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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Tyler Fillis Found

The 24-year-old Peoria man who was reported missing has been found. Lieutenant Ken Morley with the  Prescott Police Department says Tyler Fillis left his Peoria home on July 29 and drove his Jeep station wagon to a campground in Prescott.  A Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy found Fillis walking in the   wooded area off of Copper Basin Road, west of Prescott.  Morley says Fillis was disoriented and not sure how he came to be in the area.  Tyler was in good physical condition and released to his father.  The 1998 Jeep Fillis was driving has not been located.  So far, there in no indication anyone else was involved in the incident. — Kris...

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