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James Kelley

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Camp Verde High volleyball talks about winning on the scoreboard and off, Thursday, the Mustangs lost on the scoreboard but impressed off of it.

By James Kelley October 19, 2019
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CAMP VERDE — Although Camp Verde High football’s rough schedule appeared to offer a break on Friday, the Cowboys had no such luck.

By James Kelley October 19, 2019
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Even before she coached for decades, Lynda Chavez was already a Verde Valley sports legend.

By James Kelley October 18, 2019
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After being slotted in the 3A in the AIA’s initial 2020-2022 placements, Camp Verde appealed on Tuesday in an effort to remain in the 2A.

By James Kelley October 17, 2019
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AIA announces initial 2020-2022 realignments
Camp Verde set to move up to 3A, Mingus Union to remain in 4A; football alignment will be announced after the season

Camp Verde High School is moving on up.

By James Kelley October 10, 2019
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After a neck and neck first half, Camp Verde High girls soccer pulled away from Payson to win their second in a row.

By James Kelley October 10, 2019
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Fort Verde Days will feature a vintage base ball game, with a familiar face.

By James Kelley October 10, 2019
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Mingus Union football’s dreams of a Homecoming win were dashed by Mohave’s (officially) last minute comeback.

By James Kelley October 5, 2019
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All nine Camp Verde High cross country runners that finished recorded personal records on Friday night.

By James Kelley October 5, 2019
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Camp Verde High football dropped its last non-conference game Friday.

By James Kelley October 5, 2019
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Mingus Union volleyball’s late September surge came to an end on Tuesday night against No. 8 Lee Williams.

By James Kelley October 3, 2019
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Camp Verde High football enjoyed a happy Homecoming against a rival and a familiar face.

By James Kelley September 28, 2019
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Another state qualifier and another home meet yielded familiar results for Mingus Union swimming, except for one case.

By James Kelley September 28, 2019
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Beers, Brawls and Bikes featured a range of action.

By James Kelley September 26, 2019
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Camp Verde High cross country hosted its annual meet on Saturday and the Cowboys notched a number of personal records.

By James Kelley September 26, 2019
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Mingus Union football’s losing streak continued on Friday night at the hands of undefeated Coconino.

By James Kelley September 21, 2019
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Mingus Union swimming and diving shined in their first state qualifier meet.

By James Kelley September 21, 2019
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Camp Verde High football dropped theit second straight game, on Friday night.

By James Kelley September 21, 2019
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Camp Verde High football started strong against their Bronze Boot rival but ultimately Chino Valley was too much for the young Cowboys.

By James Kelley September 14, 2019
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Mingus Union football wrapped up the non-region portion of their schedule with a familiar result.

By James Kelley September 14, 2019
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The youthful Camp Verde High girls soccer started the season winless but have showed glimpses.

By James Kelley September 14, 2019
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Months of training paid off for a pair of Verde Valley women, who both recovered from serious surgeries, at their first Organization of Competitive Bodies event.

By James Kelley September 12, 2019
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Camp Verde (1-1) hosts Chino Valley (1-2) 7 p.m.

By James Kelley September 12, 2019
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GILBERT — Mingus Union football’s seven game road swing finally came to an end Friday night but with another loss.

By James Kelley September 7, 2019
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Mingus Union swimming and diving features a record breaking 48 swimmers and in their first meet their veterans threatened their top times from last year.

By James Kelley September 7, 2019
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Camp Verde High football rebounded from their season opening loss to even their record.

By James Kelley September 7, 2019
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With its biggest squad in years, Mingus Union cross country is looking to send more runners to State.

By James Kelley September 5, 2019
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Armed with an ever-growing program, Camp Verde High cross country opened the season with a handful of top 11 finishes.

By James Kelley September 5, 2019
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Camp Verde High football’s season got off to a slow start but the Cowboys showed promise in the second half of their season opener.

By James Kelley August 31, 2019
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Camp Verde High boys soccer may have lost a couple more stars but they expect to make another run at the state title.

By James Kelley August 31, 2019
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Not only has Camp Verde High volleyball expanded, the Cowboys enter the regular season with a new outlook.

By James Kelley August 31, 2019
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Mingus Union football’s season opening misery continued on Friday night.

By James Kelley August 31, 2019
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Camp Verde High football is once again young but their campaign is bolstered by the return of a familiar face and five home games.

By James Kelley August 29, 2019
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Led by their top three, Mingus Union boys golf open their regular season account with a win at home.

By James Kelley August 29, 2019
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A slew of juniors and four seniors will lead Mingus Union volleyball.

By James Kelley August 29, 2019
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After getting off to a slow start this season, Mingus Union girls golf bounced back and is expected to be bolstered by a talented return.

By James Kelley August 29, 2019
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SAN TAN VALLEY — Mingus Union football started and finished their season opener strong but were unable to overcome second and third quarter mistakes.

By James Kelley August 24, 2019
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Mingus Union softball players Dylan Sweeney and Alexis Ayersman were surprised when they selected for the EXOS Select 50 instructional Showcase last month but more than showed they belonged.

By James Kelley August 24, 2019
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Thursday was quite the historical day for Verde Valley golf as two local players hit a hole-in-one.

By James Kelley August 24, 2019
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Two-time defending Grand Canyon Region champions Mingus Union football lost a talent but head coach Robert Ortiz is excited about the Marauders.

By James Kelley August 22, 2019
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Mingus Union girls golf has a new head coach but the class of 2021 still leads the way.

By James Kelley August 22, 2019
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Mingus Union football finished preparations for the regular season with a scrimmage against Surprise Paradise Honors on Friday night at home.

By James Kelley August 17, 2019
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Camp Verde High cross country will be staging a “crazy” fundraiser on Friday and Saturday.

By James Kelley August 17, 2019
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The Cottonwood Clippers swim team closed out their successful summer with a pair of home wins.

By James Kelley August 15, 2019
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On Saturday at the Prescott Trap and Skeet Club will host First Shots, an introduction to clay target shooting.

By James Kelley August 15, 2019
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After months of preparation and practice Mingus Union football returned to Friday night action.

By James Kelley August 10, 2019
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Camp Verde High football will enjoy the figurative homefield advantage in the Verde Region, but winning it may be akin to swimming upstream.

By James Kelley August 10, 2019
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Once again it’s a tale of two schedules for Mingus Union football.

By James Kelley August 8, 2019
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Designated hitters in high school baseball will have an expanded roles starting in 2020.

By James Kelley July 27, 2019

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