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 College Prep’s crew team poses together after a long weekend of pushing the human body to its limits at the San Diego Fall Classic Regatta. Everyone has a smile of relief on their faces knowing that their training paid off, and they can sleep on the bus ride home.

Xavier Gator crew rows its way through San Diego

Lauren Wehner, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Xavier’s crew team took on the San Diego Fall Classic Regatta, representing the school in California on Mission Bay over the weekend on November 14, 2021.  On Friday the team loaded its boats onto...

At the first practice of the year, GG Conti ‘24 started strong by shooting a bullseye with each arrow.

Xavier archers keep aiming for the bullseyes as State approaches

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer December 2, 2021

Almost every high school in Arizona has tennis teams, soccer teams and basketball teams. Xavier is widely known for its excellence in these popular sports. However, not many Arizona high schools boast...

All the spiritline seniors gathered for a picture on the field before the game. They had just finished getting their sashes and crowns after walking across the field with their parents.

It’s Senior Night season!

Nina Rawal, Club Writer November 18, 2021

With the fall sports season ending, Xavier’s sports teams have been commemorating their seniors on team senior nights with fun celebrations, such as gifting goody bags to seniors, making posters and...

On November 13, at Ice Den Scottsdale, senior Marissa White makes her way to the Bronco’s side of the rink on a fast break. Brophy tied against the JV Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions, 1-1.

First Gator on BCP hockey team in years

MaryJose Bautista, Staff Writer November 18, 2021

There are many teams to choose to be a part of at Xavier, from volleyball to softball, so it is only natural for anyone with a spark of interest in a sport to go and try out for a team. That was the case...

13 Gators sign national letters of intent: What exactly does that mean?

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor November 12, 2021

This fall, 13 seniors from Xavier College Prep signed national letters of intent to play their sports at the collegiate level. While many recognize that this signing is an incredible honor and opportunity...

Jeanne Collier, who graduated from Xavier College Prep in 1964, poses with her silver medal for diving after the Tokyo Olympics medal ceremony in 1964.

Success in sports: Xavier alumnae have excelled in athletics across generations

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor September 30, 2021

“Women of faith pursuing excellence” (Xavier College Prep’s motto) is not just a saying. Xavier students, with the support of the faculty, truly strive for and achieve excellence across many fields,...

During the first moments of the game, students get ready for the initial kickoff. This kickoff started the first victorious football game of the season against St. Mary’s Catholic High School.

Brophy and Xavier celebrate first football win of the year

Nina Rawal, XPress Writer September 23, 2021

After more than a year, football games are finally back in all of their glory. The vibrant sea of red across the football field, the Brophy flags being waved around and the smell of fresh popcorn at the...

Xavier varsity softball wins state championship

Xavier wins softball state championship

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor May 20, 2021

The Xavier softball team celebrates after making history winning the softball state championship for the first time in Xavier’s history on Monday, May 17. The Gators’ victory came with a score of 10-0...

Xavier sports excel despite challenges in 2020-21 school year

Campbell Linaman, Sports Section Editor May 11, 2021

The 2020-21 school year was an exciting time for Gator sports. With back-and-forth sports shutdowns due to Covid-19, more girls trying out for sports than in previous years, and many impressive wins, Xavier...

The current Stark Tennis Courts will be renovated this summer. The cracks and breaks in the courts have constantly been filled in over the years.

Stark Tennis Center will be redone summer 2021

Grace Nelson, Arts and Entertainment Editor May 11, 2021

Tennis is one of the most popular sports at Xavier, with approximately 25 JV and varsity players, 60 players in the tennis club and over 80 players in freshman tennis. After spending years keeping up with...

Xavier’s dedicated varsity lacrosse team practices into the night to take it to the next level for an upcoming game.

Spring sports start off strong

April Tanner, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

With the winter sports season coming to an end, spring sports teams at Xavier are beginning to prepare for their upcoming season. The season typically begins on February 8, but this year, due to the...

Sister Lynn Winsor, who will soon be inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Hall of Fame, poses in a hall of trophies by Xaviers athletic offices.

Sister Lynn Winsor to be honored in NIAA Hall of Fame

Kendall Luther, Club Writer March 30, 2021

On December 14, 2021, Xavier College Preparatory’s athletic director, Sister Lynn Winsor, will be inducted into the National Interscholastic Athletic Administration (NIAA) Hall of Fame in Denver, Colorado.  Since...

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