Thank you for your tax credit contributions that provide our students these athletic opportunities! 
  Girls Basketball Sets New Program Mark for Wins

The Arete Prep Girls Varsity Basketball team made the long trip to Duncan, AZ worthwhile, as they set a new program record for wins in a season. They equaled the current mark (12) last Wednesday, with a 39-14 region win vs. NFL YET. The win over the Wildkats  moved the Chargers to 13-4, which includes a third place finish in the Chandler Prep New Years Classic. The Chargers are also looking to qualify for their first AIA State Tournament, and with a strong region finish, should do so. The team is led by Coach Jake Howell, and Captains Mariah Dominguez and Hannah Howell.

Point guard Dominguez (2nd team all region as a freshman in '19) is averaging double figures and provides the Chargers with a strong court sense. Fellow sophomore Alissa Kassebaum is a double double threat who was also a 2nd team all region performer as a freshman in '19. With the deepest bench in team history and a strong group of freshmen, the future looks bright for Arete Prep girls basketball!

The next home date is 1/28 vs. region leading Fort Thomas.

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The varsity boys also picked up a big win over Duncan, helping their 1A state playoff chances. The 47-44 win moved the Chargers to 3-1 in the region and 7-6 overall. Next up for the boys, is a trip to Santa Cruz on Wednesday. All three teams take another long road trip to Cibecue on 10/24. 

  Spring Registration Is Live!

Registration for spring 2020 athletics at Arete Prep is now open. 

1.  Complete the  Athletic Online Enrollment;

2.  Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved  AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months.

3.  Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $260. All high school sports are $300. You may submit cash, check, or money order to the front office, or pay using Configio:

4.  (HS Only) If not previously completed, every athlete must complete the  Brainbook Concussion Course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only  once during their high school career.

High School: 
Beach Volleyball
Track and Field
Beginning Archery (starts 3/17)

Middle School:
Basketball (Boys and Girls) ( Not open to 5th grade at this time)
Track and Field (Open to 5th graders!)
Swimming (Open to 5th graders!)
Beginning Archery (starts 3/17)

HS practices begin 2/10, and middle school on 2/17. Please be proactive and register early! 
CarLife Charger of the Week:
Jennie Knotts- Middle School Soccer 

Jennie is one of the keys to success for our MS girls team! She is the team's most versatile player, and drives much of the attack and defense. Although she does not score goals often, she unselfishly does whatever it takes for her team and teammates to improve. She demonstrates leadership and we cannot wait to see her progress in our girls soccer program! 

9/3-9/8 Noah McClelland- Varsity Football 
9/9-9/14 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
9/15-9/21 Jamie Farrington- Varsity Swimming
9/23-9/28- Wes Lanniuer- Varsity XC
9/30-10/12- Adam Whitehead- Varsity XC
10/13-10/20 Jack Spano- Varsity Football 
10/21-10/27 Max Bruns- MS XC
10/28-11/3 Faith Youkhana- Varsity Volleyball
11/4-11/9 Amanda Zajdzinksi- Varsity Swimming 
11/11-11/17 Matthew Evans- Advanced Archery 
11/25-12/1 Caleb Richards- Varsity Soccer
12/3-12/7 Deven Lipp- Advanced Archery 
12/8-12/14 Brandon Fish-Varsity Basketball
Winter Break: Davis Weir- Varsity Soccer
1/13-1/18 Alissa Kassebaum- Varsity Basketball 


Wednesday, January 22nd
3:00pm- MS Baseball vs. Lincoln Prep @ Cactus Yards (Early release 1:45pm)
3:30pm- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Tempe Prep 
4:45pm- Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Tempe Prep 
5:30pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Santa Cruz 
6:15pm- Girls MS B Soccer @ Odyssey 
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Santa Cruz 

Thursday, January 23rd
4:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ Arizona College Prep (Early release  2:30pm)
6:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ Arizona College Prep 

Friday, January 24th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Cibecue (Early release 11:45am)
5:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Gilbert Classical *SENIOR NIGHT
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Cibecue (Early release 11:45am)
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Gilbert Classical *SENIOR NIGHT
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Cibecue (Early release 11:45am)

Saturday, January 25th 
 TBD-Advanced Archery Shoot @ Ben Avery 
10:15am- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. SPA
11:30am- Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. SPA
12:45pm- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. SPA

