After having gone to the camp as a youngster and then coached at it in high school, Mingus Union football head coach Robert Ortiz is bracing for his time in charge of the Mingus Marauders Youth Football Camp.
Camp Verde High football will host its annual camp this week.
Mingus Union hosted its annual alumni game on Thursday night, with the current Marauders facing off against the alums.
Wimbledon finals start a busy Sunday
Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball all-star team opened the state tournament with a rally and a rout.
With a deeper pitcher staff and speed, Verde Valley Little League 9-10-11 softball all-stars head to the state tournament.
Verde Valley Little League’s junior baseball all-stars head to the state tournament after districts were cancelled but seeking another deep run.
Verde Valley Little League’s 10-11-12 baseball all-stars will look to continue their winning ways.
Verde Valley Little League 8-9-10 baseball all-stars will look add to their 4-0 record in 2018 at the state tournament.
As the program continues to grow, Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez resigned.
A few days ago the seemingly impossible happened at the World Cup: England won a penalty kick shootout.
Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 Baseball All-Stars Majors championship last week in dramatic fashion.
Camp Verde High boys basketball closed out their summer schedule with a perfect record in the Cowboy Summer Shootout last week.
Mingus Union boys basketball lacked consistency this summer but had some bright spots and promising young players emerged.
Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 8-9-10 Baseball All-Stars tournament and did so in dominant fashion.
Mingus Union football wrapped up the 7-on-7 portion of the summer on Wednesday with some more wins and some different looks.
Camp Verde High boys basketball will host the Cowboy Summer Shootout this weekend.
Camp Verde High boys basketball has been busy so far this summer.
World Cup enters its first full week
Mingus Union football rebounded in its second 7-on-7 action of the summer.
More so than any other sport, soccer can be cruel.
Five local high school softball players earned All-State honors from the Arizona Interscholastic Association.
OK so, yes, the USA, Italy, the Netherlands, Chile, Ireland and Ghana won’t be there but there’s still plenty of teams to watch in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The latest West Coast Advantage basketball camp takes place on Friday and Saturday, led by owner and Mingus Union alumnus Chris Johnson.
Four local wrestlers earned All-American status last week at the USA Nationals Weekend of Wrestling in Las Vegas.
Camp Verde High School athletes of the year: Back-to-back state champion wrestler Pike is ‘well rounded’
Although he had a busy schedule, Camp Verde High wrestler Skyler Pike had time to win another state championship in 2017-18.
Arizona track and field athletes were well represented in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I Outdoor awards.
The Arizona Athletics Road Tour’s next stop will be Northern Arizona.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association wrapped up the 2017-18 high school year.
In 2011 when Mingus Union alumnus Robert Ortiz signed with Dakota State football, he told the Verde Independent what his dream job would be.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s sporting family increased by one as its executive board voted to add girls wrestling for the 2018-19 school year.
Camp Verde High School athletes of the year: Bruno shined on the football field and baseball diamond in 2017-18
Camp Verde High football and baseball player Dominiq Bruno came up big for the Cowboys in his junior year.
Camp Verde High School athletes of the year: Finley shined in basketball and softball for Camp Verde
Although just a sophomore, Camp Verde High’s Jacy Finley shined in the gym and on the softball field.
Eighth grader Isaac McKean wins five state championships, middle school Triple Crown
Led by Isaac McKean and Kai Miller, Mingus Muckers wrestlers collected a host of trophies at the Arizona USA State Freestyle Championships.
After transferring form Sedona Red Rock Nikki Zielinski became one of Mingus Union’s best athletes ever.
Mingus Union athletes of the year: DeVore qualified for State in eight track events plus cross country
Mingus Union cross country and track and field star Hannah DeVore finished the season on several high notes.
Mingus Union football and baseball player Justin Link’s school year started on a high note, a trend that would continue through May.
The 2A Central All-Region team stockpiled Camp Verde High softball players.
Seven Canyons’ latest in their Fireside Chat Series is bringing golf legend Tom Weiskopf and prominent sports journalist Brad Steinke to town.
Camp Verde High senior basketball player Chase Decker is taking his talents east.
Five Mingus Union softball players made the All-Region team, with senior Nikki Zielinski winning Grand Canyon Player of the Year.
Mingus Union seniors racked up almost $4.5 million in scholarships and Marauder athletes earned a lot of that.
Former Mingus Union football, baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, softball and track and field coach Bob Young took his talents south. Young recently accepted the defensive coordinator job at Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep.
Six Camp Verde High baseball players earned region recognition.
Yo Lee Williams and Northland Prep, I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Verde Valley had one of the best coaching performances of all time!
Young basketball players will have a chance to hone their skills at Mingus Union next month.
Mingus Union baseball was well represented on the All-Grand Canyon team with five players and three on the first team.
Camp Verde High junior Christopher Holdgrafer finished the season in style, continuing the success he had at the State meet.
No. 2 Cowboys fall to No. 1 and defending state champion Benson in title game at ASU
TEMPE — Camp Verde High’s comeback and state championship bid came up just short against defending state champion Benson.
TEMPE — Of course there were tears shed after Camp Verde High softball lost in the state championship game to Benson.