The Precedent

Badminton claims their fourth consecutive championship

Kate McPherson, Senior, returns a serve in the Badminton Championships playing as the number 1 seed. On November 12, Varsity   Badminton participated in the Badminton Team State championship, earning their fourth consecutive title.
November 20, 2020

The badminton team has been unstoppable for the past three years, and 2020 has been no different. After completing their regular season with no losses, they earned a place to compete for state champions...

Jennifer Burks, women behind athletics

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...

Divers headline ’19 state finals

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

Unified Flag Football to Have First Game September 3rd

Unified flag football players walking off the field.
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...

Security changes for football game of the season

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...

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.
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...

State’s new rule opens revolving door of transfers

Football Players weightlifting in preparation for the competition
Ariz. schools see huge spike in transferring student-athletes
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...

Unified Sports prepares for a win against Higley

Unified athletes gather in a celebratory huddle.
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...

New PHS sport set in sand

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...

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