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James Kelley

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Mingus Union’s Maddie Bejarano signs with UCF softball

Mingus Union senior Maddie Bejarano is taking her talents east.

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Camp Verde football lands six All 2A-Verde Region selections

Eight Camp Verde High football players received Verde Region recognition.

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Juniors lead deep Camp Verde girls basketball

With their big 2020 class now juniors, Camp Verde High girls basketball looks ready to make some noise in the state tournament.

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Meg Babcock finishes 94th at state cross country meet

PHOENIX — Mingus Union cross country senior Meg Babcock represented the Marauders at the state cross country meet, getting a top 100 finish.

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Camp Verde volleyball’s Armstrong wins 2A Central Region coach of the year

Five Cowboys received recognition when the All-Central volleyball teams were announced, led by Camp Verde High head coach Britney Armstrong being named region coach of the year.

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New book chronicles the 1949-50 Waterloo Hawks in the NBA’s first season and features Camp Verde legend Wayne See

Not only did the National Basketball Association feature a team in Waterloo, Iowa in its inaugural season, Camp Verdean Wayne See was a big part of that first season.

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No. 1 Salpointe Catholic trounces No. 9 Mingus Union, 62-22

TUCSON — Top ranked Tucson Salpointe Catholic’s barrage of big plays was too much for Mingus Union football in the state elite eight.

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Mingus football faces No. 1 Salpointe in state elite eight

After opening the state tournament with a familiar opponent, Mingus Union football faces new, powerful foe.

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Mingus boys swim finishes in eighth place at State, girls finish 12th

PARADISE VALLEY — Personal and school records fell as Mingus Union swimming earned a pair of top 12 finishes at State. On Saturday 17 Marauders competed at the Division III Swim and Dive Championship at Phoenix Country Day School. The boys finished eighth place and the girls in 12th.

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Camp Verde cross country improves in coach Castillo’s inaugural season

Camp Verde High cross country wrapped up head coach David Castillo’s first season at the helm last week at Sectionals.

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Mingus seals the deal: Marauders move forward in state playoffs with come-from-behind win over Bradshaw

Once again Mingus Union football ended a “curse” in a game against Bradshaw Mountain.

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Solid season finish for Camp Verde cross country runners

Camp Verde High cross country’s crop of new runners continued to impress at Sectionals.

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Marauders face Bradshaw Mountain in playoff rematch

Just a few weeks after their feisty regular season game, Mingus Union football opens the state tournament at Bradshaw Mountain.

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Ortiz wins Arizona Cardinals coach of the week award

Mingus Union football head coach Robert Ortiz received a treat on Wednesday as he was selected as the Arizona Cardinals and Wells Fargo “High School Coach-of-the-Week.”

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Slew of Mingus swimmers set to make splash at state meet

A larger-than-normal group of Mingus Union swimmers are headed to the state meet.

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Improving and new look Camp Verde cross country heads to Sectionals

After a season of meets across the state and with some new runners, Camp Verde High cross country heads to Sectionals.

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Mingus boys basketball hosting camp for kids

Young ballers will get a chance to hone their skills at the Mingus HS Basketball Veterans Day Camp.

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Mingus edges Prescott to win second consecutive region title

Marauders win their third section or region championship in the last four years

PRESCOTT — Mingus Union first year head football coach Robert Ortiz said he isn’t a big fan of birthdays but Marauders gave him a grand sized present.

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No. 9 Marauders get rematch date with Bradshaw

Mingus Union football will face a familiar foe in the state tournament.

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Sports briefs: Mingus and Camp Verde volleyball suffer tough losses

Mingus Union volleyball closed out the season with a narrow loss at home to Lee Williams.

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Mingus football faces Prescott for Grand Canyon title

Mingus Union football travels south for the de facto Grand Canyon Region championship game and for what may be a must win contest.

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Camp Verde boys soccer falls to Show Low in state quarterfinals

For the second straight year Camp Verde High boys soccer season ended at the hands of a familiar foe.

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Mingus Union’s Turner finishes 56th, Daher 75th at boys golf state tournament

Mingus Union gentlemen’s golf notched a couple of top 75 finishes at the rain shortened state championships.

