lee Williams’ Lucero clinches No. 7 seed for Division II State Tournament

Paige Lucero capped her regular season career Saturday with another great finish.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers fall to No. 2 ranked Northwest Christian

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team had yet to lose a match in the 3A West Region entering an anticipated contest with No. 2 Northwest Christian.

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Prep Football: Tigers battle, but come up short against River Valley

Homecoming is supposed to be a time of good cheer and celebration, but that wasn’t the case Friday night for the Kingman Academy High School football team.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Bulldogs can't end losing streak in setback to Page

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Kingman High School volleyball team.

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Prep Football: Vols face tough challenge in rebuilt Coconino

As head coach Clint Sasse and his staff prepared the Lee Williams High School football team for tonight’s home game against Coconino, it was difficult to overlook how a new system has turned the once bottom-dweller Panthers into a threat in the 4A Grand Canyon Region.