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News Briefing for July 18, 2019

As of yesterday, the Castle fire is continuing to steadily grow. The Arizona Daily Sun is reporting that the Kaibab National Forest where the fire is located is planning to allow the fire to grow in hopes of improving the ecological health of the surrounding area. The wildfire, believed to have been caused by a lightning strike, was discovered this past Tuesday.

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Thursday 10/17/2019
The Howl Episode 5
Posted: October 17, 2019

Emma Keider talks about the Arizona Coyotes' first game of the season against the Anaheim Ducks on October 3. 

Posted in Sports news on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00 am.

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The Champ is Here S2E2
Posted: October 17, 2019

David Church breaks down the main event of UFC 242, as well as talks about what to look out for in the coming weeks.

Posted in Sports news on Thursday, October 17, 2019 10:00 am.

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The Howl Episode 3
Posted: October 17, 2019

Emma Keider talks about the Arizona Coyotes’ first preseason game against the Las Vegas Golden Knights on episode 3 of The Howl

Posted in Sports news on Thursday, October 17, 2019 9:00 am.

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Friday 10/11/2019
Coconino vs Prescott
Updated: October 16, 2019 - 8:44 pm

Coconino High School defeat Prescott High School 34-27 to stay undefeated

Posted in Sports news on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:00 am. Updated: 8:44 pm.

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
Suns Come North
Posted: October 02, 2019

The drum baseline of basketballs being dribbled up and down the court stay on beat. A melody made up of the rim rattling from a powerful slam dunk. Goosebumps awaken from slumber as the ball quickly hugs the polyester net making a swish. A high accent of shoes squealing on the hardwood come in offbeat. Accompanied by the constant cicadas from the florescent lights in the Rolle Activity Center. Northern Arizona University welcomes the Phoenix Suns training camp for their seventh consecutive year.

Posted in Sports news on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:00 pm.

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Monday 09/30/2019
D3 Ice Jacks First Game Loss Against GCU
Posted: September 30, 2019

The D3 NAU Ice Jacks played their first game against Grand Canyon University (GCU) at home on Friday night, with GCU winning in a shutout 5-0.

Posted in Sports news on Monday, September 30, 2019 9:00 am.

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Tuesday 09/17/2019
NAU wins first game of season against ASU
Posted: September 17, 2019

Emma Keider

Posted in Sports news on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:00 am.

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Panthers Dominate in their Home Opener
Posted: September 17, 2019

The Coconino Panthers football team had a game to remember for their 2019 home opener. The Carl Hayden Falcons had no answer for anything the Panthers did on offense, as Coconino shut out their visiting opponent with a 49-0 victory last Friday night. One of the biggest stories of the game was the Panthers passing game. Senior Quarterback Jordan Lucero threw two completions, which were both passing touchdowns.

Posted in Sports news on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:00 am.

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Martin Truex Jr. heats up late to win Las Vegas Playoff Opener
Posted: September 17, 2019

The sparks. The tempers. The tires. Thanks to the blistering dry, skin-boiling Las Vegas heat, every element in tonight’s South Point 400 was on fire, which ended with Martin Truex Jr. marching out as the victor in the desert duel. Truex Jr. became the winningest driver of the 2019 season with his fifth.

Posted in Sports news on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 9:00 am.

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Sunday 06/30/2019
Francis Ngannou earns title shot after first round win over Junior dos Santos
Posted: June 30, 2019

Francis Ngannou is the most terrifying human being on the planet and he adds another first-round stoppage victory to his resume against former heavyweight champion, Junior dos Santos. Once again, Ngannou did not have to break a sweat as he was able to touch up dos Santos’ face multiple times before dos Santos threw caution to the wind with a wicked overhand right that whiffed heavily past Ngannou. This led to dos Santos losing his balance and Ngannou was able to land a punch right at the ear of dos Santos’ to drop him and land the ground and pound to force the referee to stop the fight. Ngannou improves his mixed martial arts record to 14-3(11-2 in the UFC) and has won three fights in a row. It has taken only a combined time of five minutes and 36 seconds for Ngannou to defeat Andre Arlovski, Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes, Cain Velasquez, and Junior dos Santos. Ngannou leaves no doubt as to what his next fight will be: Another shot at the UFC Heavyweight Championship.

