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Legacy gets ‘dehorned’ as Palo takes them on for Senior Night

Legacy gets ‘dehorned’ as Palo takes them on for Senior Night

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster
November 1, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, Uncategorized

The last home game of the 2015 football season was a victory, but a bittersweet one. Palo’s upperclassmen were honored on Senior Night and the school cheered at a 20-7 win against the Legacy Longhorns on Oct. 22. Overall, football season will be missed, but the Panthers parade into playoffs ready to f...

Women’s volleyball best the Blazers for a spot in Sunset playoffs

Women’s volleyball best the Blazers for a spot in Sunset playoffs

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster
October 26, 2015
Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, our varsity Lady Panthers gathered in the gym to show the Durango Trailblazers whose court it was. Being the game that solidified a spot in the playoffs for Palo, it wasn’t a game that was taken lightly. It was a good sign when Palo immediately gained a point thanks to an over...

Panthers crush the Mustangs in Homecoming victory

Panthers crush the Mustangs in Homecoming victory

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster
October 16, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

  On Oct. 9, cleats hit the football field once again as our Panthers took on the Shadow Ridge Mustangs for our annual homecoming game. The bleachers were packed with dedicated students painted up and dressed in Palo gear. With a win of 51-14, it was a memorable night with lost voices, big smi...

Men’s varsity soccer ties the Gorman Gaels

Men’s varsity soccer ties the Gorman Gaels

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
October 14, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The Bishop Gorman Gaels are one of the Panther's biggest rivals in almost every sport and  Oct. 8 proved to be no different ,but the Panthers showed their skills and battled it out against the Gaels in a fierce soccer match. The afternoon heat had spectators fanning themselves as Gorman had first p...

Women’s varsity soccer pummel the Patriots

Women’s varsity soccer pummel the Patriots

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
September 19, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The Lady Panthers of Palo Verde played their game against the Liberty Patriots on Sept. 16 with a ferocity that won them the winning title with a whopping 4-0 score. Though the Patriots did put up a good fight, they were eventually no match for our panthers. “[Liberty] challenged us, but t...

Varsity football battles Centennial Bulldogs for Thursday Night Lights

Varsity football battles Centennial Bulldogs for Thursday Night Lights

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster
September 13, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Friday night lights are a key highlight in every high schooler’s days. The smell of hot dogs and popcorn, the face (and sometimes body) paint on every avid fan, the loud excitement from the drumline and the always packed student section. Thursday night lights show no difference in school pride with...

Lady Panthers defeat Diamondbacks in first volleyball match of the fall season

Lady Panthers defeat Diamondbacks in first volleyball match of the fall season

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor
September 4, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Palo Verde women’s varsity volleyball kicked off their season with a heated and spirited match against the Desert Oasis Diamondbacks on September 1, 2015. “I think [Palo] will get better as the season goes on and then we should have a chance to win the league. We’ve been in the region championsh...

Signing Day for Class of 2015

Signing Day for Class of 2015

by Michaela Jackson & Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor & Reporter
June 2, 2015
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

Over 25 athletes have signed for athletic scholarship this coming fall for their colleges and universities. On May 1, all 25 athletes gathered up in room 200 to be recognized by their accomplishments in front of their friends and family. The girls start off signing day, Tia Okano earned a tennis scholarship...

The Sport Teams that made it into the State Tournament

The Sport Teams that made it into the State Tournament

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor
June 2, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

This year seven Palo Verde varsity teams became State Champions of their sport. Also there were other Panther teams that made their way into the State tournament. Three fall sports claimed the State title earlier this year and their rings have finally arrived. Men’s tennis beat Coronado in the final...

Softball beats the Mustangs on Senior Night

Softball beats the Mustangs on Senior Night

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor
May 5, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The last game, varsity softball lost to Shadow Ridge. Then on April 29, the Panthers redeemed themselves on their home plate, beating the Mustangs with a score of 4-1. Not only did they face the only team that beat them so far this season, but it was also Senior Night. Senior class of 2015, “One Heart...

NIAA awards Mr. Keairnes and Mrs. McGill with Athletic Director and Secretary of the Year

NIAA awards Mr. Keairnes and Mrs. McGill with Athletic Director and Secretary of the Year

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under SHOWCASE, SPORTS, spotlights

Panthers Mr. Keairnes and Mrs. McGill were recently awarded Athletic Director and Athletic Secretary of the Year. Their hard work and dedication towards Palo Verde’s athletic program was recognized by the NIAA. Mrs. McGill had been working as athletic secretary for twelve years. Mr. Keairnes started...

Men’s volleyball takes down Legacy Longhorns

Men’s volleyball takes down Legacy Longhorns

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter
April 17, 2015
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

As the Panthers stepped out onto their home court Friday, April 10 to play the Legacy Longhorns, they radiated confidence and showed their skills- just in the opening warm ups. Legacy was a force to be reckoned with, showing noticeable vertical jump skill and impressive spikes in their warm-up period. “I...

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