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Mingus Union High School Athlete of the Week: Lucas Svoboda

COTTONWOOD – If Mingus Union head wrestling coach Kirk Waddle could describe 145-pounder Lucas Svoboda in one word, it would be explosive.

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Mingus wrestlers prepare for Doc Wright, Deer Valley tournaments

COTTONWOOD – Much like baseball’s spring training when teams play two separate games to find action for the more inexperienced players, Jan. 13-14 for the Mingus Union High School wrestlers will be a matter of split squads – and two separate tournaments.

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Mingus boys beat Lee Williams 67-54

Escalante scores 17, Taylor 14 at home Tuesday; Marauders travel to Prescott Jan. 17 to face Badgers

COTTONWOOD – At the end of the day, it’s all about outscoring one’s opponent. Tuesday, the Mingus Union High School boys basketball squad overcame a rough first quarter to beat Lee Williams at home, 67-54.

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Mingus girls lose 41-37 to Lee Williams

Excepting the college game, basketball is a four-quarter affair. Had only two periods been necessary for the Mingus Union girls basketball team Tuesday against Lee Williams, the Marauders would have walked away with a win, 21-10. But that pesky third quarter that saw Mingus surrender 16 points and only score six helped thwart the home team, as the Marauders lost 41-37.

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Mingus boys win first soccer match of season, 5-4 road victory at Prescott High School

Technically, it wasn’t a shootout. But for soccer, Mingus Union’s 5-4 win at Prescott was far from a defensive duel. Ezekiel Behlow and Eric Samano each scored twice, and Devyn Spitzke scored one goal, as the Mingus Union boys won their first soccer match of the year.

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Cottonwood Middle School student to play in International Bowl

Zachary Harrison, a member of Cottonwood Middle School’s Lobos football team, has been selected to the Team USA roster at the 2017 International Bowl, held Jan. 13–17 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Mingus wrestlers win 2-of-3 in mutliple dual matches

Mingus Union wrestlers defeated Sunnyslope 54-30 and Goldwater 31-24 before losing to Page 52-21 Thursday.

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Defensive-minded Mingus soccer team drops 1-0 game to Mohave

They say records can be deceiving, and that very well could be the case for the Mingus Union boys soccer team.

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VOC’s Larry Lineberry named to US Tennis Assn. Southwest Hall of Fame

SCOTTSDALE - The USTA Southwest Hall of Fame Selection Committee recently chose two new members to receive the Section’s highest honor.

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Strong Coconino rally dooms Mingus boys basketball 67-64

FLAGSTAFF – Coconino High School utilized a 21-2 run in the third quarter to erase a 14-point Mingus Union lead and claim a 67-64 4A Conference victory over the Marauders Tuesday.

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Prescott girls’ soccer routs Mingus, 8-0

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Prescott High’s girls’ soccer team won its Class 4A Grand Canyon Region opener on Tuesday night, Jan. 3, shutting out Mingus Union, 8-0, at Mountain Valley Park’s turf field.

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Mingus’ Lucas Svoboda wins 145-pound title at Mile High Tourney

PRESCOTT – Facing off against some of the wrestling elite from Arizona and Colorado, Mingus Union 145-pounder Lucas Svoboda claimed the tournament championship in the Mile High Tourney at the Prescott Events Center.

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Marauders second in Sabino Tournament

Marauders go 4-2 in holiday tourney

Staring down at the wrong end of a 4-win 10-loss record, Marauders head coach David Beery had a short talk with his squad following Tuesday’s 67-64 loss against American Leadership Academy. Beery offered two simple questions.

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Marauders look to slow-down up-tempo Coconino high

Mingus girls ‘believing in themselves’

For both the players and the coaching staff, this year has been a learning experience for the girls basketball team at Mingus Union High School.

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Scholarship Signing

Cottonwood Aftershock Distance Club runner Allyson Arellano, a senior at Mingus Union High School, officialy accepted an athletic/academic scholarship Wednesday to Queens University of Charlotte.

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Freshmen trio leads Mingus girls soccer to 3-2 win over Mohave

BULLHEAD CITY -- The Mingus Union girls soccer team evened its season record at 4-4 with a 3-2 win on the road Saturday at Mohave.

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Slugggish Mingus boys fall on road to Kellis, 57-48

PHOENIX – One quarter of good basketball just doesn’t cut it.

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Mingus boys wins OT thriller at Bradshaw Mountain, 62-61

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A lengthy, difficult losing streak nearly ended for the Bradshaw Mountain High boys’ basketball team on Friday night, Dec. 16, at Gary Kunow Gym.

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Mingus girls lose close game at Bradshaw Mountain, 52-49

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Two days after suffering its worst defeat of the season, Bradshaw Mountain High’s girls’ basketball team responded, defeating Mingus Union, 52-49, in a Grand Canyon Region contest Friday night, Dec. 16, at Kunow Gym.

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Mingus loses 3-1 to Estrella Foothills

Mingus Union’s Ezekiel Behlow (left, No. 3) and Devyn Spitzke (below, No. 10) both make strong shots on goal during the Marauders’ Wednesday game against Estrella Foothills.

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Mingus wrestlers have command performance

Mingus Union junior 152-pounder Nick Doerksen (above) was undefeated during the Marauders’ round robin dual matches Wednesday against Blue Ridge, Bradshaw Mountain and Mayer high schools.

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Mingus boys win second straight

Strong second half fuels 81-73 win over Washington

Friday, the Marauders blitzed visiting Prescott 74-51 and Tuesday Mingus won its second in a row with a solid 81-73 victory over Washington.

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Mingus girls push record to 5-2 with 42-32 road win over Washington

In basketball, it’s often all about making adjustments. That’s exactly what the Mingus Union girls did Tuesday for a reversal of fortunes and a 42-32 win over host Washington.

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Cottonwood athlete runs to All American honors

Allyson Arellano finishes runner-up in girls 17-18 U.S. Junior Olympics National Championships

Cottonwood’s Allyson Arellano had enough left to finish third overall and second among 17-18 year old girls among 146 runners in Saturday’s Junior Olympics Nationals. Arellano covered the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes and .63-hundredths of a second.

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Ups and downs for Mingus wrestlers at Show Low’s Witt Duals

Svoboda, Hardy each finish fifth in weekend tournament, Doerksen misses on close competition

Despite the forfeiture of five weight classes at the Dec. 9-10 Witt Duals in Show Low, two Mingus wrestlers finished in fifth place in the 16-team tournament Waddle says had a “very high level of competition.”