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James Kelley

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Tired of being asked if he’s a Buccaneers fan, Mingus Union football head coach Robert Ortiz has gotten a new logo for Marauder football.

By James Kelley July 20, 2019
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Covering Camp Verde High School sports in the spring was a treat but there was one aspect that left a bad taste in my mouth.

By James Kelley July 20, 2019
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Kick boxing is returning to Cornfest and with more than a hint a of local flavor.

By James Kelley July 18, 2019
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Verde Valley Little League’s baseball juniors all-stars’ trip to the state tournament was only two games but thanks to lots of support they made a lot of memories.

By James Kelley July 18, 2019
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The Cottonwood Clippers Swim Team has a record number of swimmers this year but still manages to maintain the camaraderie.

By James Kelley July 13, 2019
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For one night it was Marauder versus Marauder at Mingus Union in an event that brought the Mingus football family closer together.

By James Kelley July 13, 2019
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This week Mingus Union football held it annual kids camp with camp alumni instructing.

By James Kelley July 11, 2019
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Verde Valley Little league held on to beat Chino Valley and win the District 10 juniors baseball all-stars championship.

By James Kelley July 6, 2019
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Mingus Union football’s annual kids camp is coming up this week.

By James Kelley July 6, 2019
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Given the timing there probably won’t be many parties but July 7 will be a super Sunday for soccer.

By James Kelley July 6, 2019
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Last week Camp Verde High boys basketball hosted a competitive Cowboy Summer Shootout and finished on a high note.

By James Kelley July 3, 2019
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Cottonwood will soon be full of stars.

By James Kelley July 3, 2019
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The Verde Valley Little League juniors baseball all-stars opened the district tournament in dominant fashion.

By James Kelley July 3, 2019
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Mingus Union turned to a familiar face to take over the boys basketball program.

By James Kelley June 29, 2019
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Mingus Union football closed out its 7-on-7 month and took a break before a busy July.

By James Kelley June 29, 2019

All-star action is coming to Cottonwood this week.

By James Kelley June 29, 2019
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On June 22 the Fort Verde Excelsiors and Prescott Champions made some Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League history.

By James Kelley June 29, 2019
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Despite some cancellations, the International Kickboxing Federation returned to Arizona and Verde Valley on Saturday night.

By James Kelley June 27, 2019
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Camp Verde High boys basketball will have wall to wall hoops this weekend.

By James Kelley June 27, 2019

Mingus Union boys basketball will travel to Camp Verde this weekend for the Cowboy Summer Shootout.

By James Kelley June 27, 2019
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Mingus Union football continued their 7-on-7 campaign on Thursday night at home with promising results.

By James Kelley June 22, 2019
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Cottonwood hosts Golden Rumble on Saturday
Camp Verdean, member of the Yavapai Apache Nation and Mingus Union student Adam Hines to fight in main event

The International Kick Boxing Federation’s return to Verde Valley will feature some debuts but also will be headlined by a familiar face.

By James Kelley June 20, 2019
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After a devastating knee injury, Mingus Union alumnus Chase Paquin wasn’t supposed to be able to play basketball again but instead he’s going to play college ball.

By James Kelley June 20, 2019
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Mingus Union recently bestowed its boys and girls athletes of the year awards on a pair that besides being stellar athletes and academics they are good friends.

By James Kelley June 8, 2019
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Mingus Union football’s new look squad debuted Thursday night, in their first action against other teams of 2019.

By James Kelley June 8, 2019
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After their strong season, Mingus Union softball had a slew of players receive recognition from the Grand Canyon Region.

By James Kelley June 6, 2019
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The University of Arizona didn’t go far to find a new associate head men’s basketball coach, picking a familiar face.

By James Kelley June 6, 2019
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Women’s soccer heads into the 2019 FIFA World Cup in France on an all-time high.

By James Kelley June 6, 2019
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Five Mingus Union baseball were recognized by the Grand Canyon Region.

By James Kelley June 1, 2019
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Mingus Union boys varsity head basketball coach Dave Beery resigned from his post but he’ll stay at MUHS.

By James Kelley June 1, 2019
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Almost every Camp Verde High softball player on the roster at the end of the season received honors from the Central Region.

By James Kelley May 30, 2019
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Central Region champions Camp Verde baseball was well represented on the All-Region teams.

By James Kelley May 25, 2019
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The International Kickboxing Federation is returning to Arizona and Cottonwood will host an event next month. A couple weeks ago the Arizona State Boxing Commission reapproved IKF Kickboxing.

By James Kelley May 25, 2019
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Long time friends Chris Mathe and Justin Tanner may be going to different schools but they’re both staying in state for college.

By James Kelley May 23, 2019
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Ahead of the 2A baseball and softball state semifinals I asked Camp Verde head softball coach Henry Smith about the CV baseball and Mingus Union softball teams also playing that late in the season.

By James Kelley May 23, 2019
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Mingus Union soccer senior Jovany Garcia-Hernandez’s dream has been to move onto the next level and now he is.

By James Kelley May 18, 2019
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Most of the action for Verde Valley high school sports team this spring postseason was at multi field complexes.

By James Kelley May 18, 2019
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TEMPE — Camp Verde High softball looked like it was dead and buried.

By James Kelley May 16, 2019
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GOODYEAR — Camp Verde High baseball’s run came to end an in the state final four.

By James Kelley May 16, 2019
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Camp Verde High softball will get another crack at a state championship against Benson.

By James Kelley May 13, 2019
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After a perfect start to the state tournament, Camp Verde High baseball is one win away from the state championship game.

By James Kelley May 9, 2019
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After a couple run rule wins, Camp Verde High softball finds itself a victoy away from a return to the state championship game.

By James Kelley May 9, 2019
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PHOENIX — Mingus Union softball suffered its first loss of the postseason on Tuesday night.

By James Kelley May 9, 2019
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MESA — Mingus Union head track and field coach Molly Westcott is an English teacher but she was at a loss for words to describe the Marauders’ state meet.

By James Kelley May 8, 2019
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PHOENIX — Camp Verde High softball rolled to their fourth straight state semifinals appearance in a row.

By James Kelley May 8, 2019
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MESA — Once again Camp Verde High track and field senior Christopher Holdgrafer led the way for the Cowboys at State.

By James Kelley May 8, 2019
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GOODYEAR — Camp Verde High baseball moved on to the state semifinals with back to back wins over the weekend.

By James Kelley May 8, 2019
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Mingus Union softball punched a ticket to the third round of the state tournament on Thursday afternoon at home.

By James Kelley May 2, 2019
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Mingus Union track and field heads to State with a slew of qualifiers and highly ranked athletes.

By James Kelley May 2, 2019
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Although young, Camp Verde High track and field will be well represented at the state meet.

By James Kelley May 2, 2019

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