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Junior third baseman Nikki Zielinski hit a three-run walk-off home run, her second fence-clearing shot of the day, to total seven RBI and three runs scored on four hits to power the Mingus Union High School softball team to a five-inning, 14-2 win over visiting Prescott High School on Thursday, March 9.

The Marauders [3-1, 2-1 Grand Canyon] avenged their first loss of the season, 10-5, at the hands of the same Badgers team on March 7.

Mingus Union High School girls soccer coach Andrea Strobel announced that she will no longer continue at the helm of the team, per personal reasons.

Strobel was the Marauders’ coach during the last two seasons, amassing a 13-14 overall record and qualifying once for the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Championship.

The Mingus Union High School boys tennis team has removed any pressure it might have felt for the 2017 season by matching its win total from 2016, winning its season opener against Moon Valley High School, 6-3, on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Senior Alex Flannery, the Marauders’ No. 1 player, had a hand in two of the six team points by winning his singles matchup in overpowering fashion, 6-0, 6-0, and pairing with Caleb Wylie to win their doubles match, 8-3.

A leadoff solo home run by junior third baseman Tyler Kelly gave the Mingus Union High School baseball a smashing start to its 2017 season, but the Marauders ultimately fell 8-5 to visiting Combs High School on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Six errors, including two in the decisive fifth inning, proved costly for the Marauders [1-1] during a game in which there were a number of big plays.

Click here to see a list of all of the Mingus Union High School student-athletes who recorded a GPA of 3.5 or higher while participating in their respective sport during the winter season.

The Mingus Union High School softball team picked up its first home victory since the 2015 season in a 2-1 Grand Canyon Region win against Flagstaff High School on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Marauders [2-0, 1-0] took advantage of a couple of defensive misplays by the Eagles to score the game-winning run in the fourth inning.

With a completely healthy and eligible squad for 2017, the Mingus Union High School softball team is gearing up for a big improvement from 2016.

The Marauders, who boast a wealth of experience and key additions to the lineup, are poised to do better than their 6-16 record from a year ago.

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