The Precedent

Building a team for the future now

Meghan McGowan, Sports Editor August 12, 2022

Each sports season starts by filling in the spots left by graduating seniors, but this year. The class of 2022 was one of the biggest graduating classes, leaving behind more spots that need to be filled....

Jeff Gurecki coaching cross-country tryouts on Aug. 8th. Gurecki has been the cross-country coach and is now taking on the challenge of being the head girls track coach in the spring.

New faces on the field 

Meghan McGowan and Sam Ford August 12, 2022

This year, five new coaches are joining a team or have a new coaching position. Jeff Gurecki, who has been coaching cross country and distance track, will now be the head girls track coach. Nathan Harder,...

Junior diver Nathan Anderson watching back film at dive tryouts on Aug. 8th. Anderson watches the film to see what he needs to fix in his dive to improve it on the next try. 

Winning is more than playing a game

Meghan McGowan and Sam Ford August 12, 2022

Being an athlete is no easy task. Most athletes only get recognition when they have won a game, broken a record, or won a state champion title. Athletes do work that others do not see to accomplish those...

Avery Clark, pictured in lane two, performed in hurdles on May 14 for state.

Track and Field wrap up state

Jason Richey, Staff Reporter May 16, 2022

The track season has finally come to its closing stages. So far the team has won a few events and the girls team currently lead in points to win the state championship, with Queen Creek close behind. The...

Senior pitcher Autumn Kunze throws a ball at tryouts in February. The team has come a long way since tryouts back in February but are already working towards next year.

Ending the season, looking towards next year

Meghan McGowan, Photo Editor May 13, 2022

Softball ended its season on May 3 with a second-round playoff loss to Sunnyslope. During the season, the team had 23 wins and eight losses. The team is only losing five senior players this year, so they...

Senior Mackenzie Ransom and sophomore Isabella Blackwell play against sunnyslope at the start of the season. The team went on to sweep 5-0 with Avery and Jordan ranking 1st and Makenzie and Isa ranking 5th.

Beach volleyball comes to close

Sabrina Digne, Sports Editor May 13, 2022

After a rough end to the girls indoor volleyball season back in November, beach volleyball came into their season with an attacking mindset. With most of the team being made up of girls who also played...

Nikolas Miller winds up for a pitch against Chandler on May 7. The boys lost that game, 9-2 in the winner’s bracket.

Senior pitcher leads boys baseball to playoff push

Jason Richey, Staff Reporter May 13, 2022

The boys varsity baseball team ended the regular season only winning two games against Basha and Chandler in the final nine games. The boys won their play-in 14-4 versus Tolleson and moved on to beat the...

Khamil Pierre taking the ball down the court. Later the girls basketball team took second in state.

Star basketball player presented with 15 D1 offers

May 13, 2022

Out of the many students on varsity, only a few make it onto the team as underclassmen. Seniors dominate the varsity title, making tryouts and scholarships intimidating for any lower class student except...

Alumni bringing inspiration

Talya Gabay, Staff Reporter May 13, 2022

In the spirit of seniors graduating, one is promised to look upon our alumni as they decide on what adventure they will embark on. Whether it be what major they chose, if they decide to pursue sports,...

The baseball team huddles together to rally for the upcoming inning. The games final score would end up with Chandler at 8 points and Perry at 2.

Varsity baseball starts postseason; upsets Alhambra

Tyler Blandin, Opinions Editor May 13, 2022

The playoffs are finally here, and varsity baseball has wasted no time getting up to speed. After completing the second hardest schedule in the state for their regular season according to Head Coach Damien...

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