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Basketball season ends on a low point

Basketball season ends on a low point

Nick Manzo, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

The Pumas playoff run began on Feb. 14, when they defeated Queen Creek 69-54 to earn a spot in the round of 16. Head coach Sam Duane established a clear game plan coming into the game: “Our game plan was we had to defend really well, take away their three-point looks, and then we wanted to establi...

Pumas are ready for postseason run

Pumas are ready for postseason run

February 11, 2020

With the beginning of the competitive chapter in the Pumas season, the Pumas started strong. On Jan. 24, the Pumas played at Hamilton and ended up beating the Huskies with a score of 2-0. Because Hamilton is marked as one of the tougher opponents, beating the Huskies definitely has a positive effect on the te...

Beach Volleyball: Experienced and Loaded with potential

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Did you know Perry has a beach volleyball team? Most people do not. The beach volleyball team is for sure one of Perry’s best-kept secrets.          It all began five years ago, when students showed interest. “Five years ago, they wanted a sand volleyball team and I said no way. But look at...

Keeping Focus: On and off the court

Keeping Focus: On and off the court

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

  When the basketball season first began, they had a few goals to start the season. At the beginning of the season, they were determined to end their season stronger after their unexpected loss to Valley Vista in the playoffs last year. As their long season has started to wind down, how does th...

On court leadership: Helping Pumas succeed

On court leadership: Helping Pumas succeed

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

January 16, 2020

The  basketball team has had a very successful start to the season and faced many challenging teams this season, which have included a few teams from out of state. Over Christmas break, the team had a tournament in Vegas where they played a couple of challenging teams and won. The Pumas have overcom...

Grace Oken returns to court after sever ankle injury

Grace Oken returns to court after sever ankle injury

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

December 13, 2019

American Journalist, B.C Forbes said, “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” This was true for junior point guard, Grace Oken who suffered a ...

Abrupt Ending: After promising start, top-ranked PHS comes up short in 6A title game

Abrupt Ending: After promising start, top-ranked PHS comes up short in 6A title game

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

The tension was boiling and the student section was excited with intense school spirit for the much anticipated volleyball state championships against Basha High School. There was so much anxiety but also excitement in hopes for a great game and a win. “We felt like we had a game plan and we had...

Girls’ Basketball coming back strong

Girls’ Basketball coming back strong

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

  The Pumas are getting ready for their season with their dedication to practicing basketball and building trust with members of the team. They have some unfinished business from last year with an overall 18-9, and a loss to Valley Vista in the playoffs.  “They got an edge on us and we kind of fel...

Makayla Long: New And Driven

Makayla Long: New And Driven

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2019

  Junior Makayla Long recently made the one thousand mile move to the desert from Oregon. Her family made the move to be closer to her mom’s hometown; as well as seeing her extended family and brothers, who are out here for college,  there was also something special about being a student a...

Puma football stepping up

Tiffany Martinez, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

After losing strong players from last year’s graduating class, coach Preston Jones and the varsity football must fill in the gaps of former players. The 6A team pushes their athletes to prepare for this upcoming season with the hope to improve their game after the heartbreaking defeat against Chandler High Sc...

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