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Mingus Union football hosts youth camp this week

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.

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Camp Verde football hosts annual kids camp this week

Camp Verde High football will host its annual camp this week.

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Mingus football hosts alumni game

Mingus Union hosted its annual alumni game on Thursday night, with the current Marauders facing off against the alums.

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Five things to watch in sports July 15

Wimbledon finals start a busy Sunday

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Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball open with win

Verde Valley Little League’s 9-10-11 softball all-star team opened the state tournament with a rally and a rout.

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Verde Valley Little League 9-11 softball all-stars start state tournament Friday night in Avondale

With a deeper pitcher staff and speed, Verde Valley Little League 9-10-11 softball all-stars head to the state tournament.

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Verde Valley Little League juniors baseball all-stars take on Arizona rivals in Tempe

Verde Valley Little League’s junior baseball all-stars head to the state tournament after districts were cancelled but seeking another deep run.

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Undefeated Verde Valley Little League baseball majors all-stars go to Scottsdale for state tourney

Verde Valley Little League’s 10-11-12 baseball all-stars will look to continue their winning ways.

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Unbeaten Verde Valley baseball all-stars minors travel to Tucson

Verde Valley Little League 8-9-10 baseball all-stars will look add to their 4-0 record in 2018 at the state tournament.

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Nevarez steps down as Mingus girls hoops head coach

As the program continues to grow, Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez resigned.

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Commentary: Time for soccer to ditch the PK shootouts

A few days ago the seemingly impossible happened at the World Cup: England won a penalty kick shootout.

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Verde Valley Little League wins majors baseball District 10 all-star title with unbeaten run

Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 Baseball All-Stars Majors championship last week in dramatic fashion.

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Camp Verde boys basketball goes undefeated at home summer tournament

Camp Verde High boys basketball closed out their summer schedule with a perfect record in the Cowboy Summer Shootout last week.

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Mingus boys basketball wraps up summer play at CV

Mingus Union boys basketball lacked consistency this summer but had some bright spots and promising young players emerged.

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Verde Valley Little League wins Minors All-Stars district baseball title

Verde Valley Little League won the District 10 8-9-10 Baseball All-Stars tournament and did so in dominant fashion.

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Mingus Union football closes out 7-on-7 schedule with more wins

Mingus Union football wrapped up the 7-on-7 portion of the summer on Wednesday with some more wins and some different looks.

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UPDATE: Camp Verde hosts Cowboy Summer Shootout boys basketball tourney

Camp Verde High boys basketball will host the Cowboy Summer Shootout this weekend.

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Camp Verde boys basketball takes on all comers in summer play

Camp Verde High boys basketball has been busy so far this summer.

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5 things to watch in sports this week June 17

World Cup enters its first full week

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Mingus football bounces back in first home 7-on-7 games

Mingus Union football rebounded in its second 7-on-7 action of the summer.

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Commentary: North American 2026 World Cup bid holds off Moroccan challenge

More so than any other sport, soccer can be cruel.

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Mingus, Camp Verde softball players earn All-State honors

Five local high school softball players earned All-State honors from the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

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From Russia with love: 2018 World Cup preview

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.

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West Coast Advantage, owner Johnson host hoops camp

The latest West Coast Advantage basketball camp takes place on Friday and Saturday, led by owner and Mingus Union alumnus Chris Johnson.

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Local wrestlers shine at nationals in Las Vegas

Four local wrestlers earned All-American status last week at the USA Nationals Weekend of Wrestling in Las Vegas.

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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.

NAU, UA, ASU track and field athletes rack up USTFCCCA honors

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.

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UA making tour stop in Flagstaff

The Arizona Athletics Road Tour’s next stop will be Northern Arizona.

AIA hands out postseason awards

The Arizona Interscholastic Association wrapped up the 2017-18 high school year.

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Mingus alum Ortiz takes over Marauder football program

In 2011 when Mingus Union alumnus Robert Ortiz signed with Dakota State football, he told the Verde Independent what his dream job would be.

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AIA adds girls wrestling for 2018-19 school year

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.

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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.

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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.

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Mingus Muckers rack up state wrestling titles

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.

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Mingus Union athletes of the year: After transferring from Sedona, Zielinski led three teams

After transferring form Sedona Red Rock Nikki Zielinski became one of Mingus Union’s best athletes ever.

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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.

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Mingus Union athletes of the year: Football and baseball’s Link enjoys dream senior season

Mingus Union football and baseball player Justin Link’s school year started on a high note, a trend that would continue through May.

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Nine Camp Verde softball players earn Central Region recognition

The 2A Central All-Region team stockpiled Camp Verde High softball players.

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Seven Canyons hosting golf legend Weiskopf and Steinke for next Fireside Chat

Seven Canyons’ latest in their Fireside Chat Series is bringing golf legend Tom Weiskopf and prominent sports journalist Brad Steinke to town.

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Camp Verde’s Decker signs with Loras College in Iowa

Camp Verde High senior basketball player Chase Decker is taking his talents east.

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Five Mingus softball players earn All-Grand Canyon honors

Five Mingus Union softball players made the All-Region team, with senior Nikki Zielinski winning Grand Canyon Player of the Year.

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Zielinski, Link win United States Marines Distinguished Athlete Award

Mingus Union seniors racked up almost $4.5 million in scholarships and Marauder athletes earned a lot of that.

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Young joins former rival as defensive coordinator

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.

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Five Camp Verde baseball named All-Central Region

Six Camp Verde High baseball players earned region recognition.

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Commentary: Verde Valley baseball coaches shockingly lose coach of the year awards

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!

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West Coast Advantage hosting basketball camp next month at Mingus

Young basketball players will have a chance to hone their skills at Mingus Union next month.

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Five Mingus baseball players named All-Grand Canyon

Mingus Union baseball was well represented on the All-Grand Canyon team with five players and three on the first team.

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Holdgrafer caps season with more PRs at the Meet of Champions

Camp Verde High junior Christopher Holdgrafer finished the season in style, continuing the success he had at the State meet.

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Camp Verde softball finishes second in state

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.

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Commentary: Future bright for young Camp Verde softball

TEMPE — Of course there were tears shed after Camp Verde High softball lost in the state championship game to Benson.

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