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Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde junior Dakota Battise.

Replacing 10 seniors can be a tough task — one that the Camp Verde High School’s baseball team will be challenged with this season.

With four juniors and zero seniors there is a lack of experience on the team, but what last year’s graduating class left behind was a work ethic that should push this year’s group to get better.

Little mistakes down the stretch accumulated in a 48-47 overtime loss for the No. 6 seeded Camp Verde High School girls basketball team against No. 11 Thatcher High School on Friday, Feb. 16.

The Cowboys’ season ended in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship against an Eagles team that went on to beat the No. 3 seed Valley [Sanders] High School in the quarterfinals.

Last week was the end of the regular season for Camp Verde High School’s basketball teams.

The boys team finished third in the Central Region with a 3-5 record, getting two more wins than last season. Different from last year, there was a Central Region tournament at the conclusion of the regular head-to-head matchups.

For the second straight year, Camp Verde High School’s wrestling team took third place at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV state wrestling championship on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

Cowboys senior Skyler Pike, sophomore Korben Uhler and junior Anthony Tinghitella were all crowned champions, and six of nine who competed placed in the top five.

Camp Verde High School’s boys basketball carried the lead going into halftime, but the pressure brought on by Verde Valley rival Sedona Red Rock High School proved too much in a 67-49 loss on Friday, Jan. 26.

The Cowboys [7-9, 2-4] dealt with that pressure through the first half, opening a 12-6 lead and leading by as many as 10 points in the second quarter. Giving up 30 points in the third turned the tables in favor of the visitors.

Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde High School senior Daniel White.

Camp Verde High School’s basketball teams went on a clean sweep as both the girls and boys teams beat Northland Preparatory Academy and Chino Valley High School last week.

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