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The New Breed Wrestling Weekend Wars, which are held throughout the summer in Camp Verde don’t just benefit the athletes, but also the town’s economy, according to the event’s director.Korbin Uhler, of Camp Verde’s New Breed wrestling team, puts a hold on Austin Blomquist of Yuma during a match at Weekend Wars [above]. The ongoing competition, held in the Camp Verde Wrestling Complex every other weekend through the summer. Wrestlers from across the Southwest come to hone their skills for the regular season.

“Many volunteers from all over Arizona, as well as from out of state, representing different schools and wrestling clubs, are coming together bimonthly for kids. They all demonstrate how team spirit, a top-notch wrestling facility and innovative marketing can translate into sport tourism dollars, bringing spectators, athletes and their families to local hotels, restaurants and shops,” said Mario Chagolla Sr., who is also Camp Verde High School assistant coach.

After an undefeated season from one of his own and more than $20,000 spent on upgrades to the Riverfront Baseball Complex, Verde Valley Little League President Jeremy Peters is ready to host the next step on the road to Williamsport, Pa.

A total of 30 Cottonwood Clippers swimmers opened the competitive portion of their summer recreational season third Saturday, June 11, behind the winner and host Bullhead City Barracudas.

The excitement is building for Camp Verde High School football.

Even as Cottonwood’s defending champion head coach for the Majors division, Jeff Lynch understands how unrealistic it is to expect any Little League team to go undefeated.

Gus Henley ended his junior year with one final honor for the Mingus Union High School baseball team — first team all-Division III.

Steve Darby continues to make opponents expect the unexpected.

For eight months, I told myself I wouldn’t come back.

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