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  • Swim and dive teams win big against Buckeye and Estrella Foothills

  • Herff Jones will be on campus tomorrow taking cap and gown orders

  • School officially launched new app, available for download in app store

Fresh faces bring new game

Annie Sogaard, staff writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Within each new class of freshmen at Cactus Shadows lie many potential star athletes, placing on varsity sports teams in just their first year. Reword, the lead is confusing One of these students is Grace Tipton, freshman, who is on the varsity cross country team. “Grace is insane. “She...

Flag: Opinion

Faith Hasher, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Colin Kaepernick, NFL quarterback for the 49ers, refused to stand for the national anthem on television to protest racial injustice and police brutality. This act is completely unpatriotic, and infuriates many of the fans who might otherwise be willing to hear his message. America is a country where each and every da...

Mixing it Up

Mixing it Up

Zachary Shearer, staff writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Sports

Throughout history, Mixed Martial Arts has remained highly popular in America, Brazil, and Europe for its fighting diversity and brutality.This enjoyment is not regulated to just professional, but also  by amateurs looking for a little bit of excitement. Mixed Martial Arts is a full-contact sport. ...

Bickle’s rebound

Bickle’s rebound

Kassidy Wheeler, staff writer

October 4, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Caitlin Bickle, a small forward on the girls basketball team, tore her ACL and is out for season. Being a key component to the team’s success in the past, losing her poses a challenge to the team this season. This season presents new challenges and opportunities for other players to step up and be...

Track team Decathlon

Track team Decathlon

Faith Hasher, Staff Writer

March 4, 2017


Filed under Archive, Online Only, 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 ...

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...

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