Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys basketball team recovered from a slow start, using its defensive pressure to fuel a 30-point third quarter and a 67-49 road win at Camp Verde High School on Friday, Jan. 26.

Camp Verde [7-9, 2-4 Central Region] started off on the front foot, going up 12-6 after the first quarter and 23-19 at halftime. But the Scorpions [9-3, 4-2] responded in the second half, taking a solid lead after three quarters before some sparks flew in the final frame.

On paper the Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team’s season is unfolding just as it did last year, with just one loss blemishing its regular season record.

The truth of the matter is, though, that the Scorpions’ [13-0, 8-0] success this time around has been a lot more trying. One example came in the comeback 49-34 win at Camp Verde High School on Friday, Jan. 26.

A big weekend is coming up for sports in Sedona. Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the 13th annual Sedona Marathon, one of the sparse weekends, when people converge on red rock country for a sporting reason.

For the second time in as many weeks the Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team took on the
No. 4-ranked team in Conference 3A, this time falling 3-1 to Anthem Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The No. 14-ranked Scorpions celebrated senior day as midfielders Marissa Pedroza and Alicia Pallares along with goalkeeper/midfielder Anya Kulinchenco-Braun, who graduates a year early, played for the final time at John Ordean Stadium.

Heading into its senior day game it was just two wins away from a 3A Region 1 championship.

Not five minutes had passed against Anthem Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team [6-3, 3-0 3A Region 1] had effectively wrapped up the first win. By the final whistle it scored five while going relatively unchallenged defensively, giving up none.

Although still early in her collegiate career, Sedona Red Rock High School 2017 graduate Hannah Ringel is beginning to find success during the indoor track and field season.

As one of the few freshman to not redshirt, Ringel is already measuring up against throwers of equal or higher caliber.

It is 9 a.m. on Jan. 3, and H.B. “Boots” Claunts arrives at Canyon Mesa Country Club in the Village of Oak Creek.

It is a day like most: Boots shows up, sits beside his personal lamp and plays a game of hearts with his friends — as long as there are at least four of them, but no fewer — before setting off for another scramble or a morning raz as they call it on the links.

This day, though, would soon turn into a memorable one.

A frenzied final four minutes was not enough to complete a comeback as the No. 11 Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys basketball team fell to No. 3 Paradise Honors High School 64-57 at home on Friday, Jan. 19.

The Scorpions [7-3, 3-2 Central] trailed 52-39 with half a quarter left in the game before pulling off a 15-7 run to get within five, but the Panthers [14-0, 5-0] made their free throws to claim the win.