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Beau Bearden

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Kyle Busch wins thrilling Can-Am 500 to set the stage for championship race

Kyle Busch has accomplished a lot during his 16-year career in the NASCAR Cup Series.

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Prep Swim: Lee Williams’ Diego Narvarte caps swim career at state championship

Diego Narvarte was in a league of his own last week at the Division III State Championship in Paradise Valley.

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Academy’s Anderson named 3A West Region Offensive Player of the Year

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team made quite a 2018 debut in the 3A West Region by finishing 8-2.

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Prep Football: Bathauer brothers, Herrera named to All-Region 1st team

It’s no secret that the Lee Williams High School football team didn’t have the success it wanted during the 2018 season, but the Vols still had three athletes named to the 4A Grand Canyon All-Region first team in Matt and Mike Bathauer, and AJ Herrera.

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Daylight Saving Time does not apply here

As Arizonans, we just don’t do that sort of thing

As many Arizonans wake up this morning and grab their coffee and newspaper, they won’t feel any effects of a time change

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Prep Cross Country: Vols, Lady Vols finish in top 5 to qualify for state

Book your hotel rooms now, the Lee Williams High School boys and girls cross country teams have clinched a spot in the Division III State Championship Saturday at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers make return trip to play-in tournament, but fall to Valley Christian

Success in any sport is never guaranteed from season to season.

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Prep Football: Tigers find their roar in second half of 28-0 win

It was a scenario that not many teams find their way out of, especially in a close game.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs put up a fight, but end season with a loss

The Kingman High School football team knew it would be in for a dogfight Friday night against rival Kingman Academy.

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Prep Football: Tigers, Bulldogs look to end their season on a high note

All of the hard work and dedication comes down to one final game for the Kingman and Kingman Academy high school football teams.

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Prep Football: Vols enter season finale determined to knock off Mohave for first region win

Matt Bathauer and eight other Lee Williams High School football seniors will step foot on the gridiron for one final time Friday night when the Volunteers host Mohave.

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Prep Cross Country: Vols, Bulldogs, Tigers compete in Colorado River Regional Championship

Lee Williams senior Darleen Bland is all too familiar with Lake Havasu’s Sydney Huffman.

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Prep Golf: Lucero reflects as Lady Vols career comes to a close

The perfect ending to any high school career is a great showing at state.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers overcome an off night to defeat River Valley

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team may have come out on top Tuesday night, but the Lady Tigers know they didn’t play up to their potential in a 3-1 victory over No. 35 ranked River Valley.

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Prep Cross Country: Bland’s record day leads Lady Vols to first-place finish at Ray Gomez Invite

Darleen Bland had to deal with a little adversity Saturday, but the Lee Williams High School senior overcame it to finish at 21:25.60 for first place at the Ray Gomez Invite in Bullhead City.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs drop sixth straight in loss to Wickenburg

It’s never easy to lose, but it’s even more difficult to experience a blowout loss on your home field. The Kingman High School football team dealt with that Friday night in an 84-14 setback to No. 8 ranked Wickenburg.

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Prep Volleyball: Sahawneh, Monson play their final home match for Lady Vols

All seasons must come to an end, but that doesn’t take away from the emotions of seniors stepping on their home floor for the final time in front of family and friends.

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Prep Football: Jackson, Bulldogs prepared for another challenge in No. 8 ranked Wickenburg

Lamar Jackson may only be a freshman on the Kingman High School football team, but head coach Cam Wierson already has high praise of the “smooth operator.”

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Prep Roundup: Vols, Bulldogs swimmers host Cibola at Centennial Pool

The Lee Williams and Kingman high school swim teams continued their season Tuesday against Cibola High School at Centennial Pool.

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Prep Football: Vols hit the road with intentions of pulling off the upset

This time of the season usually shows how much heart a team has, especially if its state playoffs chances are slim.

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Prep Football: Tigers focusing on technique against Northwest Christian

All it takes is a quick glance at last week’s final score and the Kingman Academy High School football team knows what it is up against on the road Friday night.

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Kingman Photo | Bump, Set, Spike

The City of Kingman Adult Volleyball League had played its games at White Cliffs Middle School, but had to relocate to Kingman Middle School after water damage from Hurricane Rosa.

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Prep Golf: Lee Williams’ Lucero clinches No. 7 seed for Division II State Tournament

Paige Lucero capped her regular season career Saturday with another great finish.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers fall to No. 2 ranked Northwest Christian

The Kingman Academy High School volleyball team had yet to lose a match in the 3A West Region entering an anticipated contest with No. 2 Northwest Christian.

