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Despite an improved defensive effort in the second half, the Mingus Union High School girls soccer team could not overcome a 3-1 halftime deficit en route to a 4-1 defeat to Thunderbird High School on Jan. 12.

In a game mostly disputed in the middle third of the field, the Marauders [5-5, 1-1] were beaten down the right sideline on a number of occasions during the first half that led to most of the visiting Chiefs’ chances.

First year Mingus Union High School wrestling coach Kirk Waddle looks more at individual results rather than team results, given that the team forfeits 24 points per match due its inability to fill weight classes.

Despite that, the team went 2-1 in a four-way dual meet with Page High School, Barry Goldwater High School and Sunnyslope High School, defeating the latter two, on Jan. 3 at Mingus.

The same problems for the Mingus Union High School [0-5-1] boys soccer team managed to traverse the winter break, directly factoring in its 1-0 defeat to visiting Mohave High School on Jan. 5.

A lack of execution in the passing game proved costly as the Marauders struggled to create many clear opportunities at goal, and of those that were, the ball was sent to the heavens or straight at Thunderbird senior goalkeeper Abraham Garcia.

The Mingus Union High School girls basketball team could not handle the pressure put on by the visiting No. 1-ranked Flagstaff High School Eagles in its 63-23 4A Grand Canyon Section loss on Jan. 6.

Thirteen first quarter turnovers were an indication of how the entire game would play out, with Marauders head coach Frank Nevarez’s players unable to generate much offensively.

The inside presence and athleticism of the visiting Flagstaff High School Eagles combined with mental errors led to a 79-63 loss for the Mingus Union High School boys basketball team in its 4A Grand Canyon Section contest on Jan. 6.

The Marauders [6-13, 1-4], who played without regular starting senior guard Victor Anaya, were up one at halftime, 34-33, but a 13-0 run in the third provided an insurmountable lead for the Eagles.

Upcoming Schedules for Mingus Union High School winter sports

Mingus Union High School boys basketball coach Dave Beery wanted his team to find its identity by the end of the Sabino Capital Connect Holiday Basketball Tournament, played Dec. 27 to Dec. 29 at Sabino High School.

After taking second place with a 4-2 record, he believes they did.

MUHS Boys Basketball
Dec. 19 @ Kellis High School
Cougars 57 Marauders 48

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