While getting ready to go to prom last spring, Parker Reed, now a Sedona Red Rock High School senior, was excited to wear the tuxedo he just got.

It was a highlight for him — but it could have drawn questions.

Because Parker is a transgender boy, but at the time had still not yet come out to his peers.

The night of, he received nothing but compliments, and only support ever since.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s swimming team was put up against solid Division III competition, taking third at a four-way meet at home on Thursday, Sept. 7.

Hosting Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Northland Preparatory Academy and BASIS Flagstaff, a number of Scorpions dropped time in their events, however the strength and depth of their opponents outdid them.

The bleachers at John Ordean Memorial Stadium were sparingly filled at kickoff of Sedona Red Rock High School football team’s home opener against 3A Holbrook High School on Friday, Sept. 8.

As the Scorpion faithful filed in during the following minutes they quickly realized that they had already missed out on quite a bit of action; it was 13-6 in favor of the hosts not eight minutes in.

Little did anyone know how much action was yet to come.

Lynda D. Christopher, a personal trainer in the Verde Valley, was named the International Fitness Professionals Association’s personal trainer of the month for August, a national recognition.

Christopher, also a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo, has been a trainer for more than 30 years.

When the Sedona Red Rock High School volleyball team departed for its match at Payson High School on Tuesday, Sept. 5, it did not know it would be in for a long afternoon.

The Scorpions’ iconic purple bus broke down outside of Camp Verde, leaving the team sitting in triple-digit heat for an hour and a half before the game. On the way home, the new bus hit a bear crossing the highway.

The Scorpions [3-0] pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Longhorns, but not without some hiccups along the way there, too.

The Sedona Red Rock High School football team led 27-18 after three quarters at Chino Valley High School, but gave up 10 unanswered points in the fourth to lose 28-27 on Friday, Sept. 1.

After the Scorpions [0-2] were stopped inside of the Cougars’ 10 yard line, Chino Valley [2-0] senior kicker Matt Rios hit a 47-yard field goal with less a minute remaining to seal the comeback victory.

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