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Unbeaten Verde Valley baseball all-stars minors travel to Tucson

Verde Valley Little League 8-9-10 baseball all-stars will look add to their 4-0 record in 2018 at the state tournament.

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‘Veterans’ play role in NBA Summer League competition, too

LAS VEGAS – Deandre Ayton approached the media scrum after his second NBA Summer League game and mused, “I told you all those butterflies (were) gone.”

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Nevarez steps down as Mingus girls hoops head coach

As the program continues to grow, Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez resigned.

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Commentary: Time for soccer to ditch the PK shootouts

A few days ago the seemingly impossible happened at the World Cup: England won a penalty kick shootout.

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‘All about balance’: Igor Kokoskov hits ground running with Suns ahead of summer league

PHOENIX — At the beginning of each of the Phoenix Suns’ summer camp practices, new coach Igor Kokoskov puts his team through a specific routine.

Four NAZ Suns named to NBA summer league rosters

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Four Northern Arizona Suns players will take part in NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Verde Valley Little League wins majors baseball District 10 all-star title with unbeaten run

Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 Baseball All-Stars Majors championship last week in dramatic fashion.

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Camp Verde boys basketball goes undefeated at home summer tournament

Camp Verde High boys basketball closed out their summer schedule with a perfect record in the Cowboy Summer Shootout last week.

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Arellano wins Flagstaff Downtown Mile

On Wednesday Cottonwood runner Allyson Arellano won the women’s citizen division of the Flagstaff Downtown Mile. Arellano, who just finished her freshman season at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, won the citizens race with a 5:32 clocking for the two-lap, 1-mile race, eclipsing the former course record of 5:36. Arellano forged a 3-second gap on her closest competitor through the first lap and ended up winning the race by 12 seconds.

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Yoshihisa Hirano’s scoreless games streak defies odds for an MLB rookie

PHOENIX — What Yoshihisa Hirano has accomplished out of the bullpen for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season — piling up scoreless appearances to the tune of a franchise-record 25 straight games — is a truly unique feat.

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GCU’s non-profit status could open door for athletic competition against ASU

PHOENIX — Facing bankruptcy, $20 million in debt and an enrollment of fewer than 1,000 traditional students, Grand Canyon University took on investors in 2004, making it the nation’s only for-profit university to compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

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Camp Verde kick-boxing coach trains young talent

CAMP VERDE – Richard Williams was a kid watching a Bruce Lee when he decided: “I’m going to be a kickboxer.”

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Mingus boys basketball wraps up summer play at CV

Mingus Union boys basketball lacked consistency this summer but had some bright spots and promising young players emerged.

Sports briefs: NAZ Suns’ Cody Toppert joins Phoenix Suns coaching staff

PRESCOTT VALLEY – The Northern Arizona Suns announced Wednesday that head coach Cody Toppert has been called up to join the Phoenix Suns coaching staff.

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Verde Valley Little League wins Minors All-Stars district baseball title

Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 8-9-10 Baseball All-Stars tournament and did so in dominant fashion.

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Mingus Union football closes out 7-on-7 schedule with more wins

Mingus Union football wrapped up the 7-on-7 portion of the summer on Wednesday with some more wins and some different looks.

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UPDATE: Camp Verde hosts Cowboy Summer Shootout boys basketball tourney

Camp Verde High boys basketball will host the Cowboy Summer Shootout this weekend.

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Preview: Six defending world champs slated to compete at ‘World’s Oldest Rodeo’

PRESCOTT — Six Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) world champions from 2017 are scheduled to rope or ride at the 2018 Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo Thursday, June 28, through Wednesday, July 4, at the Prescott Rodeo Grounds, 840 Rodeo Drive.

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Camp Verde boys basketball takes on all comers in summer play

Camp Verde High boys basketball has been busy so far this summer.

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5 things to watch in sports this week June 17

World Cup enters its first full week

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For NCAA, one-and-done rule causes more issues than solutions

Prior to the 2006 NBA draft, former commissioner David Stern instituted the one-and-done rule that many believe caused the corruption in college basketball today.

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Mingus football bounces back in first home 7-on-7 games

Mingus Union football rebounded in its second 7-on-7 action of the summer.

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Commentary: North American 2026 World Cup bid holds off Moroccan challenge

More so than any other sport, soccer can be cruel.

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Sports briefs: NAZ Suns donate to heroes, ASU w hoops to play on Navajo Reservation

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona Suns held a check presentation at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Tuesday to donate all proceeds raised from their inaugural Salute to Heroes Night.

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Mingus, Camp Verde softball players earn All-State honors

Five local high school softball players earned All-State honors from the Arizona Interscholastic Association.