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Camp Verde High School Athletic Director and girls basketball coach Mark Showers was recently honored as the 2A Central Region Coach of the Year. Showers led the Cowboys to an 18-8 overall record and 8-3 in regional play, as well as a berth to the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.

During the entire season three of the starters on the team were underclassmen, but still claimed second place in the region.

The Camp Verde High School baseball team beat visiting Central Region foe Glendale Preparatory Academy 14-1 in five innings on Thursday, April 13. But it could have put away even more runs.

The Cowboys [12-3, 4-1 Central] did not capitalize on their opportunities with runners in scoring position until the fourth inning, and ultimately left 11 runners on base. Moving forward, Camp Verde head coach Will Davis is looking for his team to improve in its plate discipline in order to be successful during the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship, which begins Saturday, April 29.

Once a competitor, always a competitor. That is how Jerry Rhoades found himself accepting the reigns of the Camp Verde High School football team after serving as interim head coach for the majority of the 2016 season.

Rhoades, who had retired from full-time coaching, accepted a teaching position at the school in order to pay bills and volunteered as an assistant coach. He thought he was going to have a pretty relaxed lifestyle.

Click here to see the spring sports teams and athletes who were recognized by Mingus Union High School for having a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Last week, the baseball team rose to No. 2 in the Conference 4A rankings and No. 14 in Arizona, according to Maxpreps.com.

Two of Mingus Union High School’s softball seniors are moving on to play at the next level; catcher Morgan Mabery signed with South Mountain Community College and pitcher Krista Earl put pen to paper to commit to Cairn University.

Next spring will be the first time the duo will not have played together since they were 8 years old, first teaming up for the Verde Valley All Stars.

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.

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