Posted in Sports news, Shows, Sports on Sunday, June 30, 2019 12:00 pm.

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Sunday 06/23/2019
Martin Truex Jr. holds off Kyle Busch to claim fourth win of the season
Posted: June 23, 2019

Martin Truex Jr. gave Joe Gibbs Racing and Toyota their 10th win in 16 races this season after dominating the final stage of the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. The final 50 laps were a battle for the lead between teammates, Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch. Busch was able to cut an eight-second lead down to under a second, but he did not have enough to contend for a pass due to the tires being overworked and losing traction. This was Truex Jr.’s fourth win of the 2019 season. He is now even with Busch for the most wins so far this season. Ryan Blaney picked up his first top-five finish of the season since Bristol.

Posted in Sports news, Shows, Sports on Sunday, June 23, 2019 6:00 pm.

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Friday 06/21/2019
The Tragedy of the Phoenix Suns
Posted: June 21, 2019

The warning signs were there. Greta Rogers told us all and we took her rant to the Phoenix City Council as a joke. The Phoenix Suns are an absolute disaster and the franchise is nearing a complete loss following last night’s NBA Draft. When a 90-year old has the best outlook on an entertainment enterprise that has not been entertaining for nearly a decade, that is a serious problem. Going into the draft, the Suns were in position to land a guard such as Coby White or a wing such as Jarrett Culver to help take some of the burdens off of Devin Booker, who must have a sore back from keeping Phoenix basketball relevant. Instead of getting help for Booker, Phoenix traded one of their best scorers in TJ Warren to the Indiana Pacers to clear up cap space and they traded the number six pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 11th pick and Dario Saric. Minnesota ends up selecting Jarrett Culver at six, thus meaning the Suns traded Jarrett Culver. I can’t tell you the route that Phoenix wants to go in. They are wasting away Booker’s prime by not making the necessary moves to be in a rebuilding process. The franchise has stagnated. Even the people of Phoenix hate seeing this franchise and they, for sure, do not want to finance a new arena for subpar entertainment. However, it may not be all doom and gloom yet for the Suns.

Posted in Sports news, Shows, Sports on Friday, June 21, 2019 2:00 pm.

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Sunday 06/16/2019
Lakers Throw Future of Franchise Away for Short-Term Prayer
Posted: June 16, 2019

David Griffin, you are a genius. The Los Angeles Lakers handed the New Orleans Pelicans three talented, young players and the fourth pick in this year’s draft in exchange for an injury-prone center in Anthony Davis. Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Zion Williamson, and trade value for a top-five draft pick are headed to the “Big Easy” and will be playing for the Pelicans this October. All three of these players that the Lakers sent to New Orleans have high ceilings and were contributing when the Lakers looked like a playoff contender early last season. Injuries came about that shut down Ingram and Lonzo for the season but when they are healthy, both of these men are franchise-altering talents. The additions of Zion Williamson and trade value for the fourth pick add another piece to the puzzle to rebuild the Pelican franchise. Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday become the leaders of this very young team that have set themselves up to be a better playoff contender than the Lakers, barring injuries or poor performance. If the talent on this New Orleans’ franchise can overcome the inexperience and develop chemistry where they all live up to their potential, then the Pelicans win the trade and have a better chance of making the postseason than their trade counterparts.

Posted in News, Sports news, Sports on Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:04 am.

