The Precedent

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...

On Track to Success

Marisa Costagliola and Gabbi Albin

September 20, 2012


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Jennifer Burks, the newest addition to the staff, is excited to be starting the school year as the school’s new Athletic Director (A.D.). Burks previously taught at Higley High School as the P.E. department chair and head coach of track, cross country, and golf teams. Then in 2009, she became the...

Boys eyeing state championship; girls rebuilding

Mitchell Albrecht, Sports Editor

September 1, 2012


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The girl’s and boy’s golf teams have been flying under the radar for years while other sports receive the recognition for their achievements. They’re hoping this year is different. “It gives us more motivation to play good, not many people care and if we win a big tournament people will care,”...

Extra curricular breakdown

Michael Wolfe, Social Media Editor

February 2, 2012


Filed under News, Sports

More than 50% of the students on campus are involved in an extracurricular activity, whether it is a club or a sport. But how does that affect their performance in school? “The better structure and support a student gets at home, the more it will help the student,” said math teacher Misty Falkner. Ac...

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