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Varsity baseball beats Bonanza Bengals

Varsity baseball beats Bonanza Bengals

by Cory St. Pierre and Hannah Thompson
March 27, 2014
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Monday Mar. 17, Palo Verde’s varsity baseball team defeated the Bonanza Bengals on the Palo Verde field with a final score of 16-6. Despite the sudden increase in wind, the Panthers still managed to blow away the competition, winning the game via mercy rule in the bottom of the sixth inning. This...

Baseball prepares for spring season

Baseball prepares for spring season

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor
February 24, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

As the days become warmer, Palo Verde athletes prepare for the spring season to begin. One of the most anxiously awaited sports is baseball. The baseball program went through so much last season, but now everything is finally falling into place. The team has settled in with a new coach and is prepared...

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Hughes

Athlete Spotlight: Michael Hughes

by Alexis Galvan, Reporter
February 23, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Michael Hughes is a senior who has thrived through his high school years at Palo Verde. Starting out with flag football at age five, this defensive tackle was ahead of the game and has played on Palo’s varsity football team four years straight. All of the blood, sweat and tears finally paid off when...

Snowboarders at Sochi Winter Olympics complain about half-pipe

Snowboarders at Sochi Winter Olympics complain about half-pipe

by Cory St. Pierre, Sports Editor
February 23, 2014
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

The long awaited Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia recently concluded. The heavily anticipated event of Men’s Half-Pipe Snowboarding, held in Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, was popular with all eyes watching two-time defending gold-medalist and fan favorite, Shaun White. For White completing this three-peat...

Flag Football looks to finish season strong

Flag Football looks to finish season strong

by Michaela Jackson, Tiana Onouye, and Abbie Thompson
February 2, 2014
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

Last year was the first year that women’s flag football was recognised as a sport at Palo, and they won the State Championship. Mr. Kevin Hagood is a math teacher and the head coach of both varsity and junior varsity flag football during the winter season. He looks forward to this year’s challenges...

Athlete Spotlights: Kayden Pierson and Michael Tim

Athlete Spotlights: Kayden Pierson and Michael Tim

by Alexis Galvan and Abbie Thompson
February 2, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Panther Print reporters sat down with the captains of both the junior varsity and varsity wrestling team: Kayden Pierson and Michael Tim. Kayden is a senior with a record of 50-2 who enjoys winning and has an unmistakable sense of humor. Junior Michael Tim shares the same love of winning along with a...

Men’s Varsity Basketball wins with a miracle shot in annual Hope Game

Men’s Varsity Basketball wins with a miracle shot in annual Hope Game

by Hannah Thompson and Cush Wilson, Senior Reporter
February 2, 2014
Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The Palo Verde student body gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to support the varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams in taking on the Durango Trailblazers at the annual Hope Game dedicated to Coach Phil Clarke Sr., the first men's varsity basketball coach. Some of the funds raised from this game are...

Wrestlers dominate against Durango and Arbor View in Panther Scramble

Wrestlers dominate against Durango and Arbor View in Panther Scramble

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor
January 28, 2014
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

On Jan. 8, the Palo wrestling team took on Durango and Arbor View here at Palo Verde during the Panther Scramble, the first home meet. The wrestlers have been going through excruciating practices in order to prepare for the season. Most of the wrestlers have been training throughout the off season during...

Senior athletes sign up for college careers

Senior athletes sign up for college careers

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor
December 18, 2013
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

On Nov. 20, seven of Palo Verde’s finest athletes signed with their colleges of choice, ensuring their future positions in collegiate sports. These athletes are veterans to Palo sports and will be remembered for their contributions to their teams. Brandon Bauman signed with UC Santa Barbara to stud...

Athlete Spotlight: Stephanie Herman

Athlete Spotlight: Stephanie Herman

by Tiana Onouye, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Stephanie Herman is a starting setter for the women’s varsity volleyball team and has been a key player on the team since her freshman year. Herman has helped lead the team to their best season in nine years. She will be greatly missed by her team as she heads off to her new future as a college volleyball...

Men’s Varsity Soccer finishes season strong

Men’s Varsity Soccer finishes season strong

by Abbie Thompson, Reporter
December 18, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

The boys unlaced their cleats and said goodbye to the beloved field as the soccer season came to a close. The players said their farewells to one another until next year, except for the seniors, of course. “I’m just going to miss the team, all the practice, having fun, the rivalries with other...

Varsity Football defeats Cimmaron Spartans in first playoff game

Varsity Football defeats Cimmaron Spartans in first playoff game

by Cory St. Pierre, Sports Editor
December 18, 2013
Filed under games & events, SPORTS

Emotions ran high as Palo Verde entered the first playoff game of the 2013 season. They faced off against a determined team in Cimarron on Nov. 15. With heavy momentum after clinching home-field advantage through playoffs with a victory against rival Arbor View, the Panthers looked to continue their...

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