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Beau Bearden

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Prep Volleyball: Impressive open gym numbers a good sign for Lady Vols

The Lee Williams High School volleyball team has yet to officially start practice, but it doesn’t have to worry about a lack of players when the Lady Volunteers hold tryouts Monday.

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Prep Football: Wierson focused on returning Bulldogs to their glory days on the gridiron

Six. That’s the number of different coaches to lead the Kingman High School football team in the last 13 seasons.

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Lee Williams duo have a shot at making Nevada’s ODP 15U team

A pair of Lee Williams High School freshmen are looking to make the roster of the U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program’s 15U Nevada team.

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Reed looking to rise above the competition at CrossFit Games

Tennil Reed has spent almost four and a half years training to get to this point.

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Prep Football: Kingman Academy is ready for 2017

Entering his fourth season as Kingman Academy football coach, Dan Stroup has high expectations for the 2017 season.

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Lee Williams football getting early start to 2017 season

The Volunteers are already practicing in helmets and shoulder pads

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International riders make long trek to U.S.

For Germany’s Theresa Bäuml, Norway’s Mette Fidje and Italy’s Sara Trentini, this weekend’s TrialGP Wagner Cup at the Hualapai Mountain Park is the first taste of competition in the United States.

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Column: My trip to Phoenix to cover the D-backs

Throughout my career as a sports writer, I have covered a wide variety of different sports at the high school and collegiate level.

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Kingman Sidewinders 16U softball team takes third at Prescott Tournament

The Kingman Sidewinders 16U softball team recently traveled to the Prescott Best of the West Tournament and finished in third place with a record of 4-1.

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Kingman’s White finishes in top 16 at Worlds

Josh White has dealt with a lot of ups and downs during his time riding BMX.

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Kingman duo competing at BMX World Championships in South Carolina

Josh White is finally doing what he’s waited three years to do.

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D-backs struggle early in 6-2 loss to Nationals

The Washington Nationals jumped out to an early lead in the first inning and never looked back in dealing the D-backs a 6-2 loss in front of 32,720 fans at Chase Field

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70 motorcycle riders to compete in the TrialGP Wagner Cup in the Hualapais

Kylee Sweeten of Oregon knows MotoTrials isn’t the easiest sport to describe to someone who has never watched it in person.

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Bathauer Memorial Tournament brings community together

John Catt was one of many softball players that could be found Saturday morning at Centennial Park for the sixth annual John Bathauer Tournament.

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Prep Football: Vols build team chemistry at camp

During a three-part drill consisting of sprints, backpedals and bear crawls, a considerable number of Volunteers found themselves behind the pack Thursday at Lee Williams High School’s football camp.

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KNLL Juniors fall to Verde Valley at state

The Kingman North Little League Juniors didn’t get off to a great start Tuesday night and it proved costly in a 16-4 loss to Verde Valley during the Arizona State Tournament in Phoenix.

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Kingman North Little League Juniors advance to state tourney

The Kingman North Little League Juniors didn’t have the luxury of a full bracket in the District 9 Tournament and the squad took complete advantage to advance to the state tournament with two wins over Blythe, California.

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Bathauer Memorial Tournament continues to make an impact

John Bathauer dedicated his life to helping anyone he could, whether it was in sports or everyday life.

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Desert Stars Volleyball camp helps youth get early start

Nona King knows athletes greatly benefit from starting to play volleyball at an early age.

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Prep Football: Kingman High focused on team mentality entering 2017 season

Kingman High School football coach Cam Wierson is no stranger to the inside of a locker room.

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Year-round practices provide advantages and disadvantages

It seemed as if yesterday I was covering high school baseball and softball, and now I look at the calendar and the official start of football practice is right around the corner.

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Fireworks may be banned in Mohave County, but there are still shows to see

For the first time since 2014, Mohave County has banned fireworks on public and private land.

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Column: Little League plays an important role in the community

As an avid baseball fan, I always enjoy a good ballgame.

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Fireworks banned in Mohave County

For the first time since 2014, Mohave County has banned fireworks on public and private land.

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Little League: Blythe 10-12 All Stars win District 9 Tournament Title

One year ago, Blythe, California came up short in its quest to win a District 9 Championship as it lost to Lake Havasu City South.

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Kingman North 10-12 All Stars fall to Mohave Valley

For many teams, a tough loss would result in players showing sadness and hanging their heads.

