Despite the fact that freshman Andrew Tate is in his first season of high school swimming, he is excelling in the two longest distance races.

Tate is ranked in the top 10 in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle events in Division III of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Bragging rights until next season for three Northern Arizona high school swimming teams were handed out on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Sedona Community Pool.

Sedona Red Rock High School came out on the wrong end of its two matchups — dropping the Heisley/Estes Cup against Mingus Union High School and the S.S. Elevation Cup against Northland Preparatory Academy.

Footgolf arrived to the Village of Oak Creek just four months ago, and the sport that combines the knowledge of golf and the skill of soccer has taken off.

It is the only course north of Loop 101 in Phoenix, located at Canyon Mesa Country Club. Players from Camp Verde, Cottonwood, and even Flagstaff as well as other far reaches of Northern Arizona come to play the nine-hole course.

Coming this spring, a new sports team will call Sedona home: The Sedona Red Rockers.

The team will be comprised of local special education students and their partners for what is known as a Unified Sports team under the Arizona Interscholastic Association. It is the only program of its kind in the northern part of Yavapai County, according to Dr. Trish Alley, director of special education at Sedona Oak-Creek School District.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s swim team hosted another quad meet, this time against Tempe Preparatory Academy, Scottsdale Christian Academy and BASIS Flagstaff at the Sedona Community Pool on Thursday, Oct. 12.

While the Scorpions had struggled in past competitions against two or more opponents, this time around they got the combined score victory with 275.5 points, 26 more than runner up Temp Prep.

The boys took first overall with 156 points to Tempe Prep’s 144. The girls took second to BASIS, 127 to 119.5.

An overall lack of energy sunk the No. 11-ranked Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball team against No. 7 Glendale Preparatory Academy, falling 0-3 [21-25 24-26, 11-25] on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The Scorpions [11-2, 5-1] and the Griffins [12-1, 6-0] squared off for sole possession of first place in the Central Region. Red Rock was at its best when it had energy, but was flat during key stretches, committing a number of errors.

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