Coconino Falls To St. Mary’s In The 4A Semifinals In Phoenix

The fourth-seeded Coconino Panthers were tied at halftime with top-seeded St. Mary’s at 26 a piece, but the Knights put on a staunch full-court press in the second half to beat Coconino, 69-46 in the 4A semifinals. Preston Olney led the Panthers with 15 points and Jacob Begay added 12 in the loss. St. Mary’s […]

Coconino Advances To The 4A Final Four For The First Time Since 1998

The fourth-seeded Coconino Panthers advanced to the 4A state boys basketball semifinals Friday night with 45-34 win over the 12th-seeded Mesquite Wildcats in the quarterfinals. Coconino got off to a 13-7 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Wildcats narrowed the lead to two at the end of three. The Panthers outscored […]

Coconino, Flagstaff Girls Basketball Teams Fall In The Quarterfinals Friday

Both the Coconino Panthers and the Flagstaff Eagles girls basketball teams saw their season come to an end Friday night in the 4A quarterfinals. The ninth-seeded Coconino Panthers traveled to Chandler to battle top-seeded Seton Catholic. Coconino could never get in a rhythm and Seton turned turnovers into points as they beat the Panthers, 64-31. […]

Coconino’s Schrader Named 4A Grand Canyon Region Coach Of The Year

New Coconino Panthers girls basketball coach Cassie Schrader was named 4A Grand Canyon Region Coach of the Year Friday. This is Schrader’s first season at Coconino as head coach after being an assistant with the Panthers. Coconino’s Kiana Manuelito was named to the region’s first team, Wynter Huskie was named to the region’s second team […]

Olney, Begay Named To 4A Grand Canyon First Team For Boys Basketball

Coconino’s backcourt combo of Preston Olney and Jacob Begay were named to the 4A Grand Canyon Region First Team Friday. The duo lead the Panthers in scoring and are the two best defenders on the team. Olney was recognized for his defense, taking home 4A Grand Canyon Region Defensive Player of the Yeary. Manuel Cardoza […]

Coconino Girls, Boys And Flagstaff Girls Hoops Find Out Seedings In 4A State Playoffs

The Coconino girls and boys basketball teams, along with the Flagstaff girls team, found out their seedings for the 4A State Playoff on Saturday. The Flagstaff Eagles are seeded sixth and will host the 11th-seeded American Leadership Academy-Queen Creek Tuesday night. The Eagles finished with a 16-2 record and a perfect 11-0 mark in the […]

Coconino Boys Beat Bradshaw Mountain, Finishes The Season 14-1 Overall

The Coconino Panthers boys basketball team avenged their only loss of the season Thursday, by beating the Bradshaw Mountain Bears in a defensive battle, 36-35, in Prescott Valley. Senior guard Preston Olney led the Panthers with 17 points and Hayden Nez had seven points, four coming in the fourth quarter. Both teams played stellar defense […]

Coconino Drops First Game Of The Season In A Battle With Bradshaw Mountain

The Coconino Panthers dropped their first game of the season Friday with a 55-50 loss to the Bradshaw Mountain Bears. The Bears frustrated the Panthers throughout the game with tight defense on Coconino’s shooters and forced a number of turnovers. Carter John led the Bears with 20 points and Josue Lune added nine points in […]