In my personal life, I had one of the greatest Decembers in the history of Shawn. The only other one that can compare, I reckon, is December of 1964 when I was born.
Merry Christmas, everybody. I hope today is turning out to be the loveliest of days for you and your families.
"You’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy.” That’s one of my all-time favorite sayings.
Lady Vols ‘Buffalo’ Tempe
Madi Arave scored on a breakaway layup and a free throw in the final moments as Lee Williams held off a fourth-quarter charge by Tempe for a 4A Conference non-region win Friday at LWHS, 35-29.
Flagstaff shuts out LWHS 9-0 in first quarter
Going scoreless in the first quarter of a basketball game makes for a tough uphill climb to get back into the game.
The Lady Vols basketball team gave Flagstaff a tough go of things through the first half of the 4A Conference Grand Canyon Region game Tuesday at LWHS, but the Eagles outscored Lee Williams 21-2 in the third quarter on the way to a 54-24 win.
Nic Verville’s unbeaten trek through the 132-pound class led Lee Williams at the Wade Hendershott Peaks Invitational to a fifth-place showing in the 14-team event after going 5-2 in Flagstaff Friday and Saturday.
Lee Williams went 4-1 to take third place at the River Valley Shootout Friday and Saturday in Mohave Valley.
Lee Williams 2-0 at River Valley Shootout
Despite going scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the fourth quarter, the Kingman High Lady Bulldogs scored five points in the final 31 seconds to hold off Kingman Academy Thursday at KHS, 49-37.
Brett Bergin’s shot on goal with four minutes left in the second overtime was denied by Lake Havasu’s keeper, and the Kingman Bulldogs fell to the Knights Thursday in Havasu, 2-1.
Lee Williams opens Red Rock tourney 1-2
Ten days after losing to the Kingman Bulldogs by 21 points, the Kingman Academy Tigers returned the favor with a 69-57 win over the Bulldogs Thursday at KAHS.
Scottsdale Cactus Shadows showed up with intense defensive pressure and it was more than enough to put Lee Williams in a bind and a 59-31 4A Conference win Wednesday at LWHS.
Lee Williams got its season started in the right direction when the Volunteers grapplers went 3-0 at Wednesday’s four-team match at LWHS.
For the first 73 minutes of Tuesday’s match between Lee Williams and Kingman at LWHS, the Volunteers seemed to have Kingman’s number.
A proud trio of Kingman BMX riders finished the 2016 Grand National Championships in Tulsa, Okla., riding in the very last race possible for each of them.
Through a broken heart and broken bones this season, Kingman’s Josh White, 9, rebounded and took the USA BMX 9 Expert Race of Champions plate Friday in Tulsa, Okla.
Volleyball team celebrates first regular-season NE-10 title, NCAA bid
Senior Natalie Casson (Kingman High, 2013) has helped the Le Moyne College volleyball team to the NCAA Division II National Championship tournament for the first time in school history.
Jacob Iodence has stepped down as Lee Williams High School football coach to take the position of athletic director for the Volunteers.
Bulldogs soccer falls to Mohave, 5-3
The Lee Williams girls basketball team opened its season with two big wins last week. The Lady Vols took down Parker 62-38, and then handled Kingman Academy, 40-15.
Lake Havasu jumped out to an 18-9 first-quarter lead and stayed in control to take a 56-43 lead into the fourth quarter.
Lee Williams gets wins over Parker, Kingman Academy
After escaping Parker Monday with a fourth-quarter comeback and then easily handling Kingman Academy Tuesday, Lee Williams is off to a 2-0 start to open the 2016-2017 season.
After 10 tries, the Kingman Bulldogs made history. Kingman used a swarming defense to force Kingman Academy into 24 turnovers to win the season opener for both teams Monday at KHS, 71-50.
Lee Williams High boys soccer
The level of success on the pitch achieved by Lee Williams this season is going to be determined by how quickly the younger Volunteers adapt to play at the varsity level.
Only wrestling’s Dan Ondrejka returns to same team
The high school coaching carousel went around quickly for the winter sports teams at Lee Williams.
I always enjoy the scene in “Tombstone” when Doc Holliday is asked why he’s fighting alongside Wyatt Earp when Doc doesn’t have any skin in the fight. “Because Wyatt is my friend,” Holliday said.
