Sometimes getting off to a fast start in a game can make all the difference.

In its first game in 11 days, the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball team jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead in its Central Region opener with Paradise Honors High School, ultimately cruising to a 12-2 run-rule victory in six innings.

Beginning in the 2017 academic year, there will be a new addition to Sedona Red Rock High School’s group of Career Technology Education courses: Sports medicine.

Adding a full-time athletic trainer and a sports medicine program was not a new idea, but with newfound funding from Northern Arizona Healthcare and the willingness of soon-to-be instructor and athletic trainer Andrea Bagnell to take the position, the stars seemed to align.

During a typical round of golf, the type of shot players must make vary depending on the distance from the pin, obstacles and hazards, and the lay of the ball after the previous shot.

While no leprechauns were present, a group of 40 golfers put their short game to the test at Canyon Mesa Country Club’s St. Patrick’s Day Challenge on Friday, March 17.

If you were to pull any Sedonan off the street, you would be hard-pressed to find an individual with as much life experience or business knowledge as Johan Lagercrantz.

The 42-year-old Stockholm, Sweden, native has been living in Sedona since the summer of 2015, but his world travels started more than a decade prior.

Less than one month into the 2017 season, the Sedona Red Rock High School track and field team has a number of athletes who have achieved provisional or automatic qualification to the Arizona Interscholastic Division IV state meet.

Thirteen individual girls and 12 boys have reached the standards set for Division IV, as well as the 4x100-meter relay on both sides.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys and girls tennis teams discovered winning ways when they hosted Kingman High School on Friday, March 10.

The Scorpions boys [2-1] got a clean sweep, winning the match 9-0 while the girls [1-3] grabbed their first win of the season, 6-3.

Through the first four games of the season, the Sedona Red Rock High School baseball team has not gotten desired results, most recently losing 12-4 to Winslow High School and 2-1 to Kingman Academy High School.

Each of the Scorpions’ [1-3] losses came under different circumstances. On Friday, March 10, against Winslow, the team rallied to tie the game at three, but then gave up seven runs during the following two innings to put things out of reach.

Inexperience and the absence of regular starting pitcher, junior Natalie Monge, have been the mark of the Sedona Red Rock High School softball team’s season so far. Most recently, it lost 18-1 in five innings at Kingman Academy High School on Thursday, March 9.

Underclassmen who are still learning the game populate the lineup for the Scorpions [1-3], but normally produce a bit more offensively.

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