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The Mingus Union High School football team hosted an afternoon of 7-on-7 football games on June 14, winning all four of their matchups.

Aside from provide a competitive outing for the starters, it gave the Marauders’ second string skill players an opportunity to get more playing time, and prove that they deserve more, against opponents from their own division as well as smaller ones.

For their efforts during the 2017 season, a handful of Verde Valley baseball and softball players were recognized by the staff at the Arizona Republic.

Camp Verde High School baseball seniors Wyatt Howe, a Bethany College commit, and Ryan Cain were selected to its All-Conference 2A Honorable Mention list. From the Cowboys softball team, senior infielder Kayla Hackett and freshman pitcher Jacy Finley were picked for the same honor.

Mingus Union High School sophomore Maddie Bejarano was an All-Conference 4A Honorable Mention selection as well.

Mingus Union High School senior Rachel Valentine signed a National Letter of Intent to participate in cross country and track and field at Lyndon State College in Vermont on Monday, May 15.

Valentine, who has been running since the fifth grade, found the right combination of athletics and academics that best suits her.

Click to here to read which Marauders baseball and softball players were recently selected to the All-Grand Canyon Region teams, including one coach as well.

Mingus Union High School’s track and field team qualified seven individuals and four relay teams to the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State Championship, held on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at Mesa Community College.

The Marauders’ top finisher was sophomore Meg Babcock, who claimed second in the 800-meter run in 2:24.24.

Both teams’ pitching and defense dominated, but the No. 9 Mingus Union High School baseball team came up on the short end of a 2-1 decision at No. 8 Thunderbird High School in a hard-fought 4A State Championship first round matchup on May 2.

The Marauders [13-5, 8-4 Grand Canyon] had a few key opportunities to score runs, but every time the Chiefs’ defense was called upon, it made the play.

A number of errors shifted the tide of the Mingus Union High School softball team’s 12-0 Arizona Interscholastic Association 4A State Championship first round loss at Salpointe Catholic High School on Saturday, April 29.

The No. 12-seeded Marauders [12-6, 9-3 Grand Canyon] were down 1-0 before giving up five-run fourth and six-run fifth innings to lose 12-0 in run-rule fashion.

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