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Pumas prepared to unify in state playoffs

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

As the badminton team begins state playoffs, the campus is on edge to see if Perry will finally be state champions. Though falling short last year in a high-drama matchup against rival Xavier, the Pumas have remained 13-1 throughout another successful season. Led by a seasoned trio of veterans —...

Basha/Perry Hockey team wins against Notre Dame Prep; prepares for Hamilton

Basha/Perry Hockey team wins against Notre Dame Prep; prepares for Hamilton

Sarah Campbell and Sarah Lankford

October 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Out of all the teams on campus, one seems to stay out of the spotlight. The Basha/Perry Hockey team has been around for five years, yet many students are not even aware the team exists. With eleven games under their belt this season, the team is looking to improve as well as gain more attention. As ...

The race is long but the end is near for Girl’s Varsity Cross Country Team

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

With Perry’s cross country season coming to a close, the girls cross country team finish with numerous successful meets. Finishing top ten in the majority of their meets this season, the varsity girls cross country team hope to take strides to victory in the AIA Division 1 State Championship com...

Drone technology enters football field

Drone technology enters football field

Nikki Soto, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2016


Filed under News, Sports

Technology today advances at a rapid pace, affecting workplaces, classrooms, and households. But the technological growth has reached a new area seemingly untouched by modern machines: the football field. Perry begun implementing the use of drones during practices, giving them an effective way to analy...

Cubs success story finds fans in Gilbert

Zach Klein, Sports Editor

October 25, 2016


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After 108 years, heartbroken Chicago Cubs fans may have a shot at happiness as they are playing in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Many students and staff members here are ecstatic as well. Illinois native and senior Zach Durbin thinks “it’s really nice to see [The Cubs] having an...

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

September 29, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

Transferring schools as a student-athlete has always been risky business. Those who transfer must weigh competing on a new team against the prospect of being banished to the sideline for a full season. For decades, the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s bylaws stated that students who transferred schools ...

Badminton continues to make strides

Badminton continues to make strides

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Badminton is undergoing a bit of déjà vu as their currently-undefeated season parallels last year’s record. With a highly-anticipated game against Xavier coming up on October 4, all eyes are on the team to see if the Pumas will finally conquer the Gators, or fall once again to the reigning state ch...

Both golf teams working for state

Asher Laufenburger, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

Boy’s golf is filled with upper and lowerclassmen with extreme talent. Sophomore Caden Christopherson has been playing golf since he was four years old. Senior, Mike Finnegan has been on the varsity team for the past four years. Both players have remarkable talent and passion for the sport. Alt...

Freshman swimmer breaks multiple PHS records

Freshman swimmer breaks multiple PHS records

Cameron Martin, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


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Kalli Fama is blowing it out of the water. Records, that is. Freshman Fama has already broken five school records: the 50 Free, 100 Backstroke, 400 Free Relay, the 200 Individual Medley, and the 100 Free. Two of these records- the 50 and 100 Free- have stood since 2009. “She is a great swimmer in a...

Cross Country continues to make strides for state

Cross Country continues to make strides for state

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016


Filed under Sports

With a dominating performance in their first meet of the season, the junior girls on the varsity cross country team have demonstrated that they are in it for the long run to the state championship. Recording their fastest times to date, with the quickest time from Rylie Howey finishing at 20:47....

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