Sedona Red Rock Junior High School’s baseball team picked up wins over two teams to which it had previously lost en route to the Verde Valley Athletic Association championship on Saturday, April 22.

The championship game, played at Sedona Red Rock High School, saw a back-and-forth matchup between the Scorpions and Camp Verde Middle School, who was undefeated on the season.

The second edition of the Verde Valley rivalry game, while still a run-rule loss in the end, saw a much-improved performance from the young, inexperienced Sedona Red Rock High School softball team.

Instead of being down 14-0 after the third inning, the Scorpions [4-11, 3-6] faced just a 5-0 deficit against No. 6-ranked Camp Verde High School en route to the 11-1 loss on Tuesday, April 18.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s young baseball team played tough defense early on but ultimately gave senior-heavy Verde Valley rival Camp Verde High School the momentum, and runs needed to take a 9-0 decision on Tuesday,
April 18.

The Scorpions [3-10, 2-4 Central] came up against strong pitching in Cowboy senior Carson Zale along with a relentless defense that did not commit a single error.

Members of both Sedona Red Rock High School’s tennis teams begin play in the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division III State tournament Friday, April 21, at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale.

One singles player and one doubles duo from both the boys and girls team will represent the Scorpions. Every team in the division is guaranteed a singles and doubles entry.

Sedona Red Rock High School senior Chas Rescigno signed a national letter of intent to play football at Concordia University-Ann Arbor in Michigan on Wednesday, April 19.

Rescigno, who will compete for time as a quarterback, also considered Simpson College but ultimately chose to join the Cardinals for academic reasons.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team rounded out its home schedule on Thursday, April 13, with a 19-2, five-inning loss to Bagdad High School, the No. 2 team in Conference 1A.

Twelve hits and 11 runs by the visiting Sultans create an insurmountable advantage after the first inning. The Scorpions [3-9, 2-3 Central] scored in the first and the third innings.

More than 20 boys and girls from the Verde Valley, ranging from elementary to high school age, participated in the Mike Bibby Shooting Clinic Series on Friday, April 14, at Sedona Red Rock High School.

Except Bibby, an ex-NBA player, was not there due to a lack of participants. Marlon Minifee, an ex-pro in his own regard, and three other coaches worked with the players on more than just shooting.