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Camp Verde football has eight returning players on its offense, and eight on its defense.

By Bill Helm September 15, 2020
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Camp Verde cross country prepares for season
First meet Sept. 16 at Fountain Hills High School

Camp Verde cross country prepares for its Sept. 16 season opener at Fountain Hills High School

By Bill Helm September 15, 2020
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Trail blazers: Mingus cross country teams split against Prescott
Prescott boys, Mingus girls prevail in first race of 2020 season

The Mingus Union boys and girls cross country teams kicked off their 2020 campaign Saturday by splitting a pair of dual meets against Prescott.

September 15, 2020
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Depth and experience best describe the 2020 edition of the Mingus Union boys cross country team.

September 14, 2020
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With five of the seven runners returning that finished ninth at last year’s state cross country championships, Coach Dave Moncibaez has high hopes for this year’s Mingus girls’ team.

September 14, 2020
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Mingus swimming hopes to make big splash in 2020
Numbers solid again for Coach Wesbrock’s squad

Mingus Union swimming coach Gretchen Wesbrock says even though some alterations and solutions needed to be created in order for her teams to get in the water, getting into the water is a solution unto itself.

By Jason W. Brooks September 13, 2020
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ASU women’s basketball coach Charli Turner Thorne reminisced of days when her elementary school teachers would read books like “The Chronicles of Narnia” to her during classes, something she said was “one of my favorite times of the day.”

By Jeffrey Horst, Cronkite News September 12, 2020
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Food tends to bring back fond memories for most people. For Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, the scent that wafted from his grandmother’s kitchen every Sunday evening when Peterson was a child still brings comfort.

By Reed Harmon, Cronkite News September 12, 2020
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When the NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow athletes to make money off their names, images and likeness, it presented an interesting challenge: Navigating the murky waters of activism and branding can be tricky.

By Cierra Luna, Cronkite News September 12, 2020
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The Mingus Union High School athletics department is only allowing two tickets for football and volleyball players this fall.

By Jason W. Brooks September 12, 2020
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Not only does the Mingus Union Marauder football program have some new players, its coach said this week — and the team has also been able to get some seasoned veterans to return as well.

By Jason W. Brooks September 11, 2020
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Phoenix Rising FC will make history Friday as the first professional sports team in Arizona to allow fans to experience in-stadium live sports since the COVID-19 shutdown.

By By Aaron Bradley James, Cronkite News September 10, 2020
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Camp Verde boys soccer prepares for Sept. 17 season opener
T.E.A.M.: Together everyone achieves more is key to success

Camp Verde boys soccer plays its first regular season game of the season Thursday, Sept. 17 at Chino Valley.

By Bill Helm September 8, 2020
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Camp Verde girls soccer opens its 2020 season at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 at home against Show Low.

By Bill Helm September 8, 2020
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The Mingus Union girls golf team had less time to get ready this upcoming season because of the pandemic.

By Vyto Starinskas September 1, 2020
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Mingus Union High School's boys golf team opens its season on Sept. 22 at Oak Creek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek.

By Vyto Starinskas September 1, 2020
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Camp Verde prepares for volleyball season
Cowboys to face 3A champs Northwest Christian, Valley Christian, Chino Valley in new-look conference

Camp Verde volleyball players tryout Aug. 31-Sept. 1 for the school's varsity and junior varsity teams. Wednesday, practice begins.

By Bill Helm September 1, 2020
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IFL officially announces new Prescott Valley football team
Name, colors of club to be determined by first week of October

The Indoor Football League (IFL) held an introductory press conference Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Findlay Toyota Center to announce that a new indoor football franchise will be coming to Prescott Valley and will be ready for action at the start of the 2021 season.

By Aaron Valdez, Special to the Verde Independent August 30, 2020
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To understand Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson is to appreciate his relationship with former player Josh Pastner.

By Amna Subhan, Cronkite News August 30, 2020
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A month ago, the Arizona Coyotes left their families behind to begin the long-awaited postseason journey at the NHL bubble in Edmonton, Canada.

By Michael Gutnick, Cronkite News August 30, 2020
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Although Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) guidelines allow fall golf to hold its first competitions the week of Aug. 24, Mingus Union Athletic Director Yancey DeVore said that both boys and girls were given an extra week to acclimate themselves not only to playing again but also Phase I COVID-19 restrictions such as face masks and social distancing.

By Bill Helm August 19, 2020
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High school athletic directors and football coaches are eager to kick off the season – assuming the season even happens – but the COVID-19 pandemic likely means no fans in the stands, tough safety protocols for players on the field and tighter budgets for high school sports.

By Derrick Smith, Cronkite News August 19, 2020
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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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