Thank you for your AZ State Tax Credit contributions. They directly impact our athletic programs and clubs! 
  Advanced Archery to Host First NASP Tournament on 2/8

On  Saturday, 2/8 Arete Prep Archery will host over 200 Archers in a NASP "Fun Shoot" Tournament on the Arete Prep campus. This tournament will feature archers from grades 4-12, and will include bullseye and 3D competition for NASP archers, as well as a novelty shoot and learn to shoot area for all in attendance. This tournament will help bring in funds for both the Archery program, and Arete Prep Athletics. There is no admission charge, and parking is free. Parking will be limited on campus however, and cars will be directed to the parking lots north of Baseline Road. There is no parking at Wedgewood on this day either, as they have an event of their own. 

There will be concessions, raffles, and prizes as part of the day, including a raffle to win a 3 day guided hunt courtesy of Dream Mountain Outfitters. You can purchase those raffle tickets at the following link, right up until the day of the tournament. 

                          Arete Archery Guided Hunt Raffle Tickets

Come out on 2/8 and see what our Chargers Archery team is all about and take part in the fun! 

  Chargers Basketball Teams Qualify for 1A East Region Tournament

For the second year in a row, both Arete Prep Varsity basketball teams have qualified for the AIA 1A East Region Tournament. The top four teams in the regular season earn the right to travel to Fort Thomas Tuesday 2/4, to play for an automatic state bid. The tourney champion and runner up earn automatic state qualification. The boys used a late season run to qualify, winning their last two regular season games Thursday (beating Superior 51-44) and Friday (downing Ray 70-41) to claim the #4 seed. Even more impressive, the Chargers won both without one of their leading scorers in Brandon Fish, who was out with an injury but hopes to return this week. It was a total team effort from the boys this week, with balanced scoring, unselfish play, and tough defense earning them a chance to continue the season. They will take on #1 Fort Thomas, who the Chargers upset in the final last year, Tuesday at 5:30pm. Outstanding job Coach Caviness, staff, and players!

The girls earned the #2 seed, after a 5-1 regular season with their only loss coming to #1 Fort Thomas. They also picked up wins over Superior (41-14) and Ray (28-26) to earn that spot. The Chargers continue to add to their program record for wins in a season, and will hope to earn an at large tournament bid even with a semifinal loss. They will matchup against #3 Cibecue Tuesday at 4:00pm. Congratulations Coach Howell, staff, and players as well! 

The Chargers girls program have played their first JV games this season. The JV Chargers are 4-0, with one game left to play on Monday vs. Anthem Prep.They defeated Superior 32-7 on Thursday night. With this high energy, dedicated group, coached by Michael Naaktgboren, the future looks bright for the girls! 

The semifinal winners will return to Fort Thomas on Friday to play for the tournament championship. Follow postseason action at:

Go Chargers! 

  Chargers Soccer- Season Wrap Ups

The boys varsity soccer team finished their season on a high note Friday, spoiling Chandler Prep's senior night by upsetting the Titans 5-4 in OT. The win featured a furious comeback, after they trailed 4-1. Shady Zeitoun got the scoring started for the Chargers and scored the game winner in OT. Other goal scorers were Caleb Richards (2) and Magnus Seco (1). The boys finished 4-9 in conference play, and 6-11 overall including a 2-2 finish at the CPA tourney. With all but one senior returning next year, the future looks bright for the boys! 

The girls concluded their season at Chandler Prep Friday with a loss, finishing the season with a 3-8 conference record and 5-10 overall. They were competitive in most games and have a strong core returning for '20-21. 

Thank you to our Class or '20 Seniors for all of their time, efforts, and dedication to Arete Prep Soccer! 

Final Regular Season Soccer Records:

Boys Varsity 6-11
Girls Varsity 5-10
Boys MS A 2-5-2
Girls MS A 2-7
Boys MS B 4-6
Girls MS B 3-5-2


We are looking to bring back MS Swimming for the spring 2020 season. But, we need to hire a coach in order to make that happen. Candidates should contact AD Todd Conklin at

The team practices 3 days per week (EVO- Power Road) and has around 7 GHMSL meets, mostly on Thursdays at Phoenix Country Day. 

  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 the week of  2/17. Please be proactive and register early! 
CarLife Charger of the Week (1/27-2/1):
Seth Beeman- JR- JV/Varsity Basketball 

Seth has improved tremendously this season, and has become a key player for both the JV and Varsity boys basketball teams. He scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds in a Thursday win over Superior JV. He also made key contributions and hustle plays in key varsity wins Thursday and Friday night. Over the second half of the season Seth has averaged nearly a double double in JV games.  His effort is outstanding and consistent, and his dedication to improve and develop as a player has been noted by his coaches and teammates. 

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 
1/20-1/25- Jennie Knotts- MS Soccer
1/27-2/1- Mariah Dominguez- Varsity Basketball 


Monday, February 3rd
4:00pm- Girls JV Basketball HOME vs. Anthem Prep 
5:30pm- Girls Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Anthem Prep 

Tuesday, February 4th
 1A East Region Basketball Tournament @ Fort Thomas
Girls Varsity: 4pm vs. Cibecue 
Boys Varsity: 5:30pm vs. Fort Thomas 
Early Release 12:20pm

Friday, February 7th
1A East Regional Tournament Championship Games
(With Semifinal wins)

Saturday, February 8th
8:00am- Advanced Archery HOSTING NASP Tournament- Bullseye and 3D

Last Weeks Results: 

Tuesday, January 28th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Fort Thomas (L)
4:00pm- MS Baseball PLAYOFFS vs. Paradise Honors @ Pioneer Park (L)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Fort Thomas (L 50-15)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Fort Thomas (L 72-58)

Wednesday, January 29th
3:30pm- Girls MS A Soccer PLAYOFFS @ Anthem Prep (L 5-0)
4:00pm- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep (W 4-0)
5:00pm- Boys MS A Soccer PLAYOFFS @ Odyssey (L 2-1)
5:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ Valley Christian (L 8-0)
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ Valley Christian (L 5-4)

Thursday, January 30th
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Superior (W) 
4:30pm- Girls MS B Soccer @ Maryvale Prep (L 2-0)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Superior (W 41-14)
7:00PM- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Superior  (W 51-44)

Friday, January 31st
5:15pm- Boys MS B Soccer @ Odyssey (W 1-0)
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball @ Ray (L)
5:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ Chandler Prep (L)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Ray (W 28-26)
7:000pm- Mens Varsity Basketball @ Ray (W 70-41)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer @ Chandler Prep (W 5-4)

Saturday, February 1st
12:45pm- Girls MS B Soccer @ Lincoln Prep (L 2-1 OT)

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. 
***Spring calendars are being developed and added as they become more complete***

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