The Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team handled the Northland Preparatory Academy Spartans 63-14 on Tuesday, Jan. 30. After the game, five seniors were recognized for their contributions to the program: Guard Chenoa Crans, guard Liza Westervelt, guard Jo Toscano, forward Brittany Medel and forward Katia Rodriguez.

It is the largest group that third-year head coach Dave Moncibaez is departing with.

As the Arizona Interscholastic Association Conference 2A state tournament grows nearer, the No. 7-ranked Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys basketball team continues to find its stride.

It beat visiting Northland Preparatory Academy 64-35 on senior night, Tuesday, Jan. 30, in front of a large crowd. Nonetheless there is more to be done if the team wants to advance far into the state tournament.

Sedona Red Rock High School’s boys basketball team recovered from a slow start, using its defensive pressure to fuel a 30-point third quarter and a 67-49 road win at Camp Verde High School on Friday, Jan. 26.

Camp Verde [7-9, 2-4 Central Region] started off on the front foot, going up 12-6 after the first quarter and 23-19 at halftime. But the Scorpions [9-3, 4-2] responded in the second half, taking a solid lead after three quarters before some sparks flew in the final frame.

On paper the Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team’s season is unfolding just as it did last year, with just one loss blemishing its regular season record.

The truth of the matter is, though, that the Scorpions’ [13-0, 8-0] success this time around has been a lot more trying. One example came in the comeback 49-34 win at Camp Verde High School on Friday, Jan. 26.

A big weekend is coming up for sports in Sedona. Saturday, Feb. 3, marks the 13th annual Sedona Marathon, one of the sparse weekends, when people converge on red rock country for a sporting reason.

For the second time in as many weeks the Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team took on the
No. 4-ranked team in Conference 3A, this time falling 3-1 to Anthem Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The No. 14-ranked Scorpions celebrated senior day as midfielders Marissa Pedroza and Alicia Pallares along with goalkeeper/midfielder Anya Kulinchenco-Braun, who graduates a year early, played for the final time at John Ordean Stadium.

Heading into its senior day game it was just two wins away from a 3A Region 1 championship.

Not five minutes had passed against Anthem Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and the Sedona Red Rock High School boys soccer team [6-3, 3-0 3A Region 1] had effectively wrapped up the first win. By the final whistle it scored five while going relatively unchallenged defensively, giving up none.