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Beau Bearden

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John Morgando takes the reins of Kingman Academy football

The most important thing for a football program is stability.

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Lee Williams' Sadie Snay off to Kansas to play volleyball

Sadie Snay could have easily made a college choice quickly, but the Lee Williams High School senior was looking for the perfect fit.

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Prep Football: Vols showing great signs in the spring

When Clint Sasse took over as head coach of the Lee Williams High School football team three years ago, he looked forward to seeing this year’s senior class.

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Prep Football: Tigers prepared for whatever comes their way

It’s an offseason of change for the Kingman Academy High School football team.

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Life throws Skubal a curveball, but Academy grad makes the best of it

Tarik Skubal didn’t know it then, but the Tommy John surgery that forced the Kingman Academy High School graduate to miss his junior year at Seattle University was a blessing in disguise.

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Prep Football: Bulldogs bonding during spring practice

Typically an athlete doesn’t get pumped up to lift weights – it’s more of a required effort to become bigger, faster and stronger.

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Prettying up the Harbor: Local realty team strives to make a difference in the community

The Keller Williams team proved that fact not only with their time, but by coordinating donations from other area businesses.

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Kingman's Eales makes the trip to AMA Supercross in Las Vegas

Karson Eales was on cloud nine May 5 during AMA Supercross at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

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Desert Stars Volleyball ends season at No. 4

The Desert Stars Volleyball 18U team knew it would face a number of difficult opponents during the Arizona Region Championships.

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Skubal wins 7th game; File strikes out season-high 10

Kingman Academy High School graduate Tarik Skubal continued his hot start to the season Saturday with a dominating performance for Seattle University.

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Prep Golf: Academy’s Jake Scott finishes tied for 22nd at D-III State Championship

Jake Scott had a simple goal for the Division III State Golf Championship – finish in the top 25.

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All Starz gymnastics team brings home 21 medals

The All Starz gymnastics team made quite a showing at the USA Gymnastics Region 1 Championship.

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Tigers, Lady Tigers garner 2A West Region honors

Following a season in which the Kingman Academy High School baseball team won a region title, nine Tigers were honored by the 2A West Region.

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Column: State championship provided lasting memories for a number of local athletes

For a number of area track and field athletes, Saturday was the final time they’d don their school colors at the state championship in Mesa and that emotion was clearly evident.

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Jake Scott to represent Kingman Academy at D-III Golf State Championship

It’s only his sophomore season, but Kingman Academy’s Jake Scott is headed to the Division III State Championship

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Juelfs medals in shot put for Vols at Division III State Championship

Academy’s Skankey sets new personal record in 1,600-meter run

Kael Juelfs couldn’t have asked for a better ending to his high school career.

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State Roundup: Lady Tigers end season with loss to Benson

Baseball: Tigers late rally falls short in 5-3 loss to Willcox

Benson's Katie Sherman no-hits the Lady Tigers

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Snay wraps up career moving up from 14th to 5th at state

Lee Williams high jumper Drew Cardiff and 110 hurdler Enzo Marion also place fifth for the Volunteers.

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Prep baseball: Tigers hungry for upset of No. 2 Willcox in state tournament

The Kingman Academy High School baseball team is well aware of the fact it will face No. 2-seed Willcox today at 6:30 p.m. in the first round of the 2A State Championship.

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Prep Softball: Lady Tigers ready for next round of state tourney

The run to a state championship continues today for the Kingman Academy High School softball team after it won its first postseason game in program history last Saturday.

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Prep Golf: Academy takes 2nd at section tournament

The Kingman Academy High School golf team traveled to the Division III, Section V Regional Tournament Tuesday and finished second at Elephant Rocks Gold Course.

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Prep Roundup: O Bathauer brothers, where art thou? On the 4A Grand Canyon Region team

The Lee Williams High School baseball team had a season for the record books as it won its first region title and first postseason game.

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Prep Track: Vols sending 22 athletes to Division III State Championship

Kael Juelfs knows that earning a high seed for the state tournament doesn’t always guarantee a great finish.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Plew making the trek to Portland

It didn’t take very long for Jessica Plew to know where she wanted to continue her softball career.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Campbell off to Southern Nevada

Kassidy Campbell faced quite an uphill battle to get to where she is today.

