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No. 4 Camp Verde High School’s softball team saw its 11-game winning streak and bid for a second consecutive berth to a state championship game end at the hands of No. 1 Bourgade Catholic High School, 8-2, Saturday, May 6.

The Cowboys [16-2, 9-1 Central] matched up with an undefeated Golden Eagles team that was more than clinical defensively. On the other hand, Camp Verde errors led to a five-run deficit after five innings.

The No. 4 seed Camp Verde High School baseball team was upset by No. 13 Miami High School 8-7 in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship on Friday, May 5, at the Goodyear Baseball Complex.

Down 6-0 after two innings, the Cowboys [15-3, 7-1 Central] took a 7-6 lead, only to see the Vandals snatch the game with a two-run seventh inning.

The 2017 track and field season came to a close at the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Championship on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at Mesa Community College.

Camp Verde High School sent seven individuals and one relay team to the meet, competing in Division IV. Top performances came from sophomore Chris Holdgrafer, who took second place in the 110-meter hurdles, and junior Nate Schultz, fourth in the triple jump.

The No. 4 Camp Verde High School softball team advanced to the semifinals of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship with a 6-2 win over No. 5 Santa Cruz Valley High School on Friday, May 5, played at Phoenix’s Rose Mofford Softball Complex.

A four-run fifth inning lifted the Cowboys [16-1, 9-1 Central] to a 6-0 lead. Freshman Jacy Finley practically did it all for her team, batting three for three with four RBI and tossing nine strikeouts in the pitcher’s circle.

The No. 4-seeded Camp Verde High School softball team picked up a solid 10-2 win over No. 13. Arizona College Preparatory Academy in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship on Friday, April 28.

Cowboys freshman pitcher Jacy Finley dominated from start to finish, collecting 17 strikeouts and giving up just three hits and one walk for the complete game win.

Camp Verde High School’s runners, throwers and jumpers continued down the path to the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV State meet, many achieving personal bests at the Sedona Invitational, held on April 18 at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Junior Nate Schultz headlined the afternoon by taking the triple jump in a personal best 43-07, besting Arizona’s current No. 2 Joe Glomski of Sedona Red Rock on the day. That distance lifted Schultz to third overall in Division IV.

More than a decade of playing together came down to one final home game for the Camp Verde High School baseball team’s senior class, on April 25.

And the stakes could not have been higher.

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