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Beau Bearden

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Prep Track: Vols sending 22 athletes to Division III State Championship

Kael Juelfs knows that earning a high seed for the state tournament doesn’t always guarantee a great finish.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Plew making the trek to Portland

It didn’t take very long for Jessica Plew to know where she wanted to continue her softball career.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Campbell off to Southern Nevada

Kassidy Campbell faced quite an uphill battle to get to where she is today.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Edwards staying close at Scottsdale Community College

There’s no doubt that Maryssa Edwards has accomplished a lot during her career, but she isn’t going to stop now.

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State Roundup: Lady Tigers roar past AZ College Prep, 18-1

The Kingman Academy High School softball team made history Saturday with its first postseason win.

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Prep Baseball: Vols to play Thunderbird in 4A State Tournament

The Lee Williams High School baseball team will battle a familiar opponent in the first round of the 4A State Tournament.

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Tigers, Lady Tigers make school history with berths in the 2A State Tournament

For the first time in school history, the Kingman Academy High School baseball and softball teams are both in the postseason during the same year.

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Prep Baseball: Vols hold off Walden Grove to advance to 4A State Tourney

It was a historic day for the Lee Williams High School baseball team Wednesday at Dick Grounds Field.

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Prep Softball: Lady Tigers maul Parker, 11-1

The Kingman Academy High School softball team capped the regular season Tuesday with a 11-1 win over Parker in five innings due to the run rule at Southside Park.

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Prep Baseball: Hecker, Hurley homer as Tigers win 2A West Region title

It’s often said revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Prep Softball: Lady Bulldogs return to state tournament

The Kingman High School softball team has waited 15 years for this day.

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Prep Baseball: Vols to host Walden Grove

The Lee Williams High School baseball team knew it would be playing in the 4A State Championship, but it didn’t know its opponent until Tuesday.

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Prep Tennis: No. 16 Vols set for No. 1 Catalina Foothills

The Lee Williams High School boys tennis team put in countless hours of work this season to reach its goal of the Division II State Tournament.

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State Roundup: Lady Vols trio advances at state

The trio of Lee Williams High School girls tennis players knew they would have their work cut out for them in the Division II Individual State Tournament

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Prep Baseball: Volunteers sweep Mingus to win 4A Grand Canyon Region

The Lee Williams High School baseball team knew what it needed to do Friday against Mingus – win both ends of a doubleheader to clinch the 4A Grand Canyon Region.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Tigers crush Parker on the road

The Kingman Academy High School softball team picked up its sixth straight 2A West Region win in a 15-0 blowout of No. 24-ranked Parker.

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Prep Tennis: Lady Vols ready for state tourney

A year ago Gaby Villar could be found in the stands watching her teammates at state.

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Prep Tennis: Vols look to continue success at state

Not many would have expected the Lee Williams High School boys tennis team to be where it is today

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Prep Softball: Heitzman gives Lady Bulldogs win over Chino in extra innings

Kristen Heitzman knew she needed to get a base hit for the Kingman High School softball team.

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Prep Roundup: Vols tennis finishes with perfect 6-0 mark in Section III

The Lee Williams High School boys tennis team capped the regular season Monday with two wins to finish undefeated in Division II, Section III.

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Kingman’s Benson finishes Boston Marathon

Anna Benson battled windy, rainy and cold conditions Monday morning, but that didn’t stop her from finishing the Boston Marathon.

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Prep Track: Marino sets new personal record in 110 hurdles as Vols win Route 66 Invite

Enzo Marino may have suffered a knee injury during the football season, but he’s not showing any signs of it affecting him.

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Prep Golf: Kingman Academy wins home finale

The Kingman Academy High School golf team played its home finale Thursday and won in grand fashion.

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Kingman’s Benson to run Boston Marathon

Anna Benson never would’ve dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon.

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Kingman High grad McCans reflects on her college career

Courtney McCans has a number of great memories during her time playing for the University of Sioux Falls women’s tennis team, but the Kingman High School graduate hasn’t forgotten about where she started the journey.

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Lee Williams' Giglio going to play ball at Adams State

As soon as Paul Giglio stepped on the campus of Adams State University in Colorado, the Lee Williams High School senior knew it was the right fit for him.

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Prep Roundup: Volunteers handily defeat Cortez, 18-0

The Lee Williams High School baseball team racked up 13 hits Saturday afternoon in an 18-0 shutout of No. 44 ranked Cortez.

