The Precedent

Perry’s best: athletics

Abby Knoblock, Kenna Cassey, Anna Myers, Grant Sands, Devin Jernigan, Tyler McCracken, Holly Olszak, Leilanie Rios, Makayla Gee, Aubree Flores, and Macie Miller

May 21, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized

Baseball- CJ Valdez Senior pitcher CJ Valdez is busy with keeping a .377 batting average, .68 pitching ERA. Along with keeping up on the field he is one of the team captains for varsity. His attitude keeps the team in check but also makes sure to have a close connection with everyone.   ...

Top Five moments of the year

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Double Truck, Entertainment, News, Opinions, Showcase, Sports

With the end of a school year, people all over the country are reflecting on what happened over the past ten months. This is normal, but the 2018-19 school year has been anything but. It has been a year of triumphs and tragedies, leaving most of the nearly four thousand people who call Perry home hu...

STATE CHAMPS: Badminton wins Perry’s first state team title

STATE CHAMPS: Badminton wins Perry’s first state team title

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Three decades ago the U.S hockey team performed an unbelievable miracle, beating the invincible U.S.S.R. team en route to the 1980 Olympic gold medal. Likewise, the PHS badminton team also slayed a giant who had previously had their number. Two of the past of three seasons, rival Xavier Prep has topped...

Pumas aim to perfect game, team chemistry

Mallory Melanson, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Having a strong connection with teammates is a vital element for high school sports and the badminton team has just that. The Pumas have been training to take home another state title. They want to become a whole team unit. The girls have completed outside of school activities together to increase...

Perry cashes in with Nike sponsorship deal

Emily Narducci, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

The athletic department has announced that for the 2017-2018 school year, it will be a Nike school. Being a Nike school means that Perry is recognized by Nike, and all of the sports are required to wear Nike uniforms. Principal Dan Serrano said, “to be a Nike school is kind of a big deal, it a...

Badminton goes to second consecutive state final

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Perry’s badminton team had another bittersweet season, returning to the state championship, but falling to rival Xavier in a true battle. “It wasn’t over until doubles,” said Principal Dan Serrano. Going 13-2 in the season, the Pumas lost 3-5, but the trio of seniors — Katie Cross, Tori Albin, an...

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 —...

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...

Badminton ready to move on to upper echelon

Badminton ready to move on to upper echelon

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Returning from a near-perfect season, the badminton team is ready for redemption. Going 14-0 in the regular season last year, the team lost to Xavier in a true battle. In their first year in a new section, Perry will face teams like Hamilton, Basha, and Xavier on a regular basis. As Coach Johnson ...

PHS athletes defy stereotypes in academics

Aja Diffin, Staff Reporter

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Snap judgements and stereotypes can oftentimes be common in a high school setting, especially with student athletes. Athletes, through their drive for competition, must balance their practices, training, and games with their homework, study sessions, and tests. Recently, the results from Arizona Interscho...

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