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Farmers Insurance claims Prescott City Championship in extras

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday night’s Prescott City Championship finished too late for Friday’s deadline of The Daily Courier. Look for this write up in the Saturday sports section.

Zane Gaul’s RBI base hit in 8th seals title, perfect season for Farmers

PRESCOTT — Entering Thursday night’s Prescott City Championship Tournament title contest, Farmers Insurance faced an opponent it had run-ruled twice before during the regular season.… Read the rest

Jutanugarn, Masson, Kang, Olson share LPGA Tour lead

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Amy Olson crossed paths with her coach, Ron Stockton, on her walk to the 18th tee at the Volvik Championship.

“Make it another even $20,” Stockton said.

The coach was already prepared to give his client $35 for making seven birdies — $5 each — and wanted to take her mind off the bogey she just had at 17.… Read the rest

‘It’s about time’: Trump pardons late boxer Jack Johnson

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson’s name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially-charged conviction.

“I am taking this very righteous step, I believe, to correct a wrong that occurred in our history and to honor a truly legendary boxing champion,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony.… Read the rest

NFL’s policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

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PHILADELPHIA — Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook.

The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way.… Read the rest

Mingus Union athletes of the year: After transferring from Sedona, Zielinski led three teams

After transferring form Sedona Red Rock Nikki Zielinski became one of Mingus Union’s best athletes ever.

Last week the three-sport star won MUHS female co-athlete of the year.

Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez said the award is very, very much deserved.… Read the rest

Mingus Union athletes of the year: DeVore qualified for State in eight track events plus cross country

Mingus Union cross country and track and field star Hannah DeVore finished the season on several high notes.

Not only did DeVore win MUHS female co-athlete of the year, he also set personal records in her last meets.

“The school year was awesome, it was the perfect senior year,” DeVore said.… Read the rest

Mingus Union athletes of the year: Football and baseball’s Link enjoys dream senior season

Mingus Union football and baseball player Justin Link’s school year started on a high note, a trend that would continue through May.

He won Mingus Union male athlete of the year award after his success on gridiron, diamond and in the classroom this year.… Read the rest

Nine Camp Verde softball players earn Central Region recognition

The 2A Central All-Region team stockpiled Camp Verde High softball players.

Nine Cowboys made the first team, second team or were honorable mention and sophomore pitcher Jacy Finley was the region’s defensive player of the year.

Finley, freshman Jenna Huey, junior Tyra Smith, freshman Cassandra Casillas and sophomore Hailey Moore were on the first team.… Read the rest

Seven Canyons hosting golf legend Weiskopf and Steinke for next Fireside Chat

Seven Canyons’ latest in their Fireside Chat Series is bringing golf legend Tom Weiskopf and prominent sports journalist Brad Steinke to town.

Seven Canyons in Sedona includes a luxury community and golf course. The series will be Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend’s festivities will feature a golf clinic, rededication of the course that Weiskopf and the chat with Steinke.… Read the rest