Northland Prep's tennis coaches swept the section coach of the year awards, and Spartans on both the girls and boys sides filled up a bunch of spots in other categories.

On the girls side for Division III Northland Prep, Spartans head Austin Kerr coach shared the Section Six recognition with Cortney McCans of Kingman. On the boys side for Northland Prep, Eric Mokelke was the sole recipient of the honor.

Both Spartans coaches were in their first year at the helm.

Aeliana Ricci of Basis School Flagstaff, a D-III program, was named the Section Six Singles Player of the Year. Her teammates Lili Derby-Lawson and Samantha Crone were named as doubles section players of the year, sharing the award with Northland Prep's Bri Biddle and Kate Bailey along with the Sedona Red Rock pairing of Leillani Olson and Kanita Olson.

Section players of the year in doubles went to Lucas Iwai and Brandon Kay of Basis Flagstaff, and Northland Prep's Fred Gooding and Drew Parker also received the doubles accolade. In singles for Section Six, Basis Flagstaff's Winston Zeng was named player of the year.

Northland Prep picked up 2A Conference awards for its success on the diamond as well.

Zach Tweed made roll call on the All-Conference Second Team as a position player for the Spartans baseball team. In softball, Casey Auza made her way onto the second-team list, with teammates Maggie Auza and Natalie Hansen landing on the honorable mentions list.


A nearby school known for producing professional players and being a home to players from the Flagstaff area, Yavapai College is about to begin hosting baseball summer camps.

The Mile High Baseball School Day Camp is set for June 3-5 at Yavapai College's Prescott campus. At the camp players will learn skills from a new perspective with a fresh, dynamic approach to teaching baseball while working out at Roughrider Park.

There will be skill and technical work, tactics, strategy and games. Players will be placed in a group matching age and ability to maximize learning experience. Instructors will closely monitor individual needs and develop skills and initiative so that players might personally grow from a total learning experience.

This camp is for players between the ages of 5 and 12, with division of age groups throughout the program. The camp will take place from 8:30 to 11 a.m. each day. The fee for this camp is $75 with an additional $10 charge for late registration. The fee includes professional instruction, evaluation, as well as a T-shirt. The camp capacity is limited to 150 campers.

For more information, contact Yavapai College assistant baseball coach Kyle Wise at (928) 776-2292 or kyle.wise@yc.edu.

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