Athletics

PCDS 7th Grader Ranks 4th in International Skateboarding Competition

Mia Lovell, a seventh grade student at Phoenix Country Day School, recently competed in Exposure, an international skateboarding competition for women in Encinitas, California. Mia placed fourth in the 14 and under division. Q. How did you get started in skateboarding? A. I started pushing a board around when I was four years old. I went to my first skate …

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Cailin, James Madison Prep Senior, Dedicated Volleyball Player

Cailin is an outstanding senior who is taking the varsity volleyball team to new heights this year with her talent and leadership. Cailin has been on the honor roll throughout her high school career, and has been playing volleyball for James Madison Prep School since she arrived in ninth grade. Cailin is an energetic and enthusiastic senior and leads in …

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Local Twirling Team Wins National Titles

The Phoenix Superstars baton twirling team competed in America’s Youth On Parade this past month. The week long national competition was held at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana and is considered the “world series of baton twirling.” Six members of the Arizona Twirling Athletes, a non-profit youth organization for boys and girls ages 6-19 and their director, Becky …

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Dive into After-School Swim Lessons at Hubbard Family Swim Schools

Now that it’s back-to-school time in the Valley, a growing number of parents are enrolling their children in swim lessons at a Hubbard Family Swim School. While the summer outdoor pool season might be drawing to a close, indoor swimming and swim lessons continue all year long at the Hubbard Family Swim Schools. Founded in 1998 by co-owners Bob and …

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Seventh Grader Maureen Ulrich Leads Team to CYAA Championships

Maureen is a fantastic student and athlete. She helped lead her team to the CYAA championship this year and is a leader amongst her peers! She’s a member of National Junior Honor Society, volunteers much of her time at school helping with the preschool, as well as working the Student Council snack bar. Next year she will be the Campus …

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SS. SIMON AND JUDE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL SOPHIA GARCIA Heads to Regionals

Saints Simon and Jude fourth grade student Sophia Garcia has discovered a love for gymnastics! She became interested in gymnastics because of a classmate who is also a competitive gymnast. Sophia has been a member of the Synergy Gymnastics team for a year and a half. She has already competed in five meets since January! Her favorite event to compete …

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Third Grader, Jayden, Talks Football and St. John Vianney

Jayden is an amazing kid! When he’s not in the classroom eagerly learning or helping his classmates, you can find him out on the football field with his teammates. Jayden has been playing tackle football for two years and he loves the game. On and off the field, Jayden continues to excel in his achievements, making Principal’s list every school …

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Milo Shines at New Way Academy

Milo has been an exceptional help to staff and shows leadership in everything that he does. When asked for help to complete a task, he does not hesitate to step in, and often gets other students on board to complete a task needing group effort. From school mascot, to dunk tank champion, to football team player, and high school student government …

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Sahari Talks Boys & Girls Club

Sarahi has been attending the Stewart Branch since third grade and currently attends Desert Sands Middle School. Q. What activities or programs are you a part of at the Club? A. I have been in Smart Girls, Flag Football, Cooking Club, Hiking Club. My favorite areas are the gym and the new tween center. Q. How has the Club helped …

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St. John Vianney Eighth Grader Talks Soccer

Benny is 13 years old and he is currently attending eighth grade at St. John Vianney Catholic School. He was born in Mexico and came to the US when he was three years old. Benny learned English by speaking and playing with his cousins and when he started school he was fluent in both languages (English and Spanish). Benny likes …

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