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Camp Verde High School’s 69-38 Verde Valley rivalry home game loss to Sedona Red Rock High School on Jan. 10 was very much a tale of two halves, at least from a defensive standpoint.

Having given up 23 points by halftime, the Cowboys [5-14, 0-2] absorbed the Scorpions’ pressure defense and defended well, but their shooting woes continued to be their downfall.

Despite an improved defensive effort in the second half, the Mingus Union High School girls soccer team could not overcome a 3-1 halftime deficit en route to a 4-1 defeat to Thunderbird High School on Jan. 12.

In a game mostly disputed in the middle third of the field, the Marauders [5-5, 1-1] were beaten down the right sideline on a number of occasions during the first half that led to most of the visiting Chiefs’ chances.

Click here to see Camp Verde boys and girls basketball scores from Jan. 6

When the Camp Verde High School girls basketball team reached the final of the 19th annual Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shoot-Out on Dec. 30, it had already surpassed head coach Mark Showers’ expectations.

In a repeat matchup from just 25 hours earlier, the Cowboys fell to the Lobos of Many Farms High School 46-22 to take second place in the tournament.

Despite falling 58-48 in the championship game of the 19th annual Yvonne Johnson Memorial Shoot-Out to fellow 2A Central Section rival Northland Preparatory Academy, the Camp Verde High School boys basketball team walked away with a newfound confidence.

In what was the first time there had been a boys side of the tournament since head coach Dan Wall has been at the helm, the Cowboys [4-12] went on a morale-boosting three-game winning streak.

First year Mingus Union High School wrestling coach Kirk Waddle looks more at individual results rather than team results, given that the team forfeits 24 points per match due its inability to fill weight classes.

Despite that, the team went 2-1 in a four-way dual meet with Page High School, Barry Goldwater High School and Sunnyslope High School, defeating the latter two, on Jan. 3 at Mingus.

The same problems for the Mingus Union High School [0-5-1] boys soccer team managed to traverse the winter break, directly factoring in its 1-0 defeat to visiting Mohave High School on Jan. 5.

A lack of execution in the passing game proved costly as the Marauders struggled to create many clear opportunities at goal, and of those that were, the ball was sent to the heavens or straight at Thunderbird senior goalkeeper Abraham Garcia.

The Mingus Union High School girls basketball team could not handle the pressure put on by the visiting No. 1-ranked Flagstaff High School Eagles in its 63-23 4A Grand Canyon Section loss on Jan. 6.

Thirteen first quarter turnovers were an indication of how the entire game would play out, with Marauders head coach Frank Nevarez’s players unable to generate much offensively.

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