Category: Arizona Sports

BHC: Sports Tournament Capital of America

BULLHEAD CITY– It wasn’t that long ago that several city leaders embarked on a plan to make Bullhead City the “Sports Tournament Capital of America” by enticing various organizations to consider holding tournaments at the city’s many parks. In some cases, the city’s recreation division organized and hosted the city’s own tournaments. In any event, city administrators feel the city has established itself as a major sports destination and the proof will be evident this month. On the heels of yet another successful spring senior softball tournament, Bullhead City will once again host the 21st annual Tournament of Champions...

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State Champs Get Their Rings

It took four months to get them, but each member of the 2014 Arizona State Division IV football champions– the River Valley Dust Devils– received their championship rings during a special assembly at the school on Monday. The ceremony had the feel of graduation. There were students, teachers, parents, and principal Dorn Wilcox. Even Colorado River Union High School District superintendent Riley Frei was present and excitement filled the air, and then the football marched in with the newest state championship banner to be hung in the gymnasium. It was back on Nov. 29, 2014 when River Valley defeated Snowflake 28-21 to earn the school’s first ever state football championship. Monday’s ‘ring ceremony’ gave the coaches a chance to thank the parents, the community and local businesses for the support they needed to even make it through the playoffs. Co-head coach Paul Duchaineau often referred to the team’s semi-final game in Tucson, playing Sahuarita, in what was suppose to be a neutral site. For Sahuarita, the stadium was only 40 miles from their school. For River Valley it was a 350-mile trip– one-way, which caused some logistical problems for the coaches. Duchaineau credited the community for pulling through with the money to pay for hotel rooms and meals for everyone. Many of the parents and diehard supporters also made the trip to Tucson to cheer on the Dust Devils...

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Hoarding Cats Euthanized

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has euthanized most of the 79 cats they pulled out of a Gilbert home last month.  Spokeswoman Melissa Gable says they took in nearly 80 cats from a hoarding situation and adoption attempts have failed.  She says they knew going in that most of the cats would not be   adoptable, but wanted to open up the possibility to the public.  After three weeks, only two kittens have been adopted.  She says “it’s unfortunate, we don’t want to be the bad guys, but we’ve had to start euthanizing because they can’t they can’t take these cats because they are not highly adoptable.  Most of the cats are extremely ill suffering from feline leukemia and were traumatized to be around people.   LISTEN HERE — Kris...

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