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Athlete Spotlights: Hailey and Logan Houck

Sophomore Hailey Houck and junior Logan Houck pour their hearts into swimming.

by Alexis Galvan, Reporter

April 2, 2014

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

Senior Melissa Lacro will head off to Harvard with a softball scholarship this fall.

by Michaela Jackson, Reporter

March 28, 2014

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

Senior Dan Austin winds up for a pitch to show his dedication to varsity baseball.

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor

March 27, 2014

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

Junior and crucial player Yodai Nakamura prepares to hit a single in a game against Bonanza on Mar. 17 on Palo's field.

by Cory St. Pierre and Hannah Thompson

March 27, 2014

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

Junior Andrew Schluesner steps up to the plate at the first ever Green and Black Classic on Feb. 20 on the Palo Verde baseball field.

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor

February 24, 2014

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

Senior Michael Hughes and his parents smile proudly after he signed a letter of intent for UNLV on Feb. 5 in the Principal's Conference Room.

by Alexis Galvan, Reporter

February 23, 2014

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

A professional snowboarder tests the half-pipe prior to the competitive events at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

by Cory St. Pierre, Sports Editor

February 23, 2014

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

Coach Hagood gives advice to his junior varsity team on Jan. 7. The Panthers faced Moapa Valley and beat them with a score of 29-6.

by Michaela Jackson, Tiana Onouye, and Abbie Thompson

February 2, 2014

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

Wrestling captains Kayden Pierson and Michael Tim strike a fierce wrestling pose in front of the prowling panther that guards the quad.

by Alexis Galvan and Abbie Thompson

February 2, 2014

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...

Men’s Varsity Basketball wins with a miracle shot in annual Hope Game

Former Palo and current Durango basketball player Darryl Gaynor prepares to take a foul shot during the Hope Game on Jan. 28 on the Clarke Court in Palo Verde's gymnasium.

by Hannah Thompson and Cush Wilson, Senior Reporter

February 2, 2014

The Palo Verde student body gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 28, to support the varsity men’s and women’s basketball teams in taking on the Durango Trailblazers at the annual Hope Game dedicated to Coach Phil Clarke Sr., the first men's varsity basketball coach. Some of the funds raised from this game are...

Wrestlers dominate against Durango and Arbor View in Panther Scramble

Senior captain Kayden Pierson pushes his opponent from Arbor View into the mat during a match that ended with his victory through points scored on Jan. 8 in the Palo Verde gymnasium.

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor

January 28, 2014

On Jan. 8, the Palo wrestling team took on Durango and Arbor View here at Palo Verde during the Panther Scramble, the first home meet. The wrestlers have been going through excruciating practices in order to prepare for the season. Most of the wrestlers have been training throughout the off season during...

Senior athletes sign up for college careers

Coaches Keairnes, Atwell, Glass, Clarke, Siqueiros, Steffenhagen and Principal Phillips stand behind seniors Haley Harrison, Breanna Beatty, Rachel Williams,  Melissa Lacro, Brooke Stover, Stephanie Herman and Brandon Bauman as they sign their letters of intent for college sports careers.

by Hannah Thompson, Sports Editor

December 18, 2013

On Nov. 20, seven of Palo Verde’s finest athletes signed with their colleges of choice, ensuring their future positions in collegiate sports. These athletes are veterans to Palo sports and will be remembered for their contributions to their teams. Brandon Bauman signed with UC Santa Barbara to stud...

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