Sedona Red Rock High School track and field coach Harry Schneider was hoping Mother Nature would be on his side on March 22 when the Scorpions held the first of three home meets for the 2017 season.

Clouds loomed, but no sign of rain came until the last event of the evening, the 4x400-meter relay, allowing for a smooth competition between the Scorpions and nine other schools.

The first ever Sedona Stumble 5-mile Trail Run, held on Saturday, March 25, went much smoother than the terrain that the 89 runners traversed.

The course was filled with dirt, gravel, uphill and downhill sections, even parts where runners could only run in a single file in one direction.

In its Central Region opener and the return of junior pitcher Natalie Monge, Sedona Red Rock High School’s softball team hung tough with visiting Paradise Honors High School for four innings.

But the Panthers scored 13 runs across the final two frames, aided by 11 Scorpions errors, to win 13-3 in six innings.

Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball junior point guard Liza Westervelt was recently honored with being named First Team All-2A Conference by The Arizona Republic.

Westervelt helped the Scorpions to a 29-2 record in the 2016-17 season and 10-0 in the Conference 2A Central Region. The team also secured a second consecutive Final Four berth in the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship. She scored a career-high 31 points against Phoenix Christian Preparatory School on Feb. 1.

Sometimes getting off to a fast start in a game can make all the difference.

In its first game in 11 days, the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball team jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead in its Central Region opener with Paradise Honors High School, ultimately cruising to a 12-2 run-rule victory in six innings.

Beginning in the 2017 academic year, there will be a new addition to Sedona Red Rock High School’s group of Career Technology Education courses: Sports medicine.

Adding a full-time athletic trainer and a sports medicine program was not a new idea, but with newfound funding from Northern Arizona Healthcare and the willingness of soon-to-be instructor and athletic trainer Andrea Bagnell to take the position, the stars seemed to align.

During a typical round of golf, the type of shot players must make vary depending on the distance from the pin, obstacles and hazards, and the lay of the ball after the previous shot.

While no leprechauns were present, a group of 40 golfers put their short game to the test at Canyon Mesa Country Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Challenge on Friday, March 17.

If you were to pull any Sedonan off the street, you would be hard-pressed to find an individual with as much life experience or business knowledge as Johan Lagercrantz.

The 42-year-old Stockholm, Sweden, native has been living in Sedona since the summer of 2015, but his world travels started more than a decade prior.