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Prep Football: Tigers battle, but come up short against River Valley

Homecoming is supposed to be a time of good cheer and celebration, but that wasn’t the case Friday night for the Kingman Academy High School football team.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Bulldogs can't end losing streak in setback to Page

It hasn’t been an easy season for the Kingman High School volleyball team.

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Prep Football: Vols face tough challenge in rebuilt Coconino

As head coach Clint Sasse and his staff prepared the Lee Williams High School football team for tonight’s home game against Coconino, it was difficult to overlook how a new system has turned the once bottom-dweller Panthers into a threat in the 4A Grand Canyon Region.

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Prep Football: Tigers host River Valley on Homecoming

The Kingman Academy High School football team’s offense hasn’t quite found its groove during the last three weeks, but there is a silver lining.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs not backing down from top-ranked Northwest Christian

There’s no way around it, the Kingman High School football team has hit a tough patch with four straight losses.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Vols get much-needed boost in sweep of Buckeye

The Lee Williams High School volleyball team has experienced quite a rollercoaster over the last month.

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Prep Roundup: Volunteers, Bulldogs travel to Yuma Crim Swim

The Lee Williams and Kingman high school swim teams made the trek to Yuma Saturday for the Crim Swim at the Valley Aquatic Center.

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Prep Swim: Bean tallies two first-place finishes to lead Tigers

Kaden Bean was in unfamiliar water at Centennial Pool.

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Prep Roundup: Finch takes 2nd at Lake Havasu Invitational

Lee Williams’ Cole Finch jumped out to a great start Friday during Round 1 at the 35th annual Lake Havasu Invitational.

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Prep Football: Fresh off a bye week, Vols ready to get first region win

It’s not often a team has a bye week so late in the season, but the Lee Williams High School football team used its time off to gain a new outlook for the final stretch.

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Prep Football: Anderson leads Tigers on road trip to Wickenburg

Charlie Anderson entered this season willing to take on any role for the Kingman Academy High School football team – whether that be on offense or defense.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs determined to play with grit on the gridiron

Kingman High School football coach Cam Wierson gathered the team following Wednesday’s practice and preached a simple fact – it takes a strong work ethic to be a Bulldog.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Vols make program history with fourth region win

The Lee Williams High School volleyball team may only be in its third season in the 4A Grand Canyon Region, but the Lady Vols accomplished something that had never been done Tuesday night.

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Prep Cross Country: Bulldogs, Lady Bulldogs finish 2nd at Mark Weston Invitational

The Kingman and Kingman Academy high school cross county teams had a successful Saturday at the Mark Weston Invitational in Lake Havasu City.

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Prep Roundup: Tigers get past Chino Valley for first region win

The Kingman Academy High School football team used Isaac Carter’s pick six Friday night to propel it to a 21-12 win over No. 18 ranked Chino Valley.

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Prep Swim: Area teams make the trek to Bradshaw Mountain

The Lee Williams, Kingman and Kingman Academy high school swim teams continued the season Thursday at Bradshaw Mountain.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs hit the road for River Valley

Sometimes you don’t have a royal flush, but you can’t let that stop you from playing the game.

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Tammy Hickling and Daniel Middleton traveled more than 5,000 miles to see the Andy Devine Days Rodeo

Tammy Hickling and Daniel Middleton could easily sit in the comfort of their home and watch the rodeo. But the London couple knew there was a better option – make the trip to see it in person. Hickling and Middleton made the trek to Kingman last year and are back in town for the 2018 Andy Devine Days Rodeo, scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mohave County Fairgrounds.

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Prep Football: Tigers on the hunt for win at Chino Valley

Tyler Wheeler and the Kingman Academy High School football team know what needs to happen at this point in the season.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers use teamwork in sweep of Chino

It’s difficult to find a successful team without at least one star athlete.

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Prep Cross Country: Lady Vols take 1st, Vols finish 2nd at Tiger Invitational

When the time came to shift to another gear, Darleen Bland found that drive and more Wednesday at the Tiger Invitational.

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Prep Golf: Finch leads Vols to 1st place finish at Mohave

Cole Finch helped propel the Lee Williams High School boys golf team to a first-place finish Tuesday at Laughlin Ranch Golf Course.

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Prep Volleyball: Lady Tigers test their youth in 3-1 win over Kingman High

Sometimes it’s beneficial for an athlete to get an early taste of varsity experience.

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Ayton, new-look Suns ready to make noise

It was unfamiliar territory for Deandre Ayton.

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Prep Roundup: Volunteers can’t bounce back in 48-14 loss to Mingus

The Lee Williams High School football team was hoping for a turnaround on the road Friday night.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs host Paradise Honors in final tune-up before 3A West Region play

Sometimes it takes a setback to bring a team back to reality.

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