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Thursday 06/13/2019
From David to Goliath, the St. Louis Blues Hoist Their First-Ever Stanley Cup
Posted: June 13, 2019

An electric atmosphere set the tone for Game 7 following a rousing rendition of the national anthem from Todd Angilly and the Boston Bruins matched that energy to start this one. The Bruins came out firing on all cylinders early in the first period. They were getting pucks on net and even got an early power play that sent Colton Parayko to the box. Shot after shot, nothing was getting by rookie goaltender, Jordan Binnington. Binnington held down the fort for the St. Louis Blues the entire period and were able to get a huge penalty kill, which turned into two late goals from Ryan O’Reilly and Alex Pietrangelo. O’Reilly’s goal came from a great fore-check and led to shot on the point from Jay Bowumeester that deflected off of O’Reilly’s stick and past Tuukka Rask. With seconds left in the opening period, Jaden Schwartz was able to get by poor defending from Brad Marchand, leading to a great pass to Alex Pietrangelo and a back-handed wrist shot by Rask to make it 2-0 Blues right before intermission. Boston outshot St. Louis 12 to 4 in the first period with nothing to show for it.

Posted in News, Sports news, Sports on Thursday, June 13, 2019 2:03 pm.

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Raptors Win First Title, End Warrior Dynasty & Launch New Era for NBA
Posted: June 13, 2019

No. The headline you are reading is not from an NBA 2K video game. The Toronto Raptors are the 2019 NBA Champions. After multiple playoff runs only to come up short against LeBron James, Kyle Lowry gets to call himself an NBA Champion. Toronto knew that when they signed Kawhi Leonard, it would only be for a single season. Through all the turmoil and the ugly breakup that Kawhi had with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi was able to turn a franchise, notorious for failing, into the team that ends the Golden State Warriors’ dynasty.

Posted in News, Sports news, Sports on Thursday, June 13, 2019 9:00 am.

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Joey Logano Conducts Train in Dominant Win at Michigan
Posted: June 12, 2019

I cannot recall a race ever running a Monday night, but it happened with the FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. The race was originally scheduled to run on Sunday afternoon until rain forced NASCAR to postpone the race to Monday evening due to Fox Sports' broadcast of the FIFA Women's World Cup. Due to cool temperatures outside and on the track surface, many fans and media members expected the race to be as thrilling and as closely contested as the Kansas and Charlotte night races. Unfortunately, while the race was closely contested in terms of distances between the leader and the rest of the field, nobody was able to pass the leader during the race and once Joey Logano was able to get back in the lead thanks to having the fastest car and pit strategy, he was able to hold the lead with the clean air advantage.

Posted in Sports news, Sports on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:01 pm.

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Tuesday 05/14/2019
Kade's Takes - May 13th
Updated: May 14, 2019 - 9:36 am

The NBA Playoffs are live and well without LeBron; The Warriors have found their identity without Durant; Giannis is the best player on the planet and Kawhi is right behind him; Paul Pierce is the Clown of the Week; The Celtics two options this offseason. 

Posted in Shows, Sports, News, Sports news on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 9:30 am. Updated: 9:36 am.

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Monday 05/13/2019
Kade's Takes - May 8th
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 7:08 pm

Dak Prescott is worth $30 million a year and the Cowboys should pay him as soon as possible.

Posted in Shows, Sports, News, Sports news on Monday, May 13, 2019 7:00 pm. Updated: 7:08 pm.

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Tuesday 05/07/2019
NAU Men's Lacrosse Team Plans to Continue Success and Attract Fans to the Sport
Posted: May 07, 2019

When it comes to sports at NAU (Northern Arizona University), people tend to think of the football team, the track and field program, or the soccer programs. However, NAU offers more than just those sports to their students and to the City of Flagstaff, but when it comes to which sports are the most popular or have the biggest fanbase, there is one NAU sports team that does not get the recognition that many think they deserve. That team is Men's Lacrosse.

Posted in News, Sports news on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 4:30 pm.

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Sunday 05/05/2019
Kade's Takes - 5/03
Updated: May 13, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Which team won the NFL Draft? Do the Raptors need to consider a future without Kyle Lowry? Why is Cassidy active on Tinder if she enjoys bragging about her boyfriend? That's our kooky little manager.

Posted in Shows, Sports, News, Sports news on Sunday, May 5, 2019 1:30 pm. Updated: 7:09 pm.

