The Precedent

Girls soccer feature

Holly Olszak, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Throughout the years, the varsity girls’ soccer team has had its fair-share of struggles. This previous season was a hit, with a numerous amount of seniors taking the team to a second place win during state. However, this season has a large group of younger players. This may have an effect on their...

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 ...

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Multi purpose field unplayable, leaving athletes without a field

Mea Griffin, News Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

All soccer, freshman football, and junior varsity baseball players are without a field. The multi-purpose field, located across from the seminary building, is unplayable. Dead grass filled with patches and unstable soft spots, prevents athletes from playing to their full capability, and puts them more ...

Girls soccer preview

Holly Olszak, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

Lace up your cleats, fill up your water bottles and prepare for the 2017-2018 soccer season. The upcoming season will begin with a fresh team consisting of some surprising newcomers all trying to finish what last year’s state runner-up squad started. In his fourth year at the helm, head coach...

Seniors leave 15 open spots on team for 2018-19 season

Seniors leave 15 open spots on team for 2018-19 season

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff reporter

February 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

An important component to team sports is the leadership of the team. Leadership comes in many forms but one of the most influential is leadership through experience. The boys soccer team was fortunate enough to have a captain this season with four years of varsity experience. Senior Pearson Wallace...

Two Powerhouses Headline Anticipated Match-up

Two Powerhouses Headline Anticipated Match-up

Michael McKinzie, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Pumas (22-2) square off against the Gators (15-3-2) for the second time this season in the state championship at Campo Verde High School this Saturday. Perry is in search for their first title, meanwhile Xavier is just trying to add more hardware to their storage. Both teams are coming off tight semi-final f...

How to block a penalty kick… Advice from a goalie

How to block a penalty kick… Advice from a goalie

Hannah Knight, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Makayla Aman, one of the school’s most valuable soccer players, was thrusted into the spotlight on Tuesday night during the Girls Varsity Semifinals. The score was 1-1 when the game resorted to a neutral shoot off against Pinnacle High School. After 20 minutes of overtime, it was time for the penalty...

Soccer learns from Campo tourney, early challenges

Soccer learns from Campo tourney, early challenges

Sawyer Del Fosse, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer team had a bumpy start after losing their first two season games to Brophy and Desert Mountain. Along with racking up a combined 12 goals against in those games, senior Pearson Wallace received a red card against Brophy and had to sit out during the Desert Mountain game. Coach Brian...

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Pros and cons of club and high school sports

Cameron Martin, Double Truck Editor

December 18, 2017


Filed under Double Truck

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 of the whole student. That’s why it is called education athletics. Part of that is that they are l...

Bit by early-season injury bug, Pumas find way to 9-0 start

Bit by early-season injury bug, Pumas find way to 9-0 start

Katie Duford, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

While the girls soccer team is kicking off their season with several wins [4-0], they are also beginning with several injuries. Senior Anissa Montoya and freshman Emi Matalon were injured at the start of the season and will be out for the majority of it. Coach John Roberts said, “Anissa’s growt...

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