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 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...

Cheer girls perform their full-team routine at State Qualifiers in 2020. The State Qualifiers this year occurred in person, while National Qualifiers occurred virtually.

Xavier spiritline takes on state championship

Nina Rawal, Club Writer March 30, 2021

The award-winning Spiritline team is one of the pride and joys of Xavier College Preparatory. Composed of two teams, Pom and Cheer, Spiritline is a great way to express one’s artistic persona.  The...

On Friday March 19, at Campo Verde High School, the Xavier varsity soccer team celebrates their state championship win.

Xavier varsity team wins soccer state championship

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor March 30, 2021

On Friday, March 19, at Campo Verde High School the Xavier varsity soccer team won the state championship game in a decisive victory over Chaparral High School, the defending state champions. The Gators,...

Bridget Donahey, who was recently ranked the 17th best softball player in the class of 2022 in the nation, poses for her softball picture on Petznick Field at Xavier College Prep.

Bridget Donahey: Softball star

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor March 30, 2021

Bridget Donahey, a junior at Xavier College Prep, has been nationally recognized as one of the best softball players in the class of 2022, and in February, Donahey was officially ranked the 17th best high...

On November 18, 2020, seven students, Macy Lee, Mia Rankin, Serena Turner, Elizabeth Woudenberg, Anahi Cardinal, Mary Beth Doss, and Lauren Garcia, pose after signing national letters of intent at a signing event in the Performing Arts Center.

Students sign national letters of intent

Campbell Linaman, Sports Editor January 26, 2021

On November 18, seven senior student athletes of Xavier College Prep signed national letters of intent at an event held on Xavier’s campus. By signing letters of intent, the students committed to attending...

After all their extensive practice, the Spiritline team won the state championship in 2019 where they were able to perform in front of a live audience.

Winter sports continue with new Covid-19 regulations

Ashley Rojas, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) decided to implement new safety measures to all the winter and spring sports for the 2021 seasons. These new rules are...

Junior Elle Samuel shows what she is planning to wear for Super Bowl Sunday.

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner

Natalia Gomez del Campo, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

Super Bowl Sunday is of course an exciting day for football fans across the country. It’s a day where families come together as a season comes to a close, most anticipating which team will be that year’s...

Senior Taryn Maher is hard at work in a plank in her own backyard.

How are Gators staying active?

Natalia Gomez del Campo , Staff Writer November 23, 2020

As Gators are getting back into the groove of school, the importance of feeling good physically as well as mentally is always a priority. Xavier students have found many creative ways to boost endorphins...

Naomi Young ‘23 maintains her speedy pace during the final mile of the sandy 5k course at the Eye of the Tiger meet on October 24, ultimately finishing 16th overall in the Varsity Gold race.

Xavier cross country goes the distance

Catherine Alaimo, Club Writer November 23, 2020

Cross country is the only Xavier fall sport that regularly practices in the morning rather than the afternoon. This is done primarily to avoid the heat of the late summer months.  Consequently, any...

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