Entering only their third season in existence the Scorpions [Majors] are expecting big things this year and hope to do well enough on the field to make the playoffs come November.

First year Head Coach Kent Adams has a positive outlook from his team this season, and judging by watching the boys beat up on each other in practice the past three weeks or so, he believes they will be readyto go.

“We have been at it for a while now with the pads on, and everything is going well so far,” Adams said.

Usually when writing these season previews for our favorite teams in Sedona, a recap of last season, key losses, top returners and even top newcomers are the normal format.

For the newly formed Sedona Jr. High Scorpion football team, it is their first year of existence in this town, which may make this a special treat for those dedicated football fans out there who can’t wait to see how these kids play out this season.

Using the words of the great Michael Buffer, “lets get ready to rummmmmble!”

With the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing well under way, and the American swim team doing better than ever, the Sedona Red Rock High swim team began their preseason practice routines looking for another good showing at the 1A-3A state championship meet like they had during the 2007 campaign.

For the boys, the Scorpions scored 316 points in last year’s 1A-3A state championship meet, good enough for a second place finish, falling only to Valley Christian High, who finished with 344 points and walked away with the title.

A new trend will begin during this 2008-09 school year which will see the Sedona Red Rock High boys and girls soccer team now play in the winter instead of the more traditional fall season.

The soccer season starts Monday, Nov. 3.

The move was approved by board members of the Arizona Interscholastic Association back in May, so the Scorpions will get a chance to see new opponents and new road trips this coming winter.

The Scorpions will be placed in the 1A-3A North region, which boasts far more teams than the 1A-3A conference they have been in for 10-plus years.

For the first time in Northern Arizona history, a 16-year-old tennis player has qualified for what is the largest and most prestigious junior tennis tournament in the United States

Parents send their kids off to summer camps for many reasons we don’t even need to mention. But when the parents of two 13-year-old friends, Katie Furlong and Brenna Barker, put them on a plane destined for Colorado Springs, their lives were about to change.

OK, maybe not their lives because they are only 13, but certainly their volleyball playing careers, since the pair went off to Colorado Springs to attend the USA Higher Performance Volleyball Camp on July 12 through July 16.

“I had so much fun and I can’t wait to go back next year,” Barker said with a big smile on her face.

Unlike the last meet on June 28 where the Sedona Swim Team dominated the competition because of sheer numbers, only 18 swimmers made the trip to Kingman.

With all the crazy sports, sporting events or contests out there in this world, Crazy Cosmic Golf on Friday nights at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa can definitely be placed within the “weird” category.

The dark spin on mini-golf ranks up there in the “weird” category with the Polar Bear Club; professional hot dog eating contests; hog calling; milk chugging; caber tosses; and, of course, running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

Online Poll

What should be new SOCSD superintendents top priority?

Sedona Gas Prices

Lowest Gas Prices in Sedona
Sedona Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com