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Cheer going to state, let’s take home the win!

Cheer going to state, let's take home the win!

Jalyn Knight, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

The Pumas are home to many triumphant sports teams, including one that numerous people tend to overlook and discredit as being a sport altogether. The cheer and pom team are once again heading to state with the pom team having qualified at the highest they ever have. Head cheer coach Desiree Houg explains tha...

Boys Basketball: Team relying on returning players

Dylan Anderson dunking against Basha High School.

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 wouldn’t have been possible without head coach, Sam Duane, who has an overall record of (387-1...

SWIM PREVIEW: Girls looking to add firepower while boys looking for newcomers to step up

2019 swim preview.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2019

The 2019-20 swim team has two very different narratives this fall. On one hand, the boys’ have a lot of holes in their lineup left to a talented senior class who graduated last spring. Head coach Stephanie Carrasco returns only three swimmers from last year’s state team: senior Justin Tassinari,...

Volleyball reaches semifinals, loses to Corona

Senior setter Madison Beasley serving the ball against Queen Creek High

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

The Pumas season came to a halt when a playoff loss to Corona del Sol ended the team's hopes of a state title. The top seeded Pumas were eliminated from competition after a three sets to two loss in the semifinals. The season comes to an end with a record of 32-4-1 and one set away from a state champ...

Returning starters are vital in nearing basketball season

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

Beginning his third season at the helm of the boys basketball program, head coach Sam Duane has a lot of reasons to be optimistic. He has 3-returners from a 2017-18 squad that finished second in the 6A Premier Region (13-13, 5-3), and this year’s team boasts something Perry has rarely seen - size in...

Football prepares for match of the season

Football prepares for match of the season

Aubree Flores, Reporter

September 28, 2018

With the title of state-champions leering so close to the grasp of the football team’s gloves last season, this year the expectation has been set higher than ever. Following their victory at Boulder Creek, the Pumas are fired up to play the Wolves, the team that broke the hearts of Perry fans and pl...

Pumas poised for title game since day one

The Puma sideline celebrates after Perry's 56-31 semifinal win over No. 1 Mountain Pointe.

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017

Since the first practice of the 2017 season the football team has been working non-stop towards the same objective: the state finals. The Pumas (12-1, 3-1 Premier Region) has never made it farther than they have this year and they could not have a better mindset. Every team begins the year think...

PHS athletes continue multisport tradition

Sophomore D'Shayne James excels in football, basketball and baseball for the Pumas.

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

Once upon a time, a typical high school athlete might play football in the fall, basketball during the winter, and baseball in the spring. Now, with student-athletics as competitive as they are, their focus tends to be specialized on only one sport. The idea of trying to balance or refine any other ...

Boys Soccer Season Wrap-up

Boys Soccer Season Wrap-up

Kylie Vacala, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017

The boys soccer season officially came to an end as they lost their play-in game to Mesa with a score of 2-0, resulting in ending the team’s chance in a play-off position. “I think the best way to describe [the season] is like being on a roller coaster,” stated varsity Head coach Brian Crayon...

WinterFest Art

Rachel Mesquita holding her WinterFest art piece.

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016

Sports earns banquets, dance earns recitals, cheer earns assemblies, theater earns shows, academic programs earn award nights, but what does the art department get to show off their talent and hard work? Art gets WinterFest. Perry’s Winter Festival, or WinterFest for short, is the school’s two nigh...

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