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Marauders swimmers came away with some hardware from the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III state meet on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Phoenix Country Day School’s Dady Aquatic Center.

The boys 200-yard freestyle relay was Mingus Union High School’s lone state champion, with senior Gunner Tillemans taking second in the 50-yard freestyle in school record-breaking time, 22.05 seconds. Tillemans was also third in the 100-yard freestyle, blazing another school record in the preliminaries on Friday, Nov. 3, in 48.05 seconds to take the top qualifying spot.

The No. 15-seeded Mingus Union High School football team saw its season end in a 45-13 loss in the first round of the Conference 4A playoffs at the hands of No. 2 and four-time defending state champion Saguaro High School.

The Marauders [5-6, 5-1 Grand Canyon] trailed just 7-0 after the first quarter, but a 31-point second quarter sentenced the game by halftime at 38-0. However that scoreline was somewhat deceiving, as the defense played well but the offense could not hold possession.

For the second year running, the Mingus Union High School swimming and diving team has retained the Heisley/Estes Cup against cross-valley rival Sedona Red Rock High School.

The Marauders won that trophy for the third year in a row, but were out-touched for the Warrior Cup, 95-93, by Northland Preparatory Academy in a tri-meet at Sedona Community Pool on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Mingus Union High School senior swimmer Skylar Mohr.

The No. 15 Mingus Union High School football team hung around with No. 1 Sunrise Mountain High School during the first half of the Marauders’ senior night, eventually falling 61-34 on Friday, Oct. 27.

The Marauders [5-5, 5-1] led 18-16 during the second quarter but trailed at halftime, and the Mustangs took over with three consecutive scores in the third.

During game one of its home Grand Canyon Region matchup against No. 13 Prescott High School, the Mingus Union High School volleyball team was in system and stayed competitive despite losing 25-22.

Then the Marauders [3-11, 2-7] dropped off, falling in game two 25-8 and in game three 25-20 on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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