As temperatures dropped under the lights Friday, Dec. 8, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team grew closer to breaking the 0-0 tie with American Leadership Academy – Queen Creek.

During the first half, the Scorpions [1-2, 1-0 3A Region 1] had created some chances, the best with 10 seconds left, a strong header by sophomore midfielder Clark Borjon that flew wide. It appeared they would make halftime adjustments and be in position to compete for a nonregion victory.

But it was the Patriots who were strongest in the second half, ultimately winning 4-0.

Four Verde Valley High Performance swimmers competed at the Holiday Swim Festival at Arizona State University’s Mona Plummer Aquatics Complex from Thursday, Nov. 30, to Sunday, Dec. 3.

Top swimmers from across Arizona as well as California, Colorado, Idaho and Utah participated, and Sedona
12-year-old Carlos Lattanzi again turned in top performances in his age group [11- to 12-year-old boys].

Four goals in a six-minute span spurred the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team to a 6-2 win over North Phoenix Preparatory Academy in its 3A Region 1 opener on Saturday, Dec. 2.

The Scorpions [1-1, 1-0 3A Region 1] relied heavily on beating the Gladiators, a co-ed team, down the right side and crossing the ball to create their best scoring chances, including three of their goals.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s girls basketball team fell just short of repeating as champion of its own Red Rock Hoops Classic, losing 47-41 to 5A Betty H. Fairfax High School on Saturday, Dec. 2.

Failing to capitalize in transition on the Stampede’s misses and an overall rushed offense saw the Scorpions score 20 less points than the teams’ first matchup on Friday, Dec. 1.

With five more games under its belt, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team took another step forward, going 3-2 at the seventh annual Red Rock Hoops Classic on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2.

The Scorpions showed improvement from their season opener against Chino Valley High School on Nov. 28, aided by the additions of junior guard Evan Favorite and sophomore guard Jackson Coughlin. Red Rock head coach Paul Bain knows that there is still much left to unlock.

It was a game of many firsts for the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team; head coach Daniel Valenzuela’s debut and the first for the team as a relatively new group.

The boys team made the long journey to Tonopah Valley High School for a non-region contest, falling 2-1.