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Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard.

May 21, 2022
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Valley athletes pick up medals at state track championships
Peterson wins back-to-back gold in pole vault

The Mingus Union High School track & field team came away from the state championships with gold, silver and bronze medals.

By Raquel Hendrickson May 19, 2022
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The Mingus Union High School softball team lost a ballgame Thursday night, but it was its own kind of triumph.

By Raquel Hendrickson May 13, 2022
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Luka Doncic has his first victory in an elimination game.

By By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer May 13, 2022
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The Mingus Mountain Wrestling program had a very busy month, with Angel Casillas and Brody Townsend traveling all the way to New Mexico to attend the prestigious Aztec National Tournament and returning home with first place in their respective weight classes.

May 11, 2022
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Mingus Union High School’s softball team has built a remarkable rivalry with Greenway that played out in full in the “loser’s bracket” Tuesday as both teams fought to stay in the state playoffs.

By Raquel Hendrickson May 11, 2022
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The top-seeded Phoenix Suns looked much more like their old selves on Tuesday night.

By By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer May 11, 2022
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Several athletes from the Verde Valley have qualified for the state track and field championships this week.

May 9, 2022
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Luka Doncic tumbled toward the baseline after getting bumped by Chris Paul just before the halftime buzzer, the apprentice showing he has watched one of the masters at drawing fouls.

By By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer May 9, 2022
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After getting shut out and 10-runned in the quarterfinal by Canyon del Oro Saturday night, the Mingus Union High School softball team still has hopes of coming back in the 4A state championship.

May 9, 2022
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The top-seeded Phoenix Suns were braced for another fourth-quarter playoff fight on Wednesday night.

By By DAVID BRANDT AP Sports Writer May 5, 2022
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A scrambling 6-4 upset of No. 2 Greenway Tuesday put the Mingus Union softball team into the quarterfinals of the 4A state championship tournament to take on No. 3 Canyon del Oro.

May 5, 2022
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The Mingus Union softball team needed just five innings to dispatch their first opponents in the 4A championship bracket.

May 1, 2022
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Battling the noonday sun and Sonoran Desert heat, not to mention the top 4A baseball team in the state, Mingus Union came up just short in the opening round of the state playoffs.

By Raquel Hendrickson May 1, 2022
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Ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA, the Yavapai College softball team defeated the No. 8-ranked Central Arizona College Vaqueras 4-3 in game one of its doubleheader on Saturday afternoon to clinch the 2022 ACCAC Championship while also earning the rights to host the NJCAA Division I Region I Tournament.

May 1, 2022
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The NBA fined the Phoenix Suns fined $25,000 on Saturday for violating injury reporting rules by failing to disclose guard Devin Booker's participation status in an accurate and timely manner before Game 6 of the first-round playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans.

May 1, 2022
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Chris Paul is still looking for his perfect ending.

By By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer May 1, 2022
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A contentious collaboration has come to a close in the desert.

By By JOHN MARSHALL, AP Sports Writer May 1, 2022
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Saturday, April 30, Mingus Union High School will have its softball and baseball teams in the state playoffs.

April 28, 2022
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With a quintessential two-out rally, the Mingus Union High School baseball team made a dramatic comeback to upset Vista Grande Wednesday and advance to the state championship bracket.

By Raquel Hendrickson April 28, 2022
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With the regular season over, some local high school teams are preparing for the post season.

April 27, 2022
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Mikal Bridges was playing his 47th minute of basketball on Tuesday night when he leaped into the air, threw down a huge two-handed jam and pulled himself up on the rim with a little sneer for good measure.

By By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer April 27, 2022
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The Vertical Thunder 16s girls’ volleyball team won first place in a tournament Saturday, April 23. This is the second tournament that they have won this year.

April 27, 2022
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Mingus Union High School senior Brynley Lynch signed a letter of intent last week to play volleyball at South Mountain Community College, which offered her a full scholarship.

By Raquel Hendrickson April 24, 2022
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After watching their team compile a franchise-best 64 wins during the regular-season, eight games better than any other team in the NBA, Phoenix Suns fans are hoping this is the season their team finally breaks through to win its first championship.

By By KOBE BLACKWELL, Cronkite News April 19, 2022

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