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The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

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The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

The CS Press

The Voice of Cactus Shadows High School

The CS Press

In spirit. Junior Clara Gamber along with seniors Jordan Fender and Bella Durso practice for regionals at a local basketball game held in the school gym.

Junior cheer team takes first place at regionals

Hailey Dent, sports editor March 7, 2022

The USA National event took place February 25 through February 27. The JV Cheer team qualified for USA nationals this Fall with a first place finish at a USA regional event in November In Arizona. JV...

making a play. Senior Katarina Kostorous chases after the ball at a home game. Kostorous began playing soccer when she was four years old.

Kostorous to play for Kent State

Jordan Kern, staff writer March 7, 2022

The CS Press staff writer Jordan Kern interviewed soccer player Kat Kostourus about her successful season and plans to play soccer at Kent State. CSP Why soccer? KK I started playing when I was around...

Octane Go Kart racing : zooming around the track

Jordan Kern, staff writer March 7, 2022

Go kart racing has always been a popular activity and is known to be an easy sport. A go-kart is pretty much a miniature car, except there is no roof and speeds usually range between 10-40 miles per hour. The...

Fast and furious. Fans pay attention to the action on the court at the February, 15 game against Los Angeles Clippers.

Suns team hits the ground running

Jordan Kern, staff writer March 7, 2022

This year’s Phoenix Suns basketball team is off to its strongest start ever in franchise history. With a record as of February, 26 they have 49 wins and 11 losses, the team looks to bounce back from...

LAX for life

Jordan Kern, staff writer February 11, 2022

This year’s lacrosse team is just getting started. After a solid season last year by both teams, they look to improve and obviously winning state. With the season starting on January 17th, both teams...

Powder puff is back

Jordan Kern, staff writer February 11, 2022

This year’s powder puff game took place February third with the proceeds of the game benefitting Stand up for cancer. Stand Up to Cancer is a charitable program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation...

Behind the scenes: wrestlers focus on weight struggles

Livia Lowe, science editor February 11, 2022

Wrestling is a close contact sport that requires strength, endurance and the ability to quickly prepare for meets. In wrestling, weight is crucial as it determines what weight class you are competing in....

Wrestling Ruckus.	Wrestler Branden Herzog Practices for upcoming meets with his teammate.

Wrestle Mania

Peyton Marinelli, spotlight editor February 11, 2022

The school’s wrestling team has begun the 2021-2022 wrestling season. “This is a tough sport, there are a ton of life lessons that come from wrestling,” said Cesar Rojas, wrestling coach. Wrestling...

Students can join sports teams at Valley of the Sun YMCA

Paul Wernes, travel editor February 11, 2022

The Valley of the Sun YMCA has several sports to choose from for adults. Basketball, volleyball, and racquetball are a few that we offer and recreational groups are always forming. YMCA sports is the...

The rise of Gaga ball

Johnathan Geare, creeker editor February 11, 2022

Playground sports have long been known for keeping kids occupied both in and outside of gym class, and since the 1970s, one game has been on the rise. Gaga ball consists of eight to twelve players battling...

HOLDING ON. Bull riding at Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek gives non-cowboys the chance to try their luck on a live bull.

Buffalo Chip offers bull-riding experience

Hailey Dent, sports editor February 11, 2022

Bull riding is a rodeo type sport where riders try to stay on a bucking bull for as long as they can. It started around the 1910s but grew in popularity in the 1930s. Rodeo itself evolved after the Texas...

Keeping healthy while playing sports

Hudson Ellis, sports editor February 11, 2022

In many popular sports, many run the risk of receiving an injury at some point in their career. While this seems intimidating, there are a lot of things you can do to prevent or reduce the chance of getting...

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