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Camp Verde High School’s football team spent all week preparing for what Tonopah Valley High School was going to throw at them, giving up just eight first-half points at home on Friday, Sept. 22.

But the Cowboys [1-4, 0-2] were not ready for the halftime adjustments made by the Phoenix, giving up 26 more en route to a 36-0 Central Region defeat.

More than any on-court changes or improvements from the last time Mingus Union High School volleyball faced off with Grand Canyon Region rival Bradshaw Mountain High School, desire and mental toughness played a big part in the match on Tuesday, Sept. 19.

It translated into a 3-1 [25-5, 25-19, 23-25, 25-19] victory for the Marauders [2-5, 1-3]. It also marked their first region win of the season. The first time around, on Aug. 29, they were leading 2-0 before falling 3-2 to the Bears.

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.

The Camp Verde High School volleyball team lost 3-0 [14-25, 15-25, 14-25] to Bourgade Catholic High School on Thursday, Sept. 14.

The Cowboys [1-6] struggled to consistently put together strong attacks, but put the visiting Golden Eagles on their heels during spurts.

Camp Verde High School’s boys and girls soccer teams both had a successful week.

The girls team won four and drew once, two of the victories coming over Page High School by a combined score of 7-2. Junior Tyra Smith led the way with seven goals across the five games.

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].

Camp Verde High School’s football team lost 48-0 in its Central Region opener at Kingman Academy High School on Friday, Sept. 15.

The Cowboys [1-3, 0-1] held their own defensively throughout the first half, down 16-0 before a bad snap on a punt gave the Tigers [2-2, 1-0] the ball at the two yard line just before halftime.

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