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Pumas confident after beating No.1 Mountain Pointe in semifinals

Senior Braxton Gibson (left) celebrates after Perry's 56-31 semifinal win over No. 1 Mountain Pointe.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2017

Coming out of undoubtedly the best season in Perry football history with a 12-1 record for 2017, the Pumas are feeling good heading into the state finals. They played No. 1, Mountain Pointe, Friday, Nov. 17 for the 6A semi-finals and after a long game, the Pumas reigned victorious over the Pride, 56-3...

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

The Pumas charge onto the field before a  game. They played great and defeated their opponent.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

On Nov. 10, the Pumas participated in the quarterfinals for 6A division. They hosted and defeated the Hamilton Huskies for the second time this season. After playing them the first time, and winning by a mere 2 points, the Pumas came out strong and took the game by a landslide beating the Huskies, 72-14. ...


Senior QB, Brock Purdy dodges a tackle from Highland. The Pumas beat the Hawks, 56-6.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

SECOND YEAR UNDEFEATED; THIS TIME DIFFERENT The Pumas are now 6-0, after their win Friday night over Highland. They have come out strong this year, showing that they are ready to compete for the state title. The team is heading off into a bye-week before playing the top-ranked Chandler Wolves on Fr...

Emma’s Dilemma: AIA problem-solving skills prove to be stellar once again

Editor and chief Emma Fernandez.

Emma Fernandez, Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016

The Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) is back at it again. They are changing previously simple rules to make them more confusing for the average citizen. The transfer rule was easy to understand. You move schools and houses? Good for you; play your sport? You transfer schools? That’s not...

AIA: this year’s ultimate people pleasers

Emma Fernandez, Editor in Chief

September 1, 2015

After the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) division-placing fiasco and the please-everybody appeal process, only 17 football teams chose to compete in Division-I this season. This brought up the question of how many teams would make playoffs. The AIA ruled that no fewer than 12 and no more than ...

The good, the bad, and the ugly of divisions

Emma Fernandez, Sports Editor

February 10, 2015

In preparation of the 2015-2016 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) released the official list of what schools are in what sports divisions. Big moves in football include Queen Creek and Saguaro moving up to division-1 and Perry moving down to...division-2? Our football team...

Baseball focuses on positives of the season

Senior third baseman Tylor Kerpan rips a line drive during a home game earlier this season. Kerpan was a solid player for the Pumas and earned the team's Gold Glove Award as its best defensive player.

Ashley Elliott, Staff Writer

May 19, 2014

After a scary, six game losing streak, the Pumas made a comeback, winning four of their next five games. Head coach Shane Hillstrom said, “You lose six in a row, it’s real easy to quit, you know what I mean, and the kids didn’t quit...we all just started playing better, together.” They...

GALLERY: Soccer team falls 1-0 in championship

GALLERY: Soccer team falls 1-0 in championship

Maddie Zuschlag, Staff Photographer

February 26, 2014

The 2013-14 Perry soccer team will go down in history as one of the school's best teams. They were a group of fast, aggressive players who won fought their way all the way to the Division I state championship game against rival Pinnacle. The Pumas lost in a controversial fashion, as the Pioneers scored...

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