The Precedent

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Mea Griffin, News Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

All soccer, freshman football, and junior varsity baseball players are without a field. The multi-purpose field, located across from the seminary building, is unplayable. Dead grass filled with patches and unstable soft spots, prevents athletes from playing to their full capability, and puts them more ...

Pumas season ends in second round; five players earn honors

Pumas season ends in second round; five players earn honors

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity baseball team fought hard all year, wrapping their season with a 16-13 record and a second-round exit of the 6A playoffs. Third-year head coach Damien Tippett said the 2018 team was “one of the most fun teams” he had ever coached. He noted that the Pumas were “tough and resilient.” Perry...

Christopherson dominates on the mounds, greens

Christopherson dominates on the mounds, greens

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Caden Christopherson may be one of Perry’s most underrated athletes. In the fall, he is the Pumas’ top-ranked golfer, was named CUSD’s Golfer of the Year, and finished fifth at the state championships. In the spring, the junior is one of the school’s most dominating forces on the diamond,...

Family ties: Brothers first, then teammates

Family ties: Brothers first, then teammates

Asher Laufenburger, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The family ties in sports are all over professional teams, the father passing traditions on to their sons. At Perry, it’s brother to brother. There are four sets of brothers playing in the program this year- the most the Pumas have ever had. The Alexanders, Crenshaws, Gonzales’ and Valdez fa...

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

After bumpy start, baseball finishes inside top 6

Zach Klein, Sports Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It is never easy to be at peace with a playoff loss, especially late in the postseason - especially when your team will lose 12 of the 25 rostered players to graduation. The class of 2017 has one of the largest senior classes in both school enrollment and baseball players, and this year’s startin...

Baseball shrugs off rough start to finish strong

Zach Klein, Sports Editor IC

April 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

After a rough start, the baseball team has righted their ship and is back on track to contend at the state tournament. With a section record of 4-3 as of press time, and an overall of 13-11, there are probably a few more in the loss column than anyone would want. “Record-wise, it doesn’t...

StuGo prepares for New York-themed Prom

Ian Graham, Reporter

April 26, 2017


Filed under News

After seeing action almost every day over the last two months, spring training has departed and returned Salt River Fields to its typical state of dormancy until next spring. However, on April 29 the stadium’s baseball atmosphere will be transformed into New York City, the bustling town that stands ...

Chase field offers new crazy eats

Nikki Soto, Staff reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Opinions

While the Arizona Diamondbacks continue to captivate the eyes of the fans, the chefs at Chase Field captivate their taste buds. New and outrageous foods have been introduced to the stadium, and they are certainly not for the faint of heart. A new addition to the menu is the Funnel Cake Chicken Sandwich,...

Softball beats Hamilton in walk-off home run; JV/FROSH baseball also walk-off wins

Softball beats Hamilton in walk-off home run; JV/FROSH baseball also walk-off wins

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

There was a lot of celebrating on the campus of Perry High School Thursday afternoon. For the first time in school history, not one, not two, but three games ended via walk-off hits and Puma victories. The softball team won a true showdown against the 2016 state champion Hamilton Huskies with a walk-o...

Baseball primed to power through tough schedule

Baseball primed to power through tough schedule

Zach Klein, Sports Editor

March 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

A coach’s first year always proves to be the most difficult, and after a successful first season, the sky is the limit for Damien Tippett’s varsity baseball team. After a 24-10 record in his debut year, there is no reason the squad can’t build on that again in 2017. Returning seniors, including...

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