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For this year’s Camp Verde High School girls basketball team, there are no surprises.

Largely made up of sophomores, they know what to expect now with a year of varsity experience under their belt.

After a productive offseason, the Camp Verde High School boys basketball team is gearing up for a more competitive 2017-18 campaign.

The Cowboys took fifth in the Central Region with a 1-7 record last year, inspiring a bigger push in the offseason to improve, namely in shooting and basketball IQ.

Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Camp Verde High School senior soccer player Wesley Loveall.

As an athlete, there are few feelings worse than getting blown out in a game or a race.

I played water polo at the NCAA Division III level, and since there are few men’s water polo teams in the NCAA, I played against Division I teams like UCLA and USC on multiple occasions. We lost by more than 10 goals every time, the result decided before halftime.

I cannot recall a single time in high school that a team I was on lost a game by more than 10 goals. Covering Verde Valley sports for nearly a year now, I have paid witness to blowouts on a handful of occasions.

Camp Verde High School football ended the 2017 season on a high note, beating Verde Valley rival Sedona Red Rock High School on the road 30-14 on Friday, Oct. 27.

The Cowboys [3-6, 2-3 Central Region] defeated the Scorpions [0-9, 0-5] for the second year in a row, converting two takeaways into 13 points en route to the victory.

Camp Verde High School’s No.3-seeded boys soccer team suffered a 1-1 loss to No. 6 Show Low High School after penalty kicks [5-4] in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association Conference 2A tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Cowboys head coach David Miller always carries a yellow sheet of paper that has all of his players on it. Heading into the game, he was without four key starters, including two defenders and senior goalkeeper Preston Maynard.

Nontheless the Cowboys and Cougars battled end-to-end for 100 minutes before going to the decisive spot kicks.

For Camp Verde High School head wrestling coach Tracy Tudor, this season is not just about getting pins and wins.

Tudor said he has seven “studs” who can win a state title and up to nine who can place at this year’s Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV state championships, but above all he is concerned about one thing for his wrestlers: Discipline.

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