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10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
May 25, 2017
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The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

Zach Klein, Sports Editor
May 24, 2017
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It is never easy to be at peace with a playoff loss, especially late in the postseason - especially when your team will lose 12 of the 25 rostered players to graduation. The class of 2017 has one of the largest senior classes in both school enrollment and baseball players, and this year’s startin...

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
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After a 6A division state runner up finish last season, head coach Brian Pomerantz knew it was going to be a challenge to get back to the state title game, especially after losing three starters to graduation in 2016. The Pumas had to fill the shoes of three starters from last year’s record-breaki...

Tight-knit group drives 25-win season

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
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In what was their most successful season in school history, the softball team made its first final four appearance with no shortage of memorable moments along the way. The Pumas’ (25-10) season had it all, from dominant pitching performances, highlight-reel defense and clutch, walk-off home r...

Baseball shrugs off rough start to finish strong

Zach Klein, Sports Editor IC
April 26, 2017
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After a rough start, the baseball team has righted their ship and is back on track to contend at the state tournament. With a section record of 4-3 as of press time, and an overall of 13-11, there are probably a few more in the loss column than anyone would want. “Record-wise, it doesn’t...

Boys doubles prepares for state tennis tournament

Boys doubles prepares for state tennis tournament

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
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The tennis team has been relentlessly preparing to dominate their competition at the state tournament on Apr. 25. They have repeatedly shown their talent at numerous tournaments this season and are excited to prove it at state this year. What really makes both the teams successful is their determinat...

Inaugural sand volleyball season ends earlier than expected

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
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This year, Perry approved sand volleyball as a sanctioned Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sport instead of a club. This means that the sand volleyball team competed with other high schools as well as received a state ranking instead of just playing for fun. Despite the lack of sand courts on campus c...

Track and field team sets multiple records in ’16-’17

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
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Perry’s track and field team has found its stride in creating a bond which has helped them succeed both on and off the field. “This season we supported each other more and we are more connected as a track family,” junior Megan Colborn said. “The team is encouraging one another and we love ...

Committed seniors lead softball program

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
April 26, 2017
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The success of Perry’s softball team is no coincidence, and can be attributed to the unity of the team under the leadership of the seniors. Seniors Chandler Walter, Katie Fernandez and Emily Guadagno have committed to play collegiately at the University of Utah, Cottey College and American Inter...

Men’s volleyball flies to the top of the rankings

Men’s volleyball flies to the top of the rankings

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

With 32 games under their belt, men’s volleyball players is fighting to maintain their fourth-in-state ranking. Their record so far is 23-10-4, with only two games left before the playoffs begin. Although the Pumas are not doing as well as they hoped, they are still confident in their abilities to...

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