After a one-week delay due to rain, the Adult Summer Softball League returned with Week 8 action that included the first round of division play for some teams.

A Day in the West opened its division schedule with a 7-5 win over Pagos, who dealt the reigning champion its only loss of the season in Week 7.

Some of the Verde Valley’s swimming holes are more popular than others, but Fossil Creek might take the cake.

If the number of cars and visitors was not any indication, then the difficulty in getting a permit for a one-day visit surely is.

The summer season for the Sedona Swordfish Swim Team came to an end on Saturday, July 22, and head coach A. Jay Bronson could not have been happier.

It was not because swimmers and coaches are now on an approximately three week break, but because of how the 20 swimmers performed at the 36th annual Verde Valley Invitational.

Three swimmers from Sedona competed at the Arizona Swimming 2017 Long Course Age Group Championship from Thursday, July 13, to Sunday, July 16, in Phoenix.

14-year-old Andrew Tate of the Sedona Swordfish Swim Team along with 12-year-olds Carlos Lattanzi and Renae Porteous of the Verde Valley High Performance Swim Team were at the meet.

Against higher level competition and with low turnout, the Sedona Red Rock High School football team’s skill players held their own during a final afternoon of 7-on-7 competition at Mingus Union High School.

The Scorpions took on the 4A Marauders as well as a 6A team from Phoenix in Cesar Chavez High School on Thursday, July 13.

High school basketball teams typically spend the month of June practicing and playing together before players return to their clubs. Nonetheless the Sedona Red Rock High School boys team hosted a four-team tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 15 and 16, taking second place.

The Scorpions went 3-2 on the weekend, both losses coming to Verde Valley rival Mingus Union High School, the second a 57-51 loss in the championship game.

While many of the swimming holes around the Verde Valley require some amount of hiking, others are a simple parking payment and short walk away.

One of those places is at Red Rock Crossing, where visitors will find three places to relax, swim or even slide.

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