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Prep Softball: Academy's Edwards staying close at Scottsdale Community College

There’s no doubt that Maryssa Edwards has accomplished a lot during her career, but she isn’t going to stop now.

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State Roundup: Lady Tigers roar past AZ College Prep, 18-1

The Kingman Academy High School softball team made history Saturday with its first postseason win.

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Prep Baseball: Vols to play Thunderbird in 4A State Tournament

The Lee Williams High School baseball team will battle a familiar opponent in the first round of the 4A State Tournament.

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Tigers, Lady Tigers make school history with berths in the 2A State Tournament

For the first time in school history, the Kingman Academy High School baseball and softball teams are both in the postseason during the same year.

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Prep Baseball: Vols hold off Walden Grove to advance to 4A State Tourney

It was a historic day for the Lee Williams High School baseball team Wednesday at Dick Grounds Field.

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Prep Softball: Lady Tigers maul Parker, 11-1

The Kingman Academy High School softball team capped the regular season Tuesday with a 11-1 win over Parker in five innings due to the run rule at Southside Park.

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Prep Baseball: Hecker, Hurley homer as Tigers win 2A West Region title

It’s often said revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Prep Softball: Lady Bulldogs return to state tournament

The Kingman High School softball team has waited 15 years for this day.

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Prep Baseball: Vols to host Walden Grove

The Lee Williams High School baseball team knew it would be playing in the 4A State Championship, but it didn’t know its opponent until Tuesday.

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Prep Tennis: No. 16 Vols set for No. 1 Catalina Foothills

The Lee Williams High School boys tennis team put in countless hours of work this season to reach its goal of the Division II State Tournament.

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State Roundup: Lady Vols trio advances at state

The trio of Lee Williams High School girls tennis players knew they would have their work cut out for them in the Division II Individual State Tournament

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Prep Baseball: Volunteers sweep Mingus to win 4A Grand Canyon Region

The Lee Williams High School baseball team knew what it needed to do Friday against Mingus – win both ends of a doubleheader to clinch the 4A Grand Canyon Region.

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Prep Roundup: Lady Tigers crush Parker on the road

The Kingman Academy High School softball team picked up its sixth straight 2A West Region win in a 15-0 blowout of No. 24-ranked Parker.

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Prep Tennis: Lady Vols ready for state tourney

A year ago Gaby Villar could be found in the stands watching her teammates at state.

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Prep Tennis: Vols look to continue success at state

Not many would have expected the Lee Williams High School boys tennis team to be where it is today

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Prep Softball: Heitzman gives Lady Bulldogs win over Chino in extra innings

Kristen Heitzman knew she needed to get a base hit for the Kingman High School softball team.

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Prep Roundup: Vols tennis finishes with perfect 6-0 mark in Section III

The Lee Williams High School boys tennis team capped the regular season Monday with two wins to finish undefeated in Division II, Section III.

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Kingman’s Benson finishes Boston Marathon

Anna Benson battled windy, rainy and cold conditions Monday morning, but that didn’t stop her from finishing the Boston Marathon.

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Prep Track: Marino sets new personal record in 110 hurdles as Vols win Route 66 Invite

Enzo Marino may have suffered a knee injury during the football season, but he’s not showing any signs of it affecting him.

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Prep Golf: Kingman Academy wins home finale

The Kingman Academy High School golf team played its home finale Thursday and won in grand fashion.

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Kingman’s Benson to run Boston Marathon

Anna Benson never would’ve dreamed of running in the Boston Marathon.

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Kingman High grad McCans reflects on her college career

Courtney McCans has a number of great memories during her time playing for the University of Sioux Falls women’s tennis team, but the Kingman High School graduate hasn’t forgotten about where she started the journey.

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Lee Williams' Giglio going to play ball at Adams State

As soon as Paul Giglio stepped on the campus of Adams State University in Colorado, the Lee Williams High School senior knew it was the right fit for him.

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Prep Roundup: Volunteers handily defeat Cortez, 18-0

The Lee Williams High School baseball team racked up 13 hits Saturday afternoon in an 18-0 shutout of No. 44 ranked Cortez.

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Haula nets game-winner for Golden Knights in double overtime

Erik Haula knew what he and the Las Vegas Golden Knights were up against Friday night against the Los Angeles Kings.

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