After its 58-44 first round loss in the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship to No. 4 seed Scottsdale Christian Academy, head coach Kirk Westervelt said that the No. 13 Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team had to play a perfect game to pull off the upset.

It nearly did, but was not consistent on either side of the court for the whole game.

A strong first half performance was all the No. 6 seed Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team needed to get a 53-43 first round victory over No. 11 San Carlos High School in the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship on Friday, Feb. 17 at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

That is because the second half proved to be a stark contrast to the first for the Scorpions [28-1, 10-0 2A Central]. Foul trouble and 20 second-half turnovers gave the Braves all of the momentum, who came within nine points on two occasions in the fourth quarter.

After finishing the 2016 season with a 17-7 record and a second-round playoff appearance, the best it has had in quite some time according to head coach Craig Eagle, Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team is shaping up for another successful season in 2017.

Despite having graduated five players from last season, Eagle is confident in his team, mostly in its pitching and defense.

After almost finishing the regular season without a loss, the Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team must go undefeated in four games to win the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.

The Scorpions [27-1, 10-0 2A Central] were seeded No. 6 in the tournament, and will face off with No. 11 San Carlos High School in the first round at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

After a win-or-go-home 53-51 victory at Trivium Preparatory Academy on Saturday, Feb. 11, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team qualified for the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.

The Scorpions [20-9, 5-3 2A Central] earned the No. 13 seed in the state tournament, drawing No. 4 seed Scottsdale Christian Academy in the first round, to be played at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Yavapai College.

With seven total players, including one who has never played before, Sedona Red Rock High School girls tennis coach Claudette Lalibrete has objectives outside of winning for the 2017 season.

Development for this Scorpions team that has three underclassmen and just one experienced senior is the key for the second-year coach.

While Sedona Red Rock High School boys tennis coach Phil Kovac returns just four players from a year ago, he still has big plans for his team.

Half of the team is new, but Kovac and company still have a team appearance at the 2017 Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State Championships on their to-do list.

Early foul trouble led to a second-half breakdown that doomed the Sedona Red Rock Junior High School boys basketball team in the championship game of the Arizona Small Schools Basketball Championships.

The Scorpions [21-3] dropped a 35-26 overtime decision against Rock Point Community School on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Clarkdale-Jerome School.