The Precedent

Pavlenko finishes fourth successful season

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

Wrestling coach Alexander Pavlenko has been coaching the varsity wrestling team for the past four years and has aided in creating and shaping one of the most successful teams that Perry has ever seen. As a new coach, he has impacted the team already. “He has taught me so many things,” senior Travis...

Unified program gaining momentum

Unified program gaining momentum

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018

If everyone lived unified people can be unstoppable. The unified soccer team has not lost a game yet this season. Seniors, Cooper Harris, David Reese, and Fletcher Jones may be spending their last year with the team but they plan on leading the group through the season.  On the night of December 5, the bright stadi...

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...

Men’s soccer prepares for start of season game

Men’s soccer prepares for start of season game

Makayla Gee, Features Editor

November 19, 2018

As fall sports begin the season, the men’s soccer program gears up with a new team, new coach and new goals. Starting this year, Special Education teacher Jason Berg will be coaching the men’s soccer team. While sharing a common interest in Special Education, Principal Dan Serrano believes that this ...

Girl’s basketball finishes successful season

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

February 21, 2017

With a record of 14-14, the Perry Girls Basketball team lost in the second round of playoffs to Tucson High 50-21. Even with this tough loss, the girls had one of their best seasons yet. They started off this season with really high expectations This year is the first year that the girls basketb...

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lady Pumas have successful first appearance with new coach

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2016

The Lady Pumas had a successful first appearance at the Turkey Shootout Tournament that showed the new girls’ varsity basketball coach is bringing a new attitude to the court. The Pumas play with an intensity that is evident in their tenacious defense and fast paced offense. The girl’s basketball...

Cross country finishes the season on a high note

Lauryn Zachary, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016

With the cross country season coming to end, the boy’s and girl’s cross country team took on state, Sat., Nov. 5. Both teams qualified for state, placing fourth in the Division 1 Sectionals, boys with a score of 112 and girls with a score of 144. The boys team scored 204 points placing six...

Track & Field season preview

Karson Hentges, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2016

As the middle of third quarter for students rolls around, so does the track and field season for boys and girls. The last two years on the men’s team have yielded the losses of many great athletes, most notably Terren Blanchard in 2014 who ran an impressive 100m dash time of 10.94 seconds, and Bra...

Puma golf success in regular season continues

Mia Irvin, Sports Editor

September 24, 2015

The boys golf continuing to improve their game as the season progresses. Junior Mike Finnegan is excited to be back on the course with his teammates. “Right now we’re doing pretty solid, we started off the first tournament and ended up winning.” Finnegan says. “We came back by ten strokes and...

Offseason training name of game for Puma golf

Offseason training name of game for Puma golf

Mia Irvin, Sports Editor

August 27, 2015

Girls Golf Last season, girls’ golf acquired mostly new talent. The players were inexperienced, but last season gave them the experience they needed. Head coach of the girls’ team, Brian Bernier is hoping the team’s training in the offseason will transfer to their regular season, and show on ...

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