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

Palo students fill the bleachers eager to support their team for the Hope Game on Jan. 29

by Chandler Patrick and McKenna Topps

February 4, 2016

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

Coach Paul Sanchez meets in a huddle to discuss Palo's next move toward victory

by Chandler Patrick and McKenna Topps

January 29, 2016

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

Sophomore Tiffany Yago runs to get open with teammates So. Betsy Bellinger and Se. Hannah Kroll to back her up.

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

December 16, 2015

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

The senior Panthers pose together in a group photo in the middle of the football field at the Legacy game on Oct. 22

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster

November 1, 2015

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

Varsity Panthers took on the Durango Trailblazers in a volleyball match on Wednesday, Oct 21.

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster

October 26, 2015

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

Senior linebacker Pearson Schroll isn't letting one Mustang cross his path

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster

October 16, 2015

  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

Palo freshman Bryan Montoya jumps up in hopes to get control of the ball as he battles Gorman senior Jake Bickford

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

October 14, 2015

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

With the patriots close behind,  #19 Hannah Gunderson dribbles the ball towards the goal.

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

September 19, 2015

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

Senior Chauntez Thomas prepares to snap the ball and start a play for Palo Verde

by Chandler Patrick and Remington Foster

September 13, 2015

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

The panthers jump to defend their side of the court during the match against Desert Oasis on Sept. 1, 2015.

by Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor

September 4, 2015

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

Logan Houck is signing for Harvard swim, he will attend there this coming fall.

by Michaela Jackson & Chandler Patrick, Sports Editor & Reporter

June 2, 2015

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

This is Men's Tennis state ring which the team received in early January at their banquet.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

June 2, 2015

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...

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