As the goalkeeper came out to cut down the angle, Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer sophomore forward Amari Sonn slotted the ball into the far corner to ice the game at 3-1 with seven minutes remaining.

Victory over the NFL YET College Prep Acad-emy was in hand, extending the No. 13-ranked Scorpions’ undefeated start to its power-point schedule to six games, but in the end it was a frustrating game. Sonn’s goal came on her ninth shot of the game. The team had 10 second-half shots on goal, 17 total shots, but only managed to perforate the net once in the second half.

Before the start of the season, when asked about the Central Region perhaps getting more competitive, Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball senior guard Liza Westervelt made things clear.

“If there’s one team I will refuse to lose to, it’s Camp Verde,” Westervelt said. “That’s the one team that I hate to lose to.”

In her first game against the Verde Valley rivals, she had 27 points, including 25 in the first half on nine for nine shooting and six for six from beyond the arc, en route to a 62-36 Scorpions win on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

From start to finish, the Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team controlled the first Verde Valley rivalry game of the season, taking home a 69-51 win over Camp Verde High School on Tuesday, Jan. 9.

The Scorpions [5-2, 1-1 Central Region] secured their fifth straight win over the Cowboys [4-6, 0-2] behind senior forward Wyatt Gregson’s team-high 28 points and a defense that had the visitors out of sorts.

The Sedona Red Rock High School girls soccer team continued its undefeated streak to open its power-point game schedule with a 6-0 win at Santa Cruz Valley High School on Thursday, Jan. 4.

Four different goal scorers propelled the Scorpions over the Dust Devils. Red Rock had beaten a shorthanded Santa Cruz Valley 10-1 on Dec. 11.

The road trip continued for Sedona Red Rock High School’s basketball teams.

After traveling south to Paradise Honors High School on Jan. 2, the Scorpions hoopsters headed west to 3A Chino Valley High School. Both teams came away with victories by more than 10 points: The girls won 60-36 and the boys 53-37.

Some people have dealt with holiday lethargy this week, including the No. 3 Sedona Red Rock High School girls basketball team.

Not for long though as the defending Central Region champion secured a 55-25 road win over No. 12 Paradise Honors High School in the first game of its title defense on Tuesday, Jan. 2.