Thank you for your AZ State Tax Credit contributions. They directly impact our athletic programs and clubs! 
  Advanced Archery Hosts First NASP Tournament

The first annual NASP (National Archery in the Schools Program) Tournament hosted by Arete Prep was a big success on Saturday! We hosted over 200 archers and families from all over the state of Arizona. The event raised funds for both the Arete Prep Archery team and Arete Prep Athletics. Charger Archers who placed included:

Megan Alann- 1st in 3D, 2nd in Bullseye
Kendall Antel- 1st in Bullseye, 2nd in 3D
Aubrey Portillo- 3rd in 3D, 3rd in Bullseye
Sean Widner- 3rd in Bullseye

The winner of our Dream Mountain Outfitters Guided Bear Hunt Raffle was....

Glenn Davis, congratulations!

THANK YOU to all of our volunteers who helped make it a great day for the archers! A special thank you to Coach George Portillo and Victoria Gould for all of their time and efforts on this great event.

THANK YOU to our community partners who donated to and sponsored this event:

Native Grill and wings, Hunter Jaymes Meat Co., Alpha Creations, SofTouch, Bass Pro, Cabelas, Tower Media Group, Drone 52, Sportsmans Wharehouse, Easton, CarLife, Corner Archery, Grace Records, Chick-Fil-A, Massage Envy, T. Salon, Jabz Boxing Mesa, Outback Steakhouse, Rudy's BBQ, Lowe's, Home Depot, Fat Cats, Just Sports, Jasper's Pool Supply, State Forty Eight, Black Rock Coffee, Lizard Thicket, RMP Construction, Half Priced books.


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 Athletics Information

Arete Prep Spring 2020 Athletics begin the next few weeks! Below is some basic information for each sport. More information will be added, so please keep checking back!

Please direct sport specific questions to the coaching staff, using our Coaching Directory:

General Athletics and registration questions should be directed to AD Todd Conklin (
Information on enrollment and registration can be found at the following link:

All student athletes need to have a current physical on file with the athletic office and have completed all requirements  in
 Register My Athlete  in order to participate.

Spring 2020 Middle School Sports- Begin the week of 2/17

MS Boys Basketball- Head Coaches- Jason Bellomy (A), Nathan MacAnally (C), and Jacob Pinkert (B)
Start Date: Wednesday 2/19 and Friday 2/21 tryouts for ALL PLAYERS 3:45-5:15pm
Practice Location: Arete Prep Gym
Practice Schedule: being developed based on teams...
Game Schedule: TBD, games begin late Feb/early March at locations around the valley. Transportation is NOT provided by the school.

MS Girls Basketball- Head Coaches- Jacob Howell (A), Michael Naaktgboren (B/C)
Start Date: Tuesday 2/18, Thursday 2/20 tryouts for ALL PLAYERS 3:45-5:15pm
Location: Arete Prep Gym
Practice Schedule: being developed  based on teams...
Game Schedule: TBD, games begin late Feb/early March at locations around the valley. Transportation is NOT provided by the school.

MS Track and Field- Head Coach Clara Carnahan, Asst. