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Seniors leave opportunities for younger players

Seniors leave opportunities for younger players

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

With an overall record of 12-13, and currently fourth in Perry’s 6A Premier conference schedule, the Lady Pumas remain dedicated and determined to play to the best of their ability to finish the season. Senior point guard, Olivia Vernon, who averages 13.0 points per game (ppg) and 3.9 assists, is ...

Basketball heads into playoffs united

Basketball heads into playoffs united

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Sports

Transitioning a program under a new head coach is no easy feat. Losing nine seniors during that transition is even harder, especially when those spots are being filled by fairly young players. The team attributes their success to Coach Sam Duane, the championship-winning coach from Corona del Sol....

Pom and cheer both with remarkable success in state competition

Emma Kline, Opinions Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After an entire year of standing on the sidelines supporting Perry High School, the Puma pom and Cheer team compete in the annual state competition and are given the chance to have their talents put on display. Both programs came out of the competition improving dramatically in comparison to previ...

Behind Calloway brothers, wrestling off to solid start

Behind Calloway brothers, wrestling off to solid start

Zach Klein, Sports Editor in chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year’s wrestling group is going into the second semester with the new year on a high note after a recent string of good performances. Following their outings in their first matches and success in the Puma Duals tournament on the 9 and 10, the team is glad of where they are, despite “not really...

Perry’s Katniss creates own club

Perry’s Katniss creates own club

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under Sports

Just because archery is not a popular high school sport anymore does not mean that it has lost its popularity.  In the past decade, films such as the Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought archery back into the spotlight, giving birth to a new era of archery. Junior Tommie Larsen has b...

Junior finds niche in sponsored BMX racing

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

Throughout Perry there are students with diverse hobbies. One student in particular is breaking away from mainstream sports and is crushing his competition. Junior Riley House has been racing BMX since he was five years old. He is sponsored by a factory team called Supercross who funds his racin...

Basketball uses age, talent to make strides

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

Roughly a month into the season, the basketball team has made strides towards success, but perhaps has not yet tapped the potential the players and coaches know is there. With a team as diverse in age as this one, the Pumas have to opportunity to use their combined skills — and championship-win...

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2016
Filed under Sports

The Lady Pumas had a successful first appearance at the Turkey Shootout Tournament that showed the new girls’ varsity basketball coach is bringing a new attitude to the court. The Pumas play with an intensity that is evident in their tenacious defense and fast paced offense. The girl’s basketball...

Badminton goes to second consecutive state final

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
November 29, 2016
Filed under Sports

Perry’s badminton team had another bittersweet season, returning to the state championship, but falling to rival Xavier in a true battle. “It wasn’t over until doubles,” said Principal Dan Serrano. Going 13-2 in the season, the Pumas lost 3-5, but the trio of seniors — Katie Cross, Tori Albin, an...

Girls soccer

Katie Duford, Staff reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Sports

Two years ago the varsity girls soccer team lost to Desert Mountain preventing them from becoming the state champions. Last year was a repeat, but this year the team hopes to change that. They plan to beat Desert Mountain at their first game on Dec. 1. Losing that game last season has pushed the...

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