Garth Steed replaces longtime fixture David Scroggins at Kingman Academy
After a hard day’s work tilling in the dirt, Garth Steed proceeds to his part-time job on the basketball court.
Lee Williams, Kingman Academy and Kingman each got onto the scoreboard at the AIA Division III State Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.
Lee Williams’ Marco Narvarte, Kingman Academy’s Nic Depner and Kingman’s Meghan Yingling each got to taste the finals at the AIA Division III Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.
A year after taking ninth place at the AIA Division III Boys Cross Country State Championship and losing four of its top seven runners, Lee Williams scrambled back to earn 16th place at the 2016 state meet Saturday in Phoenix.
Did we tell you Marco Narvarte he was deaf?
If Marco Narvarte’s name is on the list, rest assured he’s going to be there giving a 100-percent effort.
"Even with our easy days they worked hard and ran hard.”
Lee Williams junior Marco Narvarte has qualified as the No. 4 seed in the 50-yard freestyle at the Division III State Championship Swim Meet Saturday, and Kingman Academy freshman Nic Depner qualified for five events.
Lee Williams wins, Academy loses to wrap up 2016 campaigns
It took all season, but they finally did it.
Lee Williams, Kingman both fall at season’s end
From start to finish, it was all Kingman Academy.
Kingman boys, Lee Williams girls fall short
Though Phoenix Greenway swept both the boys and girls Division III, Section III cross country races Friday in Phoenix, the Kingman Lady Bulldogs and Lee Williams Volunteers qualified for this upcoming Saturday’s D-III State Championship Meet at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.
No. 3 ranking in section has Kingman poised
The biggest race of the season to get to the biggest race of season is on tap for the Kingman High School cross country teams today.
Both boys, girls runners have chance to advance
The Lee Williams High School boys and girls cross country teams race alongside Kingman at the Division III, Section III Meet today at the Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix.
Kingman, Lee Williams end seasons on the road
One of the saddest days in the world of high school sports unfolds today.
Lee Williams, Kingman, Kingman Academy host season finales tonight
Lee Williams snapped its five-match region skid by beating Bradshaw Mountain 21-25, 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 15-12 in Prescott Valley Tuesday.
Can a 61-15 loss ever be a quality loss? Perhaps. No. 23 Kingman Academy moved up three spots to No. 20 after falling to No. 9 Paradise Honors by that score in Buckeye Friday.
Vols reign over Kings
Vols come from behind - twice - to dethrone the Kings
The Lady Bulldogs’ five-point win (41-36) over Kingman Academy boosted Kingman to a 3-0 record in the final home swim meet of the season at Del E. Webb Wellness Center.
No surprises came out of Mohave Valley Friday. River Valley led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter, poured on 20 more points in the second and were well in command beating Kingman in a 3A Conference West Region game, 61-0.
Volunteers ready for a win, Bulldogs face River Valley
Every team begins the season wanting its shot at a region championship. Kingman Academy has reached that mark and a win over 2A No. 10 Paradise Honors at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Lee Williams boys golf wins four-team match
Lee Williams volleyballs breaks losing streak against Kingman Academy
Win sets up 2A Central Region Championship
Tonopah Valley was resolved to stop Kingman Academy’s inside running game. The Tigers were more resolved to keep doing so and rushed for 312 yards en route to their key 2A Central Region win at Southside Park Saturday, 32-20.
Two incredibly long streaks are over, kaput, finished. The Kingman Bulldogs snapped their 18-game home losing streak dating back to 2013.
The Bears decided they wanted a picnic basket and it came at Lee Williams’ expense Friday in Prescott Valley.
Lady Vols find going tough in GCR, Lady Bulldogs drop two
After opening a two-sets-to-none lead over Antelope Thursday and being outhustled in a third set loss, Kingman Academy turned up the heat to win the match at KAHS three sets to one, 25-16, 25-15, 17-25, 25-8.
Kingman still seeks first win; Lee Williams goes uphill at Bradshaw Mountain
Kingman Academy needs another high-profile win when the Tigers host No. 13 Tonopah Valley at 6 p.m. Saturday at Southside Park.