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Saturday 03/09/2019
NCAA Conference Tournament Preview
Updated: March 12, 2019 - 9:55 am

The Rich Report recaps the regular season for the notable conferences, talks about who is locked in and who is on the bubble for March Madness, and gives his predictions for each conference tournament. 

Posted in News, Sports news on Saturday, March 9, 2019 9:00 am. Updated: 9:55 am.

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The Rundown 3/5/2019
Posted: March 09, 2019

Have a seat and listen to John Steinmetz talk about the biggest weekend in sports and if you are a cardinals fan you might want to hear what he has to say about that #1 pick

Posted in Sports news, Sports on Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:00 am.

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Friday 03/01/2019
The Champ Is Here Ep. 7
Posted: March 01, 2019

David Church brings you another episode of the champ is here and gets you ready for the action that will take place at UFC 235 on Saturday, March 2nd!

Posted in Sports news on Friday, March 1, 2019 11:00 am.

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Tuesday 02/26/2019
NAU v University of Idaho
Posted: February 26, 2019

On a cold and snowy thursday, my friend Kyle and I walked to the SkyDome to see the NAU boys basketball team. What a great game to attend! The NAU boys destroyed the University of Idaho basketball team in a score resulting in 75-54. Not only was the team ecstatic with their performance, but the crowd was just as wild.

Posted in News, Sports news on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 11:30 am.

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Monday 02/11/2019
Weekend Recap - February 9-10
Posted: February 11, 2019

Check out the Weekend Recap for February 9th and 10th!

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Monday, February 11, 2019 5:15 pm.

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The Rundown 2.7.19
Posted: February 11, 2019

Check out the newest episode of The Rundown with John Steinmetz!

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Monday, February 11, 2019 5:00 pm.

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The Champ Is Here Episode 4 (UFC 234 Preview)
Updated: February 11, 2019 - 3:36 pm

Posted in Sports news, Sports on Monday, February 11, 2019 3:25 pm. Updated: 3:36 pm.

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The Rundown
Posted: February 11, 2019

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Monday, February 11, 2019 9:00 am.

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Thursday 02/07/2019
The Champ Is Here - Ep 03
Posted: February 07, 2019

The Champ is Here returns with episode three! Check it out!

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Thursday, February 7, 2019 4:00 pm.

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The Champ Is Here Ep.02
Posted: February 07, 2019

The second episode of The Champ Is Here is now available! Check it out!

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Thursday, February 7, 2019 2:00 pm.

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Thursday 01/24/2019
The Champ Is Here - Ep 01
Posted: January 24, 2019

The Champ is Here with David Church provides you with all of your UFC and MMA news!

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Talk on Thursday, January 24, 2019 1:00 pm.

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The Rundown - January 22nd
Posted: January 24, 2019

The Rundown with John Steinmetz and Cooper Posz.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Talk on Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:00 pm.

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Tuesday 12/04/2018
KJACK Ice Jacks Weber Article
Posted: December 04, 2018

Home sweet home! D2 NAU Ice Jacks return home as they rout Weber State 9-1

Posted in Sports news on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 3:00 pm.

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Friday 11/30/2018
NAU Cross Country
Posted: November 30, 2018

For the third season in a row the Lumberjacks mens cross-country team has been able to dominate the league elevating their season to a victorious NCAA championship. This year the event was held in Madison, Wis. on the Thomas Zimmer Cross Country Course.

Posted in News, Sports news on Friday, November 30, 2018 3:00 pm.

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The Rich Report November 28th 2018
Posted: November 30, 2018

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Friday, November 30, 2018 12:30 pm.

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Carly Gamble
Posted: November 30, 2018

The 2018 season for the Lumberjack’s women soccer team was an overall success for the entire squad along with a few individual players. Carly Gamble was named the All-West Regional Third team selected by the United Soccer Coaches because of her outstanding season. 

Posted in Sports news on Friday, November 30, 2018 12:00 pm.

