Defensive problems continued to hold back the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball team, this time resulting in a 9-8 away loss to Paradise Honors High School on Tuesday, April 11.

Leading 6-1 after the top of the fifth inning, a Scorpions [3-8, 2-3 Central] error allowed the Panthers to knot the game at six, and from there rode momentum to the Central Region victory. The loss also dropped the team to fourth in the region standings.

In his second meet back from a hamstring injury, Sedona Red Rock High School senior Joe Glomski became the No. 1 long jumper in Arizona across all divisions at the Mingus Invitational on Friday, April 7, at Mingus Union High School.

Glomski jumped 23-09.75, which according to him is still a half inch short of the school record. The distance also ties him for 16th best in the entire United States.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s softball team rebounded from a Central Region loss to Northland Preparatory Academy on April 4 with a 22-3 pounding of Glendale Preparatory Academy on Friday, April 7.

The Scorpions [3-8, 2-3 Central] then received a visit from Williams High School, the No. 4 team in Conference 1A, on Saturday, April 8, losing 11-4.

Click here to read a roundup of Scorpions sports during the last week, as well as to see which boys and girls basketball players were selected to the All-2A Central Region Teams.

Many sports teams form a strong bond, and without a huge talent pool from which to draw in Sedona, it is common for athletes to grow up their whole lives together. But one team has stood out recently.

Just under 10 years ago, a group of girls began playing basketball together at Big Park Community School that would end up becoming one of the best teams in Sedona Red Rock High School history.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s baseball team suffered its third loss on the bounce and its second in regional play at the hands of visiting Northland Preparatory Academy by a 9-3 score on Tuesday, April 3.

The Scorpions [2-6, 1-2 Central] tied it at two in the second inning, but errors on both sides of the ball proved costly in a game that head coach Craig Eagle said was crucial in the Central Region race.

Sedona resident Karen Pelphrey fondly reminisces on how growing up in Paintsville, Ky., she was one of many die-hard fans of University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball, pretending to be various players she looked up to.

Little did she know that some years later she would become a model player for younger generations, a scorer who set records and helped turn around a struggling Marshall University program from 1983 to 1986.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s softball team suffered a 20-0 run-rule loss to Verde Valley rival Camp Verde High School in five innings on Friday, March 31.

The visiting Cowboys, No. 4 in Conference 2A, had three pitchers combine to throw a one-hitter against the Scorpions [2-6, 1-2 Central], who gave up 14 runs in the first two innings.

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