The Precedent

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...

One Freshman’s ‘Tough Truth’

One Freshman’s ‘Tough Truth’

Kenna Cassey, Social Media director and Copy Editor

August 30, 2019

With the hype squad making a spirit day around him and the football team striving to be as strong as him. Trey Lane, a freshman here at Perry high school with a rare genetic disorder continues to fight everyday.  Trey has Mucopolysaccharidosis VI. This occurs when you are missing an enzyme used to break down suga...

Badminton ready for bid at 3-peat

Badminton ready for bid at 3-peat

Dylan Taylor, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Over the past two years no badminton team has been as dominant in the state of Arizona like the Perry badminton team. In those two years the team has had a perfect 35-0 record and two back-to back state championships, and now they’re coming for their third.  The team lost two of its best seniors, Julia...

PREVIEW: volleyball team young & experienced

PREVIEW: volleyball team young & experienced

Ashlyn Miner, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Varsity volleyball is back and ready to jump into a new season with new opportunities. The Perry volleyball team record for 2018 was overall (32-4-1). Girls’ Junior Varsity was also very talented last year, they went undefeated (17-0).  Varsity volleyball had a very successful year last year but s...

Pumas’ bats hot to begin 2019 campaign

Pumas’ bats hot to begin 2019 campaign

Abby Knoblock, Staff reporter

March 4, 2019

For a team who is replacing ten seniors from the class of 2018, this year’s baseball team has showed that they have not skipped a beat. The Pumas, who went 16-13 a year ago and made an early playoff exit at the hands of soon-to-be 6A runners up Mountain Ridge, want another shot of having an excellent...

Principal Dan Serrano Press Conference Jan. 18, 2019

Principal Dan Serrano Press Conference Jan. 18, 2019

Drew Charlet, Web Editor

January 18, 2019

Principal Dan Serrano discusses a yo-yo Perry Idol winner, the ongoing troubles with student and parent parking, the student section for all sports (other than football) seems barren, Valentine's Day and other topics. ...

Down, but not out: after season ending injury, D’Shayne James is going strong at rehab

Down, but not out: after season ending injury, D’Shayne James is going strong at rehab

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018

Football camp had just wrapped up and the Pumas – fresh off of their 2017 state title run – were back at it preparing for a zero-week matchup against Pinnacle. Wide-receiver D’Shayne James was about to enter his senior season as one of the most electric threats in the country. The Iowa State com...

VOLLEYBALL NOTEBOOK: Pumas on Quest for First State Title in Program History

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

This is an ongoing story as the Pumas chase the programs first state championship. The top-seeded Pumas take on the number four seeded Corona del Sol at 7:45 at Highland High School. Top-seeded Pumas cruise to quarterfinal win over Queen Creek The Pumas knocked out the nine seeded Queen Creek Bulldogs ...

Pumas strive for victory over Huskies

Grant Sands, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018

  The Puma girls volleyball team will take on conference rival Hamilton Huskies tonight in a key matchup here at Perry. The girls roll into the game today coming off back to back games against divisional opponents. The first of which came against Val Vista rival Basha High School on Tuesday ni...

Sand wins first state title after dominating Millenium

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2018

  Sand volleyball is the second team at Perry to bring home a championship title. Despite not having their own home court, the team never quit and ended the season with a record of 12-1, losing only once Xavier Prep. These lady Pumas were ranked number four in the state and now hold a champio...

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