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The Complete List of Perry’s Best 2018

The Complete List of Perry’s Best 2018

Malory Melanson, Sawyer Del Fosse, Callahan Nagel, Asher Laufenburger, India Buckner, Macie Miller, and Kayla Gee

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

Our sports writers have collaborated to select the best players from each sport on campus. While no team sport is won or lost by one individual, Perry’s Best highlights student-athletes who were not only great at their sport, but also on campus and in the classroom. Baseball: Matthew Brown Senior Matthew Brown is a leader...

Pumas reach final four for 2nd time

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Playoffs are a time for teams to become closer than ever and for coaches to showcase the true abilities of their teams. However, halfway through their 2017-18 season, Brian Pomerantz left his position as head coach of the men’s volleyball team. After the loss of their head coach, Ryan Tolman stepped...

Pumas season ends in second round; five players earn honors

Pumas season ends in second round; five players earn honors

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity baseball team fought hard all year, wrapping their season with a 16-13 record and a second-round exit of the 6A playoffs. Third-year head coach Damien Tippett said the 2018 team was “one of the most fun teams” he had ever coached. He noted that the Pumas were “tough and resilient.” Perry...

Sand wins first state title after dominating Millenium

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

  Sand volleyball is the second team at Perry to bring home a championship title. Despite not having their own home court, the team never quit and ended the season with a record of 12-1, losing only once Xavier Prep. These lady Pumas were ranked number four in the state and now hold a champio...

Softball fights relentlessly to reach final four

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A team has never lost until they have given up. In the state playoffs, Puma softball never gave up. “This is the farthest we’ve ever made it and each year we’ve gotten closer and closer to the championship so it’s been really great to see the team improve” said junior pitcher Saige Stutz. This...

Sports Notebook: Tennis reaches all time high

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

This season, both boys and girls tennis continued to show how formidable they can be. Both teams had outstanding seasons with each qualifying for the state playoffs. Junior McKenzie Jones said, “Last year we were there but I think this year we really pushed it to the top and both teams made it a...

Pumas use speed to tear through regular season

Pumas use speed to tear through regular season

Mia Irvin, Editor in Cheif

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Stealing bases is a risky, yet surefire way to put numbers up on the scoreboard. The Pumas have a strong line up, with fast girls who are more than willing to take an open opportunity when they see one. Speed is everything when a base is in sight. “We do a lot of weight lifting so that helps us...

Tennis goes to state for team, doubles, individuals

Tennis goes to state for team, doubles, individuals

Mia Irvin and Mallory Melanson

April 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For seniors Cole McClure and Slade Yeager, the end of high school tennis is on the horizon. All divisions including team, doubles, and individuals have been chasing that coveted banner all season long and it is finally time to compete for it. Seeds 1 and 2, McClure and Yeager, are competing towards a...

Perry’s best kept secret

India Buckner, staff reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Sports

The sand volleyball team is 11-1, ranked fifth in the state’s Power Rankings, and has already won the Premier Region title. But does anyone really know about this outstanding record? The Pumas are the best-ranked spring sports team on campus, but play their home matches 6.2 miles away at nearby ...

Volleyball has rough start, plans to finish strong

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a rough start to their 2018 season, the Puma Men’s volleyball team is now in full swing and ready to grab a state title. The team has been working their way to the top and playing every game as if it will determine their state win or not. In their past tournament, the Brophy Invitational, the Pumas wen...

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