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  • Spring athletes: meet in cafeteria Monday, January 30 6 p.m.

  • Student Choreography Dance Show, Thursday and Friday, February 16 and 17, 7 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center.

Wrapping up winter sports

Izzy Cantwell, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

With the second semester starting up, unfortunately, it also means that winter sports are coming to a close. These include boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer and wrestling. The final game for basketball was held on February 3. Boys basketball’s current record is 12 wins and nine ... Read more »

Field house and new softball field open to the public

Dominic Davies, Staff Writer
February 15, 2017
Filed under Sports

With the new softball field and field house added this year, athletes will better their skills in games and training by taking advantage of the new features. After taking an extended 16 months to finish, the field house is finally available to athletes. The grand opening of the field house took place... Read more »

Student wrestlers compete independently at state

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

A quiet thunder took over the wrestling mats as the boys train to compete against some of the top wrestlers in the state on February 10 and 11.The athletes compete at Ironwood. Wrestlers have to qualify in sectionals to attend the state meet. In order to qualify It is must the wrestlers place top... Read more »

Local tech helps professional basketball players

Maggie Morant, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

New basketball tech created by Valley local is sweeping the sports world. Former NCAA player, Curtis R. Smith, has invented a new product that will help aspiring players with their ball-handling skills. The product is called the Lazer 900, and has already been picked up by various NBA and NCAA teams. ... Read more »

Pom and Cheer are here to be feared

Louise Jaggus, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Pommies wave pom poms, and cheerleaders lead the cheers, right? Or maybe it is the other way around. Pom and cheer are often confused for each other, and it is easy to see why. Both wear uniforms and spread school spirit, but subtle differences in technique drastically set them apart. Pom, sometimes ... Read more »

Skate or Die

Sara Windom, Style Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Skateboarding, though it has been around since its early days in the ‘50s, is becoming a popular trend amongst students. “I skate everyday for as long as I can. If I have three hours, I skate for three, if I have two, I skate for two, and if I have all day, I skate all day,” said Matthew Black... Read more »

Share the spotlight

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
February 14, 2017
Filed under Sports

Every year people ask the same question, “why do basketball and football get more recognition then track and wrestling?” Last year, the girls track team placed second in state. The team also broke five school records and nothing was mentioned for either of those. The record board has not even been ... Read more »

Standing Alone in her Field

Standing Alone in her Field

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
October 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

Yes, that is a girl out on the field kicking the football. Karli Koskovich, a freshman, was recruited by Coach Michael Hudnutt to be a part of the football team. Ever since Koskovich was a little girl she always enjoyed kicking. While many find it unique that Koskovich kicks for the team she finds ... Read more »

Swim Team Switches Divisions

Olivia Stickel, Foodie Editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The swim team is preparing for a new season, ready to represent Cactus Shadows starting with their first match on September 1. There have been many changes to the team this year. The team has switched divisions, from division one to division two. The switch was made based on population. This affects who... Read more »

Tackling the Competition

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

This fall season, the football team is focused on becoming a better team, with more practices and training. “We are really focusing on process rather than the instant gratification of wins,” said junior Jordan Dauch. The varsity team has zero hour every day, which means they come in an hour before s... Read more »

Teeing Off into a New Year

Hailee Wooldrige, Staff Writer
September 21, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The boys and girls golf teams have now officially started their season with the goal of winning this year's state title. State is one of the biggest golf tournaments. They compete against other teams in Arizona that have qualified. State is not until the end of the season, so the girls will have time ... Read more »

Smashing the Competition

Louise Jagus, Staff Writer
September 19, 2016
Filed under Archive, Sports

The volleyball teams have been pulverizing the competition with a winning streak of 2-0. Their first home game on September 1st was an undeniable victory for the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity teams alike. Zach Davis, the Varsity coach, is “excited and optimistic” about the season ahead. “... Read more »

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