Both Sedona Red Rock High School basketball teams picked up victories at Payson High School on Monday, Dec. 11, but they did not come easy.
The girls team won 49-38 after being down 10 points at halftime. Meanwhile, the boys won 51-41, but repeatedly allowed the Longhorns to stay close after taking sizeable leads on multiple occasions.
It was a red-letter day for the Sedona Welcomers during their Wednesday, Dec. 13, holiday luncheon at the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock Tequa Ballroom. Old and current members of the decades-old program came together to say farewell.
“After 33 years of friendship, the Sedona Welcomers meetups have come to an end,” chairwoman Gina Cassidy said.
The Sedona Northern Lights holiday show will be projected on the face of Camelhead Rock through Sunday.
Sedona resident Michael Capozzoli is walking across the United States — not to break any world records, but to help break the cycle of domestic violence, even if for just one person.
The Boston native will begin his journey in Dana Point, Calif., and end in Fenway Park in Boston for a total of 3,000 miles or 5 million steps. He plans to start in early 2018. Capozzoli is raising money through his nonprofit, Just A Penny Please, to build pet-friendly safe houses for victims of domestic abuse.
Up 2-1 with less than two minutes remaining in the first half against Wickenburg High School, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team pressed for a third goal, and got it.
Three more second-half goals solidified a 6-1 home victory in favor of the Scorpions [2-2, 1-0 3A Region 1] on Wednesday, Dec. 13.
But it was that third that meant a lot — it gave them more confidence for the remainder of the game, and it showed they were beginning to figure out the style of play they have been working toward.
When Corrie Cooperman decided to throw her hat into the ring and run for the Sedona Fire District Governing Board, it was something brand new for her, and needless to say, out of her comfort zone.
“Running for the board was an eye-opener since it was a real campaign after three people had been recalled and wanted to retain their seats,” she said. “So I ran against one of those people and there were quite a few debates and public forums. I’m a moderately introverted person and I had to get up there, meet the public and speak. It was definitely a new experience for me.”
Sedona Red Rock High School’s girls soccer team is on a two-game winning streak after beating Scottsdale Christian Academy 3-2 in overtime and Santa Cruz Valley High School 10-1.
A thin and young roster, with few bench players and a starting 11 that features nine underclassmen, the team is finding better cohesion and play than it had at this point last year. The win over the Scottsdale Christian on Thursday, Dec. 7, was the best showing the group has put together.