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Mingus Union High School baseball’s flat start and season-low one run in power-point games led to a 6-1 home loss to Grand Canyon Region rival Prescott High School on Monday, April 17.

Marauders head coach Bob Young had little to say after the loss, the team’s third on the bounce, except that the team has not played the game “the right way.” The defeat further complicated its chances to claim the region title.

Facing the toughest stretch of its regular season schedule, Camp Verde High School head softball coach Henry Smith wanted his players to gain the mentality necessary to succeed at the state tournament.

It jumped the first hurdle by beating Sedona Red Rock High School 11-1 on April 18 before taking on 3A Payson High School on Thursday, April 20 and region foe Paradise Honors High School, which handed them their only region loss of the year, on Friday, April 21.

The Mingus Union High School track and field team competed in the Verde Valley for the final time of the 2017 season at the Sedona Invitational on April 18.

Some Marauders who have already qualified for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State meet participated in off events to break up the monotony of the season. Some boys were placed into such events in order to focus on qualifying in the 4x800-meter relay.

Despite the winning scoreline reading 9-0, Camp Verde High School baseball’s Verde Valley rivalry matchup with Sedona Red Rock High School was a defensive one.

Camp Verde’s [14-3, 6-1 Central] defense did well to hold Red Rock off the board, putting up a zero in the error column alongside the Scorpions’ zero runs.

Camp Verde High School’s golf team dropped an Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III Section V dual match by four strokes to Chino Valley High School on April 10 at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.

The Cowboys, without regular No. 1 Kolby Hedges, lost the nine-hole round 233 to 237. Junior Nick Daniels filled in and shot a 52, his best round at that course this season and one stroke shy of Chino Valley’s C.J. Knight.

After starting its Grand Canyon Region schedule 6-0, the Mingus Union High School baseball team dropped its two contests in the final frames with Flagstaff High School on April 11 and Thursday, April 13, and no longer controls its own destiny.

The Marauders [11-3, 6-2 Grand Canyon] lost 5-3 on April 11 before a last-inning meltdown saw them lose 14-6 on April 13, and are now tied with Flagstaff for first place in the region with four games to go.

Camp Verde High School Athletic Director and girls basketball coach Mark Showers was recently honored as the 2A Central Region Coach of the Year. Showers led the Cowboys to an 18-8 overall record and 8-3 in regional play, as well as a berth to the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.

During the entire season three of the starters on the team were underclassmen, but still claimed second place in the region.

The Camp Verde High School baseball team beat visiting Central Region foe Glendale Preparatory Academy 14-1 in five innings on Thursday, April 13. But it could have put away even more runs.

The Cowboys [12-3, 4-1 Central] did not capitalize on their opportunities with runners in scoring position until the fourth inning, and ultimately left 11 runners on base. Moving forward, Camp Verde head coach Will Davis is looking for his team to improve in its plate discipline in order to be successful during the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship, which begins Saturday, April 29.

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