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Mingus Union High School’s softball team displayed characteristics typical of a team capable of contending for a championship on Tuesday, April 3.

The Marauders [9-6, 6-3 Grand Canyon] bounced back from a division loss the day prior and got key contributions from players who do not usually stand out in a 3-1 win over second-place Coconino High School.

Mingus Union High School’s top track and field athletes turned in noteworthy performances when the team hosted the Mingus Invitational on Friday, April 7.

With the state championship meet less than one month away, the Marauders showed that they are still continuing to make progress. Overall, the girls were third with 94 points while the boys finished sixth with 65.33 in the nine-team field.

The Camp Verde High School softball team, No. 7 in Conference 2A, suffered an 8-5 Central Region loss at home to No. 11 Paradise Honors High School on Tuesday, April 4.

The Cowboys [9-2, 3-1 Central] bounced back with consecutive wins to round out the week: A 13-0 regional rout against Northland Preparatory Academy on Thursday, April 6 and a 15-6 win at Chino Valley High School on Saturday, April 8.

The Camp Verde baseball team avenged a loss to Chino Valley High School from earlier this season, but not before losing its first Central Region contest to Northland Preparatory Academy.

A Cowboys team that averaged nine runs per game this season was held to two during its 3-2 loss on Friday, April 7, but rebounded with a 7-3 win at Chino Valley on Saturday, April 8.

Mingus Union High School’s baseball team picked up two key Grand Canyon Region victories over Bradshaw Mountain High School, winning 11-4 away and 8-3 at home on March 28 and 30, respectively.

The Marauders [10-1, 5-0 Grand Canyon] are now riding a seven-game winning streak, and have risen to No. 4 in the Conference 4A poll.

During the preseason, Mingus Union High School head softball coach John Brown said that Bradshaw Mountain High School would be one of the team’s toughest opponents in the Grand Canyon Region.

The teams’ first matchup of the season on March 28 proved to be a back-and-forth contest in which both teams traded punches, with the Marauders [7-3, 4-2 Grand Canyon] coming back from down 6-2 to win 8-6.

As a student at Mingus Union High School, Jasmine Roland began studying sports medicine under Mike Boysen, and during that time she set her sights on becoming the head athletic trainer at her alma mater.

Nearly seven full years after graduating, Roland achieved that goal, donning the khaki pants typical of an athletic trainer and a black polo shirt adorned with the Marauders logo since January.

Camp Verde High School’s baseball team secured a 7-4 away win in its first matchup against Verde Valley rival Sedona Red Rock High School on Friday, March 31.

The Cowboys [7-2, 2-0 Central] totaled 11 baserunners on nine hits and jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the third inning. But the main difference between the two teams was Camp Verde’s ability to get timely hits.

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