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Mingus sports roundup

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Click here to read about Mingus Union High School cross country, volleyball and boys and girls golf.

Cross Country
Mingus’ cross country team has raced three times in the last three weeks, most recently at the fourth annual Titan Invite on Friday, Oct. 13, at Crossroads Park.

Freshman Jehiah Rogers finished 35th overall in a field of nearly 140 in 19:00, while sophomore John Valentine completed the race in 22:37. Results for other Mingus runners were unavailable.

On Sept. 29 it traveled to the popular Desert Twilight Invite, a nighttime race in Casa Grande. A handful of Marauders then ran in the Camp Verde Invitational on Sept. 30.

At the night race, only Rogers’ time was available [18:20] while for the girls only senior Hannah DeVore’s time was posted [20:58].

Only three boys traveled to Camp Verde. Rogers took fifth overall [20:34] while freshman Riley Bliss was 12th [21:30], and junior Cody Wager 18th [21:58].

Volleyball
The Marauders snapped their five-game losing streak on Tuesday, Oct. 10. They swept Mohave High School 3-0 at home to improve to 3-9 on the year and 2-6 in Grand Canyon Region play.

As of Monday, Oct. 16, the team was tied for fifth in the region with Mohave.

They played again on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at home against Prescott High School, but results were unavailable at press time.

Golf
The Mingus golfers competed locally, playing 18 holes at the John Uidenich Memorial Invitational on S

Marauders freshman Kaylee Watson putts at Oakcreek Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek on  Sept. 25. Watson and the other girls golf players ended their season on Saturday, Oct. 14.

aturday, Oct. 14, at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.

As a team it took second [+37/321] to Sunrise Mountain High School [+26/310]. It beat Prescott High School, which was third, by 14 strokes. The Marauders had lost to the Badgers in their recent matchups.

They also beat Flagstaff High School, against which they had struggled, too.

Junior Justin Tanner and sophomore Noah Daher tied for fourth place, carding a 7-over 78.

Junior Cameron Macheck was tied for eighth [+10/81] while senior Ethan Brogdon was 13th [+13/84] and senior Tyre Kim 23rd [+23/94].

The girls golf team, comprised of all freshmen, rounded out its first year of competition at the same tournament.

Kaila Bowers was the team’s top finisher, finishing in a tie for fifth. Kaylee Watson was eighth, Fusion Geddes 10th, Suzie Tanner and Anna Schreiber tied for 12th and Haley Rosenberg 14th.

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