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Camp Verde boys soccer faces Show Low in first round of playoffs

Camp Verde High boys soccer will get its Show Low rematch, in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.

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Nelson led Marauders extend win streak over Flagstaff

Mingus Union sets up de facto region championship game at Prescott in regular season finale

FLAGSTAFF — In football “carrying the load” is a phrase that generally refers to player getting a lot of carries or constituting most of the team’s offense.

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Tanner, Daher representing Mingus golf at state tourney

Mingus Union gentleman’s golf will send two players south to the state tournament this week.

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Camp Verde football falls in season finale

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Mingus football moves up to No. 13 following Bradshaw Mountain win

After last week’s win over then No. 4 Bradshaw Mountain Mingus Union football moved into a playoff position.

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Cowboys boys soccer bounces back to rout Page, eyes home playoff game

Camp Verde High boys soccer bounced back on Wednesday and remained in the hunt for a home playoff game.

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Camp Verde girls soccer beats Holbrook in must-win game

Camp Verde High girls soccer won its must win game on Tuesday night, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

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Mingus football ends ‘curse’ against Bradshaw Mountain

Marauders ‘control their own destiny’ after win over No. 4 Bears

COTTONWOOD – Mingus Union football exorcised some demons on Friday night and improved their postseason prospects dramatically.

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Camp Verde High football loses at No. 8 Tonopah Valley

Camp Verde High football lost its second straight game.

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Sports briefs: Camp Verde girls soccer wins, Mingus and CV volleyball fall

Camp Verde High girls soccer continued its winning ways with another road victory.

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Camp Verde volleyball comes close to upset of rival Sedona-Red Rock

Camp Verde High volleyball has “character words” every week and in Tuesday’s rivalry match they lived up to this week’s edition.

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Mingus football faces No. 4 Bradshaw Mountain in home finale

Mingus Union football returns home for Senior Night and a crucial game.

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Broncs bust Cowboy football in Camp Verde’s home finale

Cowboys finish with 3-1 home record

Parker spoiled Camp Verde High football’s Homecoming on Friday night.

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Sports briefs: Mingus, Camp Verde volleyball teams fall, CV soccer games postponed

Flagstaff handed Mingus Union volleyball its second straight defeat on Wednesday night.

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Camp Verde High cross country enjoys home meet

Camp Verde High cross country hosted its annual meet on Saturday and the Cowboys had promising results.

Young adult AZ Dodgers baseball holding tryouts

The AZ Dodgers young adult baseball Verde Valley baseball team is holding tryouts later this month.

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Camp Verde football bounces back with victory

Cowboys overcome deficit to defeat Glendale prep

Camp Verde High football bounced back with a come from behind victory on Senior Night.

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Mingus swimming shines at another state qualifier

Mingus Union swimming dropped their first dual of the season on Thursday afternoon but they’ve continued their success at qualifying meets.

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Mingus Union girls golf returns home, finishes in second

Mingus Union ladies golf returned home on Monday to host three teams and had a promising finish against the older teams.

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No. 3 Cowboys boys soccer off to undefeated start

Although a young side, Camp Verde High boys soccer is off to a near perfect start.

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Mingus football debuts at No. 17 in AIA rankings

Mingus Union football was barely on the outside looking in in the AIA’s first rankings.

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Sedona Red Rock football ends Camp Verde losing skid

SEDONA — Sedona Red Rock spoiled Camp Verde High head coach Rick Walsworth return as the Scorpions beat the Cowboys for the first time since 2015.

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Mingus Union football routs Lee Williams on Homecoming

Mingus Union football bounced back on Friday with a blowout win over Lee Williams.

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Mingus swimmers shine at first state qualifier

Mingus Union swimming and diving shined in their first qualifying meet of the season.

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Camp Verde volleyball bounces back after Ash Fork tournament

Camp Verde High volleyball rebounded after a “rough” tournament in Ash Fork.

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Mingus comes up just short at Coco in region opener

Panthers snap five game losing streak to the Marauders

FLAGSTAFF — Mingus Union football came up just short in their season opener, a battle of first year head coaches.

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Camp Verde football crushes Valley Lutheran

CAMP VERDE -- Camp Verde High football bounced back in a big way on Friday night.

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