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Camp Verde High School’s softball team knew that wind would have an effect on its Central Region game against visiting Northland Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, April 25, and intended on using it to its advantage.

Cowboys head coach Henry Smith said after the game that the team [16-2, 9-1 Central] changed its game plan on the way to their 8-2 senior day win over the Spartans. Five seniors were honored before the game: Amanda Punkoney, Kayla Hackett, Tiauna Day, Amber Dodge and Madison Johnson.

Members of the Mingus Union High School’s boys and girls tennis teams participated in the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association Division II State Championship, which began with the first and second rounds on Friday, April 21.

Despite not having qualified as a team, every school can enter a representative for both the singles and doubles tournament, played at Scottsdale Ranch Park and Tennis Center.

Camp Verde High School’s runners, throwers and jumpers continued down the path to the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV State meet, many achieving personal bests at the Sedona Invitational, held on April 18 at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Junior Nate Schultz headlined the afternoon by taking the triple jump in a personal best 43-07, besting Arizona’s current No. 2 Joe Glomski of Sedona Red Rock on the day. That distance lifted Schultz to third overall in Division IV.

Mingus Union High School baseball’s flat start and season-low one run in power-point games led to a 6-1 home loss to Grand Canyon Region rival Prescott High School on Monday, April 17.

Marauders head coach Bob Young had little to say after the loss, the team’s third on the bounce, except that the team has not played the game “the right way.” The defeat further complicated its chances to claim the region title.

Facing the toughest stretch of its regular season schedule, Camp Verde High School head softball coach Henry Smith wanted his players to gain the mentality necessary to succeed at the state tournament.

It jumped the first hurdle by beating Sedona Red Rock High School 11-1 on April 18 before taking on 3A Payson High School on Thursday, April 20 and region foe Paradise Honors High School, which handed them their only region loss of the year, on Friday, April 21.

The Mingus Union High School track and field team competed in the Verde Valley for the final time of the 2017 season at the Sedona Invitational on April 18.

Some Marauders who have already qualified for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State meet participated in off events to break up the monotony of the season. Some boys were placed into such events in order to focus on qualifying in the 4x800-meter relay.

Despite the winning scoreline reading 9-0, Camp Verde High School baseball’s Verde Valley rivalry matchup with Sedona Red Rock High School was a defensive one.

Camp Verde’s [14-3, 6-1 Central] defense did well to hold Red Rock off the board, putting up a zero in the error column alongside the Scorpions’ zero runs.

Camp Verde High School’s golf team dropped an Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III Section V dual match by four strokes to Chino Valley High School on April 10 at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.

The Cowboys, without regular No. 1 Kolby Hedges, lost the nine-hole round 233 to 237. Junior Nick Daniels filled in and shot a 52, his best round at that course this season and one stroke shy of Chino Valley’s C.J. Knight.

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