Sports, Dance & Cheer

Saint Francis Xavier’s’ Alli Chester Accepted to Summer Program at Pacific Northwest Ballet School

Alli Chester is a ballerina with Ballet Arizona and has just received admittance to a select dance program in Seattle. She is sweet, humble and adorable with an incredible work ethic. Q. You are a ballet dancer, tell us about that. A. I practice classical ballet at the School of Ballet Arizona. I dance six days a week for a …

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PCDS’ Senior, Andrew Ekmark, Gets Accepted to Play Basketball for Stanford

Andrew is leading our Varsity Basketball team to the state tournament and a top rank in the state. He’s committed to play basketball at Stanford and has an extremely high GPA within a rigorous academic program at PCDS. He’s a great young man! Q. You are a Varsity basketball player tell us about that? A. I’ve been playing basketball since …

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Baylee Says Goodbye to her Cheer Squad

Baylee is a senior at New Way Academy and has been on the cheer squad since seventh grade, when the cheerleading team was founded. Baylee has been a leader on the team, serving as the cheer captain and always encouraging other students on the squad. Baylee cheered in her final game as a Bulldog on February 11. Although Baylee’s formal …

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Tyler Talks Sports and Star Wars

Q. You play flag football and basketball, tell us about that? (how long? What position?) A. I have played flag football for three years, in flag football you play every position which I enjoy. I get to be on the offense and I get to play defense. Plus, I get to meet kids from other schools that don’t go to …

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Keilani Talks About Her Dedication to Dance

Q. You are a dancer, tell us about that? What style? How long have you been dancing? What is your favorite style of dancing? A. I have been dancing for three years. I do ballet, hip hop, jazz, lyrical and contemporary. My favorite is ballet. Q. How many hours a week do you practice? Do you find it hard to …

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Michaela Talks Volleyball and Basketball

Michaela is a fierce competitor on the school’s volleyball and basketball team. No matter what Michaela, always gives 100 percent. Michaela is also a delightful young woman who has grown tremendously during her time at Madison Prep. She is a hard worker and always does the right thing. She is the definition of integrity. Q. Your main sports you have …

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PCDS Senior, Tara, Recruited to Columbia University

Tara Dugel (Class of 2016), has been recruited for Varsity Squash at Columbia University in the City of New York. She has committed to Columbia, which is part of NCAA’s Ivy League. Although popular on the East coast, squash is a seldom known sport in the Southwest. It has been a challenge for Tara to find coaches and training partners. …

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Mia Qualifies for Olympic Development Program for Soccer

Mia just qualified for the Olympic training camp for soccer. She is an excellent student and an all-around wonderful young lady! Q. You just qualified for Olympic Development Program for soccer, tell us about that? A. This was the first year I was old enough to try out for the Olympic Development Program. I was really excited. There were hundreds …

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Cecilia Talks About Her Love for Soccer

 Cecilia has been a great teammate at Arizona Sports Complex and she works hard at everything she does within sports and academics. Q. You play soccer at Arizona Sports Complex tell us about that? A. I have been playing at ASC for about five years. I play every week twice a week. I usually play mid-field or right forward when …

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Why Physical Education Online Could Be The Best Option for Your Child

Most of us know it’s important for our children to stay physically active. But if your high school student is feeling uncomfortable in the school gym, or simply has too many courses to fit it in, physical education (PE) online can be a great alternative. Whether your child plans on switching to an online school or is interested in adding …

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