Most youth who have played basketball at the park or in their driveway have likely done this: pretended to hit a high-stakes shot as the buzzer sounds.
Winning high-school softball programs sometimes have chances to showcase individual talent and get players into good college situations.
The team has a record number of swimmers signed up for the program this year, after taking a year off because of the pandemic in 2020.
So successful was Alexis Ayersman that the Mingus junior was named the 4A Grand Canyon Region Player of the Year, one of its first-team pitchers and was named to the 4A all-state first team as a pitcher.
The Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley seats about 5,100 spectators for sporting events. For seven months during the pandemic, though, it sat empty – except for the ghosts of dearly departed minor league teams.
The Mingus Union boys soccer team played some sharp matches in the COVID-19-shortened 2021 season.
Mingus Union baseball junior Jan Alvarez was named First Team All-4A Grand Canyon Region Position Player in the 4A Grand Canyon Region for 2021.
Peterson’s winning clearance was a full foot and a half better than the next best jump in the competition.
Sedona-Red Rock junior Shota Yabuuchi and Camp Verde senior Ashlee Bueler were among the brightest stars in the 2021 Division IV Track & Field Championships last weekend.
On April 16, Kaden Pusl pitched a perfect game against the Agua Fria (Dewey) team at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School.
When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition.
The Mingus Union High School track and field team will send a 13-member delegation to this weekend’s Division III State Championships at Desert Vista High School.
Sports is a billion-dollar industry, with revenue streams ranging from television rights to ticket sales. Add cryptocurrency and NFTs to the mix, and this latest gold rush has leagues, teams and players taking advantage of opportunities in an unlikely territory.
Mason Rayburn, Camp Verde High School’s multi-sport multi-dimensional athlete, is this year’s 3A North Central region’s offensive player of the year.
Senior pitcher Trey Peters struck out his last batter on his 105th pitch Wednesday, ending Mingus Union’s baseball season with an exciting 1-0 win in front of a home crowd.