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Tuesday 11/27/2018
Girls Volleyball BigSky Championship
Posted: November 27, 2018

Coming off an an impressive end to the regular season, the NAU girls volleyball team goes head to head against the best teams in the BigSky Conference in a tournament located in Greeley Colorado. The Lumberjack squad is ready compete after having won the last 10 games of the regular season, 7 of which were 3-0 victories.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:00 pm.

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NAU Girls Basketball Vs. California Baptist
Posted: November 27, 2018

Looking to advance on their so far successful season, the Lumberjacks girls basketball team goes head to head against California Baptist on their home court. With the season having just started both of the teams so into this match up with little knowledge on the opposing squad making for an even plating field.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Basketball on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 2:00 pm.

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3A Winslow Bulldogs kickoff title defense with 63-47 win at 4A Flagstaff High School
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 1:08 pm

Flagstaff, AZ- One of the toughest challenges in all of sports is to win a championship. One challenge however that is even greater is to win a championship the year after winning one. Winslow High School, who won the 3A state championship last season, is facing this extra-daunting challenge this year. After their first game, it appears they are ready to face this challenge.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Basketball on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:00 pm. Updated: 1:08 pm.

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Monday 11/19/2018
The Rich Report Nov 16-18
Posted: November 19, 2018

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:00 pm.

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Thursday 11/15/2018
The Rich Report - Nov 15th
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:00 pm. Updated: 1:00 pm.

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Wednesday 11/14/2018
NAU Volleyball Vs. Northern Colorado
Posted: November 14, 2018

In attempts to keep their impressive winning streak alive, the NAU girls volleyball team matches up agains Northern Colorado for a Saturday night game. The Lumberjacks are without a doubt the favorite team heading into this match up strictly looking at the team records; however, no team can be taken for granted.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:00 pm.

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The Rich Report - Nov 14th
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 12:00 pm. Updated: 12:58 pm.

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Tuesday 11/13/2018
Weekly Sports Update Nov 6-12
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:57 pm

For the Week of Nov. 6-12, I tell the scores and stories for NAU basketball, volleyball, women's tennis, and football.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:00 pm. Updated: 12:57 pm.

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NAU Basketball Vs. Jacksonville 11/12
Updated: November 27, 2018 - 12:50 pm

Saturday November 10, the Lumberjack’s shoes are tightened up and ready to start off their regular season schedule versus Jacksonville on their home court. The fans file into Rolle Activity Center in hopes for a positive basketball season and an entertaining game. NAU gets a first look at the 2018/19 basketball team as they run out onto the court for warm ups fired up and ready to compete.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Basketball on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1:00 pm. Updated: 12:50 pm.

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The Rich Report - Nov 13th
Posted: November 13, 2018

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 12:00 pm.

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Monday 11/12/2018
The Rich Report - Veteran's Day Weekend Recap
Posted: November 12, 2018

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Monday, November 12, 2018 12:00 pm.

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Thursday 11/08/2018
Weekly Sports Update - October 29th to November 4th
Posted: November 08, 2018

For the week of Oct. 29-Nov.4, I cover Coconino football and Flagstaff High School volleyball I also tell the scores for NAU football, volleyball, women's tennis, women's swim and dive, and club hockey.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports, Talk on Thursday, November 8, 2018 1:30 pm.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
Jordan Anderson Player of the Week
Posted: November 07, 2018

As the Northern Arizona Volleyball team continues on there winning season, achievements by their senior star Jordan Anderson start to lean toward the record books. Over her time playing for the Lumberjacks Anderson has racked up 1,315 digs moving her into the third all-time spot for the program.

Posted in News, Sports news, Sports, Shows on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 4:00 pm.

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Tuesday 11/06/2018
Jacks Ice Lopes
Posted: November 06, 2018

The D3 Ice Jacks hosted the D3 Grand Canyon Lopes this past weekend at Jay Lively Ice Rink and as usual the in-state rivalries were intense and physical.

Posted in News, Sports news, Shows, Sports on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:30 am.

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