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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.

By DAVID PAYNE Cronkite News June 7, 2021
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Winning high-school softball programs sometimes have chances to showcase individual talent and get players into good college situations.

By Jason W. Brooks June 7, 2021
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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.

By Vyto Starinskas June 4, 2021
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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.

By Jason W. Brooks June 4, 2021
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Mingus softball stands tall in post-season awards
Two on all-state; three on All-Region first team

The Marauder’s 18-3 season ended in the quarterfinals of this year’s single-elimination 4A state tournament with a home loss to Paradise Honors.

By Jason W. Brooks June 2, 2021
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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.

By Henry Greenstein, Cronkite News May 29, 2021
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Camp Verde is looking for swimmers for the new Parks and Recreation swim team at the Heritage Pool.

By Vyto Starinskas May 29, 2021
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The Mingus Union boys soccer team played some sharp matches in the COVID-19-shortened 2021 season.

By Jason W. Brooks May 21, 2021
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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.

By Vyto Starinskas May 21, 2021
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Peterson’s winning clearance was a full foot and a half better than the next best jump in the competition.

By Dan Engler May 17, 2021
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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.

By Dan Engler May 17, 2021
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Tuesday, Mingus Union's softball season ended with a 6-3 loss in the Class 4A state quarterfinals.

By Jason W. Brooks May 14, 2021
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On April 16, Kaden Pusl pitched a perfect game against the Agua Fria (Dewey) team at Bradshaw Mountain Middle School.

May 14, 2021
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Mingus Union's Chayce Doerksen will play basketball at Central Arizona Junior College in Coolidge.

By Jason W. Brooks May 14, 2021
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When the coronavirus pandemic put a halt to most recreational sporting events and activities, people began looking elsewhere for exercise and competition.

By David Payne, Special to the Cronkite News May 14, 2021
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In 2020, Camp Verde’s track and field team had one competition before schools shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Bill Helm May 10, 2021
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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.

May 10, 2021
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Marauders get past pesky first-round opponent
Mingus softball set to host Paradise Honors on Tuesday, 4 p.m., in quarterfinals

There is zero time to think when you’re an outfielder racing in to catch a line drive.

By Jason W. Brooks May 9, 2021
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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.

By Obren Manjencich, Cronkite News May 8, 2021
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May 4 in Williams at Elephant Rocks Golf Course, Camp Verde's Blake Pierce shot a 99 across 18 holes in the Regional Invitational Event.

By Bill Helm May 7, 2021
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Mason Rayburn named region offensive player of the year
Seven Camp Verde baseball players recognized in pandemic-shortened season

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.

By Bill Helm May 7, 2021
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Marauder softball team wins regional title
Mingus, with 17-2 record, to host Desert Edge in Saturday's 10 a.m. playoff game

There are many ways to scrape together a win in high school softball. This week, Mingus Union and Prescott each found a way.

By Jason W. Brooks May 7, 2021
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Marauders win pitchers’ duel to finish season
7-12 Mingus Union wins final 2 games against Prescott Badgers

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.

By Vyto Starinskas May 7, 2021
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Mingus Union softball returns to winning ways
Marauders improve to 16-1 with win

In need of a solid effort to bounce back from their first loss of 2021, that’s what the Mingus Union softball team got Friday, April 30.

By Jason W. Brooks May 3, 2021
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Mingus Union beats Cactus at home, 8-4
Marauders host Prescott at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday

The Mingus Marauders beat the visiting Cactus Cobras, 8-4, April 28 on another strong pitching performance by Jan Alvarez.

By Vyto Starinskas May 3, 2021

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