The Precedent

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Jennifer Burks, women behind athletics

Dayton Jones, Sports editor

May 10, 2020

Athletics at the school are a big deal, but they do not just happen, they are made possible by our athletic director and assistant principal Jennifer Burks. Burks has been at perry as the athletic director for eight years and still many do not know what her job entails. Taking on the athletic department...

Demographics: What do they mean?

Demographics: What do they mean?

Amira Johnson, Staff Reporter

January 22, 2020

  There are 3,630 students on campus and not everyone knows each other and the Demographics are statistics relating to population or a group. For example, age, gender, race, occupation, education level, and participants. According to demographic records for the 2019-20 school year, about 25.3...

Missing School due to Sports

Baseball player Dustin Crenshaw hits in a game last season. The senior is a GCU-commit, and recently played in the Area Code Games - a prestigious showcase for the nation's best players - which made him miss an entire week of school.

Natalie Tizatl, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

Our school starts earlier than anyone in Arizona causing conflicts with summer events (i.e. national sports event). Perry students are at a disadvantage. The rest of the nation begins somewhere in between August and Labor Day.  Since Perry has started, most athletes have been absent for more than one da...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 18, 2017

The Precedent: How can students benefit from being on a school team, rather than a club team? Athletics Director Jennifer Burks: The benefits to being on a school team is it is tied with the education of the whole student. That’s why it is called education athletics. Part of that is that they are l...

Security changes for football game of the season

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2017

Another game is racing forward as many people prepare to travel two hours down to the University of Arizona to watch the game of a lifetime. Some aspects will be different at this game compared to previous games. Perry is sending several buses down to the game for the students. Principal Dan Serrano...

Police Presence

Christian Haugen, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

Perry looks to improve to 5-0 on their homecoming game this Friday with alumni and current student gathering in the crowd to cheer them on as they battle against Corona del Sol. Football games attendance is close to 2000 people every game, with the homecoming game this weekend and one of the biggest g...

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

#56 Reilly Gauman(12) helps up opposing Highland player

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

A person’s character can say a lot about them. It can shed light on how they were raised, if they are a team player, and can even foreshadow who they might be in the future. Sound character is extremely important on any team, and in the wake of the Hamilton High School football hazing incident...

10th year most successful year for all Puma athletics

Senior Jacob Tanaka (7) greets junior Matty Brown (2) after Brown;s home run on April 29.

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

May 25, 2017

The 2016-2017 school year has been a historic year for PHS athletics. This year was the first year that every team sport qualified for the playoffs. Athletic director Jennifer Burks said, “This year, we made it the farther into the playoffs with more teams than we ever have. So as far as how deep ...

Behind graduation

May 24, 2017

The moment we have all been waiting for is almost here. Graduation has finally come within our grasps. While graduation is an exciting time for the seniors that are about to move on in life, such a ceremony requires an extreme amount of preparation and work. According to Principal Dan Serrano, the...

AIA Update: Year-round practice may harm multi-sport athletes

The AIA council voted 39-5 to approve legal year-round practices beginning next year. Some coaches, players and parents worry that the new rule could end multi-sport athletes.

Lauren Fountain and Sawyer Del Fosse

March 11, 2017

In perhaps the most surprising conclusion to a divisive conversation, the AIA council voted 39-5 to approve unrestricted year-round practices for all sports, except for a no-pads or helmets regulation for football. Although met with resentment by the majority, the door has been opened for year-long...

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