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Three Mingus Union High School wrestlers competed at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III state championship on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

The No. 14 seeded Mingus Union High School boys basketball team fell to No. 19 Peoria High School 96-82 in a state tournament play-in game at home on Friday, Feb. 9.

The Marauders [13-6, 9-3 Grand Canyon Region] led at halftime before giving up a season-high 29 points in the third quarter.

Mingus Union High School’s girls basketball team held the lead over Lee Williams High School at the end of three separate quarters, but not the most important one.

The Marauders fell 36-32 in overtime on senior night, Friday, Feb. 2, after leading 26-22 after the third and 28-26 with two seconds remaining. Then, following four consecutive Lee Williams timeouts, Volunteers senior guard Cassidy Torrey beat the buzzer on a putback from underneath the basket to force overtime.

Mingus Union High School’s list of senior student-athletes who will play at the next level grew on Wednesday, Feb. 7, whose additions are the first for football.

Martin Soria and Marcos Valenzuela committed to play at Phoenix College on the same day seniors from around the country announced their college choices.

Three Mingus Union High School wrestlers qualified for the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III state tournament after top three finishes at the Division III, Section IV meet on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Seniors Lucas Svoboda [145] and Nick Doerksen [152] won their weight classes, giving them a high seed in the state tournament, set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

Mingus Union High School’s boys basketball team ended its regular season on a high note, defeating visiting Lee Williams High School 54-45 on senior night, Friday, Feb. 2, while cementing its second-place finish in the Grand Canyon Region and a berth to the state playoffs.

The Marauders [13-5, 9-3 Grand Canyon] never trailed, but did let the Volunteers [5-12, 2-9] pull to within one in the fourth quarter before securing the win.

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