The torch for Special Olympics Arizona’s 2017 Summer Games made its way through the Verde Valley on Tuesday, May 2, set to arrive for the opening ceremony on Friday, May 5, at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale.

The Sedona Police Department made its mark by raising close to $10,000 for its leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Officers, dispatchers and other members of the force spent part of their day off to help the torch pass through red rock country.

Sedona Red Rock High School junior Wyatt Ross finished as one of the best batters in all of prep Arizona baseball, and Conference 2A, for the 2017 season.

And it comes as no surprise, given the extra time and work he puts into his favorite part of the game.

The Verde Valley School’s soccer team fell 3-0 in the first round of the Canyon Athletic Association’s Division I playoffs at the hands of Foothills Academy on Saturday, April 29.

Two mistakes led to two first-half goals, and the team was forced to press a talented Foothills team, allowing for play to open up and the third goal to come in the second half.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team split a pair of back-and-forth games on back-to-back days to finish out its season.

The Scorpions [4-12, 3-5 Central] won its final region contest of the year, 12-11, against Glendale Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, April 25, before falling 10-9 the following day at Ash Fork High School.

Boys and girls tennis were the first spring sports teams to represent Sedona Red Rock High School at an Arizona Interscholastic Association state-level competition.

A singles and doubles entry from each team competed at Glendale’s Paseo Racquet Center on Friday, April 21, and the boys competed as a team in the first round of the AIA Division III State Championship on Wednesday, April 26.

The Sedona Red Rock High School softball team rounded out its season with a five-inning, 26-6 win at Glendale Preparatory Academy on Tuesday, April 25.

The Scorpions [5-11, 4-6 Central] managed to take care of business early under windy conditions, especially against a team it had already beaten 21-3 on April 7.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s track and field team hosted its final meet of the season, the Sedona Invitational, on April 18 before heading to the Valley Christian Invitational on Saturday, April 22.

At Sedona, junior pole vaulter Julia Koss and sophomore pole vaulter Forrest Hartley reached new heights.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s eighth-ranked golf team played a pair of Division III Section V matches last week.

The Scorpions [14-3] started April 17 against Camp Verde High School at Verde Santa Fe Golf Course.