For the third consecutive season, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team has qualified for the Arizona Interscholastic Association State Championship.

The Scorpions [9-3, 2-1 3A Region 1] enter the tournament as the No. 8 seed, and will take on No. 9 seed Yuma Catholic High School. Kick off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at Red Mountain Park in Mesa.

One of the keys to success for any team is consistency, but at the same time it must progress and add components to its game.

The Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team did both things in another solid outing, making the season sweep of Verde Valley rival Camp Verde High School with a 63-28 home win on Friday, Jan. 27.

At this point in the season, every win is important for the teams at the top of the Division 2A Central Section.

The Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team penciled in its fourth with a 60-44 win at home in the second Verde Valley rivalry game of the season against Camp Verde on Friday, Jan. 27.

The Sedona Red Rock Junior High School boys basketball team clinched the Verde Valley League championship on Saturday, Jan. 28, after winning the Verde Valley League seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball tournament.

Entering the tournament with a 17-2 overall record and 11-1 in league play, the Scorpions enjoyed a bye before they cruised past host Camp Verde Middle School in the semifinal, 49-19.

A snowstorm Tuesday, Jan. 24, prompted cancellation of the Sedona Red Rock High School boys and girls soccer games.

The teams were slated to play their final games of the regular season at John Ordean Memorial Stadium against 3A Region 1 rival North Pointe Preparatory, from Phoenix. The Falcons had already arrived to the school before the games were officially called off.

After heavy snowfall on Tuesday, Jan. 24, class at Sedona Red Rock High School was canceled on Wednesday,
Jan. 25, and so were its boys and girls basketball teams’ games against visiting Phoenix Christian Academy.

In the story “Girls still undefeated as regular season nears end,” it was said that the girls team would play four games in five days during the week of Jan. 23 to Jan. 27. Due to the severe weather on Tuesday, Jan. 24, its games against Mingus Mountain Academy was canceled as well.

Two of the winners from Sedona Elks Lodge’s Elks Hoop Shoot on Jan. 14 advanced through to the state shootoff, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction.

Eight-year-old Zion Velasquez made 16 of 25 free throws to win the 8-to-9-year-old division. Sedona Charter School student Maverick White sank 14 of 25 to win the 10-to-11-year-old group.

Sixteen points off of turnovers in the fourth quarter put the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team up one, 43-42, with 26 seconds remaining at Paradise Honors High School on Friday, Jan. 20.

But the host Panthers forced a turnover in the backcourt for the two points needed to snatch the victory, 44-43, with nine seconds left.

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