High school basketball teams typically spend the month of June practicing and playing together before players return to their clubs. Nonetheless the Sedona Red Rock High School boys team hosted a four-team tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, taking second place.

The Scorpions went 3-2 on the weekend, both losses coming to Verde Valley rival Mingus Union High School, the second a 57-51 loss in the championship game.

While many of the swimming holes around the Verde Valley require some amount of hiking, others are a simple parking payment and short walk away.

One of those places is at Red Rock Crossing, where visitors will find three places to relax, swim or even slide.

Keagan Webster, a 2016 Sedona Red Rock High School graduate, accepted a scholarship to play golf at NCAA Division II Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

Webster, a First Team All-State selection as a senior, played for Glendale Community College during the
2016-17 season. There, he averaged a 78.51.

Two teams jumped in the standings after Week 6 of the Adult Summer Softball League, played on Thursday, July 6, at Posse Grounds Park.

Pagos staked its claim in the top four after it won both games, 9-6 against Reddell Construction and 9-3 against Rokzoo Bucket List, to rise to third place after starting the day in fifth. Those opponents were ranked second and third beforehand, respectively.

A trio of Sedona Swordfish swimmers competed at the Arizona Swimming 2017 Junior Olympics Long Course Championships from Friday through Sunday, July 7 to 9, at Phoenix Swim Club’s facility, the Dady Aquatic Center at Phoenix Country Day School.

Jaxon Oles and Dezra Dana, in the 13 to 14 year old girls division, and Zach Dana, a 15 to 18 boys participant, competed against swimmers from around the state.

During the hot, dry summer in the Verde Valley green, tropical foliage surrounding waterfalls and a healthy creek would seem like an oasis.

But that place really does exist, along Oak Creek in Cornville: It is a swimming hole called Mormon’s Crossing.

Sedona Red Rock High School golfers Neil Smith and Seth Farmer were recognized for their performances during the 2017 season in which the team ended with a 20-5 record and a third place finish at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State Championship.

Smith, a 2017 graduate, received First Team All-Section V as did Farmer, a senior-to-be who also received Second Team All-Division III.

However, neither were satisfied with their respective seasons.

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