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The middle of last month beat up on the Mingus Union High School soccer teams, but the boys and girls both recovered strong in their final three games to place in the middle of the pack of their section with .500 records.

The Verde Valley is filled with dangerous, experienced guards.

Clarkdale-Jerome School dodged many bullets en route to its fourth straight Verde Valley Conference boys basketball title — most of them fired by athletic second seed Beaver Creek School.

Forget the metric system — no more Roman numerals.

Jan. 20, 1881, the Prescott Weekly Miner documents how the Fort Verde Excelsiors challenged “any club in the city of Prescott to a game of baseball,” resulting in the Prescott club’s “inglorious defeat,” 66-27.

Just because two teams enter the Verde Valley Conference basketball tournaments undefeated Friday, Jan. 28, doesn’t mean they’re going to sweep through the postseason as well.

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.

 

Ten teams will represent Camp Verde, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and other local towns in the Yavapai-Apache Nation to wear the coveted T-shirts of the coed volleyball league champions beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, in the Middle Verde Recreation Center.

Tim Declay returns an incoming ball at a coed volleyball  match at the Middle Verde Gym. Declay plays on the YAPD team, made of members of the Yavapai-Apache Police Department.

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