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Wet n’ Wild

Zoie Lambesis, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

As the weather heats up and the water gets warmer, people are making their way to the lake to take on water sports such as wakeboarding and waterskiing. “Main reason people do water sports is because it is hot here in Arizona, and who wants to go hiking and biking in the heat when you can be in t...

Bottom of the food chain, top of the podium

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

Athletes every year qualify to go to State, but everyone automatically assumes it is about upperclassmen when, in reality, there are many underclassmen who go to State as well. These underclassmen do not get the recognition they deserve. Although it is rare for underclassmen to go to state, they should sti...

Batter up

Keelly Doran, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

Cactus Shadows varsity boys baseball is in division 4A and is ranked 35 in the state of Arizona. Overall for the season, they are 12-9. “We just started our power point games so we’re done with tournaments, these are the games that count for the season,” said Adam Braude, a senior. Braude h...

Three seasons offer… triple the sport, triple the fun

Grace Haycraft-Mckee, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

Competing in one or two sports a year is common. But participating in three sports is pretty unusual. There a just a handful of students who are considered triathletes. Jordan Dauch, a junior, plays football, soccer, and track. In addition, he also has off season football training in the summer. ...

Everybody loves Kungfu fighting

Grace-Mckee Haycraft, Staff Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under Sports

The Martial Arts have been around for thousands of years, even though most Americans only know it from movies and television shows like The Karate Kid or Bruce Lee movies like The Year of the Dragon. Judo, karate and Taekwondo are the most common martial arts. They differ in many significant ways. Sage...

Track team Decathlon

Track team Decathlon

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer
March 4, 2017
Filed under Online Only, Showcase, Sports

This past Wednesday, the track and field team stepped up on the track for the very first time this season. Although this is only their fundraiser, it is the first time these athletes get to compete for the season. The track team every year has a decathlon, which is their only fundraiser of the year....

Girls tennis team takes on the new season

Zoie Lambesis, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
Filed under Sports

As the weather warms up spring sports such as tennis start to make an appearance. With sixteen girls on the team they plan on dominating this season and putting all that hard work into wins on their matches. “I started playing because a friend of mine told me to try it, and so I did and I ended u...

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 ...

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...

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...

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. ...

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 ...

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