More than a handful of Scorpions runners, throwers and jumpers took home medals from the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division IV State Championships, held on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at Mesa Community College.

Nine individuals and one relay team took home medals by the end of the competition, which featured temperatures of 105 degrees or more on Friday and strong, gusting winds on Saturday.

The Sedona Red Rock High School golf team, No. 9 in Division III of the Arizona Interscholastic Association, finished its regular season with another win at a four-way match, played at Elephant Rocks Golf Course in Williams on Tuesday, May 2.

Against Northland Preparatory Academy, Kingman Academy High School and Williams High School, the Scorpions came out on top with a 21-over 165 total in the nine-hole round.

Kirk Westervelt is stepping down as head coach of the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team after one season in charge.

Westervelt helped guide the Scorpions to a 20-10 overall record and 5-3 in the Central Region, tying for first place and earning a berth to the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.

The torch for Special Olympics Arizona’s 2017 Summer Games made its way through the Verde Valley on Tuesday, May 2, set to arrive for the opening ceremony on Friday, May 5, at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale.

The Sedona Police Department made its mark by raising close to $10,000 for its leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Officers, dispatchers and other members of the force spent part of their day off to help the torch pass through red rock country.

Sedona Red Rock High School junior Wyatt Ross finished as one of the best batters in all of prep Arizona baseball, and Conference 2A, for the 2017 season.

And it comes as no surprise, given the extra time and work he puts into his favorite part of the game.

The Verde Valley School’s soccer team fell 3-0 in the first round of the Canyon Athletic Association’s Division I playoffs at the hands of Foothills Academy on Saturday, April 29.

Two mistakes led to two first-half goals, and the team was forced to press a talented Foothills team, allowing for play to open up and the third goal to come in the second half.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team split a pair of back-and-forth games on back-to-back days to finish out its season.

The Scorpions [4-12, 3-5 Central] won its final region contest of the year, 12-11, against Glendale Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, April 25, before falling 10-9 the following day at Ash Fork High School.

Boys and girls tennis were the first spring sports teams to represent Sedona Red Rock High School at an Arizona Interscholastic Association state-level competition.

A singles and doubles entry from each team competed at Glendale’s Paseo Racquet Center on Friday, April 21, and the boys competed as a team in the first round of the AIA Division III State Championship on Wednesday, April 26.

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