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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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Zoey Arwine: Mingus female athlete of year
Competed in two winter sports — both at state level, on same day

One Saturday in February, Zoey Arwine managed to accomplish something seldom seen in high school athletics: postseason competition in two sports on the same day.

May 19, 2020
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"A team is more than a team. It’s a family, and having a 50-member supportive family makes all the difference when it comes down to it.”

By Dan Engler May 19, 2020
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It’s 4 a.m. on Nov. 5, 2001. An insignificant time and date for most people, but not for Steven Anderson, who’s celebrating in his living room.

By Victoria Stibrik, Cronkite News May 14, 2020
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In early March, Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers would frequently walk from their clubhouse to the back fields together, talking and laughing. The moments symbolized how important the relationship between pitcher and catcher is in baseball, similar to a marriage, where communication is key.

By Natalie Urquiza, Cronkite News May 14, 2020
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At this point, hockey players have come up with just about every creative way to manage their time while quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Edith Noriega, Cronkite News May 14, 2020
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Tucked away in the city’s center is the Findlay Toyota Center, an arena known to many for housing the NBA G League’s Northern Arizona Suns.

By Brie Peters, Cronkite News May 14, 2020
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Dream comes true for Emma Warner
Mingus Union senior to swim at Northern Arizona University

Tuesday, Warner signed a letter of intent to swim at Northern Arizona University. For the Mingus Union senior, NAU has “always been one of my top choice schools.”

By Bill Helm May 14, 2020
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Pool opening, Clippers’ season up in the air
Uncertainty over governor’s shutdown has plans on hold

With Gov. Doug Ducey holding off on re-opening swimming pools, one of the Verde Valley’s largest competitive swim teams is staying in communication with the City of Cottonwood about potential pool time over the summer months.

By Jason W. Brooks May 12, 2020
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In a move that reflects a number of trends, including plummeting K-12 enrollment, the Sedona-Oak Creek School District Governing Board made a difficult decision at its May 5 teleconference meeting.

By Jason W. Brooks May 12, 2020
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Although wrestling is thriving at the developmental level in the West, the same can’t be said of the sport at Division I universities.

By Travis Whittaker, Cronkite News May 8, 2020
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Noah Daher is the grandson anyone would be proud to have.

By Bill Helm May 6, 2020
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Play ball — but keep 6 feet away
Verde Valley senior softballers take the field despite coronavirus scare

The last time Verde Valley’s senior softball team met on the playing field was February – about a month before businesses and schools began their COVID-19 shutdowns.

By Bill Helm May 2, 2020
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has said he is open to Major League Baseball playing its games in Arizona. A precedent has been set.

By TJ Mathewson, Cronkite News April 19, 2020
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One month ago, every sporting event in the nation came to a screeching halt to thwart the rapid spread of deadly COVID-19. The first to shut down were the professional leagues – and then came the biggest competition in college basketball: March Madness.

By Valerie Gonzales, Cronkite News April 19, 2020
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In 2004, the shocking news that Pat Tillman, a former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinals defensive standout, had been killed in action while serving with the elite Army Rangers in Afghanistan rippled through the Valley.

By Zacharia Galman, Cronkite News April 19, 2020
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Despite a franchise-worst 7-27 season, the Phoenix Mercury were optimistic about the franchise’s future as the 2013 WNBA Draft approached.

By Nathan Hiatt, Cronkite News April 16, 2020
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Several members of Arizona State’s women’s basketball team were getting treatment in a training room at Weatherup Center in Tempe on March 12, knowing that in just four days the entire team would be watching ESPN’s Women’s NCAA Tournament Selection Special together.

By Alex Weiner, Cronkite News April 16, 2020
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Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley received headline-making news Monday night when five-star guard Josh Christopher from Mayfair High School in Lakewood, California, announced his commitment to the Sun Devil men’s basketball program.

By Nathan Hiatt Cronkite News April 15, 2020
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Whether or not professional sports leagues move games to warm weather cities, plenty of high school student athletes have stepped off the field for the last time due to the COVID-19 crisis that led to school closures.

By Bill Helm April 14, 2020
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Hidden within the exploding global esports movement lies Grand Canyon’s burgeoning program, headed by athletic esports coordinator Albert Lee.

By Lorenzino Estrada, Cronkite News April 12, 2020
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Despite the lack of organized team activities and the general uncertainty surrounding the 2020 season, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury believes familiarity among players and staff will help the team kick it into gear once football resumes.

By Alex Weiner, Cronkite News April 12, 2020
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Sydney Wiese knew something wasn’t right.

By Rob Werner, Cronkite News April 9, 2020

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