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Shawn Byrne

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Vols take fifth at Pikes Invitational, Lee Williams’ Nic Verville tourney MVP

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.

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Lee Willams posts 4-1 mark for third place

Lee Williams went 4-1 to take third place at the River Valley Shootout Friday and Saturday in Mohave Valley.

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Lady Bulldogs hold off Kingman Academy

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.

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Tigers strike back, beat Kingman by 12

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.

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Kingman boys lose in OT to Havasu; Lady Bulldogs, Vols and Lady Vols all fall

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.

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Volunteer grapplers off to fast start

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.

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Cactus Shadows halts Lady Vols

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.

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Bulldogs need OT to get past Vols

For the first 73 minutes of Tuesday’s match between Lee Williams and Kingman at LWHS, the Volunteers seemed to have Kingman’s number.

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Sports Briefs: BMXers wrap up Grands with 3 racers earning a start in the Mains

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.

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Champion: Josh White wins coveted end-of-season race

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.

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Natalie Casson makes history with Le Moyne College

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.

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Bulldogs’ furious comeback falls just short

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.

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Iodence takes promotion, resigns as Volunteers football coach

Jacob Iodence has stepped down as Lee Williams High School football coach to take the position of athletic director for the Volunteers.

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Lady Vols hoops winning big

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.

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Vols off to solid 2-0 start

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.

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Bulldogs end 3-year skid, crush Tigers

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.

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New look Vols are young but promise to be strong-minded

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.

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4 new coaches for winter sports

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.

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Column: My friend Mitch deserves a tip of the hat

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.

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Leadership change for Lady Tigers basketball

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.

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Swim teams score points at state

Lee Williams, Kingman Academy and Kingman each got onto the scoreboard at the AIA Division III State Swim Championship Meet Saturday in Paradise Valley.

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Lee Williams boys place 16th at state, Kingman girls 21st

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.

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Yingling, Depner, Narvarte reach swim state finals

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.

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A force in the pool, on the gridiron, on the court and becoming one in the classroom

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.

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Runners take on the D-III state course

"Even with our easy days they worked hard and ran hard.”

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Marco Narvarte, Nic Depner lead area swimmers to state

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.

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Lady Bulldogs end season with a win

Lee Williams wins, Academy loses to wrap up 2016 campaigns

It took all season, but they finally did it.

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High school football: Tigers flex, left out of playoffs

Lee Williams, Kingman both fall at season’s end

From start to finish, it was all Kingman Academy.

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Lady Bulldogs, Vols move on to state

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.

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Lady Bulldogs ready to race to state

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.

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Playoffs: Tigers must win

Kingman, Lee Williams end seasons on the road

One of the saddest days in the world of high school sports unfolds today.

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Vols’ head to sectionals

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.

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Lady Vols hold off Bears for five-set win

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.

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Tigers have hope, need help

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.

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Lee Williams stands strong to hold off Kofa, 14-13

Vols reign over Kings

Vols come from behind - twice - to dethrone the Kings

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River Valley pounds Bulldogs

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.

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Bulldogs, Tigers swim down at last home meet

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.

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Kingman Academy Tigers get shot at region title, not an easy one

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.

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Lady Vols continue dominance over Lady Tigers

Lee Williams boys golf wins four-team match

Lee Williams volleyballs breaks losing streak against Kingman Academy

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Tigers douse The Phoenix, 34-20

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.

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Bulldogs, Salinas run through Odyssey in first win

Two incredibly long streaks are over, kaput, finished. The Kingman Bulldogs snapped their 18-game home losing streak dating back to 2013.

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Lady Tigers even season series with Antelope

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.

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Bears devour Volunteers, 55-12

The Bears decided they wanted a picnic basket and it came at Lee Williams’ expense Friday in Prescott Valley.

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An Academy win over Tonopah puts playoffs in sight

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.

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Colorado River Region crowns cross country champs

Lady Volunteers girls golf remain in the hunt

After beating Lake Havasu by 29 strokes Tuesday at Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course, the Lee Williams girls golf team continues to keep in stride in the race for a Division II state tournament playoff spot.

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Academy mauls No. 12 Titans 46-20; dominate second half

Trailing 20-16 at halftime, Kingman Academy was confident it had made the adjustments necessary to knock off 2A Conference No. 12 Chandler Prep in the second half Saturday at Southside Park.

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Bulldogs fade late, fall to Chino 35-14

A turnover...or 2... or 3...or 4...or 5 away

Several areas of the game went well for the Kingman Bulldogs Friday, but more important ones didn’t.

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Lady Vols bounced twice

Lady Tigers snap 3-game skid

It was a rough week for the three local high school squads that went a combined 1-5.

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Vols ‘D’ shuts down Coconino

Panthers offense doesn’t score, musters just 5 first downs

Lee Williams has been wanting to get off to a fast start and deliver a blow to another team before having to absorb one to itself.

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Lady Tigers wilt in volleyball loss to Trivium

The Kingman Academy volleyball team looks the part, but the Lady Tigers aren’t showing they’re ready for it.