News of Yavapai County

A PoYC Media Group Website
News of Yavapai County

Mingus Union athletes of the year: After transferring from Sedona, Zielinski led three teams

After transferring form Sedona Red Rock Nikki Zielinski became one of Mingus Union’s best athletes ever.

Last week the three-sport star won MUHS female co-athlete of the year.

Mingus Union head girls basketball coach Frank Nevarez said the award is very, very much deserved.… Read the rest

Mingus Union athletes of the year: DeVore qualified for State in eight track events plus cross country

Mingus Union cross country and track and field star Hannah DeVore finished the season on several high notes.

Not only did DeVore win MUHS female co-athlete of the year, he also set personal records in her last meets.

“The school year was awesome, it was the perfect senior year,” DeVore said.… Read the rest

Mingus Union athletes of the year: Football and baseball’s Link enjoys dream senior season

Mingus Union football and baseball player Justin Link’s school year started on a high note, a trend that would continue through May.

He won Mingus Union male athlete of the year award after his success on gridiron, diamond and in the classroom this year.… Read the rest

Nine Camp Verde softball players earn Central Region recognition

The 2A Central All-Region team stockpiled Camp Verde High softball players.

Nine Cowboys made the first team, second team or were honorable mention and sophomore pitcher Jacy Finley was the region’s defensive player of the year.

Finley, freshman Jenna Huey, junior Tyra Smith, freshman Cassandra Casillas and sophomore Hailey Moore were on the first team.… Read the rest

Seven Canyons hosting golf legend Weiskopf and Steinke for next Fireside Chat

Seven Canyons’ latest in their Fireside Chat Series is bringing golf legend Tom Weiskopf and prominent sports journalist Brad Steinke to town.

Seven Canyons in Sedona includes a luxury community and golf course. The series will be Saturday and Sunday.

This weekend’s festivities will feature a golf clinic, rededication of the course that Weiskopf and the chat with Steinke.… Read the rest

Senior receives $1K award from Lake Montezuma women’s group

LAKE MONTEZUMA – At its May 8 meeting, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club (LMWCC) awarded its 2018 scholarship of $1,000 to Camp Verde High School senior Kayla Madison Brann. 

President of the school’s National Honor Society, Brann’s community service involvements include the Yavapai Humane Society.… Read the rest

Karin Ward named Woman of the Year

RIMROCK – The phrase person of many hats must have been coined by someone who knew what Karin Ward would become.

Superintendent at Beaver Creek School District since 2004, Ward is also the school’s business manager.

When Beaver Creek School had a business manager but didn’t have a principal, Ward served as both superintendent and principal.… Read the rest

Beaver Creek School promotes 42 eighth graders

Wednesday, Beaver Creek School promoted 42 students in the school’s multi-purpose building.

After the academic awards presentations, special words, the song and rose ceremony, and speeches by Valedictorian Jaden Daniel and salutatorian KeLeeMae Leitner, Beaver Creek School District Superintendent Karin Ward and Principal Katrina Sacco presented the diplomas, along with BCSD Governing Board members Jacqueline Harshman, Karen DuFresne and Perry Krowne.… Read the rest

Editorial: 2018 political landscape taking shape in Verde Valley

The final touches on the picture will not be complete until 5 p.m. May 30, but the landscape of the 2018 Verde Valley political season already is taking shape.

So far, Cottonwood and Camp Verde provide the most intrigue.

Based on the official filings to date, the Camp Verde mayoral race will be one of the most interesting races in the Verde Valley this year.… Read the rest