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.

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

On senior night, the 1’s pair wins its match against Hamilton. Xavier ended up sweeping the opponent 5-0.

Xavier beach is playing for another title

Dina Gorman, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

The Xavier beach volleyball team has an outstanding record, winning 8 out of 9 Division I state championships and carrying an overall record of 125-5, all while holding a 5th place national ranking. The...

Petznick Field on Xavier College Prep’s campus is set up for a softball game. The field currently has lines for soccer, softball and lacrosse, but it is being redone this summer and will not only include these lines, but also lines for flag football.

Girls’ flag football: The next big high school sport?

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor April 7, 2022

Football is a defining American sport. Each year millions of households watch the Superbowl, and Friday night lights are often viewed as an integral part of the high school experience. While boys’ football...

Simone Zurawski poses with her awards in front of the equidome where she was competing. Simone was Champion in the Junior division at this horse show and received a bid to Junior Nationals.

Horseback riding: A sport like no other

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor March 31, 2022

When one thinks of sports in high school, he or she thinks of volleyball, basketball, football, soccer and, consequently, the stereotypical athletes and “jocks” seen in movies. Well, if you learned...

Featured on the left, Xaviers soccer team celebrates its victory in state finals. On the right, Joslyn Jenkins takes a picture of her Spiritline medal featuring a colorful Anaheim sunset.

Two Xavier sports teams win it all

MaryJose "MJ" Bautista, Staff Writer March 8, 2022

Over the winter season, Xavier's spiritline and soccer teams excelled as they placed in defining competitions.

Xavier College Prep’s superb basketball season

April Tanner, Staff Writer March 6, 2022

Led by Olympic medal-winner Jennifer Gillom, Xavier basketball had remarkable success this winter season.

On February 12 at the Queen Creek soccer field, members of the JV-B soccer team Angie Galvan ‘25 and Jackie Galvan ‘23 support the varsity soccer team. Xavier won 1-0.

Xavier defeats Queen Creek 1-0 in away game!

MaryJose “MJ” Bautista, XPress Staff Writer February 17, 2022

Like any Xavier sports team, the ultimate goal for the varsity soccer team is to win it all. Head coach Barbara Chura, however, believes in more than that.  “I would much rather play good soccer than...

In September of 2021, Emma Petersen ‘22, Meghan Schouten ‘22, Noelle Peterson ‘23, Lourdes Lauterborn ‘24, and Jayden Jevnick ‘24 returned to Xavier from their second AIA SLAC meeting. In their meeting, AIA SLAC discussed plans and future events for the year.

It’s SLAC not slackers!

MaryJose "MJ" Bautista, Staff Writer February 10, 2022

Throughout the school year, Xavier offers a variety of opportunities to its students to become involved or to pick up a leadership role whether that be in athletics or academics.  The AIA Student Leadership...

XCP Basketball and HoopComing

Kali Riddell, Multimedia Editor February 3, 2022

XPress takes on your favorite basketball team, the Xavier Gators! See clips of HoopComing and learn from XCP players why they love Xavier basketball.

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