The Precedent

Pumas poised for title game since day one

Pumas poised for title game since day one

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Since the first practice of the 2017 season the football team has been working non-stop towards the same objective: the state finals. The Pumas (12-1, 3-1 Premier Region) has never made it farther than they have this year and they could not have a better mindset. Every team begins the year think...

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017


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The story of David and Goliath has been used to describe monumental events for many years. The story tells of a man, named David, who was told to fight a giant named Goliath. Goliath was undefeated. In the end, David miraculously beat Goliath. The upcoming state football game, Perry against Chandler (CHS), ...

Pumas confident after beating No.1 Mountain Pointe in semifinals

Pumas confident after beating No.1 Mountain Pointe in semifinals

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2017


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Coming out of undoubtedly the best season in Perry football history with a 12-1 record for 2017, the Pumas are feeling good heading into the state finals. They played No. 1, Mountain Pointe, Friday, Nov. 17 for the 6A semi-finals and after a long game, the Pumas reigned victorious over the Pride, 56-3...

Wrestlers delayed to return due to football playoffs

Wrestlers delayed to return due to football playoffs

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Wrestling season is starting up again and the Pumas appear to be ready with a slew of returning starters. However, many of these returners will not be able to train with the rest of the team for an undetermined amount of time. Several wrestlers double as football players and as the football playoff...

Girls basketball off to a quick start

Girls basketball off to a quick start

Callie Nagel, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


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The Perry gym is filled with squeaking sneakers, waving arms and deafening buzzers and chanting on a Tuesday afternoon practice. The girls are constantly chanting and yelling on the court, telling each other to “keep your hands up” or “talk to each other, come on!” The Lady Pumas are working ...

Senior captains to leave a mark on future students

Senior captains to leave a mark on future students

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


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The men’s soccer team plans on breaking out of their rut this year as plenty of fresh blood enters the field. The Pumas suffered noticeable loses as ten seniors from last year have moved on. Senior Jacob Breinholt added, “We lost our keeper, center backs, center mid, and most of our front line.” However,...

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017


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On Nov. 10, the Pumas participated in the quarterfinals for 6A division. They hosted and defeated the Hamilton Huskies for the second time this season. After playing them the first time, and winning by a mere 2 points, the Pumas came out strong and took the game by a landslide beating the Huskies, 72-14. ...

Volleyball: Perry concludes record-breaking year

Volleyball: Perry concludes record-breaking year

Staff Reports and India Buckner

November 13, 2017


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With head coach Fred Mann at the helm of the volleyball program since 2013, the Pumas have continued to enjoy success on the court. The 2017 season was Mann’s most successful yet. The largest senior class in the Mann-era, seven seniors helped the Pumas set team records for wins (36), kills (1484),...

Soccer Seniors prepare for season

Soccer Seniors prepare for season

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017


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As the soccer season begins, the girls put their preparation and skill to the test. Every year the girls soccer team gets closer and closer to the championship game, but this year they are planning on playing smarter. Senior Amanda Dahl said, “I prepared for the season by continuing to play club and...

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