Click here to read the latest Athlete Q&A, this week with Scorpions senior Alicia Pallares.
Before the start of the season, when asked about the Central Region perhaps getting more competitive, Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball senior guard Liza Westervelt made things clear.
“If there’s one team I will refuse to lose to, it’s Camp Verde,” Westervelt said. “That’s the one team that I hate to lose to.”
In her first game against the Verde Valley rivals, she had 27 points, including 25 in the first half on nine for nine shooting and six for six from beyond the arc, en route to a 62-36 Scorpions win on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
From start to finish, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team controlled the first Verde Valley rivalry game of the season, taking home a 69-51 win over Camp Verde High School on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
The Scorpions [5-2, 1-1 Central Region] secured their fifth straight win over the Cowboys [4-6, 0-2] behind senior forward Wyatt Gregson’s team-high 28 points and a defense that had the visitors out of sorts.
Three days after the traffic light at Coffee Pot Drive/Sunset Drive and State Route 89A was knocked out of commission by a reported lightning strike late Tuesday, Jan. 9, city officials said they expect the damage to repaired after noon today, Friday, Jan. 12.
A 15-year-old boy was rescued from the south aspect of Capitol Butte aka Thunder Mountain -- which is located immediately north of Sedona city limits -- by the Yavapai County Search and Rescue Team Back Country Unit aided by a DPS Ranger Helicopter on Thursday, Jan. 11, at approximately 7:45 a.m.
The teen left home alone the day prior, Wednesday, Jan. 10, at approximately 9 a.m., wearing only a small backpack with minimal water and food, leggings, shorts a hooded sweater, baseball cap and running shoes. His intention was to summit Capitol Butte, a long-time goal.
In light of sexual misconduct allegations nationwide, conversation and action against sexual harassment, assault and domestic violence has been taken in communities nationwide.
To enlighten the community to the prevalence of these issues, Verde Valley Sanctuary will host a Sexual Harassment and Assault Workshop: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library. The workshop is intended to show people they are not alone, and there are available resources in the community.
The Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team continued its undefeated streak to open its power-point game schedule with a 6-0 win at Santa Cruz Valley High School on Thursday, Jan. 4.
Four different goal scorers propelled the Scorpions over the Dust Devils. Red Rock had beaten a shorthanded Santa Cruz Valley 10-1 on Dec. 11.