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Marauders start week off right, top Bears 7-4
After its 8-2 loss to rival Flagstaff, the Mingus Union softball team set one goal, win the rest of the games on the schedule, and on April 14 the Marauders took their first step toward realizing that goal with their 7-4 win over Bradshaw Mountain.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Marauders track, field avoids distractions at Blue Ridge invitational
With the Brian Mickelson Marathon and prom looming, the Mingus Union track and field team went to the Blue Ridge Invitational and was able to stay focused and come back to Cottonwood with 16 top-5 finishes.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Congrats Joe!
Clarkdale fire chief Joe Moore had a slam dunk hole in one during the Verde Valley Fire Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 12, at the Coyote Trails Golf Course. Joe aced the 188-yard hole 3 using a TaylorMade Rocket Ballz No. 4 hybrid. This was Joe's third life time ace. Teammate witnesses were Kim Moore, Jalon Peters, and Pete Tafoya.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Brian Mickelsen 2014 results
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No. 1 Marauders handle No. 8 Eagles in section opener
Down 12-4 at the bottom of the sixth, No. 8 Flagstaff High School's left and center fielders sprinted toward an Austin Zwart pop fly that soared behind the short stop with one out left in the inning.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Girls' tennis splits matches with Coconino
As the sun began to set behind Mingus Mountain on April 10, the Mingus Union girls' tennis team was locked in a close battle Coconino High School, tied at four.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cottonwood Clippers enjoying the shade
After three years of fundraising and saving, the Cottonwood Clippers swim club recently had a shade structure installed at the Rec Center pool.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mingus softball drops rubber match with Flagsatff
A valiant effort from the Mingus Union softball team was not enough to overcome the visiting Flagstaff Eagles, losing 8-2 in the rubber match meeting of the two teams.
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Offense fails Marauders softball in loss to Mohave
For as rough of a season as it has been for the Mingus Union softball team, there may still be hope for them to sneak into the post season, but only if they are able to find a way to jump start their offense.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

KC's Tae Kwon Do students go for black belts this weekend
Earning one's black belt is a major milestone in a martial arts student's life. At KC's Family Tae Kwon Do, one learns from the beginning that earning a black belt is about perseverance, respect, discipline and excellence. Students are taught to strive for excellence in their training as well as in their everyday lives.
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Marauders show off improvements at Chaparral, Sedona
With six meets down and six more to go, the Mingus Union track and field squad divided and conquered two parts of Arizona with the distance runners going to the Scottsdale Distance Classic at Chaparral High School and the rest venturing to Sedona Red Rock for an invitational.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Marauders boys tennis wins 7th straight, earns No. 10 ranking in D-II
As Logan Conella walked of court 5, the game was already in hand for the Mingus Union boys' tennis team, but with his 10-7 tiebreaker win over Flagstaff's Kyle Jacobsen, the sophomore showed that he can survive a war of attrition.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Aftershock runners devise own game plans, execute with precision
This past weekend the Aftershock Distance Club competed in the Puma Outdoor Invitational at Paradise Valley Community College.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Muckers fifth best team in Arizona
With 57 teams and nearly 500 wrestlers, the Arizona Wrestling Championships proved to be a tournament filled to the brim with talent and toughness.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Errors overshadow strong defensive effort in loss to Payson
It was a different game but in the end, the same result, as the Mingus Union softball team lost 8-2 to Division-III's No. 1 team, the Payson Longhorns.
Sunday, April 6, 2014

Baseball suffers first defeats of season, rebounds with win, No. 1 ranking in D-II
The April 11 showdown between the Mingus Union and Flagstaff baseball teams became much more interesting on the morning of April 2 when the AIA released divisional rankings and perched at the top of Division-II are the Marauders with the Eagles nipping at their heels at No. 2.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Softball unable to get revenge against Winslow for 2013 post season
With 12 games and a tournament left, it is too soon for the 3-9 Marauders softball team to hit the panic button, but they might want to keep their hand close to the button.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mingus soccer leads the way for winter sports awards
At the following of each season athletes from all over Arizona are honored by coaches for what they were able to accomplish in their sport, and after the winter season of sports the list is littered with student-athletes from the Verde Valley.
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Calandra hits goal, relay teams shine at Millennium Relays
After having an impressive showing in Chandler at the Rotary Invitational, the Mingus Union track and field program had another career day, this time at the Millennium Tiger Coed Relays.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Athletes impressing with top marks in division and state
With teams either at or nearing the midway points of their respective seasons, many rankings and standings are beginning to trickle out. While some are being released this week (AIA baseball and softball rankings), others are out there for everyone to sit and analyze till the cows come home.
Sunday, March 30, 2014

Boys tennis overcomes wind to shutout opponent
With winds reaching 25 mph in the afternoon, the Mingus Union boys' tennis team were able to adapt and overcome to record their first shutout of the season, 9-0 against Barry Goldwater High School.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Girls tennis edged in 5-4 nail biter
Like their match before a prolonged break against Kingman High School, the Mingus Union girls' tennis team hosted Northwest Christian High School and the nail biter came down to the final match with the Crusaders leaving Cottonwood with the team win.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Shill wins Shaw Award for courage
Marshall Shill is the archetype of a successful scholar athlete who has achieved his successes despite substantial and overwhelming adversity.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Heather Calandra tops Mingus performances in prestigious Chandler Rotary meet
CHANDLER - Heather Calandra made the biggest splash in the biggest track and field pool the Mingus Union track and field team has been in this year.

Calandra finished third in the shot put during Saturday's 74th edition of the Chandler Rotary Invitational, a two-day prep showcase that attracted 124 schools and thousands of athletes from several states.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Marauders stay undefeated with back-to-back wins
The red-hot Marauders baseball team is 10-0-1 ( overall, 6-0 against power-point teams, and showing that they have all the tools needed to succeed in Division-II.
Saturday, March 22, 2014

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