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Beau Bearden

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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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Prep Football: Vols drop 21-6 region loss to Prescott

The Lee Williams High School football team talked about playing with emotion before its Homecoming Game Friday night against Prescott.

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Prep Football: Tigers run over Sedona Red Rock, 56-28

The Kingman Academy football team is known for its passing game, but Sedona Red Rock showed early on it was determined to stop the Tigers’ air attack.

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Prep Swim: Vols, Lady Vols take first place at dual meet

The Kingman High School swim team hosted Lee Williams and Mohave Accelerated Thursday at Centennial Pool and the Volunteers and Lady Volunteers each went 2-0 to win the dual meet.

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Prep Cross Country: Local teams compete at Kingman Multi

The Kingman High School cross country team might not have a strong contingent of upperclassmen, but that doesn’t stop the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs from finding the silver lining as they continued their season Wednesday at home.

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Prep Football: Volunteers host Prescott in region battle

The Lee Williams High School football team suffered its first setback of the season last Friday at Mingus.

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Cullison and the Kingsmen strive to keep the rodeo alive

Ray Cullison is no stranger to the western way of life.

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Prep Football: Tigers travel to Sedona Red Rock

The Kingman Academy football team continues region play tonight as it travels to Sedona Red Rock for a 7 p.m. contest.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers get past Lady Bulldogs

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team traveled to Kingman High Wednesday night and battled to a 3-0 win, (25-11, 25-20, 25-16).

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Prep Football: Tigers maul Cowboys in region opener

On a football team that features a strong senior class, it was a freshman who stole the show Friday night as Kingman Academy High School’s Gabe Imus racked up 226 total yards and accounted for four touchdowns in a 48-0 win over Camp Verde at Southside Park.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs win thriller over ASU Prep, 20-19

Austin Dias broke a tackle, spun away from a defender, reversed field and somehow found the end zone Friday night to give Kingman High School a thrilling 20-19 win on the road over ASU Prep.

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Kingman High’s Roderick swims past competition

Kingman High’s Graceanne Roderick had never competed in the 500-yard freestyle during a swim meet.

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Prep Football: Tigers welcome Camp Verde to town

The time is now for the Kingman Academy High School football team.

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Prep Football: Vols open region at Mingus

the Lee Williams High School football team may be undefeated this season, but head coach Clint Sasse knows those games aren’t as important as tonight’s Grand Canyon Region opener at Mingus.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs travel to ASU Prep

McDonald’s and football don’t usually go hand-in-hand, but Kingman High School head coach Cam Wierson has made it work in preaching consistency on the field

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Vols drop 3-1 loss to Coconino

The Lee Williams High School volleyball team gave Coconino all it could handle Tuesday night, but unfortunately the Lady Vols fell short in a 3-1 loss, (25-22, 25-15, 19-25, 25-15) in their 4A Grand Canyon region opener at LWHS.

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City Champions: Vols defense steps up in win over Tigers

Mother Nature wasn’t the only one lighting up the sky Friday night, as the Lee Williams and Kingman Academy football teams put on a show in the City Championship at LWHS.

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Tigers lose heartbreaker to Volunteers, 21-20

The Kingman Academy High School football team appeared poised for a big win over Lee Williams Friday night in the City Championship.

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Bulldogs rally in fourth, but fall to Page

The Kingman High School football team scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter Friday night, but it wasn’t enough in a 44-18 loss to Page at KHS.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Tigers get past Mohave, 3-2

The Kingman Academy volleyball team traveled to Mohave Thursday and won a thriller over the Lady T-birds by a score of 3-2, (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 18-25, 15-13).

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Prep Football: Volunteers, Tigers clash in City Championship

The City Championship is finally upon us.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs welcome Page to town

In an effort to teach the Kingman High School football team a life lesson and keep things lighthearted, head coach Cam Wierson turned to a quote he memorized many years ago from the film “Caddyshack.”