The Precedent

Multitude of award winning, record breaking, and state winning athletes. The athletes include; Canyon Smith, Jenna Heller, Makayla Long, Nicole Smith, Justin Still, and Caleb Milnes.

2021 senior athletes: record breaking seasons, state championships, awards

Dayton Jones, Sports editor May 14, 2021

From a year that began with uncertainty and canceled seasons, to a final quarter defined by senior athletes’ accomplishments, this year’s sports teams had wins at state, regional/ conference awards,...

David Doan dribbling the ball up field during the Campo Verde game on the 14th of April. Doan  later that week earned the Initiative character matters awards.

Unified basketball promotes inclusion in sports

Dayton Jones, Sports editor April 22, 2021

Unified basketball kicked off with their first game on Apr. 5 and the athletes are excited to get the season started. Unified sports is a time where students otherwise not able to play in the regular season...

Senior Christian Tucker dunks the ball scoring against Chaparral High School. The game ended in a loss with a score 57-42.

Basketball team going strong with only one loss of the season

Derek Fernandez, Staff Reporter February 25, 2021

With the boys basketball team 11-1, they are impacting the team’s reputation as well as representing the school through their success this season. Every year new players are added into the mix and the...

An empty gym sits in anticipation of the varsity wrestling team entering the gym.

Winter sports are not worth endangering students

Tyler Blandin, Staff Reporter January 28, 2021

Winter sports will be having a season this year despite Arizona being number one in rising COVID-19 cases. This puts many of the players at risk and could easily result in a coronavirus outbreak coming...

Winter sports continuing through COVID-19

Sophia Hawkins, staff reporter December 17, 2020

Overview Winter sports are able to have a season that they were worried they would not have.  Athletes and coaches want to stay open and prevent anyone from getting sick to have a full season....

High COVID-19 cases cause postponing of winter sports season

Sabrina Digne and Dayton Jones November 10, 2020

Just four days before tryouts for winter sports were scheduled to begin, and all of them have been postponed until further notice. According to athletic director Jennifer Burks, the cause behind postponing...

Junior Christian Tuckers goes up for a layup against Queen Creek.

Basketball season ends on a low point

Nick Manzo, Staff Reporter March 5, 2020

The Pumas playoff run began on Feb. 14, when they defeated Queen Creek 69-54 to earn a spot in the round of 16. Head coach Sam Duane established a clear game plan coming into the game: “Our game plan...

The team shares a moment before a game.

Keeping Focus: On and off the court

Ashlyn Miner , Staff Reporter February 5, 2020

  When the basketball season first began, they had a few goals to start the season. At the beginning of the season, they were determined to end their season stronger after their unexpected loss...

Grace Oken dribbles during a recent game.

On court leadership: Helping Pumas succeed

Ashlyn Miner , Staff Reporter January 16, 2020

The  basketball team has had a very successful start to the season and faced many challenging teams this season, which have included a few teams from out of state. Over Christmas break, the team had a...

Dylan Anderson dunking against Basha High School.

Boys Basketball: Team relying on returning players

Nick Manzo, Staff Reporter November 8, 2019

Basketball is hoping to recover after their 79-69 loss in the Final Four to Pinnacle. The team also finished 4th in Arizona Division 6A rankings with an overall record of 19-10. Their success last season...

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