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Athletes must raise money to pay for sport expenses

Miah Thirion, video editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

Many athletes know the struggle of working hard to raise money for their athletic expenses. This year, basketball and football teams raised money by selling various goods to family and friends. “For fundraising this year the football team sold gold cards. The basketball team had a big tournament d...

New coaching leads to a winning season for boys

Grant Richardson, staff writer

December 18, 2018


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The boys basketball team has had a winning start to their season, going 11-1 so far.  Last year they made it to the elite eight of the AIA state tournament where they lost to Moon Valley by two points. This year, they are looking to win a state championship. “Our goal is to win the state champions...

Five new sports added to the 2020 Olympic Games

Miah Thirion, video editor

November 30, 2018


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The International Olympic Committee will add five new sports to the 2020 games, including rock climbing, softball, and baseball. For many years, the competitions at the Olympics have stayed the same. However, with society’s interests changing, and the 2020 Japan Olympics upcoming, the International...

Full contact, no pads

Full contact, no pads

Jo Breese, staff writer

November 30, 2018


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This year, a brand new rugby club, called the Black Mountain Lions, was formed for students in Cave Creek and Scottsdale. Coached by Jaco Van Rensburg, the club is open to high school students, and currently has members from Cactus Shadows, Horizon and Foothills. “I believe the club will be successful. Ther...

A gap in the playing field

Brendan Donaldson, staff writer

November 30, 2018


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The women of the Women’s U.S. soccer team feel that they are underpaid compared to the amount that the men’s team is paid, and even made their case on 60 Minutes in 2016 which drew attention to the topic of the wage gap. In 2017 there was an agreement where the Federation increased the team's pay, bette...

Jumping across the world

Jumping across the world

Hope Black, staff writer

November 30, 2018


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Jace Williams is a freshman who has been a gymnast since he was six years old. He has been training with North Valley Gymnastics and is a part of the USA Trampoline and Tumbling Gymnastics Team. This month, he is going to St. Petersburg, Russia to compete in the World Age Group Competition for his third...

Alumni continue athletic success

Alumni continue athletic success

Jo Breese, staff writer

November 30, 2018


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Caitlin Bickle Caitlin Bickle graduated from Cactus Shadows in 2018 and she is a three-time All-State honoree here at Cactus Shadows. Bickle was unable to play basketball during her senior year at Cactus Shadows due to an ACL injury. Bickle is now a freshman at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, wher...

Bolting from the sprint track to the soccer field

Raven Ramirez, staff writer

November 30, 2018


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Usain Bolt, a retired sprinter and a world record holder in many relays, was offered a spot to play soccer with The Central Coast Mariners, of the Australian Soccer League. “I think it’s pretty cool, I didn’t know that he played soccer,” said Tandehl Collentine,the athletic director at Cactus Sha...

Mountain bike team prepares for one final ride

Mountain bike team prepares for one final ride

Avianna Hoppes/Evan Myers, sports editor/staff writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The mountain biking team was named Arizona State champions at their final event in October. Not only did they win State in the team category, but sophomore Grace Tipton also won State in the individual category. Winning state can be attributed to the amount of time that the team spends practicing. The...

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