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Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde junior Dakota Battise.

Under new leadership, the 2018 Mingus Union High School track and field team returns a squad of experienced veterans mixed with younger runners, jumpers and throwers still finding their niche.

First year head coach Molly Westcott’s aim is to get experience for the younger Marauders in a variety of events to find out where they are strongest. As for the veterans, it is to find themselves in top form the first weekend of May at the state meet.

Replacing 10 seniors can be a tough task — one that the Camp Verde High School’s baseball team will be challenged with this season.

With four juniors and zero seniors there is a lack of experience on the team, but what last year’s graduating class left behind was a work ethic that should push this year’s group to get better.

Everything points to a case of the same story, different year for the Mingus Union High School softball team, but this time it hopes for a different ending.

Last year the team narrowly missed out on the region championship by giving up a key comeback loss, 10-9, to Coconino High School near the end, and losing to Prescott High School early in the season.

The Marauders lost a handful of starters from last season, but returns a lineup that provides enough offensive firepower and defensive stability to make another run.

Little mistakes down the stretch accumulated in a 48-47 overtime loss for the No. 6 seeded Camp Verde High School girls basketball team against No. 11 Thatcher High School on Friday, Feb. 16.

The Cowboys’ season ended in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship against an Eagles team that went on to beat the No. 3 seed Valley [Sanders] High School in the quarterfinals.

Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Mingus Union High School senior Tannah Rice.

Three Mingus Union High School wrestlers competed at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III state championship on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

Last week was the end of the regular season for Camp Verde High School’s basketball teams.

The boys team finished third in the Central Region with a 3-5 record, getting two more wins than last season. Different from last year, there was a Central Region tournament at the conclusion of the regular head-to-head matchups.

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