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Mingus Union High School’s baseball team picked up two key Grand Canyon Region victories over Bradshaw Mountain High School, winning 11-4 away and 8-3 at home on March 28 and 30, respectively.

The Marauders [10-1, 5-0 Grand Canyon] are now riding a seven-game winning streak, and have risen to No. 4 in the Conference 4A poll.

As a student at Mingus Union High School, Jasmine Roland began studying sports medicine under Mike Boysen, and during that time she set her sights on becoming the head athletic trainer at her alma mater.

Nearly seven full years after graduating, Roland achieved that goal, donning the khaki pants typical of an athletic trainer and a black polo shirt adorned with the Marauders logo since January.

When an athlete makes a mistake during a pivotal moment of a game, rarely does the opportunity to make up for it present itself.

Fortunately for Mingus Union High School junior outfielder and pitcher Jordan Huey, he was able to break the tie he had just conceded to give the Marauders a 7-6 walk off-win over visiting Grand Canyon Region rival Coconino High School on March 20.

During the preseason, Mingus Union High School head softball coach John Brown said that Bradshaw Mountain High School would be one of the team’s toughest opponents in the Grand Canyon Region.

The teams’ first matchup of the season on March 28 proved to be a back-and-forth contest in which both teams traded punches, with the Marauders [7-3, 4-2 Grand Canyon] coming back from down 6-2 to win 8-6.

Mingus Union High School’s softball team learned a lesson that perhaps will benefit it later in the season: Big hits do not always translate to big scores, or wins.

The Marauders [6-3, 3-2 Grand Canyon] split a Grand Canyon Region doubleheader with visiting Mohave High School on Saturday, March 25; the Thunderbirds won 5-4 in game one while Mingus took game two, 6-5. Both teams hit two home runs en route to their losses.

Mingus Union High School girls tennis coach Andrea Meyer knew heading into her team’s matches against Marcos de Niza High School and Notre Dame Preparatory High School that it would be challenged.

The Marauders [4-2, 0-1] dropped both matches, 5-4 and 9-0, respectively, but Meyer is not disappointed with their performances in the slightest.

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