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Cowboys wrestlers work toward state glory

The expectations are high for Camp Verde’s high school wrestlers.

The school has become known for the sport and a much different team will carry on that tradition this year. Though the returning wrestlers have accomplished much, a good roster of freshmen will have to…

Sunrise takes Mingus out of playoffs in rematch

Despite a hard push in the first quarter, the Mingus Union High School football team failed to avenge its 61-17 regular season defeat Oct. 28 by Peoria’s Sunrise Mountain High School during a
49-6 loss Nov. 4, booting the Marauders out of the first round of the playoffs.

The Marauders came out eager, garnering a holding penalty on the opening kickoff and were plagued by penalties throughout the game, giving the Mustangs extra yardage.

A short running game on the first drive led to long pass to Sunrise’s Angel Ruiz, and a 15-yard penalty for a late hit on the quarterback placed the ball inside the 20-yard line.…

It will be deja vu for the Mingus Union High School football team Friday, but the Marauders are hoping it’s not deja vu all over again.

After getting thoroughly dominated by Sunrise Mountain High School, 61-17, in Peoria, Friday, Oct. 28, the Marauders will face Sunrise Mountain High School in Peoria, Friday, Nov. 4.

Despite the loss, Mingus [6-4] secured a playoff spot as the 14th seed in the 16-team 4A championship, but as fate and the Arizona Interscholastic Association would have it, they are matched against the Mustangs, who are seeded third.…

Cowboys lose a heartbreaker at the end

When Camp Verde coach Jerry Rhoades answered the phone Sunday and was asked about his team’s game Friday, he let out a combination groan and sigh.

When victories are few, the ones you let get away are especially painful.

The Cowboys, after being down most of the game to visiting Gilbert Christian High School, came back to take the lead late in the third quarter. They held it until there were 34 seconds left in the game, when the Knights’ senior Caleb Young threw a one-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Kyle Patterson to give Gilbert Christian a 24-20 win. The Knights improved to 5-4 on the season.…

Marauders declaw Panthers in epic blowout

Flagstaff has nothing on Cottonwood, at least when it comes to football.

Mingus Union High School completed its two-game sweep of Flagstaff schools, Friday, Oct. 21, with a 78-6 victory over visiting Coconino High School in a game that — wait for it — wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.…

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