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Little League: Kingman North 9-11s win District 9 Tournament Championship

It's not often a team sends 27 batters to the plate in one inning.

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Little League: Kingman North 10-12 All Stars win thriller in extras over Kingman

The Kingman North 10-12 All Stars found themselves in a tough spot Thursday night during the District 9 Tournament.

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Little League: Kingman North 9-11s run-rule Kingman 11-1

Kingman faces Lake Havasu City in elimination game 8 p.m. Thursday

For an inning and a half, the anticipated matchup between Kingman North and Kingman lived up to expectations during the semifinals of the 9-11 All Star District 9 Tournament at Southside Park.

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Kingman North 9-11 All Stars cruise to 25-2 victory

Kingman North to face Kingman at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Park

The temperatures at Southside Park may have cooled off Tuesday night, but the Kingman North 9-11 All Stars’ offense definitely didn’t let up.

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Kingman 9-11 All Stars win slugfest over Blythe

Kingman to face Kingman North at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Southside Park

Julian Andrade knew all he needed was a base hit and the Kingman 9-11 All Stars would advance to the next round of the District 9 Tournament.

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Kingman 8-10 Little League All Stars lose heartbreaker to Bullhead City

Following a heartbreaking 23-22 loss Saturday to Bullhead City in Lake Havasu City, Kingman 8-10 Little League All Stars manager Paul Hardcastle faced the difficult task of providing encouragement to his disheartened squad.

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Kingman Rebels Youth Football off to a booming start

Daniel Carlson didn’t know what to expect when he created a new youth football league in Kingman.

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Kingman Little League run-rules Parker, 16-6

A day after not tallying a hit, the Kingman 8-10 All-Stars turned it around by exploding for double-digit runs Friday in a 16-6 win over Parker in five innings due to the run-rule at Dick Samp Park in Lake Havasu City.

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Kingman North Little League falls to Needles

It wasn’t the ending the Kingman North 8-10 All Stars wanted to experience Friday, as they were eliminated from tournament play with an 18-4 loss to Needles at Sara Park in Lake Havasu City.

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Kingman North 8-10 All Stars go down swinging

The Kingman North 8-10 All Stars were down double digits Thursday night, but they weren’t out.

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Kingman 8-10 All Stars fall to Mohave Valley

It’s tough to win a game if a team doesn’t tally a hit.

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File, Skubal selected on Day 3 of MLB Draft

Dylan File and Tarik Skubal started out as rivals during their time playing Little League.

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File's dream reached, drafted by Brewers

Dylan File received a call during his draft party and before he knew it, the Kingman native was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Kingman Academy alum Skubal drafted by D-backs

Tarik Skubal was sitting at lunch with his girlfriend and her family when he heard the news – the Kingman Academy graduate was headed to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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Kingman North 8-10 All Stars begin quest for District 9 title in Lake Havasu

Thomas Doxtader hasn’t played on an all-star squad.

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Ride ‘em Cowboys and Cowgirls

The Kingman Junior Rodeo Association hosted its junior rodeo Saturday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.

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Kingman North drops tough 7-6 loss to Mohave Valley in title game

The game of baseball is very similar to life – momentum can be in your favor one minute and then before you know it, it’s gone.

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Kingman youth learn the fundamentals at KHS basketball camp

Fall in love with basketball and have a good time.

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Kingman North D-backs advance to title game

The Kingman North Little League championship squad entered the 2017 Little League District 9 Majors Tournament of Champions determined to win it all.

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Kingman North Little League's D-backs fall short of perfect season

The Kingman North Little League squad had yet to lose a game all season entering its semifinal contest Tuesday in the Minors Tournament of Champions at Mohave Valley.

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Kingman Little League’s D-backs lose thriller to Needles

The Kingman Little League squad faced what appeared to be insurmountable odds Tuesday night in the Minors Tournament of Champions.

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Kingman North Little League's D-backs leaning on family mentality ahead of tournament

Corbyn Roddy isn’t a native of Kingman, but his teammates on the Kingman North Little League championship squad have made the 12-year-old feel right at home since moving from Maryland in August.

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Devincenzi Proves He’s the One with Character

When I took on the assignment of Brian Devincenzi’s resignation as the boys basketball coach at Kingman Academy, I knew it would be difficult to stay unbiased.