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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...

Kowalski rolls in a state individual title for women’s bowling

Kowalski rolls in a state individual title  for women’s bowling

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

March 10, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Inspired by her parents, junior Natallie Kowalski won State Individual Title for bowling. In the individual tournament five other girls competed for the title, and whoever had the highest series would win. After three intense rounds, Kowalski claimed the title with an overall score of 632. “It felt...

Men’s varsity basketball defeats Canyon Springs on the road to NIAA State Championships

Men’s varsity basketball defeats Canyon Springs on the road to NIAA State Championships

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter

February 27, 2015


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Men’s varsity basketball made their Panthers proud on Thursday, Feb. 26  by beating the Canyon Springs Pioneers 50-48 in a close match at The Orleans Arena. The air of nervousness was apparent as both teams stepped out into the arena, with all eyes and cameras fixated on them. The Panthers played...

Athlete Spotlight: Mackenzie Nogues

Athlete Spotlight: Mackenzie Nogues

by Jazmin Ferreira, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Mackenzie Nogues is a senior at Palo Verde. She has been on varsity soccer all four years, and a captain for the past two years. Starting her junior year, she got the chance to play with her younger sister, Jayden Nogues, who also made varsity her freshman year. Nogues has been playing soccer for about...

Schneidman becomes first lady wrestler at Palo

Schneidman becomes first lady wrestler at Palo

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

February 5, 2015


Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

“You wrestle like a girl!” isn’t a bad phrase to junior Hannah Schneidman, female wrestler. “I joined wrestling because I saw my friends doing it, and it looked fun. I found out I would be the first girl on the team ever to last through a season and to make varsity! I also wanted to keep the...

Men’s basketball makes a comeback during the Hope Game

Men’s basketball makes a comeback during the Hope Game

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under games & events, SPORTS

The Hope Game was Thursday, Jan. 29 to honor the school's first basketball coach, Coach Clarke Sr. During Clarke’s last game before he passed, his team won the State Title. They were the only basketball team in Palo Verde’s history to have won a title. “If you are successful in the classroom,...

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