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AIA releases fall sports schedule
School districts to make final decision on when, whether to hold competition

As long as Arizona Interscholastic Association member schools are offering education, they can offer sports.

By Bill Helm August 7, 2020
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Every year for 46 years, hundreds of runners met at the village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, on Hopi land, to race in honor of Louis Tewanima, a Hopi who won a silver medal in the Olympics in 1912.

By Derrick Smith, Cronkite News August 6, 2020
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Peter Calandra to play baseball in New Jersey
Mingus Union pitcher/outfielder signs letter of intent with Atlantic Cape Community College

Peter Calandra, a Class of 2020 graduate from Mingus Union, signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey.

By Bill Helm July 30, 2020
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After Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his plan Thursday for schools to reopen, the Arizona Interscholastic Association continued to prepare for a season of fall sports.

By Nicholas Barker and José Solís, Cronkite News July 30, 2020
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Phoenix Rising FC found itself on the positive end of an unfortunate situation.

By Nicholas Barker, Jordan Rogers and Kaylyn Green, Cronkite News July 29, 2020
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Jason Franklin’s personality had taken a dramatic turn.

By Jordan Rogers, Cronkite News July 29, 2020
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As the coronavirus pandemic disrupted practice schedules and cut short seasons, Ray Anderson challenged Arizona State coaches to find a way to make their programs stronger.

By Connor Van Ligten, Cronkite News July 29, 2020
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The Northern Arizona Suns leaving Prescott Valley for Phoenix is not a slam dunk after all.

By Christian Babcock, Cronkite News July 25, 2020
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Camp Verde's Jason Collier to attend Graceland University
Hard work, faith prepared Camp Verde’s 2020 male athlete of the year for college basketball

Jason Collier, a six-foot 160-pound guard, has signed a letter of intent with Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

By Bill Helm July 23, 2020
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Bradshaw Mountain High School has hired longtime Mingus Union coach Bob Young as its football coach in Prescott Valley.

By Doug Cook, Special to the Verde Indepdendent July 20, 2020
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The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced on Friday, July 10, that its Presidential Advisory Council has recommended that a majority of sporting competitions be moved to the spring semester of 2021 due to growing concerns regarding the coronavirus.

By Aaron Valdez, Special to The Verde Independent July 13, 2020
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COVID-19 sports roundup: ASU won’t release test results
Pac-12 opts for conference-only games

Sixty-nine FBS schools nationwide have released or reported data on coronavirus testing of its athletes, the Buffalo News reported. Arizona State is not one of them.

By Jordan Rogers and Christian Babcock, Cronkite News July 12, 2020
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NAZ Suns to leave Prescott Valley for new home in Phoenix area
Phoenix Suns’ G League affiliate will relocate due to COVID-19 pandemic, NBA franchise reports

After playing the past three-plus seasons at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, the Northern Arizona Suns are relocating to Phoenix because of economic impacts.

By Doug Cook, Prescott Daily Courier July 10, 2020
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Although artificial turf has greatly improved since its introduction in the 1960s, studies suggest it is still likely to cause more injuries among athletes than its more expensive counterpart: natural grass.

By Mike McQuade, Cronkite News July 5, 2020
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Monday, Camp Verde High School announced that it was suspending summer sports workouts in response to Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order meant to reverse the trend of COVID-19.

By Bill Helm June 30, 2020
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Making a college decision is hard enough.

By Christian Babcock, Cronkite News June 28, 2020
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Bob Young to coach defense at Camp Verde
Former Mingus, Sedona football coach brings longtime assistant Neil Dixon to share duties under Rick Walsworth

After coaching one year at Sedona Red Rock, former Mingus Union head football coach Bob Young has joined Camp Verde’s coaching staff.

By Bill Helm June 27, 2020
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According to head coach Rick Walsworth, the players and coaching staff are observing social distancing protocols on both the field and in the weight room.

By Bill Helm June 27, 2020
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Mingus Union shuts down summer sports practices
Move comes after Cottonwood COVID-9 spike, governor’s encouragement to stay home

Mingus Union High School Athletic Director Yancey Devore said Friday that all of the school’s summer practices and workouts have been canceled until further notice.

By Jason W. Brooks June 26, 2020
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The upside to Mingus Union pole vaulter Joelle Santiago is that there seems to be no limit to her upside.

By Dan Engler June 10, 2020
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When asked if he’ll want to run a spread offense in his first year as the new Mingus Union football coach, Doug Provenzano said he’ll evaluate his athletes first.

June 9, 2020
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Nearly two weeks after protests for George Floyd’s death began to spread across the country, Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said he wants the dialogue about race to continue, on his team and throughout the world.

By Jordan Rogers, Cronkite News June 9, 2020
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Jacy Finley: Camp Verde High School female athlete of the year
Dependable, determined in softball, basketball for Cowboys

Camp Verde senior Jacy Finley is the school's 2020 female athlete of the year.

By Bill Helm June 2, 2020
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Jason Collier: Camp Verde High School male athlete of the year
Hard work, love of basketball pay off as senior averages 26 points per game

Camp Verde senior guard Jason Collier is the school's 2020 male athlete of the year.

By Bill Helm June 2, 2020
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Densmore also competed in cross country and in track and field at Mingus Union. His ability to play well in multiple sports is only one reason why Densmore is Mingus Union’s male athlete of the year for 2019-2020.

By Bill Helm May 19, 2020

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