Four teams competed in parallel dual meets at the Sedona Community Pool on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Sedona Red Rock High School swam against Gilbert Christian High School while Northland Preparatory Academy took on Scottsdale Christian Academy.

While getting ready to go to prom last spring, Parker Reed, now a Sedona Red Rock High School senior, was excited to wear the tuxedo he just got.

It was a highlight for him — but it could have drawn questions.

Because Parker is a transgender boy, but at the time had still not yet come out to his peers.

The night of, he received nothing but compliments, and only support ever since.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s swimming team was put up against solid Division III competition, taking third at a four-way meet at home on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Hosting Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Northland Preparatory Academy and BASIS Flagstaff, a number of Scorpions dropped time in their events, however the strength and depth of their opponents outdid them.

The bleachers at John Ordean Memorial Stadium were sparingly filled at kickoff of Sedona Red Rock High School football team’s home opener against 3A Holbrook High School on Friday, Sept. 8.

As the Scorpion faithful filed in during the following minutes they quickly realized that they had already missed out on quite a bit of action; it was 13-6 in favor of the hosts not eight minutes in.

Little did anyone know how much action was yet to come.

Lynda D. Christopher, a personal trainer in the Verde Valley, was named the International Fitness Professionals Association’s personal trainer of the month for August, a national recognition.

Christopher, also a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, has been a trainer for more than 30 years.

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