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After giving up just six first-quarter points to visiting Winslow High School, the Mingus Union High School girls basketball team gave up 25 in the second, ultimately losing 55-29 on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

The Marauders [3-2, 2-0 Grand Canyon Region] also managed just six points in the first and only four more in the problematic second to go into a 31-10 hole at halftime.

Mingus Union High School’s boys soccer team grabbed a goal less than a minute before halftime and dominated the midfield in the second half en route to a 3-0 win over Youngker High School at home on Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The Marauders [1-1] scored their first goals of the season, lifting a weight off of the their shoulders, and played a more calm game during the final 40 minutes after halftime.

Mingus Union High School’s wrestling team, with a mix of seasoned veterans, newcomers and an up-and-comer mixed in, is using each meet as a building block for when things count most at season’s end.

The Marauders took another step forward with a fifth-place finish at the Verde Duals, held at Camp Verde High School on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, their third competition of the year.

Mingus Union High School’s boys basketball team has all of the pieces necessary for a successful season. At the moment, head coach Dave Beery has still got to glue them together.

During the two-day Red Rock Hoops Classic, on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, the Marauders played at its best for spurts en route to a semifinal appearance. Inconsistency on the offensive end of the floor was the biggest takeaway from the final tuneup before Grand Canyon Region play.

Mingus Union High School’s girls basketball team went 1-4 in the Seventh Annual Red Rock Hoops Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Staying within the offense was key to the Marauders’ better performances. Moving forward, head coach Frank Nevarez wants to sew together more consistent efforts.

Mingus Union High School senior multisport athlete Nikki Zielinski signed to play softball at the College of Southern Idaho.

Zielinski, who has also played volleyball, soccer and basketball for the Marauders, said she signed with the community college because it offered immediate playing time and an opportunity to get a start on her intended field of study.

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