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Salemi continues guarding goal

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

August 28, 2019

Senior Luciano Salemi has been PMHS's starting varsity soccer goalie since his sophomore year. Now a senior, Salemi appreciates the work more than ever. Salemi is already looking forward to Perry's game against Southport. "T...

Falcons fly through summer heat

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, Page Editor

August 28, 2019

When the bell rings to release students on the last day of school, many of them won't be returning until the next school year. For others, they will be returning the next day. In order to prepare for their fall season, athletes are required...

Sampson drives into season

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

August 28, 2019

Junior Claire Sampson is a vital player for the girls golf team, earning a varsity spot each year she's competed. In her first two seasons, the team has earned Marion County championships, and last year they placed third in ...

Teams prepare for fall season

Andrew Haggerty, Reporter

August 28, 2019

The cross country team has many returning varsity runners, such as seniors Zach Bunnell, Oswaldo Gil-Ceja and Chas Stoner, as well as sophomore Elijah Webb. The team also has 10 freshmen. The team’s goal this year is to make it to semi-st...

Live, Laugh, Lucas

Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald, Page Editor

August 28, 2019

It’s always pleasant to see a good story about a young star making his or her way onto a varsity sports team early in his or her high school career. But what about the athletes who aren’t so quick to success?  Often, ...

Falcons light up the stadium

Andrew Haggerty and Lucas Ferdinand-McDonald

August 28, 2019

On Friday, August 23, the Falcons square off against Lawrence North at Falcon Stadium, but this team has been hard at work since summer, putting  in long hours in the weight room and on the field to prepare  for the season....

A swimmers struggle: The race to the end

Ariel Lucas, Arts & Entertainment Writer

March 14, 2019

Competitive swimming isn’t as easy as athletes make it seem. With all the core exercises and day after day conditioning, it takes a toll on a swimmer's body, but swimmers think it’s worth it. On the outside, swimming ...

Dusting off the mats: Wrestlers prepare for upcoming season

Sonia Ventura-Mendoza, News Reporter

March 14, 2019

The season of wrestling is here and wrestlers have already been getting back into shape. Every year, new and returning members of the team start out with pre-workouts during the off-season to help them become the best they can b...

Holiday hang-up: No second helping for winter athletes

Diana Pyle, Digital Editor

March 14, 2019

For many students, the holidays mean spending time with family, lounging on breaks and, of course, digging into mouth-watering food. But for some Falcon athletes, indulging in these traditionally delicious dinners isn’t an op...

What it takes: the mentality behind martial arts

Lukas Sakalinskas, Page Editor

March 14, 2019

Perry is home to a surprisingly small amount of martial artists, with only a handful practicing taekwondo. That handful, though, has found that the mental aspect of the sport is just as important as the physical aspect. Seni...

Students on and off the field: Student athletic trainers aide teams from sidelines

Madison Pruitt, Sports Writer

March 5, 2019

On the field, they stand with the athletes with bags full of tape, bandages, and other essentials, prepared for the worst. The athletic trainers and assistants are always at hand for student athletes, working consistently in both ...

Last chance at glory for the class of 2019

Josh Reiter, Sports Writer

March 5, 2019

It is the final home game of the year: painted banners  announce the names of each senior on the team, a crowd in pink attire fills the stands, and one last game remains at Falcon Stadium. Tonight, it is Senior Night. Senior Nig...

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