Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys and girls soccer teams earned road wins on Jan. 10, with the boys trouncing Tonopah Valley High School 7-1 while the girls defeated the NFL YET Academy 5-0 in their second matchup of the season.

Rivalry games add an extra bit of emotion, nerves and white-knuckled desire to win, and at times those factors sway the outcome.

In the game between Sedona Red Rock and Camp Verde high schools, however, it didn’t have the slightest effect.

Despite having won its first Verde Valley rivalry game of the season, 67-38, at Camp Verde High School on Jan. 10, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team could have done even better.

After a disappointing 57-56 loss to Prescott High School on Jan. 7, the Scorpions [13-6, 2-0] bounced back with a win, but according to head coach Kirk Westervelt, only played with the right intensity in the second half.

A second-half duel of jersey No. 11s provided spectators an exciting 40 minutes of soccer at Sedona Red Rock High School’s John Ordean Memorial Stadium on Jan. 7.

Although outdone by his counterpart on the scoresheet, freshman Ben Philo and the Scorpions used a hot offense on a cold and cloudy day to secure a 7-5 win in a shootout over visiting Paradise Honors High School.

Behind eight saves and standout play from freshman goalkeeper Carolina Lopez-Villegas, the Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team defended for its life in its 1-0 win over visiting Paradise Honors High School on Jan. 7.

Despite defending well, the Scorpions [5-1-1] were fortunate to escape the first half without giving up a goal, as the Panthers still managed to create a fistful of clear chances.

In a matter of weeks the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team has taken on a new style of play, and the results have come.

At the season’s beginning, the Scorpions [11-5, 1-0 2A Central] were playing at a fast pace and creating offense through volume shooting, especially from three-point range. They committed a number of turnovers as well.

After having won the Joy Christian Winter Start Tournament on Dec. 22, the team carried that momentum into its 49-42 2A Central Section victory over visiting Paradise Honors High School on Jan. 3.

Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball head coach Dave Moncibaez had some words that would be qualified as nothing short of curious after its 60-26 win over visiting Paradise Honors High School on Jan. 3.

“I feel like we were a little rusty and slow to the ball.”

Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball head coach Dave Moncibaez had high expectations for his team entering the Prescott Lady Badgers Winter Classic.

They were met as it won its second tournament this season, securing a 54-49 win in the championship game over Cactus High School.

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