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Despite continuing to not have wrestlers in three weight classes, Camp Verde High School showed it was still powerful Jan. 12, sweeping four other teams in its final home meet of the winter.

Matt Mejia, top, wrestled against Cauy Bgay of Shonto Preparatory Academy at a recent wrestling meet held at Camp Verde High School. Mejia went on to win the match and sweep the five-team dual in his final home match Jan. 12.


If Friday, Jan. 8, was Camp Verde High School senior Javier Perez’s last boys basketball game against rival Sedona Red Rock High School, his teammates owe him one more opportunity.

Four Camp Verde High School wrestlers won their individual weight divisions Dec. 18 and 19 as the Cowboys smacked down Hopi High School to win the 16-team Veterans Memorial Invitational at Window Rock.

Although the Camp Verde High School boys basketball team ultimately fell short at Sedona Red Rock High School, the Cowboys girls had already salvaged a split with their cross-valley rival Thursday, Dec. 17, to garner their first above-.500 record heading into the holiday break.

While Mingus Union High School said farewell to half of its 12 all-section players Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds after a title-winning season, the majority of all-section honorees at Camp Verde High School will return next season to challenge for a title of their own.

Heading into the Thursday, Dec. 17, chapter of their cross-valley rivalry with Sedona Red Rock High School, the varsity basketball teams at Camp Verde High School have been consistent at being inconsistent.

Camp Verde High School will need far more help to overcome itself, much less the energy of Morenci Junior/Senior High School and other Division IV rivals.


Junior Jay McFarland, top, wrestles Northland Prep sophomore Zach Bivens at the CVHS meet. McFarland went 3-1 at 145 pounds in his first varsity meet in preparation for Sunnyside High School and Verde Duals, to be held Friday, Dec. 4.

Warming up for the winter at Camp Verde High School would be easier with all bodies available.

Junior Ryan Cain knocks down an opponent during the Cowboys’ home scrimmage win over Seligman High School on Nov. 20. The Camp Verde High School boys team is off to a 1-0 start without the services of its leading scorer after a double-digit win at Mayer High School on Nov. 24.