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Perry’s Katniss creates own club

Perry’s Katniss creates own club

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter

December 15, 2016


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Just because archery is not a popular high school sport anymore does not mean that it has lost its popularity.  In the past decade, films such as the Hunger Games, Brave, and The Avengers have brought archery back into the spotlight, giving birth to a new era of archery. Junior Tommie Larsen has b...

Junior finds niche in sponsored BMX racing

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Throughout Perry there are students with diverse hobbies. One student in particular is breaking away from mainstream sports and is crushing his competition. Junior Riley House has been racing BMX since he was five years old. He is sponsored by a factory team called Supercross who funds his racin...

Basketball uses age, talent to make strides

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016


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Roughly a month into the season, the basketball team has made strides towards success, but perhaps has not yet tapped the potential the players and coaches know is there. With a team as diverse in age as this one, the Pumas have to opportunity to use their combined skills — and championship-win...

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016


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The Lady Pumas had a successful first appearance at the Turkey Shootout Tournament that showed the new girls’ varsity basketball coach is bringing a new attitude to the court. The Pumas play with an intensity that is evident in their tenacious defense and fast paced offense. The girl’s basketball...

Badminton goes to second consecutive state final

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2016


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Perry’s badminton team had another bittersweet season, returning to the state championship, but falling to rival Xavier in a true battle. “It wasn’t over until doubles,” said Principal Dan Serrano. Going 13-2 in the season, the Pumas lost 3-5, but the trio of seniors — Katie Cross, Tori Albin, an...

Girls soccer

Katie Duford, Staff reporter

November 18, 2016


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Two years ago the varsity girls soccer team lost to Desert Mountain preventing them from becoming the state champions. Last year was a repeat, but this year the team hopes to change that. They plan to beat Desert Mountain at their first game on Dec. 1. Losing that game last season has pushed the...

Boys Soccer

Kylie Vacala, Staff reporter

November 18, 2016


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November is the worst time to call yourself a soccer player; from juggling an already stressful life, plus the added pressure that comes from school tryouts to some also having to balance it with their commitment to their club teams.  The men’s soccer team will be experiencing this in full force.  The d...

Cross country finishes the season on a high note

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


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With the cross country season coming to end, the boy’s and girl’s cross country team took on state, Sat., Nov. 5. Both teams qualified for state, placing fourth in the Division 1 Sectionals, boys with a score of 112 and girls with a score of 144. The boys team scored 204 points placing six...

Golf proves their worth with strong showing at state playoffs

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


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After the lightning and thunder storms on the second day of the girls golf state championship, Perry finished out in 12 place out of 16 total teams. In the end, Perry scored 118 as a team. Due to the PSAT some of the girls were not able to play both days. Junior Megan Tenorio explained that “whoever...

FINAL 4: No. 3 Pumas look to upend No. 2 Chandler in semifinal rematch

FINAL 4: No. 3 Pumas look to upend No. 2 Chandler in semifinal rematch

Staff Reports

November 18, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

We’ve never seen this before. In Perry’s tenth year, the school has seen its share of football playoff games, but nothing like what we’re witnessing in 2016, and the laundry list of program-firsts continue to pile up: first time winning double-digit games; first time reaching the semifinals; first...

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