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Hayden Bruce
Senior Guard

Where are you from?
Sedona, born and raised.

What sports do you play?
Basketball.

What’s your favorite food?
Probably pizza.

What’s your favorite sports team or athlete?
The Miami Heat and LeBron James.

What’s your favorite movie?
Probably the first “Anchorman.”

Favorite animal?
Penguins.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Probably flying.

What do you do in your free time?
Play video games and hang out with my girlfriend.

Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
No, not really.

Describe your coach in one word.
Intense.

Describe yourself in one word.
Loving.

What makes a good teammate?
Constant communication.

What are the benefits of playing high school sports?
I think it develops competitiveness.

What are your future goals?
I want to go to college at NAU and probably study business, maybe open my own business.

What do you look forward to after graduation?
Getting my own place and living on my own, I’m excited for it.

The winter sports season kicked off for Sedona Red Rock Junior High School as the boys and girls basketball teams played against a tough Beaver Creek School on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The boys team lost 49-23 while the girls lost 31-21.

With less than two weeks of practice under its belt, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team has a long road ahead to arrive where first-year head coach Paul Bain wants.

Only 11 players are in the program, with seven expected to get varsity minutes. But it does return a core of seniors with one thing that cannot be coached: Talent.

Verde Valley High Performance swimmers enjoyed another successful outing at the Harvest Splash meet at Moon Valley Country Club on Nov. 4 and 5.

Carlos Lattanzi is now the No. 1-ranked swimmer in Arizona for all breaststroke events in his age group, 12- to 13-year-old boys. Lattanzi won all five of his events while 12-year-old Renae Porteous was top two in her six swims, and 11-year-old Sarina McCullough was top three in five events.

On paper, Sedona Red Rock High School’s girls soccer team looks the same as it did during the 2016 season: Young and small — in numbers as well as in stature.

But greater cohesion is what should make the difference.

Just like the other prep sports teams in Sedona, the Sedona School Mountain Bike Club’s competitive race season came to an end.

The five-race-long season concluded on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 and 5, at White Tank Mountain Regional Park. The season means more to the team than just racing for the top spot.

After a second-place finish in the Conference 2A Central Region with an 8-2 record, five Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball players were named to the All-Central Region teams.

Senior libero Liza Westervelt was named Defensive Player of the Year as well as the first team libero.

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