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The Precedent

Sam Demarco leads Pumas down a tough stretch

Ryan Coleman, Staff Writer

December 29, 2012


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The lady Puma soccer team is already undefeated with a 2-0 record, but has tough opponents ahead. Four of their next ten games are against teams who made the playoffs this past season, and three of those games are back to back to back. Hamilton is their next opponent, who went to the state championshi...

Soccer season starts off strong and heads in the right direction under 21-year head coach Jim Vanney

Soccer season starts off strong and heads in the right direction under 21-year head coach Jim Vanney

Gavin Maxwell and Rayni Elliott

December 25, 2012


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Although the boys soccer team did not get off on the right foot when they played against Basah, when it came down to the game against Desert Ridge the boys knew exactly what to do to get the win. With a final score of 5-1, it is fair to say that the loss against Basha pushed the boys to try their best....

Performance enhancers continue to cause scare in high schools nationwide

Kwaku Asare, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012


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Amongst the quiet subtleness of high school sports lives, there is always that one controversy that will be brought up continuously; students and the use of performance enhancers. Detrimental substances such as powders, supplements, and needles assist athletes to edge out their competitors. Whether legal...

Soccer slowly spreads throughout the United States and reaches many

Soccer slowly spreads throughout the United States and reaches many

Mitchell Albrecht, Sports Editor

December 22, 2012


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The United States is a nation that runs on athletics. Sports like basketball and baseball are frequently broadcasted on national television and football consumes viewers on Sundays. Even less popular sports such as hockey attain viewers. The 2012 Stanley Cup attained nearly 929,000 viewers across thr...

PROFILE: The Babinski File

Gabbi Albin, Staff Writer

December 15, 2012


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The new basketball coach, Joe Babinski, has been coaching for 40 years. He coached in Oklahoma for 32 years and in Arizona for seven. Babinski was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and went to Palo Verde high school. He played college basketball for two years at Arizona Western Junior College and t...

Arch Ratliff: Senior wrestler prepared for final year of victory

Sydney Redman, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012


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It is conference period and kids from every corner of campus are spilling out of their classrooms en route to their clubs. The artsy kids go to their artsy club; the jocks go to their athletic clubs; some people go get some tutoring. And then there’s one of Perry’s top returning wrestlers – senior...

Elbow injury sidelines star player for year

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

December 12, 2012


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Imagine coming back to high school after taking a year off to find all of your friends a year older and ready to graduate. Jake Mortensen, now a junior, should have been graduating this spring, along with those friends but an elbow injury took Mortensen out of the 2011-2012 school year. “I was...

The Perry Pistol Offense

Ryan Coleman, Staff Writer

September 29, 2012


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It has been three years since Preston Jones introduced the pistol offense and it has made a tremendous impact on his football program. The Pumas record since installing the offense is 18-8, while also averaging 38.4 points per game. During that span they have put up 999 points in 26 games. Only four tim...

Perry looks to bounce back from two-game skid

Kwaku Asare, Sports Editor

September 29, 2012


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Delving into the new season, the varsity football squad was ready to prove themselves. They headed into their first two away games against fairly easy teams and picked up a pair of wins. Their third game of the season was where they faced adversity. The Pumas battled a tough opponent in the Queen Creek Bulldog...

Title IX hits 40th Anniversary

Title IX hits 40th Anniversary

Kwaku Asare and Mitchell Albrecht

September 29, 2012


Filed under Award Winners, Sports

She dribbles, she shoots, and she scores. Carli Lloyd puts in the final goal to give the United States a gold medal victory over Japan at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The win was a major triumph for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team - but possibly an even greater one for Title IX. This law has been changin...

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