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Jennifer Burks, women behind athletics

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

May 10, 2020

Athletics at the school are a big deal, but they do not just happen, they are made possible by our athletic director and assistant principal Jennifer Burks. Burks has been at perry as the athletic director for eight years and still many do not know what her job entails. Taking on the athletic department...

Divers headline ’19 state finals

Junior Brooklyn Larson dives at the division-1 state championship on Nov. 8, placing fourth.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

On Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, swim and dive went to state at the Kino Aquatic Center with months of preparation on their belts. The first day was preliminaries and the second day was finals, where it was the last shot to showcase to the judges the skills that were polished throughout training. Three girls in div...

Unified Flag Football to Have First Game September 3rd

Unified flag football players walking off the field.

Paige Luedtke, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

An integral part of this school is the special education program. Shara Billings, the special education department chair, boasts  “the special education program at Perry is number one in Arizona.”  A large part of what makes this program so great is the Unified sports program. This program bega...

Security changes for football game of the season

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2017

Another game is racing forward as many people prepare to travel two hours down to the University of Arizona to watch the game of a lifetime. Some aspects will be different at this game compared to previous games. Perry is sending several buses down to the game for the students. Principal Dan Serrano...

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

The AIA council voted 39-5 to approve legal year-round practices beginning next year. Some coaches, players and parents worry that the new rule could end multi-sport athletes.

Lauren Fountain and Sawyer Del Fosse

March 11, 2017

In perhaps the most surprising conclusion to a divisive conversation, the AIA council voted 39-5 to approve unrestricted year-round practices for all sports, except for a no-pads or helmets regulation for football. Although met with resentment by the majority, the door has been opened for year-long...

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

Football Players weightlifting in preparation for the competition

September 29, 2016

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 ...

Unified Sports prepares for a win against Higley

Unified athletes gather in a celebratory huddle.

Sarah Cheang, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016

With game number two of the flag football season underway, the Perry Unified Sports team prepared to take on Higley despite the significant loss of teammates through graduation. “This year, I only have seven players,” head coach Rose Escalante continued, “I had [about] 15 athletes last year, [a...

New PHS sport set in sand

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2016

As the population of Perry has grown, so has the number of extracurricular activities and athletic teams. One such example of this growth is the newest addition to the athletic program, a sand volleyball team. According to principal Dan Serrano, “Sand volleyball is an option for schools. It’s on ...

StuGo takes us behind the scenes of homecoming week

McKell Park, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2016

Homecoming week always promises an overflow of exciting activities for students such as the carnival, assembly, football game, and dance. But none of these would be possible without the brains behind it all- the student government. Every year the student government is responsible for making homecoming wee...

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