An overall lack of energy sunk the No. 11-ranked Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball team against No. 7 Glendale Preparatory Academy, falling 0-3 [21-25 24-26, 11-25] on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The Scorpions [11-2, 5-1] and the Griffins [12-1, 6-0] squared off for sole possession of first place in the Central Region. Red Rock was at its best when it had energy, but was flat during key stretches, committing a number of errors.

The third race of the Arizona Interscholastic Cycling League took place at 5,000 feet of elevation in Fort Huachuca, outside of Tucson, on Saturday, Oct. 7, with participation by the Sedona School Mountain Bike Club.

Four Sedona racers competed in the high school category, under Division Two. They totaled 1,184 points, slating them 23rd overall from a field of 38.

Sedona Red Rock High School and Camp Verde High School will remain members of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s 2A conference during the next two-year alignment period, beginning in the 2018-19 season.

On Wednesday, Oct. 11, the AIA held a meeting to discuss the realignment of Conferences 1A, 2A and 3A, which are also known as the “small schools.”

A notable preliminary result was that Conference 2A got smaller while 3A got bigger.

For most people, a typical week starts off difficult and gets easier as the days pass.

The script was flipped for the Sedona Red Rock High School’s volleyball team last week, which won its three Central Region matches across four days; the difficulty increasing one after the other.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s cross country team ran in atypical conditions at the 11th annual Desert Twilight Cross Country Meet in Casa Grande on Friday, Sept. 29.

The meet brings together more than 100 teams from Arizona, California and other states for a nighttime race. The higher level of competition, along with running in cooler temperatures, helped push the Scorpions runners to personal bests across the board.

The final tune up before diving into Central Region action was a mostly successful one for the Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball team.

Finishing 2-3 at the big Chandler Prep Volleyball Invite, which featured 80 teams, was a somewhat deceiving record. The Scorpions played against a number of big schools, and most importantly, against region rival Glendale Preparatory Academy.