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JT Keith

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Bombs Away! Lee Williams takes region rival Prescott 50-38

Lee Williams coach Cain Atkinson didn’t start “Sophomore Sniper” A.J. Herrera because he wants him to elevate other parts of his game and become a total player.

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Vols dominate on the mat

Lee Williams wrestling coach Dan Ondrejka has his team salivating at the prospect of qualifying for the state tournament in three weeks.

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Bulldogs eliminated from soccer postseason

With possible state playoff implications on the line, everything was set up for the 12 seniors on Kingman’s boys’ soccer team to say goodbye to their family and friends at home in style with a victory on Senior Night.

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Prep Roundup: Tigers edge Trivium, hold 2-game lead

KAHS girls hoops maintain grip on second place

Things are starting to shape up in the 2A West Region. Kingman Academy has separated from the pack with a 60-57 victory over Trivium Prep on Tuesday night in Goodyear.

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Teams push for playoff spots as seasons start dwindling down

One of the key games in area hoops will be the awaited rematch between Kingman Academy and Trivium Prep. The Tigers come into the game with a one-game lead in 2A West Region.

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Bulldogs almost let Odyssey complete journey back

There is good news and bad news for Kingman High School boys basketball coach Nick Juby.

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Kingman’s 2-0 win tightens region race

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Volunteers just miss getting precious win

Lee Williams’ boys soccer team lost a close one to Prescott on Thursday, 3-2.

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Lady Bulldogs hang on for 6-point win over Odyssey

Kingman High School Lady Bulldogs coach Tony Kern didn’t know what to expect when he arrived here this season from New Mexico.

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No. 4 Flagstaff narrowly escapes Lee Williams

Lee Williams traveled to Flagstaff Wednesday to make up a game originally scheduled for Jan. 13.

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Kingman Academy dismisses Parker, remains unbeaten in 2A West Region

With first place in the 2A West Region on the line, the visiting Parker Broncs felt like they had to stop two players to leave Betty Rowe Gymnasium with a victory.

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Prep Roundup: Kingman wins against River Valley

Maybe, just maybe Kingman basketball coach Nick Juby has it figured out. His team has become road warriors.

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Des Gonzalez finally gets on the court

Former Lady Bulldog standout recovers from ACL injury

One of the last memories Desirae Gonzalez has of her high school basketball career is when Kingman traveled to Buckeye Union.

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Bulldogs stay in region hunt after shellacking MALC, 9-0

Kingman boys soccer coach Kevin Roberts is pushing all of the right buttons to keep his team in contention for a regional championship this season.

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Boys & Girls Club has plenty for children to do

The core beliefs of the Boys & Girls Club of America are simple: Give children a safe place to learn and grow. Provide them with a caring professional adult with whom to have an ongoing relationship.

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Tigers roll over MALC

Kingman Academy has sole possession of first place in the 2A West Region

Kingman Academy head basketball coach Brian Devincenzi had to do something with this team that was hard for him to do.

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Column: I know a coach when I see one

I would be hard-pressed to tell anyone how to coach. In sports writing, there are strict rules about not cheering in the press box and no favoritism with athletes or coaches. Sports writers are taught to be objective.

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Lady Tigers blast MALC

Kingman Academy girls’ basketball team turned a nail-biter of a game into a thrashing by holding Mohave Accelerated to two points in the third quarter, and five in the fourth quarter to win at home Friday night, 54-26.

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Bulldogs come up short to Wickenburg

Kingman boys’ basketball coach Nick Juby is a glass half full type of guy. He knows his team is playing hard and on occasions well. What he can’t buy is a win.

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Wickenburg wrangles Lady Bulldogs, 60-45

In a game that saw the Kingman girls basketball team give everything they had, the one thing they cannot make up for is size.

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River Valley blanks Bulldogs, takes control of 3A Region 6

The Kingman Bulldogs and River Valley Dust Devils entered the match undefeated in region play.

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Vols promote within for football coach

Lee Williams filling up other coaching openings

The Lee Williams Volunteers have decided to stay in-house for their next football coach.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols soccer falls to Coconino

Academy boys and Lee Williams girls hoops get wins

Lee Williams’ girls soccer team returned to the pitch for their first game without coach Jessica Brinkerhoff.

