Many sports teams form a strong bond, and without a huge talent pool from which to draw in Sedona, it is common for athletes to grow up their whole lives together. But one team has stood out recently.

Just under 10 years ago, a group of girls began playing basketball together at Big Park Community School that would end up becoming one of the best teams in Sedona Red Rock High School history.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team suffered its third loss on the bounce and its second in regional play at the hands of visiting Northland Preparatory Academy by a 9-3 score on Tuesday, April 3.

The Scorpions [2-6, 1-2 Central] tied it at two in the second inning, but errors on both sides of the ball proved costly in a game that head coach Craig Eagle said was crucial in the Central Region race.

Sedona resident Karen Pelphrey fondly reminisces on how growing up in Paintsville, Ky., she was one of many die-hard fans of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball, pretending to be various players she looked up to.

Little did she know that some years later she would become a model player for younger generations, a scorer who set records and helped turn around a struggling Marshall University program from 1983 to 1986.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s softball team suffered a 20-0 run-rule loss to Verde Valley rival Camp Verde High School in five innings on Friday, March 31.

The visiting Cowboys, No. 4 in Conference 2A, had three pitchers combine to throw a one-hitter against the Scorpions [2-6, 1-2 Central], who gave up 14 runs in the first two innings.

Unlike its game against Paradise Honors High School 10 days prior, the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball team got off to a slow start against Verde Valley rival Camp Verde High School, losing 7-4 on Friday, March 31.

The Scorpions [2-5, 1-1 Central] did not score until the last two innings when it was already too little too late. They had runners in scoring position in three of the first five innings, but never came up with the big hit.

Those who drive into Sedona from Cottonwood on any given Sunday morning may notice that there is always a group of people playing soccer at Sedona Red Rock High School’s John Ordean Memorial Stadium.

The players: Men, women and children alike, have congregated and played in a competitive yet non-aggressive way every Sunday since 2010.

Starting eighth-grade pitcher Nate Ross gave up just one hit and two walks while striking out seven in four innings of work to lead the Sedona Red Rock Junior High School baseball team to a 13-3 run-rule win over visiting Mayer Elementary School in five innings.

Despite not having begun its official Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III Section VI schedule, the Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys and girls tennis teams competed against one of their section rivals in Anthem Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, March 28.

The girls [2-4] won their match 5-4, but under unusual circumstances. The visiting Eagles had just three players, giving the Scorpions five default victories. Of the four matches that were played, each of the top three Red Rock singles players and its doubles team lost.

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