The Precedent

Pumas continue success in 2019 beach volleyball season

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2019

This years sand volleyball team has high expectations to duplicate the success of last year's team that took home the state title. Last year's team finished the season with a record of 13-1 with the lone loss coming at the hands of Xavier Prep. During last year's state playoff run, the Pumas only...

Sand wins first state title after dominating Millenium

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018

  Sand volleyball is the second team at Perry to bring home a championship title. Despite not having their own home court, the team never quit and ended the season with a record of 12-1, losing only once Xavier Prep. These lady Pumas were ranked number four in the state and now hold a champio...

Perry’s best kept secret

India Buckner, staff reporter

April 24, 2018

The sand volleyball team is 11-1, ranked fifth in the state’s Power Rankings, and has already won the Premier Region title. But does anyone really know about this outstanding record? The Pumas are the best-ranked spring sports team on campus, but play their home matches 6.2 miles away at nearby ...

Second season of sand, now a more popular sport

Second season of sand, now a more popular sport

India Buckner, staff reporter

March 6, 2018

Sand Volleyball is a recent addition to the Perry sports program. It is a physically and mentally challenging sport with only two players in the sand at a time. Although it was a different challenge for the team, consisting of many of the girls from the indoor team, they went far. They fought their way...

Volleyball: Perry concludes record-breaking year

Volleyball: Perry concludes record-breaking year

Staff Reports and India Buckner

November 13, 2017

With head coach Fred Mann at the helm of the volleyball program since 2013, the Pumas have continued to enjoy success on the court. The 2017 season was Mann’s most successful yet. The largest senior class in the Mann-era, seven seniors helped the Pumas set team records for wins (36), kills (1484),...

Four years strong, girls strike for state

Four years strong, girls strike for state

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

The athletes at Perry all have an intenseness about them, especially the passionate girl volleyball players. They are an intimidating group ranking number four in the state and number fifty-ninth in the country. Why is it these girls make their opponents feel so overwhelmed? Is it the genius coaching ...

Inaugural sand volleyball season ends earlier than expected

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2017

This year, Perry approved sand volleyball as a sanctioned Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sport instead of a club. This means that the sand volleyball team competed with other high schools as well as received a state ranking instead of just playing for fun. Despite the lack of sand courts on campus c...

New beach volleyball team ready for their season

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

The spring season is beginning and there are high hopes for our teams, especially the volleyball teams. The men’s team was state runners up last year and the women’s indoor team is ranked sixth in the state.    This year, however, we have another volleyball team to cheer on, sand volleyball. ...

New PHS sport set in sand

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

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 team. According to principal Dan Serrano, “Sand volleyball is an option for schools. It’s on ...

Volleyball program on right track after best season ever

Volleyball program on right track after best season ever

Charissa Brooks and Ashely Elliott

November 12, 2013

Since Perry opened in 2007, the girls’ volleyball program struggled to find an identity. It had been a punching bag for neighboring teams, as the varsity team alone won only 18 of its first 111 matches. Then something changed. With a new coaching staff and new energy, the 2013 team has greatly...

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