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NFL admits the link between football and brain disease exists

NFL admits the link between football and brain disease exists

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, sports news

On Monday, March 14, top NFL officials admitted for the first time the link between the sport of football and a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. The decision is a change from the league’s previous stance that the answer was inconclusive. They now look to A...

Quarterback Peyton Manning confirms retirement after 18 years in the NFL

Quarterback Peyton Manning confirms retirement after 18 years in the NFL

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

March 8, 2016


Filed under NEWS, SHOWCASE, SPORTS, sports news

On the morning of Monday, March 7,  the Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement after 18 years on the field. “After 18 years, it’s time,” he said. The 39-year-old quarterback holds numerous records in passing yards and touchdowns, including for most career pas...

Silcox and Cruz: The dynamic duo leaving behind a legacy

Silcox and Cruz: The dynamic duo leaving behind a legacy

by Chandler Patrick, Sport Editor

February 13, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, spotlights, spotlights

The Palo Verde women’s basketball program has had its share of great players. For the last three to four years, Paulina Silcox and Brooklyn Cruz have been two point guards who have not only been joined at the hip but have also inspired underclassmen, fellow players and coaches alike. Their hard work ...

Vogelei makes comeback at Hope Game as Panthers edge out a win

Vogelei makes comeback at Hope Game as Panthers edge out a win

by Chandler Patrick and McKenna Topps

February 4, 2016


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

The time has rolled around again for the annual Hope Game, where teams play in honor of Coach Clarke Sr., the former men’s varsity coach. Clarke tragically died of cancer, but his legacy is still remembered in every Palo students’ hearts. For this game, players worked hard to pull out a winning scor...

Panthers savor victory against the Spartans

Panthers savor victory against the Spartans

by Chandler Patrick and McKenna Topps

January 29, 2016


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Tuesday, Jan.19 the men’s varsity basketball team gathered on their home court to take on the Cimarron Spartans. This year’s team consists of almost entirely new members, with only five returning players from last year. The Panther’s have pulled together with four wins so far in the season ...

Flag Football defeats the Basic Wolves for fourth consecutive win

Flag Football defeats the Basic Wolves for fourth consecutive win

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Dec. 11 the Lady Panthers stormed the field to take a win against the Basic Wolves 19-0.  For the Panthers, the start of the season has been great with a 4-0 overall. Flag football, although not a traditional sport, is not a force to be reckoned with. 64 degrees and lots of wind didn’t stop...

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...

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