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Tournament Champs
The Verde Valley Heat Elite 14-U fastpitch softball team won the USA Showcase Sports softball tournament at Rose Mofford Sports Complex in Phoenix over the weekend. The team went 5-0 in the tournament, going 3-0 in Saturday's pool play games and earning a bye in the first round of Sunday's bracket play.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Aftershock runners give back to community
Aftershock Distance Running Club Coach Micah Swenson wants his athletes to learn more than running techniques under his direction.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cardinals Moms Clinic educates and informs
Cottonwood "football moms" who attended the Arizona Cardinals Moms Football Clinic at Cardinal Stadium on July 30 left with a strong sense of how the game has evolved in recent years to encompass research leading to higher player safety outcomes.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mingus Golf hopes its strength won't also be its weakness
COTTONWOOD -- In sports, young players can add excitement. But with the excitement also comes inexperience. On a team with no seniors, Mingus Union High School golf hopes it can bring that excitement.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Marauders look to each other for first test (with photo gallery)
COTTONWOOD -- In football, sometimes teams just need to hit each other. Mingus Union High School had that opportunity Friday night. The Marauders had their Red & Grey scrimmage. It was the first live action the team will have before its season opener at Snowflake.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Mingus runners hit the trail for new cross country season
COTTONWOOD -- Ever the pragmatist, long-time Mingus Union cross country coach Jim Bostwick is succinct and to the point when discussing the 2014 Marauder team.
Saturday, August 16, 2014

Roughrider soccer to scrimmage in Verde Valley August 16
The nationally ranked Yavapai College men's soccer team will scrimmage in the Verde Valley on Saturday, Aug.16, 1-3 p.m. at Mingus Union High School. The event is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Academics and athletics. The ultimate struggle for both.
There is no question that sports require a great deal of time and commitment. In high school, student-athletes have to manage their time between both academics and athletics. For some, that may be easy. But, for others, it's not so much. When grades become an issue, players are forced to miss a game or more.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Over time Young has proven he is more than a coach
In sports there are some coaches who are only that. Then, there are some who are more. That is the case of Mingus Union High School's Bob Young. Young is currently the head football and baseball coach at Mingus. He has been there for almost 30 years. During that time, he has taught science and physical education. He has also coached football, baseball, softball and basketball.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

New season, new expectations for Mingus swimmers
In sports change can happen frequently. It is often a hard adjustment. But that doesn't mean a team can't be successful. The Mingus Union High School swim team is hoping for that.
Thursday, August 7, 2014

National Champ: Cottonwood's Josh Reilly wins 13-15 USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championship
There are some athletes who can just do it all. Thirteen-year-old Josh Reilly may be one of those.

Josh is a triathlon athlete in running, swimming and cycling. Micah Swenson, head coach of the Aftershock Distance club, said Josh has shown great improvement as a runner.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mingus high alum looks to go far
Mingus Union High School alum Erick Quesada will look to carry his baseball career to Western Oregon University.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Valley students take top honors in martial arts tournament
July 19 marked the inaugural Sedona Red Rock Classic Sport Martial Arts Tournament.


Saturday, August 2, 2014

Mingus football team looks to start how it finished
COTTONWOOD -- Momentum in sports can be a valuable thing. The Mingus Union High School football team is hoping it can carry into this season.

Last year, the Marauders got off to a horrible start. The team began its season 1-5. It would have been easy to give up, but that was not what Mingus had in mind. Instead, the team went on a four-game winning streak and ended the year 5-5. The impressive run included a season final 27-3 victory over Prescott.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Clippers test state's best at Grand Canyon State Games
COTTONWOOD -- The Cottonwood Clippers recreational swim team looks to continue its success in the final meet of the summer this weekend.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Self defense students place in USA World Championships
USA World Champion-ships is a three day event which includes all styles of Martial Arts along with grappling and MMA Style fighting.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

33rd Verde Valley Swim Invitational results
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TKD Unlimited Black Belt Graduation scheduled for July 26
This July marks the 10th Black Belt Graduation to come from the TKD Unlimited Studio. This year's graduates hold a special place in the TKD family because they have been apart of the studio since some of them were 5 years old.
Saturday, July 19, 2014

All Star Champions
The Camp Verde boys won the Little League Juniors All Star Tournament Friday night with a home-field win over Chino Valley, 7-3.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

District Champions
The Verde Valley's 9-10 year-old softball team captured District Tournament championship in Wickenburg. In the first game, Verde Valley defeated Williams 14-0 in four innings, with pitcher Chloe Shults on the mound. In the second game, Verde Valley defeated Bagdad 11-0, with Carah Shilling on the mound, and in the championship game defeated Bagdad a second time 11-2 in 5 innings. Courtesy photo
Friday, July 11, 2014

District 10 Champions
The Verde Valley 9-10 year old Little League team claimed the District 10 championship with an 11-6 win over Prescott. Coaches and team members include Head Coach Brain Kerr and assistants Adam Gabaldon and Derek Drish and players Josh Schlegel, John Ayala, Angelo Alvarez, Maxon Taylor, Anthony Rivera, Dante Gabaldon, Ryan Lindsay, Malaki Owens, Ben Miranda, Travis Lundgren, Grady Drish, Spencer Kerr, Zach Harrison.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Sedona Splash 2-Day Meet: Overall Winners
8 & Under Girls:

Taylor Delaney - 1st place

Yasmin Romero - 2nd place

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Dr. Brad Williams wins Bike The Bluff Arizona Championship Road Race
When Verde Valley orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brad Williams finished 10th a year ago in Show Low's annual Bike The Bluff Arizona State Championship Road Race, he knew he could do better.

He was right.

A year later, the Cornville cyclist is the new Category 5 Arizona State Champion.


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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hole In One
Pine Shadows Golf Course Pro Shop Manager Julie Tykwinski reports that Austin Garcia of Camp Verde recorded his first Hole in One on July 2 while golfing in the annual Contreras family reunion. He aced the 155 yd. fourth hole using a 8 iron. Proud witnesses included his dad, grandpa, and uncle.
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Verde Valley High Performance swimmers qualify for regional and state meets
The Verde Valley High Performance Swim Team made a huge splash at the John Borendame Memorial Invitational in Oro Valley June 21-22.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014


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