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New coach, new year for Lady Pumas’ Basketball

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
November 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

With colder days comes the noises of bouncing basketballs in sink to the sounds of tennis shoes filling the walls of the gym, as the girls basketball season approaches. The addition of new head coach, Andrew Curtis, to the program has caused for high aims for a  successful season. During his short...

Perry vs Basha

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

After the Pumas’ overwhelming victory over Hamilton, with a final score of 55-21, the team is prepping for their next game on October 28 against the Basha Bears. Since 2011, Perry has only won one of fives games against Basha: 56-38(W), 34-14(L), 49-0(L), 28-11(L), and 56-28(L). Being the l...

Boys golf goes to state

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Sports

The boy’s golf team have placed better this past week than they have throughout the whole season. The most notable of players including senior, Mike Finnegan, and sophomores, Ryan Macpherson and Caden Christopherson. In the past Finnegan has said that they “have the ability to do it [they] just...

Football’s battle for Val Vista

Football’s battle for Val Vista

Kylie Vacala, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

Hearing the names Perry and Basha in a single sentence already causes tension but adding the word football makes both schools heated for what is known as the battle of Val Vista. With the football team having a record of 8-1 compared to Basha’s 3-6 record, the pumas are expecting their first win a...

Pumas prepared to unify in state playoffs

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

As the badminton team begins state playoffs, the campus is on edge to see if Perry will finally be state champions. Though falling short last year in a high-drama matchup against rival Xavier, the Pumas have remained 13-1 throughout another successful season. Led by a seasoned trio of veterans —...

Basha/Perry Hockey team wins against Notre Dame Prep; prepares for Hamilton

Basha/Perry Hockey team wins against Notre Dame Prep; prepares for Hamilton

Sarah Campbell and Sarah Lankford
October 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Out of all the teams on campus, one seems to stay out of the spotlight. The Basha/Perry Hockey team has been around for five years, yet many students are not even aware the team exists. With eleven games under their belt this season, the team is looking to improve as well as gain more attention. As ...

The race is long but the end is near for Girl’s Varsity Cross Country Team

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

With Perry’s cross country season coming to a close, the girls cross country team finish with numerous successful meets. Finishing top ten in the majority of their meets this season, the varsity girls cross country team hope to take strides to victory in the AIA Division 1 State Championship com...

Drone technology enters football field

Drone technology enters football field

Nikki Soto, Staff Reporter
October 25, 2016
Filed under News, Sports

Technology today advances at a rapid pace, affecting workplaces, classrooms, and households. But the technological growth has reached a new area seemingly untouched by modern machines: the football field. Perry begun implementing the use of drones during practices, giving them an effective way to analy...

Cubs success story finds fans in Gilbert

Zach Klein, Sports Editor
October 25, 2016
Filed under Sports

After 108 years, heartbroken Chicago Cubs fans may have a shot at happiness as they are playing in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Many students and staff members here are ecstatic as well. Illinois native and senior Zach Durbin thinks “it’s really nice to see [The Cubs] having an...

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

September 29, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Transferring schools as a student-athlete has always been risky business. Those who transfer must weigh competing on a new team against the prospect of being banished to the sideline for a full season. For decades, the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s bylaws stated that students who transferred schools ...

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