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Vols teach Tempe lessons

With 3:51 left in the third quarter, Lee Williams basketball coach Cain Atkinson yelled loud enough for the whole gymnasium to hear: “Is that how you coach your kids?”

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Lee Williams wrestling holds its own

This past weekend the Lee Williams wrestling team took part in the 46th Annual Joseph City Wrestling tournament.

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Lewis Kingman Park has gone to the dogs – and they couldn’t be happier

Every dog might have his day, but not every dog has his own park.

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Vols’ boys and girls soccer coaches bid adieu

‘Kingman has been so good to us’

As the clock ticked down and the Lee Williams boys’ soccer team jogged to the sidelines to shake hands with the Flagstaff players after losing Thursday night 4-1, Volunteers soccer coach Gabe Otero talked to his players and then let the players talk to and hug athletic trainer Jess Brinkerhoff.

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Tigers Trip Trivium: Academy preserves win in final seconds (VIDEO)

Kingman Academy’s Cade Martin’s game is so sweet and versatile that normally he will hang 20 points on an opponent and just keep it moving, while going unnoticed.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols blister Mohave by 26, Lady Tigers handle Trivium Prep

The Lee Williams Lady Volunteers are taking defense to another level.

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Lee Williams fades, falls to Flagstaff, 4-1

Lady Vols shut out by the Eagles, Brinkerhoff resigns to move

Lee Williams’ boys soccer team was competitive against Flagstaff for the first 37 minutes at home Thursday night.

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‘Nothing flashy,’ but Volunteers are 17-7

Lee Williams High School wrestling coach Dan Ondrejka has to be pleased with where his team is at heading into this weekend duals at the Joseph City Invitational.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols’ defense earns win over Prescott, 40-27

Kingman Academy boys, girls get wins over Antelope

The Lee Williams Lady Vols defense has come to rule the day.

Lady Vols learn lessons, return to regular season

Lee Williams Volunteers girls basketball coach Jerry Arave probably wants a little bit more from his team, as all coaches do.

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*Update* - Howery earns all-tourney honors, Kingman goes 1-4 at Vegas invite

KINGMAN – Kingman Bulldogs boys basketball coach Nick Juby is pleased with his team’s effort at the Desert Oasis High School basketball tournament held on Dec. 27-28 in Las Vegas.

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Keep On Going: Key to gym memberships is to go work out

Now is the time everyone promises to break a sweat. Feeling exhausted, out of shape and tired of hunting for clothes you can fit in and look reasonably good in the process.

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Volunteers dependent upon senior leadership to earn their way back to state

Lee Williams boys’ basketball coach Cain Atkinson explains what pound means to his team when he holds up is hand.

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Column: Always waiting to work out

I know this has not and does not happen to anyone else, but if you can relate to what I’m talking about, hit me up.

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Academy defense: man, you, ball

Kingman Academy boys’ basketball coach Brian Devincenzi can’t wait to let his Tigers out of their cages to play Antelope Union Jan. 3.

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Dignity in death and the costs of burial

Death is nothing new to life. In fact, the clock is ticking as soon as we arrive here to start living.

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Column: One week in and Kingman has loaded me with Christmas cheer

Kingman family, I just want to thank you for making me feel welcomed. I appreciate those of you who have introduced yourselves to me.

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Serrano’s hat trick lifts Lady Vols

Kingman boys defeat Lee Williams, 4-2

The Lee Williams Lady Volunteers took care of business early against the visiting Kingman Bulldogs Tuesday night.

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Shorthanded Tigers fall

The holiday break could not be coming at a more opportune time for the Kingman Academy Tigers basketball team.

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Vols’ boys basketball cracks top 10 in AIA rankings

City’s other high school squads, boys and girls, have work to do before playoffs

The Arizona Interscholastic Association has released its first power rankings of the basketball season. Below is a list of where local teams are ranked.

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Hello, Kingman, I'm J.T. Keith, your new sports writer

Ruminations on life and death

We all go through things in life, some of them more severe than others.