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Prescott volleyball takes 2nd at Westwood invite

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The Prescott boys’ volleyball team finished second overall at the Westwood Invitational Tournament on Saturday, April 21, in Mesa. The No. 11-ranked Badgers (9-7, 0-1 Phoenix) advanced to the championship game, but lost to Red Mountain. Prescott has three matches remaining on the regular season schedule beginning today as they host Goldwater. Official start time is set for 5 p.m. The Badgers’ home finale against Ironwood is Thursday, April 26, and they finish at Cactus on Monday, April 30. Prescott is in the running for the 16-team 5A conference state tournament. The conference play-in round is scheduled for Thursday, May 3, and the first round of the state playoffs is set for Saturday, May 5.

Beginner golf class for ladies set for May 14 at Antelope Hills

Antelope Hills Golf Course is scheduled to host a beginner’s golf class for ladies the week of Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18, in Prescott. The class will be hosted by PGA teaching professional Mack McCarley. The fee for five lessons is $70. For more information, please call McCarley at 801-915-8391.

40th annual YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon set for May 5

The 40th annual YMCA Whiskey Row Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, May 5, in Prescott. The marathon hosts several runs, including a 2-mile Fun Run/Walk, 10K, half and full marathon. The first and last 5 miles are run along open, paved roads, while the remainder of the course cuts through Ponderosa Pine-covered Prescott National Forest on dirt roads. On Friday, May 4, participants can pick up their packets at the YMCA from 3 to 8 p.m. On the day of the race, runners can pick up the packet at 5 a.m. at Matt’s Saloon. The full marathon’s early start is at 5 a.m., with the regular start set for 6 a.m. The half marathon begins at 7 a.m., 10K at 7:20 a.m. and 2-mile Fun Run/Walk is at 7:15 a.m. For more information about become a runner, a race volunteer for water stations and registration, finish line and course clean up, call Laura Winniford at 928-445-7221, ext. 217, or email [email protected]

Mile High day camp set for June 4-6 in Prescott

The Mile High Baseball School Day Camp is scheduled to take place on the campus of Yavapai College on June 4-6 in Prescott. Participants will receive instruction in baseball skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in groups matching their age and ability to maximize the learning experience. Campers will get instruction on hitting, pitching, fielding and base running. This camp is for players between the ages of 5 and 12. The camp will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. The fee is $75 with an additional $10 charge for late registration. The camp capacity is limited to 150 campers. For more information, contact Yavapai assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at 928-776-2292, or email [email protected]

Embry-Riddle summer basketball camp set for June 4-7

The Embry-Riddle men’s basketball team invites all local players to participate in its annual Embry-Riddle Men’s Summer Basketball Camp on Monday through Thursday, June 4 to 7, on the university’s Prescott campus. Players will receive coaching from the Eagles’ staff on a variety of basketball skills during the four-day camp. Ages 7-11 are from 9 to 11 a.m. and ages 12-16 are 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on each day. Cost is $90 per player. For more information, contact Eric Fundalewicz by email at [email protected] or Doug Beilfuss at [email protected]

PGA Junior League Golf taking signups for local players this summer

The Prescott Golf and Country Club in Prescott Valley, and the Quailwood Greens Golf Course in Dewey, are taking signups for the annual PGA Junior League Golf this summer. Originating three years ago with 18 players, the league grew to more than 30 local golfers in 2017 and in 2018, so far, more than 40 have signed up. The league is $175 for the season, which runs April through July. Limited scholarships are available to those in need. After the season is complete, an All-Stars group is formed for postseason play in August. Registration is open through April 30. Players can go online to register at pgajlg.com. A PGA fee of $75 is remitted online via credit card, which includes a numbered golf jersey, golf hat, bag tags and a practice T-shirt. The $175 fee for the season covers tee and green fees, postseason play, opening day jamboree barbeque, all range balls and the awards dinner at the end of the season. For more information, please contact Justin Henderson, PGA resident professional at 602-616-4146, or Ron Hansen, head coach of the PGA Junior League Golf at 928-442-6575.

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