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Inaugural lacrosse season makes Perry proud

Inaugural lacrosse season makes Perry proud

Ashley Scholz, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under Sports

As the season has continued, more and more supporters have crowded the stadiums at the Pumas Lacrosse games, signaling the team’s growing local popularity. Senior Pumas member Ben Del Valle said  “the season has been going great this year for our first year in the Pumas Lacrosse program. We’v...

Unified basketball

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017
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Unified basketball is now in the midst of their season with just two games left before the big tournament hosted at Home on May 13. The tournament will be their last hurrah, especially since this is the last sports season of the year. The Pumas have held the tournament for the last two years ...

Softball beats Hamilton in walk-off home run; JV/FROSH baseball also walk-off wins

Softball beats Hamilton in walk-off home run; JV/FROSH baseball also walk-off wins

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

There was a lot of celebrating on the campus of Perry High School Thursday afternoon. For the first time in school history, not one, not two, but three games ended via walk-off hits and Puma victories. The softball team won a true showdown against the 2016 state champion Hamilton Huskies with a walk-o...

Softball looks to senior signees to make a season of success

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
March 31, 2017
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A mix of returners and fresh faces make up the roster for Perry softball, who opened their season strong with a win over Tucson on Feb. 24, as well as emerging runner-up in the Red Mountain Tournament. The team, which went 22-15 last season, is setting the standard high after a bittersweet finish. “Last...

Baseball primed to power through tough schedule

Baseball primed to power through tough schedule

Zach Klein, Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
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A coach’s first year always proves to be the most difficult, and after a successful first season, the sky is the limit for Damien Tippett’s varsity baseball team. After a 24-10 record in his debut year, there is no reason the squad can’t build on that again in 2017. Returning seniors, including...

PHS athletes continue multisport tradition

PHS athletes continue multisport tradition

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Once upon a time, a typical high school athlete might play football in the fall, basketball during the winter, and baseball in the spring. Now, with student-athletics as competitive as they are, their focus tends to be specialized on only one sport. The idea of trying to balance or refine any other ...

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

Lauren Fountain and Sawyer Del Fosse
March 11, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

In perhaps the most surprising conclusion to a divisive conversation, the AIA council voted 39-5 to approve unrestricted year-round practices for all sports, except for a no-pads or helmets regulation for football. Although met with resentment by the majority, the door has been opened for year-long...

Softball looks to seniors to lead success

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under Sports

A mix of returners and fresh faces make up the roster for Perry softball, who opened their season strong with a win over Tucson on Feb. 24, as well as emerging runner-up in the Red Mountain Tournament. The team, which went 22-15 last season, is setting the standard high after a bittersweet finish...

New beach volleyball team ready for their season

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
March 9, 2017
Filed under Sports

The spring season is beginning and there are high hopes for our teams, especially the volleyball teams. The men’s team was state runners up last year and the women’s indoor team is ranked sixth in the state.    This year, however, we have another volleyball team to cheer on, sand volleyball. ...

Perry alumni becomes an amatuer figher

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
March 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

PerThere have been many star athletes to break through the glass ceiling of Perry High’s athletic department: Markus Howard, Cade Burks, Lane Veach, and many more. Most of them continued in their sports, but Perry alumni Max Arredondo chose a different path: amateur Muay Thai fighting. Before grad...

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