The Precedent

In the valley, temperatures can reach over 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When that is mixed with the bright sun, athletes need to adapt to training in the hotter months.

Athletes training in summer heat

Wyatt Lehti, Staff Reporter May 18, 2023

During Arizona summers, athletes must find ways to escape the heat while continuing to train for their sport. The temperature reaches above 110 degrees, almost every day in the prime of the warmer months....

Unified track team standing on podiums holding medals

Together as one: Unified track

Anthony Puentes, Staff Reporter March 10, 2023

Unified Track is a sport that can improve the quality of life and can help build strength, it can also build friendships and overall social interaction. Unified track and unified sports in general combine...

Junior diver Nathan Anderson watching back film at dive tryouts on Aug. 8th. Anderson watches the film to see what he needs to fix in his dive to improve it on the next try. 

Winning is more than playing a game

Meghan McGowan and Sam Ford August 12, 2022

Being an athlete is no easy task. Most athletes only get recognition when they have won a game, broken a record, or won a state champion title. Athletes do work that others do not see to accomplish those...

Senior Mason Mesias ends practice early before gameday. Football has their locker class 6th hour where they will usually discuss previous games or get in extra practice which flows into the hours they spend practicing after school.

Athletes struggle to cope with mental health

Sabrina Digne, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

In the world of sports, it is not uncommon for athletes to disregard their own mental health for the sake of success in their sport. It is human nature to always want to be successful and do the best you...

#56 Reilly Gauman(12) helps up opposing Highland player

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

India Buckner, Staff Reporter September 26, 2017

A person’s character can say a lot about them. It can shed light on how they were raised, if they are a team player, and can even foreshadow who they might be in the future. Sound character is extremely...

Sophomore DShayne James excels in football, basketball and baseball for the Pumas.

PHS athletes continue multisport tradition

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter March 30, 2017

Once upon a time, a typical high school athlete might play football in the fall, basketball during the winter, and baseball in the spring. Now, with student-athletics as competitive as they are, their...

Unified athletes gather in a celebratory huddle.

Unified Sports prepares for a win against Higley

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...

Our Take

Ellie Wendt, Staff Reporter February 2, 2016

Many people believe the line between confidence and arrogance is blurred and that self confidence is simply mistaken as arrogance. However, the gap between the two could not be more wide. Confidence comes...

Mug shot of staff reporter and Double Truck assistant editor Bree Wade.

Head injuries on field an unnecessary risk most athletes take

Bree Wade and Lucas Smith September 21, 2015

High school athletes compete with such intensity that they are often willing to sacrifice their own well-being for the team. Such loyalty to the team is admirable, commendable, and to many medical professionals,...

XC plans to utilize both young and old runners

Karson Hentges, Staff Reporter August 25, 2015

Just as summer is coming to a close, Perry’s cross country team is kicking into full gear again, and the ambitions and passion of each and every athlete could not be higher. Looking to aim big for the...

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