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Click here to read a Q&A with Mingus Union High School football player Alex Nelson. Nelson scored five touchdowns en route to the Marauders 38-0 rout of Lee Williams High School on Friday, Sept. 15, in the team's Grand Canyon Region opener.

Mingus Union High School’s football team pitched a shutout in its Grand Canyon Region opener against Lee Williams High School, winning 38-0 on Friday, Sept. 15.

The Marauders [1-3, 1-0], led by junior running back Alex Nelson’s five touchdowns, picked up their first win of the season, right when things begin to matter most. But more than the offensive output, it was the run-stopping defense that was satisfying.

Mingus Union High School’s volleyball team’s defensive struggles led to a 3-0 [12-25, 14-25, 13-25] loss to visiting Flagstaff High School in its first home Grand Canyon Region match of the season.

The Marauders [1-4, 0-2] gave up double-digit service aces and were always on their heels against the Eagles [4-1, 1-0].

Click here to read a roundup of the rest of Mingus Union High School's fall sports teams.

Click here to read a review of Marauders sports in the last week.

The same small problems continued to be a thorn in the side of Mingus Union High School’s golf team.

It shared the links with Prescott High School, a top opponent for the Division II, Region VII title, for the third time in the young season. And the Marauders were runner up to the Badgers for a third time, most recently at a three-way match at Antelope Hills Golf Course’s south course on Sept. 5.

The third time was the charm for Mingus Union High School’s volleyball team.

It had dropped its first two matches of the season in five sets and was faced with another five-set battle, this time against Dysart High School in its home debut on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

But the Marauders [1-2] did not let it slip away, winning the decisive set 15-10.

Many times the first match of the season is a tough one for any team, and it was no different for the Mingus Union High School volleyball team.

And the Marauders [0-1] could not have had a more difficult first game, on the road in a region match at Bradshaw Mountain High School, losing 3-2. What made things even tougher was the fact that they led two sets to zero.

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