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Mon, Sept. 23

Volunteers get first soccer win
Lady Bulldogs are rolling at 8-0

Lee Williams’ Carlos Castaneda (9) gathers the ball in as teammate Brandon Sahawneh follow his actions Nov. 23 at Kingman High. The Vols beat Parker Monday, 3-1. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

Lee Williams’ Carlos Castaneda (9) gathers the ball in as teammate Brandon Sahawneh follow his actions Nov. 23 at Kingman High. The Vols beat Parker Monday, 3-1. (RYAN ABELLA/Miner)

KINGMAN - Senior attackers Devan Salmon and Michael Mendola each scored goals in the final 10 minutes, and the Lee Williams boys soccer team earned its first win of the season at Parker Monday, 3-1.

Lee Williams (1-2) took a 1-0 lead in the opening moments of the match when a cross was sent from the right side of the pitch and freshman midfielder Jose Castaneda redirected a shot into the back of the net. Parker (0-3) tied the match around the 60th minute.

Lee Williams played at River Valley (1-2) Tuesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Vols next play in the Mohave County Boys Soccer Tournament at River Valley Thursday through Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Kingman 75, Academy 13

At KHS, fresh off of winning the River Valley Shootout over the weekend, Kingman (8-0, 4-0) cruised by Kingman Academy Monday, 75-13.

Senior Makenna Taylor led the way for the Lady Bulldogs with 20 points, six steals, five rebounds and three assists. Desirae Gonzalez scored 16, and Christina Thames and Teresa Suminimo each had eight. Kim Carroll tallied seven, and Kyla Silas, Keara Tauta and Makayla Baca each finished with four.

Kingman went 4-0 to win the shootout championship. The Lady Bulldogs held off a late rally by Chinle to win the title Saturday, 64-61. Gonzalez poured in 40 in the win. Kingman knocked off Walden, Colorado North Park High 46-44 in the semifinals to advance to the final game. Gonzalez led with 29 points and Taylor had nine in that win.

Vanessa Blanco scored six points in the loss for the Academy (0-4). Cierra Brown, Shaunti Short and Jerry Pike each added two. Amberlee Steed finished with one. Academy went winless at the shootout.

Kingman hosted Mohave (1-2) Tuesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Lady Bulldogs next play at the Pepsi Tournament in Flagstaff Thursday through Saturday.

Academy hosted Northwest Christian (0-0) Tuesday. Results were not available by deadline. The Lady Tigers next host Chino Valley (2-0) at 7 p.m. this Tuesday.

WRESTLING

At Flagstaff, Nic Verville won the 18-team Peaks Invitational at 132 pounds for Lee Williams Saturday. The Vols also got a fifth-place finish from Kensington Penny at 285, and Tiberius Williams took sixth at 195.

At Buckeye, Kingman had four grapplers place in the Jerry Benson Invitational. Humberto Ayala (285) and Mason Wester (152) each placed second for the Bulldogs. Christian Barrios (113) took fourth, and Jesus Mejia (182) was sixth.

Lee Williams next wrestles today at River Valley against the Dust Devils and Page. Kingman is at Flagstaff Coconino to face the Panthers, Show Low and Chino Valley.

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