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Camp Verde football rolls in scrimmage

‘I think we did as expected’

Camp Verde High football rolled in its scrimmage on Friday night.

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Mingus Union gentlemen’s golf team in it to win it

‘We’re pretty exited this year’

Defending section champions Mingus Union gentlemen’s golf is eyeing an even better finish this season.

Sports briefs: Open registration for Grasshopper Basketball

Camp Verde Parks and Recreation has opened registration for its youth Grasshopper Basketball Program.

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High school athlete health at root of new AIA, Barrow initiative

TEMPE — As high schools reopen across the state, sports take center stage. They offer rewards but also risks for athletes practicing and competing in extreme temperatures.

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Mingus football shines in scrimmage

Mingus Union football prepared for its tough season open with a successful four-way scrimmage on Wednesday at home.

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COMMENTARY: Next weekend the big leagues will get a bit littler

From August 25 to 27, Major League Baseball will loosen up its uniform restrictions and its players will wear special bright colored gear like little leaguers for “Players Weekend.”

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Sports briefs: NAZ Suns looking for 2017-18 Hype Crew applicants

Fanatical Northern Arizona basketball fans will get a chance to show their Suns spirit.

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Mingus football ‘wins’ Red and Gray scrimmage

Mingus Union football shined under the Friday night lights for the first time this season.

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Familiar face takes reins of Mingus Union cross country program

Former all-state runner Justine Sparks selected as new Marauder coach

COTTONWOOD – First, there was unbridled elation. Then, after a long pause, Jim Bostwick said, “That’s wonderful news.”

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Camp Verde football foe drops varsity team for 2017, Cowboys get bye

Camp Verde High football will receive an unexpected break this year.

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Triple digits? Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

PHOENIX — In the 2017 version of the Black Canyon Ultras 100-kilometer race, which began in Mayer and finished in New River, 74 participants — nearly a quarter of the competitors — did not finish the race. Some dropped out before even starting and some attempted to complete the race but could not.

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Camp Verde football deals with low numbers

As Camp Verde High football nears the start of the season, their focus has become clear.

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McKean returns to Mingus Union head wrestling coach post

Mingus Union’s “new” head wrestling coach is a familiar one.

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Sports briefs: Mingus football hosts Red and Gray Scrimmage on Friday

Mingus Union football will kick off the 2017-18 Verde Valley high school sports season on Friday night.

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Mingus football senior Justin Link wins STEM scholarship

Mingus Union senior ‘honesty speechless’

Mingus Union senior football players Justin Link wasn’t expecting to win an academic scholarship while in San Diego for a football camp but instead walked away with one that has special significance.

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New Mingus Union ladies golf program stirs excitement

Official practices begin Monday

Mingus Union’s sports family has grown.

Commentary: USA men’s soccer top team in North America again

What a difference a couple months makes.

NAU football racks up preseason accolades

Northern Arizona football continues to rack up the preseason accolades.

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Warner still in awe of Hall of Fame honor

CANTON, Ohio — Even now, one day before his enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Kurt Warner remains enthralled by his inclusion in Canton. Others aren’t so surprised.

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Mingus Union football 'pushing hard’

Marauders begin official practices

After a week in San Diego, Mingus Union football returned to town and began official practices.

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Heat Elite 12U continues domination

Verde Valley team wins National Softball Association Southwestern World Series

The Verde Valley Heat Elite 12U softball continued their domination and won the National Softball Association Southwestern World Series last week in Prescott.

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Lori Piestewa Native American Games honor legacy of fallen soldier

SCOTTSDALE — To appreciate the spirit of the Lori Piestewa National Native American Games is to understand what occurs beyond the competition.

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COMMENTARY: Media exaggerates latest CTE football study

99 percent of NFL ex NFL players in sample shown to have CTE but only three of 14 high school players in ‘convenience sample’ were afflicted

Back in fall 2014 when I was taking a science journalism class an adjunct professor suggested I write a story on concussions in football because of my sports background.

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Verde Valley Little League Juniors finish fourth at state

Verde Valley Little League finished fourth at the Juniors All-Star state tournament.

College sports briefs: UA and Grand Canyon to play in hoops double-header in Phoenix

Phoenix will play host to projected No. 1 ranked Arizona basketball and upcoming program Grand Canyon in a men’s college basketball double-header at Talking Stick Resort Arena.