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.

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...

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...

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