The Precedent

Seniors commit to colleges, 6’ 11” junior still undecided

Senior Justin Still pitches during a baseball game. Still has now signed with the University of New Mexico.
December 15, 2020

Perry High School has a record of student-athletes who have been recruited to various colleges to play their chosen sports, and this year is no exception. Seniors Justin Still and Alyssa Montoya, among...

Winter sports postponed for who knows how long

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...

Jennifer Burks, women behind athletics

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...

Demographics: What do they mean?

Demographics: What do they mean?
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...

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.
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...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports
Q & A on experiences with dual-sport athletes
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...

Security changes for football game of the season

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...

Police Presence

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...

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

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

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.
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,...

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