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Camp Verde fighters bring home belts from Muay Thai expo

Camp Verde’s Larson’s Boxing and Fitness enjoyed a very successful trip to Des Moines, Iowa last month for the Thai Boxing Association Classic Muay Thai World Expo.

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High Desert Football joins Phoenix league, strengthens connection with Mingus

Big changes have come to High Desert Youth Football.

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Summer camping at Mingus

Monday through Wednesday Mingus Union football held its annual youth football camp.

Media and coaches pick NAU football to finish third in the Big Sky

The Northern Arizona University football team sits at No. 3 in the Big Sky Conference Preseason Polls for both the coaches and media, each of which were announced on Monday morning during 2018 Big Sky Football Kickoff festivities by league officials.

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Mingus Union football hosts youth camp this week

After having gone to the camp as a youngster and then coached at it in high school, Mingus Union football head coach Robert Ortiz is bracing for his time in charge of the Mingus Marauders Youth Football Camp.

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Camp Verde football hosts annual kids camp this week

Camp Verde High football will host its annual camp this week.

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Mingus football hosts alumni game

Mingus Union hosted its annual alumni game on Thursday night, with the current Marauders facing off against the alums.

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Five things to watch in sports July 15

Wimbledon finals start a busy Sunday

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‘Deeply problematic’: Cardinals criticized for promoting Bidwill’s support of SCOTUS nominee

PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill organized a letter of support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, stirring controversy when a story about his backing of President Donald Trump’s nomination was posted to the team-affiliated website and Twitter.

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Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball open with win

Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball all-star team opened the state tournament with a rally and a rout.

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Verde Valley Little League 9-11 softball all-stars start state tournament Friday night in Avondale

With a deeper pitcher staff and speed, Verde Valley Little League 9-10-11 softball all-stars head to the state tournament.

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Verde Valley Little League juniors baseball all-stars take on Arizona rivals in Tempe

Verde Valley Little League’s junior baseball all-stars head to the state tournament after districts were cancelled but seeking another deep run.

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Undefeated Verde Valley Little League baseball majors all-stars go to Scottsdale for state tourney

Verde Valley Little League’s 10-11-12 baseball all-stars will look to continue their winning ways.

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Unbeaten Verde Valley baseball all-stars minors travel to Tucson

Verde Valley Little League 8-9-10 baseball all-stars will look add to their 4-0 record in 2018 at the state tournament.

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‘Veterans’ play role in NBA Summer League competition, too

LAS VEGAS – Deandre Ayton approached the media scrum after his second NBA Summer League game and mused, “I told you all those butterflies (were) gone.”

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Nevarez steps down as Mingus girls hoops head coach

As the program continues to grow, Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez resigned.

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Commentary: Time for soccer to ditch the PK shootouts

A few days ago the seemingly impossible happened at the World Cup: England won a penalty kick shootout.

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‘All about balance’: Igor Kokoskov hits ground running with Suns ahead of summer league

PHOENIX — At the beginning of each of the Phoenix Suns’ summer camp practices, new coach Igor Kokoskov puts his team through a specific routine.

Four NAZ Suns named to NBA summer league rosters

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Four Northern Arizona Suns players will take part in NBA Summer League 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Verde Valley Little League wins majors baseball District 10 all-star title with unbeaten run

Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 Baseball All-Stars Majors championship last week in dramatic fashion.

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Camp Verde boys basketball goes undefeated at home summer tournament

Camp Verde High boys basketball closed out their summer schedule with a perfect record in the Cowboy Summer Shootout last week.

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Arellano wins Flagstaff Downtown Mile

On Wednesday Cottonwood runner Allyson Arellano won the women’s citizen division of the Flagstaff Downtown Mile. Arellano, who just finished her freshman season at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina, won the citizens race with a 5:32 clocking for the two-lap, 1-mile race, eclipsing the former course record of 5:36. Arellano forged a 3-second gap on her closest competitor through the first lap and ended up winning the race by 12 seconds.

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Yoshihisa Hirano’s scoreless games streak defies odds for an MLB rookie

PHOENIX — What Yoshihisa Hirano has accomplished out of the bullpen for the Arizona Diamondbacks this season — piling up scoreless appearances to the tune of a franchise-record 25 straight games — is a truly unique feat.

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GCU’s non-profit status could open door for athletic competition against ASU

PHOENIX — Facing bankruptcy, $20 million in debt and an enrollment of fewer than 1,000 traditional students, Grand Canyon University took on investors in 2004, making it the nation’s only for-profit university to compete in NCAA Division I athletics.

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Camp Verde kick-boxing coach trains young talent

CAMP VERDE – Richard Williams was a kid watching a Bruce Lee when he decided: “I’m going to be a kickboxer.”

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