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With the passing of the days, temperatures in the Verde Valley will continue to rise as spring turns to summer.

Perhaps they will not be as blisteringly high as the Phoenix area, but nonetheless the desire for a place to stay cool will remain the same.

Traveling on State Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon provides nice scenery and even a lesser-known spot or two to grab a bite to eat.

But among the trees and winding pavement are some swimming holes that attract day-trippers and long-distance visitors alike.

Mingus Union High School senior Rachel Valentine signed a National Letter of Intent to participate in cross country and track and field at Lyndon State College in Vermont on Monday, May 15.

Valentine, who has been running since the fifth grade, found the right combination of athletics and academics that best suits her.

Camp Verde High School wrestlers Skyler Pike and Hayden Uhler were recently named to the Arizona Republic’s All-Arizona Wrestling Team for 2017.

Only one wrestler from each weight class in the entire state is selected, making the honor that much more valuable. Additionally, Uhler was a finalist for the Wrestler of the Year award, which was presented at the publication’s second annual Sports Awards on April 30.

Click to here to read which Marauders baseball and softball players were recently selected to the All-Grand Canyon Region teams, including one coach as well.

Camp Verde High School baseball senior Easton Braden recently signed to continue playing at Presentation College.

Braden, a First Team All-Central Region selection this season and Second Team pick as a junior, helped anchor a Cowboys defense from the catcher’s position with a fielding percentage of .988.

No. 4 Camp Verde High School’s softball team saw its 11-game winning streak and bid for a second consecutive berth to a state championship game end at the hands of No. 1 Bourgade Catholic High School, 8-2, Saturday, May 6.

The Cowboys [16-2, 9-1 Central] matched up with an undefeated Golden Eagles team that was more than clinical defensively. On the other hand, Camp Verde errors led to a five-run deficit after five innings.

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