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Men’s varsity soccer shuts out Centennial Bulldogs

Men’s varsity soccer shuts out Centennial Bulldogs

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

September 14, 2014


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Sept. 5 the men’s varsity soccer captured the victory against the Centennial Bulldogs with a score of 5-0. This was the Panthers’ first preseason match. They re-grouped from their loss from the previous weekend and came together as a team. “What pleased me the most was that we had five different...

Varsity football thwarts Green Valley Gators

Varsity football thwarts Green Valley Gators

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

September 10, 2014


Filed under games & events, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

On Sept. 5, varsity football beat the Green Valley Gators in the last 25 seconds of the game. The Gators were in the lead most of the game but the Panthers never gave up and pulled through at the end. During the first quarter, the Gators scored a touchdown at 5:51, 0-7 lead. Senior Ty Fuller scored...

Women’s volleyball pummels the Bulldogs

Women’s volleyball pummels the Bulldogs

by Madi Purdue, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2014


Filed under games & events, SPORTS

The lady Panthers of the women’s volleyball team stepped onto their home court to face the Centennial Bulldogs in a preseason match on Sept. 4. “We lost a lot of players last year, but we gained a lot this year,” said senior and co-captain Kendall Cheval about the team she has been a part of...

Athlete Spotlights: Hailey and Logan Houck

Athlete Spotlights: Hailey and Logan Houck

by Alexis Galvan, Reporter

April 2, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Junior Logan and sophomore Hailey Houck are sibling swimmers for the Palo Verde Swim and Dive team.They go through a lot together, but through it all they’re always right there to support and praise each other while things are up and pick each other up when things fall down. Being siblings, these two ha...

Athlete Spotlight: Melissa Lacro

Athlete Spotlight: Melissa Lacro

by Michaela Jackson, Reporter

March 28, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Melissa Lacro, varsity softball player, was named All State Academic Team for her freshman, sophomore and junior years. Lacro is a four-year starter, State Champion for 2011 and State Runner Up for 2013.  She has signed with Harvard University for softball and is graduating as valedictorian with a GPA o...

Athlete Spotlight: Dan Austin

Athlete Spotlight: Dan Austin

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor

March 27, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, spotlights

Dan Austin is a senior preparing to play his final season on the Palo Verde Baseball team. He has been a part of this team for three years at Palo and started pitching this fall. Graduation is around the corner, and he is looking forward to helping his team make it to playoffs. Panther Print: When did you start pla...

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...

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