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, January 13th
4:00pm- MS Boys B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (W 3-2)
5:15pm- MS Boys A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (W 3-2)
7:00pm- Varsity Womens Soccer HOME vs. Ben Franklin (L 2-1)

Tuesday, January 14th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Hayden (L 51-46)
4:15pm- Girls MS B Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (L)
5:15pm Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Lincoln Prep (L)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Hayden (W 43-25)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Hayden (W 64-60)

Wednesday, January 15th
3:00pm- MS Baseball vs. Veritas Prep @ Cactus Yards 
5:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Horizon Honors (L 5-1)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ NFL YET (W 39-14)
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Horizon Honors (W 4-0)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ NFL YET  (L  56-53)

Thursday, January 16th
3:45pm- MS Baseball @ SPA @ Cholla Park 
3:45pm- MS Boys B Soccer @ Horizon Honors @ Pecos Park (L 5-1)

Friday, January 17th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Duncan (L 39-22)
4:30pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ ALA-Gilbert (L)
5:30pm-Womens Varsity Basketball @ Duncan (W 27-14)
5:30pm- MS Girls B Soccer HOME vs. LPA (W 5-1)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Duncan (W 47-44)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ ALA-Gilbert (L 7-0)

Arete Prep: Protected by ATI

Arete Prep Athletics are proud to partner with ATI Physical Therapy. ATI will be providing athletic training services for Arete Prep athletes, staff, and families through 2020 and beyond.

We welcome Sandra Hernandez as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout 2020. She can be contacted at: 

ATI has many clinics across the valley, with a few very close to our campus

To find locations,learn more about ATI, or book an appointment, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
Modern Law

Modern Law is a proud sponsor of the Arete Prep Chargers and conveniently located in Dana Park. They were voted the best family law firm in the valley in 2019, and are happy to serve all of your family law needs.  

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

Sponsor Spotlight:
MTS Painting and Property Service INC. 

Thank you to MTS Painting and Property Service Inc, as they become our first 2019-20 Proud Charger Sponsor! Please consider MTS for your future projects and services. They are based in Mesa and provide free estimates.
You can visit their website at:

Thanks to the Fornoff family and everyone at MTS for their support of Charger Athletics!

For more information on how you or your business can become a Proud Charger Sponsor, visit:

CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars are being developed and will continue to change over the season.  Always stay in contact with your coach for up-to-date team information. Please occasionally check in with the athletics website calendars for the most updated schedules. 

As updates occur, calendars can be found on our main athletics page ( under the "MORE" tab. 
Visit East Valley Sports to Order Your Varsity Jacket!
You may now visit East Valley Sports (6306 East Main Street, Mesa, 85205) to inquire about ordering an Arete Prep Varsity Jacket. We have redesigned the Varsity Letter that was distributed at Fall Sports Awards. IF YOU ARE ORDERING A JACKET, please contact Coach Conklin to receive the new letter. Please keep in mind that jackets take 7-8 weeks for production. We are very excited to see school pride represented in Varsity Jackets around campus! Jackets are dress code approved but may only be worn by the owner. 

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As always, visit our athletics website:
for information, updates, schedules, rosters, scores, and more! Content will continue to be added throughout the year! 


1. Complete the Athletic Online Enrollment. (Must be completed by a parent/guardian.) 

2. Every athlete must submit a physical on the approved AIA Physical Forms. Physicals are good for 12 months and must be resubmitted annually. 

3. Submit the athletic fee. All middle school sports (including archery) are $260. All high school sports are $300. Select Online Payment to pay by debit/credit card online, or you may submit cash, check, or money to the front office. 

4. (HS ONLY) If not previously completed, every high school athlete must complete the Brainbook Concussion Course. The AIA will notify Arete electronically once the student has successfully completed the course. High school athletes are required to complete this course only once during their high school career. 

All items must be completed and turned in before your student may participate in their sport.
Winter 2019-20 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Boys Basketball:  Coach Michael Caviness,
JV Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,
Varsity Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,
Boys Varsity Soccer: Coach Adam Narish,
Girls Varsity Soccer: Coach Doug Whitehead,
MS Boys Soccer "A" : Coach Kim Bellomy, 
MS Boys Soccer "B": Coach Max Greve,
MS Girls Soccer "A": Coach Clara Carnahan,
MS Girls Soccer "B": Coach Jeremy Gethings,, Coach George Macias,
MS Baseball: Coach Colton Corum, 
Advanced Archery: Coach George Portillo,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell