Athletics

First Grader Davontay Talks About His Love of Pets

  Davontay loves playing sports, especially baseball! He currently plays on the Desert Dogs and is practicing to join Cactus Horizon Little League in the spring. Davontay is a great student and math is his favorite subject. When he grows up, Davontay wants to be a veterinarian, doctor, MLB baseball player, or astronaut. He recently became a vegetarian because of …

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Ethan Talks Soccer and School

Q. You were on the Bobcats’ soccer team this year. How did you get involved? A. I started in second grade with Mighty Cats and I’ve played every year up to now. I also want to play next year. Last year, we won the championship and we won it again this year. Q. You’re a great student. What is your …

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STA Eighth Grader Shines On and Off The Field

Bridget is a top student at St. Thomas the Apostle, as well as a nationally recruited softball player. At school she plays softball, volleyball and basketball, in addition to playing club softball. Bridget has been invited to six unofficial visits to colleges this fall and has received offers to play Division 1 college softball. She serves as secretary in the …

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How Swim Lessons Benefit a Child’s Personality Development

When it comes to positive activities for children, swim lessons may not immediately come to mind, but there are a lot of awesome benefits swimming affords! The positive impact pool time can have on a child’s mental and physical well-being is pretty incredible. It’s why we’re big believers in helping more kids become swimmers, and why we offer classes designed …

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Merritt Brothers Work Hard to Obtain Black Belt

  Matthew and Harrison Merritt are brothers who have worked alongside their dad in order to obtain their first Black Belts in Mixed Martial Arts/ Tae Kwon Do. Matthew is a fifth grader at Bethany Christian School. Harrison is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and is now a freshman at Valley Christian High School in Chandler. The two of …

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Christian appointed JGS Assistant Basketball Coach!

Q. Tell us about your new position. A. Coach Kris asked me to act as assistant coach for our varsity and junior varsity middle school basketball teams. I decided right away that I wanted the position because my grandfather and my father are coaches for a recreation league team (at Paradise Valley Community Center), so I knew what it entailed. …

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STA Seventh Grader, HANNAH, Succeeds in Gymnastics

Hannah is an excellent student and is always kind to everyone. She is the first student to greet you on campus and a wonderful role model for our younger students. Hannah is very involved outside of school in gymnastics and does a variety of services in the community. Q. How long have you been involved in gymnastics? A. I was …

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Tagret “TJ” Races Motorcross

Tagret “TJ” has been racing since he was three years old. His dad is a professional factory rider for BETA Off-Road USA. So as you can imagine, TJ is following in his footsteps. He has won more than a dozen first place trophies and never less than third through the finish line. He races Motocross, in Open 50cc class, competes …

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BCS Fifth Grader, KAITLYN, Talks Highly of Her School

Q. What is your favorite thing about Bethany Christian School? A. I like the athletics. It’s really fun to play volleyball. It’s my first year playing and I love the team. Q. You’re involved in theater. Can you talk about that? A. I really like to act! I acted at a local studio and I audition for the school plays. …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Sixth Grader Brock Earns A Spot on the the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team

Brock De Battista tried out for and earned a short-stop position on the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team for his age division; 11U. There were 20 tryouts held across the country, 5,000 players tried out, and 500 kids chosen. Brock was the top scorer in his age division for the Far West Region (AZ, NM, CA, UT, CO) and …

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