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Senior Spotlight: Quin Thompson
Mingus' Quin Thompson wants to have fun and win her senior season. She has been playing volleyball for six years, and varsity the last three years. The Marauders have been in a drought lately, only winning five games in the last two season.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Marauders hope to spoil Bradshaw Mountain Homecoming
The Mingus Union football team has its work cut for them out tonight as the Marauders invade Bob Pavlich Field to face the Bears in a paramount matchup to determine sectional seeding for the league title.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Jason Groth shows considerable growth in senior campaign
Some guys know how to bring it. For Mingus fullback Jason Groth, he has the full package of speed, and he can deliver a wallop into a defensive back when he gets there. Just ask the Mohave defenders he ran over and around in last Friday's 42-10 win.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Tough Camp Verde course wins runners' respect in Cowboy Invitational
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mingus rolls, Marauders win third straight
In a game that was never in doubt, the most fight the Mohave Thunderbirds exhibited all night was after the game when head coach Rudy Olvera was upset with a Verde Independent story that called his offense outdated.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mingus girls make good on unfinished business with Bradshaw Mnt.
Mingus Union first-year coach Chelsea Chavez can see the trees in the forest. After several near misses and only one win, her team went into Gary Kunow Gym at Bradshaw Mountain's High School and dominated to win 3-1, on Tuesday, Sept.20.


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Predictions: Look for Mingus to push record to 3-2 with big win tonight
Coming off a 35-14 thumping of Lee Williams on the road, Friday is homecoming for Mingus Union High School as the Marauders host Mojave High School.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Marauders look for third straight win against Thunderbirds
After a rocky 0-2 start, the Marauders have regained their swagger with a two-game-winning streak. As if they didn't need any more motivation, a sellout is expected to celebrate tonight's Homecoming.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mingus Unions' Athlete of the Week- Speedster Juan Ruiz having super senior season for Mingus
Juan Ruiz had a great game against Lee Williams. In that game he intercepted a pass on the first drive of the game after a turnover to stall Lee Williams from scoring.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mingus Swim and Dive gets victory over Bradshaw Mountain
The swim team faced a larger opponent in Bradshaw Mountain and the Marauders more than held their own winning the meet.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Autumn Stanton is not the quitting kind
With so much invested in this season her senior year, she almost threw it all away. Why? Out of mere frustration. Autumn Stanton was frustrated because she could not land a dive, and not just any dive, but a reverse dive. A dive that counts for 40 points in high school meets.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mingus cross country runners step up, continue to improve, in Four Corners Invitational
It's all about getting better every single race. Saturday, the Mingus Union cross country team continued to get better.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Mingus improves to 2-2 Marauders dominate early, cruise to 35-14 win
After an initial scare, the Marauders did what Marauders do. Mingus raided, plundered and looted its way to a 35-14 Grand Canyon Region win Friday at Lee Williams.
Saturday, September 17, 2016

Marauders begin 4A Grand Canyon Region play
Now that the grueling nonconference schedule is over with, the first game in league play should be easy work for the Mingus Marauders.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Setting teammates up for success the game plan for Mingus soph Sarah Williams
It is just the start of the season and its early, but sophomore libro Sarah Williams has made setting her teammates up for success her goal. As a libro, she hopes to set Mingus Union High School up for its first winning season in five years.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Predictions: Mingus should win handily vs. Lee Williams
Mingus Union High School played tough last week at home against Cactus, winning 35-28 in come-from-behind fashion. Now that the 1-2 Marauders are competing against their own league, things should get more interesting - and the wins should start coming a bit more regularly.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mingus senior spotlight: Jordan Pollock
Mingus Union High School wide receiver Jordan Pollock is having a good senior year for a team that only throws the ball maybe 15 times a game.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Sophomore Meg Babcock tops Marauder performances in Ray Wherley Invitational
A few years ago, Mingus Union High School had a runner named Alfredo Jaimes. He was so tough on hill workouts that a Mingus coach told the team that if they had an uphill race, Jaimes would be a state champion.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Marauder swimmers, divers off to fast start
In her third season as Mingus Union swim coach, Gretchen Wesbrock program is finally starting to implement her training and techniques to her team.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Marauders find swagger; claim come-from-behind win over Cactus
How do you become a legendary football coach? Well, Mingus Union's "Big game Bob Young" has it figured out: you beat another legend.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Family Matters: Coaching is in the blood for Moncibaez, Chavez families
Family patriarch Art Moncibaez would instruct his children on what they could do better; how to be better coaches and athletes as they passed the food around the table.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Mingus Union Volleyball making strides
In the beginning of the season, Mingus Union volleyball coach Chelsea Chavez didn't know what to expect from her team. In their first three games during the season, she knows her team is getting better and has the ability to win, and will win.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

Gunner Tillemans in swim of things for Mingus; earns VI Athlete of the Week
"He had an injury that ended his season early last year," Mingus Union swim coach Gretchen Wesbrock said. "He wants to win and is determined to do what it takes to make a statement this season."
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Cactus @ Mingus, 7 p.m., Bright Field: Another tough assignment tonight for Marauders
Here we go again. Another physical dog fight for the Mingus Union High School football team.

The last time these two teams met was in 2014. The Cactus Cobras came into the home field of the Marauders and laid a whipping on them 41-14.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Senior Spotlight: Jaylen Reay brings solid experience to Mingus volleyball
Senior Jaylen Reay, is a veteran volleyball player. She has been playing the game for the last eight years, the last two on varsity.
Thursday, September 8, 2016


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