Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Sedona Red Rock High School’s cross country program has made a comeback.
After nonexistence last season, 2016 Scorpions graduate Wyatt Stevenson took the reins for 2017.

Stevenson was unsure how many athletes would join, but now has 12 on his roster, and they all have potential.

Old habits die hard, and trying something new can be a difficult thing for anyone, including a sports team.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s volleyball team did not begin to experiment with its new plays until the third game of its sweep [25-12, 25-14, 25-21] of Chino Valley High School on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

A Day in the West was forced to make two come-from-behind efforts in a row, but remained at the top of the Adult Summer Softball League, taking the 2017 title.

The team, who has now won the league 16 times, beat Red Rocks Rotary 8-5 in the championship game.

Rotary, the No. 3 seed, almost pulled off a run of three wins in three straight contests.

Youth, inexperience and a low number of bodies showed in Sedona Red Rock High School football’s season opening 46-0 loss at St. Johns High School.

The Scorpions were outnumbered against a Redskins team that first-year head coach Tom Miller believes will be in the state playoffs come November.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s volleyball team struggled in its scrimmages on Saturday, Aug. 19, although it did not alarm co-coach Danni Barker very much.

That is because she knows what this year’s Scorpions are capable of. They are athletically gifted and experienced, and it is only a matter of putting it all together.

And as she put it, better to peak in November than before the season even starts.

No sports season would be complete without an upset, even Sedona’s Adult Summer Softball League.

The No. 7 seed L’Auberge Mighty Ducks beat No. 2 Reddell Construction 8-2 in their quarterfinal. The Mighty Ducks have been one of the most upstart teams in recent weeks, winning their last four going into the penultimate day of the season on Thursday, Aug. 17.

Heading into the 2017 swimming and diving season, the Sedona Red Rock High School team was going to be thin on the boys side, graduating almost all of last year’s state qualifiers.

The girls were always going to have depth and talent with the addition of club swimmers.

Out of the blue a new group of mostly senior boys joined, in addition to a couple experienced newcomers, making for what can become a promising season.