Even with first-year head coach Daniel Valenzuela now at the helm of the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team, its culture of learning and progressing remains the same.

Naturally, Valenzuela wants his Scorpions team to win as many games as possible. But what is different is that through what he teaches he wants the players to dig deeper, to play in a more brainy way.

A local father-son duo dominated the competition on its way to taking home national titles at the American FootGolf League National Championships at Desert Willow Golf Course in Palm Desert, Calif. on Nov. 12.

Sedona Red Rock High School principal Darrin Karuzas and his 13-year-old son Carson won their respective divisions at the fourth annual competition.

Losing three key pieces that helped runs to Conference 2A championship semifinals the last two seasons does not change much for the 2017-18 season.

Not for Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball coach Dave Moncibaez. And not when the Scorpions return senior guard Liza Westervelt, last year’s Central Region Player of the Year, and three other vital pieces from those deep playoff runs: Senior guard Jo Toscano, senior forward Brittany Medel and sophomore guard/forward Mary Westervelt.

The winter sports season kicked off for Sedona Red Rock Junior High School as the boys and girls basketball teams played against a tough Beaver Creek School on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The boys team lost 49-23 while the girls lost 31-21.

With less than two weeks of practice under its belt, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team has a long road ahead to arrive where first-year head coach Paul Bain wants.

Only 11 players are in the program, with seven expected to get varsity minutes. But it does return a core of seniors with one thing that cannot be coached: Talent.

Verde Valley High Performance swimmers enjoyed another successful outing at the Harvest Splash meet at Moon Valley Country Club on Nov. 4 and 5.

Carlos Lattanzi is now the No. 1-ranked swimmer in Arizona for all breaststroke events in his age group, 12- to 13-year-old boys. Lattanzi won all five of his events while 12-year-old Renae Porteous was top two in her six swims, and 11-year-old Sarina McCullough was top three in five events.

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