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Haula nets game-winner for Golden Knights in double overtime

Erik Haula knew what he and the Las Vegas Golden Knights were up against Friday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

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Prep Baseball: Kingman Academy's Hecker throws a perfect game

Bradley Hecker can now say he’s among an elite group of baseball players after the Kingman Academy High School pitcher threw a perfect game Thursday at Southside Park.

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Prep Track: Lady Vols outduel Lake Havasu to win multi, Vols also finish first

Lee Williams’ Trysta Rucker couldn’t have picked a better time to set a record.

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Kingman High football coach Cam Wierson not taking Marana High job

It would’ve been easy for Cam Wierson to join a list of other football coaches to leave Kingman High School for greener pastures.

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Prep Baseball: Bulldogs tally first win in program history over Odyssey, 8-4

Chad Baitinger has preached a simple message all season to the Kingman High School baseball team – "Keep your head up."

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Prep Roundup: Lady Tigers win doubleheader over Tonopah Valley

The Kingman Academy High School softball team easily took care of No. 36 ranked Tonopah Valley in a doubleheader Tuesday at Southside Park.

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Prep Track: Lady Vols tally another first-place finish

The Lee Williams High School girls track and field team picked up its second straight win Saturday with a first-place finish at the Red Rock Invitational in Sedona.

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Prep Track: Lady Vols win Kingman Multi with 10 1st-place finishes, Vols take 2nd

Kingman High’s Makayla Baca was in familiar territory Wednesday during the Kingman Multi at KHS.

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Prep Softball: Lady Vols can't hold on, fall to Prescott

It appeared the Lee Williams High School softball team was on the way to its first 4A Grand Canyon Region win Tuesday against Prescott.

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Prep Golf: Kingman Academy's Scott takes second at Tigers Invite

Kingman Academy’s Jake Scott was in good shape following day one of the Tigers Invitational after shooting a 7-over par 79 to tie for first with Snowflake’s Garrett Caldwell.

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All Starz gymnastics team makes noise at state championship

The All Starz gymnastics team is usually happy to send a small group to regionals.

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Prep Golf: Academy hosts tourney at Cerbat Cliffs

Kingman Academy’s Jacob Heppler found himself in unfamiliar territory Saturday.

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Prep Baseball: Vols deal Flagstaff its first region loss

Mike Bathauer set the tone early for the Lee Williams High School baseball team Wednesday against Flagstaff.

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Prep Tennis: Lady Vols hold off Lady Bulldogs, 8-1

The Lee Williams High School girls tennis team continued its hot start Tuesday by picking up its fifth win of the season in an 8-1 victory over rival Kingman at KHS.

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Prep Tennis: Bulldogs battle, but fall to Vols

While the final score may not have shown it, the Lee Williams and Kingman high school boys tennis teams put on a show Tuesday in their second meeting of the season.

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Youth bowlers from across Arizona knock ‘em down at Cerbat Lanes

Emma Downing had a slight advantage Saturday during the 2018 Pepsi USBC Youth State Championships at Cerbat Lanes.

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Kingman’s Shirley Bowers races across 50 states

Shirley Bowers ran her first half marathon in Phoenix, but it wasn’t quite enough of a thrill.

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Prep Baseball: Vols knock off Bradshaw Mountain, 9-2

The Lee William High School baseball team not only battled Bradshaw Mountain Thursday afternoon, but it also faced rainy conditions early on in the 4A Grand Canyon Region contest.

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Bullying antidote: Self-defense skills help create confident, prepared children

With tragedies occurring at an alarming rate across the country, it’s important for parents to make sure their children aren’t overcome with fear or anxiety.

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Prep Baseball: Bulldogs can’t find offense, fall to Chino Valley

The Kingman High School baseball team struggled to find its bats Tuesday and it proved costly in an 8-0 setback to Chino Valley at KHS.

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Prep Baseball: Tigers rally late for 6-5 win over Antelope

Wyatt Hall entered the game in the top of the third inning with the Kingman Academy baseball team facing a four-run deficit against Antelope.

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Prep Softball: Lady Tigers beat Lake Havasu to win Coca-Cola Invite

Sometimes a simple change of mindset can help a team for the better.

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Prep Softball: Lady Vols find their bats in 13-2 victory over Parker

The Lee Williams High School softball team’s top of the lineup came to play Wednesday at Centennial Park.