the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


the student news site of xavier college preparatory


Sports covers the never-ending games, championships, and awards that Xavier receives and participates in.

Genevieve George dives into the water at the 2019 state finals. Her performance in the Girls 100 Backstroke earned her 2nd place.

Genevieve George perseveres through hardships to place at state

Vivian Amoia, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Genevieve “Geni” George ‘25 is a sophomore at Xavier and is a member of the swim team. This year at the 2022 AIA Division 1 State Championship, George placed 6th in the Girls 100 Backstroke. However,...

Basketball coach journeys to greatness with her team

MJ Martinez , Sports Editor November 17, 2022

She always knew that basketball was what she wanted to do with her life. Ever since the first time she played with her cousins on a “dirt court” as an eighth grader. She would spend all her time playing...

On September 7 at the Phoenix Country Club Golf Course, Annie Dawson on a par 5 hits the ball between two trees. Xavier won against Hamilton 141-154.

XCP golfers thrive on and beyond the green

MJ Martinez Bautista, Sports Editor November 8, 2022

It is not every day that a student is named a Rolex Scholastic Junior All-American Honoree but on November 7 it was announced that Annie Dawson ‘23 was one of 50 out of hundreds of student-athletes around...

Varsity runners Nora Hinkle, Julia Russo, Reese Brown, Lily Beaver, Kylie Graf, Bella Gomez and Emily Manuelito pose after their race at the John Gleeson Invitational in Tucson. The team finished with 36 points, easily defeating second place finisher Salpointe Catholic with 60 points.

XCP cross country team perseveres through pain and passion for fall sport

Olivia Garcia, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

This season, girls on XCP cross country sacrifice Friday nights, summers and sleeping in late, in order to train. This sport requires endurance, dedication, sacrifice and most of all passion.     ...

Gators show their school spirit at football game

Campbell Linaman, Managing Editor and Best of SNO award-winning writer October 6, 2022

Xavier mountain biking captain Grace Morgan blesses the teams’ bikes in preparation for their races. This team tradition was started this year.

XCP swim and dive & mountain biking teams bond in successful fall seasons

Julianne Veloria, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

Part of what makes a team so successful is its sense of community and the special bond between each member. At Xavier, teammates join together and form families. This is especially true of Xavier’s swim...

The Xavier volleyball team played seven matches in two days at Las Vegas on September 16. The Gators won 4 out of 7 matches.

Xavier’s Volleyball and Badminton navigate expectations for the season

Cynthia Vilchis Moran, Staff Writer September 29, 2022

Xavier College Preparatory offers a vast variety of sports for its students. From sports, students learn disciplinary skills and healthy habits, grow in confidence and shape their personalities. These...

In a singles match against Perry High School, Ali Blutstein returns Perry’s serve from the backcourt. Xavier won the game 6-3.

Frosh tennis rises to popularity

MJ Martinez , Sports Editor September 29, 2022

The falling of leaves and the end of summer marks the beginning of a new season, the frosh tennis season at the Stark Center Tennis Courts, where as many as 70-90 freshman girls participate every year. What...

Xavier’s varsity softball team holds up its state championship trophy in celebration after winning the championship against Hamilton 13-0.  That was the fourth win of the season against the Huskies, sweeping them.

Softball sweeps state championship

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor May 17, 2022

On Saturday, May 14, Xavier’s varsity softball team won the state championship with a score of 13-0 against Hamilton High School. The game finished after only 4 ½  innings, as Xavier was winning by...

Landree Coats ‘22 and Summer McCann ‘23 pose with their medals after winning the beach volleyball pairs state championship on May 5.

Gators win beach volleyball pairs state championship!

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor May 12, 2022

Last week, senior Landree Coats and junior Summer McCann took home the state title for Division I Beach Volleyball Pairs. The championship took place on Thursday, May 5 at Casteel High School, where the...

Xavier College Preparatory’s Activity Center’s hallway, which leads to the gym, is decorated with images of every sport students can participate in. Televisions feature every sports team picture, individual shots and video highlights of the sports.

Spring sports wrap-up

Adelaide Luna, XPress Staff Writer April 28, 2022

The school year’s conclusion marks the end for most of Xavier’s spring sports, but although the season is done for most, it continues for the top athletes in regionals, state or both. Along with cheering...

Beach Volleyball

Kali Riddell & Dina Gorman, Multimedia Editor April 13, 2022

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