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Injuries are never a welcome thing for any team at any point in the season, but better earlier than later.

A core group of girls on the Mingus Union High School track and field team are going through just that problem, but both the boys and girls as a whole have made progress.

Fresh off of a silver bracket championship at the Grace Lee Haught Memorial tournament over the weekend and nine wins out of 10 games, the Mingus Union High School softball team is riding high.

But with nine games in the Grand Canyon Region yet to play, head coach John Brown feels like his team has not yet reached its peak.

Surrounded by teammates and family, Mingus Union High School girls soccer senior Auli Hanks signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Salem International University on March 8.

Hanks recently changed her commitment, having originally committed to NCAA Division III Beloit College, when she learned that she was receiving a full-ride athletic scholarship from the NCAA Division II Tigers. Division III teams do not offer athletic scholarships.

After losing a tough match against Lee Williams High School the previous day, the Mingus Union High School boys tennis team suffered a heavier defeat when it hosted Prescott High School on March 8.

The Marauders [1-4] lost 9-0 to Prescott after losing 5-4 to Lee Williams, the latter of the two slipping from their grasp after having the upper hand.

Junior third baseman Nikki Zielinski hit a three-run walk-off home run, her second fence-clearing shot of the day, to total seven RBI and three runs scored on four hits to power the Mingus Union High School softball team to a five-inning, 14-2 win over visiting Prescott High School on Thursday, March 9.

The Marauders [3-1, 2-1 Grand Canyon] avenged their first loss of the season, 10-5, at the hands of the same Badgers team on March 7.

Mingus Union High School girls soccer coach Andrea Strobel announced that she will no longer continue at the helm of the team, per personal reasons.

Strobel was the Marauders’ coach during the last two seasons, amassing a 13-14 overall record and qualifying once for the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Championship.

Click here to see a list of all of the Mingus Union High School student-athletes who recorded a GPA of 3.5 or higher while participating in their respective sport during the winter season.

The Mingus Union High School boys tennis team has removed any pressure it might have felt for the 2017 season by matching its win total from 2016, winning its season opener against Moon Valley High School, 6-3, on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Senior Alex Flannery, the Marauders’ No. 1 player, had a hand in two of the six team points by winning his singles matchup in overpowering fashion, 6-0, 6-0, and pairing with Caleb Wylie to win their doubles match, 8-3.

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