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Softball beats the Mustangs on Senior Night

Gage catches the ball as the Mustang slides into third base during the pickle, Gage was able to get the out for the Panthers.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

May 5, 2015

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

Mr.Keairnes and Mrs.McGill were honored with an award from the NIAA for Best Athletic Director and Best Athletic Secretary.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

April 23, 2015

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

Senior and co-captain Parker Nelson jumps to spike the ball and earn a point for his team at the home game against Legacy on April 10.

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter

April 17, 2015

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

Junior Natallie Kowalski bowls a 632 series in the State Individual Title  against five other girls.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

March 10, 2015

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

Junior Kyler Hack gets fouled by Canyon Spring’s D’quan Crockett in an attempted layup at the semi-finals at Orleans Arena on Feb. 26. Hack put the Panthers in the lead 45-43.

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter

February 27, 2015

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

Senior Mackenzie Nogues signed to Long Beach State on Wed. Feb. 4 to play Division 1 soccer.

by Jazmin Ferreira, Senior Reporter

February 18, 2015

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

Junior Hannah Schneidman and freshman Braxton Tonks practice together in preparation for their next match.

by Annaka Cieri, Reporter

February 5, 2015

“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

The Panthers were down by two points and senior Ja Morgan made a three pointer giving the Panthers the lead on their home court on Jan. 29.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

February 5, 2015

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,...

Silcox takes the miracle shot for the 2015 Hope Game against Legacy

Paulina Silcox overcomes multiple defenders to score a layup for The Panthers while getting fouled in the process. Silcox would later do the same to win the game for the Panthers.

by Chandler Patrick, Reporter

January 30, 2015

The women’s varsity basketball team took home quite the epic win for the Hope Game, winning 58-55 with star junior guard Paulina Silcox adding 31 points and a last second layup that gave Palo the game. “The team did really well and came together. We didn’t give up even though Legacy was good...

Panthers crush the Patriots in Flag Football

Bush catches the throw in the end zone. Panthers beat Patriots, on Dec. 8.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

December 12, 2014

After two hard losses for the Panthers, they pulled through during the home game against Liberty High School. Varsity flag football crushed the Patriots with the score of 30-7. The girls learned from the previous week and had their first win of the season. The beginning of the game was close, both...

Men’s soccer wins State Championship

Men's varsity soccer takes the State Championship for the first time in Palo Verde's history on Nov. 15.

by Michaela Jackson, Sports Editor

November 17, 2014

Last year was the first time men’s varsity soccer made it to the State final where they placed second, but this year they claimed the title. The Panthers beat Valley High School with a score of 2-1 at Heritage Park in Henderson on the morning of Saturday, Nov. 15. Their journey to victory started...

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