Sedona Red Rock High School’s No. 1 seeded girls basketball team pulled away in the second half in a 60-33 win over No. 16 Many Farms High School in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship.
The Scorpions [18-0], led by senior guard Jo Toscano’s 23 points on seven three-pointers, were up 32-22 at halftime before scoring 20 points in the third quarter to put the game away on Friday, Feb. 16, at Yavapai Community College.
Sedona Red Rock High School welcomes new coaches for the baseball and softball teams, recently announced by Athletic Director Tom Miller.
Taking over the baseball program is a familiar face in Pedro Ortega, Sedona Red Rock Junior High School’s athletic director and father of senior infielder Michael Ortega. Terry Link will be at the helm of the softball team.
The first possession of the No. 7 Sedona Red Rock High School boys basketball team’s game against No. 10 Gilbert Christian School ended in a five-second violation against the Scorpions.
Soon after Knights 6-foot-9 senior center Miles Lightfoot put down an emphatic dunk that ignited the crowd.
In the end, though, it was Red Rock [14-3] who came away with a hard-fought 42-40 win over the defending state champions in the first round of the Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A State Championship on Friday, Feb. 16, at Yavapai College.
The wait to see who will be the fifth member of the Sedona Fire District’s Governing Board will soon be over.
Eight candidates are vying for a seat that is being vacated by board Treasurer Corrie Cooperman, who announced last year she will be stepping down as of Feb. 28 to move to Tucson. Whoever the board chooses will fill that term until the November election.
As belts tighten at school districts around the Verde Valley, Sedona-Oak Creek School District is looking at another year of cuts in the face of declining enrollment.
District administrators and the Governing Board met for their first budget work session Tuesday, Feb. 13, to begin the difficult process of pulling the district out of the red.
On Jan. 5, 51-year-old Tyler Miller, of Hutchinson, Kan., was shot and killed by U.S. Forest Service law enforcement officer Krista Kuhns near Briar Patch Inn in Oak Creek Canyon.
The FBI took over the investigation because the shooting involved a federal officer.
While the FBI has not responded to requests for further information, Larson Newspapers acquired an 18-page Coconino County Sheriff’s Office report.
On Wednesday, Feb. 14 a school shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. To honor the 17 people killed, the 14 left wounded and their family and friends, Pastor David Brandfass and those at Christ Lutheran Church invite the community to come attend a prayer vigil on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 7 p.m.
For more details, Christ Lutheran Church can be contacted at 282-1022. The church is located at 25 Chapel Road, Sedona, Arizona 86336.