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The Precedent

Victory at Westwood?

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2017


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The lights are shining onto the field as the sun begins to set. Players rush out and ready themselves for that first whistle blow. 3, 2, 1, the whistle blows and the first hit is made. The game is in action and we can only hope to take home a victory. The Puma football team is coming out strong this...

Girls volleyball preseason review

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2017


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The sports world is buzzing with activity. With Coach Fred Mann at the helm and seven seniors leading the way, girls volleyball has high hopes for this season. Last season they won 15 games and lost 4, but this season they are prepared to rise up to the challenge and do even better. Four year player,...

Golf season prepares for student diversity

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

September 1, 2017


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Over this past weekend the boys and girls golf teams had their first tournament. The girls playing at the Night Hawk Invitational at the Omni Resort in Tucson; boys at the Brophy Invitational at the Grey Hawk Golf Club. With the ladies having only three seniors and the boys having zero seniors, i...

Cheer chants louder than ever: season outlook suggests a state win

Kayla Gee, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


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  Speaking as one who is barely able to do a toe-touch for more than five seconds, cheerleading is an incredibly demanding sport, physically and mentally. Cheer not only incorporates dance but it also takes on slants of rigorous gymnastics. Seamless performances composed of intense power and ...

Working hard in the softball off-season

Working hard in the softball off-season

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

September 1, 2017


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The off-season is the time to work on your skills and to build your weaknesses into strengths. The softball team has multiple strategies to prepare for the upcoming season. Varsity coach Robert Hehe said, “they know their weaknesses, they know what they should and shouldn’t be working on. [They are ...

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2017


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The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

Zach Klein, Sports Editor

May 24, 2017


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It is never easy to be at peace with a playoff loss, especially late in the postseason - especially when your team will lose 12 of the 25 rostered players to graduation. The class of 2017 has one of the largest senior classes in both school enrollment and baseball players, and this year’s startin...

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Men’s volleyball season wrap-up

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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After a 6A division state runner up finish last season, head coach Brian Pomerantz knew it was going to be a challenge to get back to the state title game, especially after losing three starters to graduation in 2016. The Pumas had to fill the shoes of three starters from last year’s record-breaki...

Tight-knit group drives 25-win season

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017


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In what was their most successful season in school history, the softball team made its first final four appearance with no shortage of memorable moments along the way. The Pumas’ (25-10) season had it all, from dominant pitching performances, highlight-reel defense and clutch, walk-off home r...

Baseball shrugs off rough start to finish strong

Zach Klein, Sports Editor IC

April 26, 2017


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After a rough start, the baseball team has righted their ship and is back on track to contend at the state tournament. With a section record of 4-3 as of press time, and an overall of 13-11, there are probably a few more in the loss column than anyone would want. “Record-wise, it doesn’t...

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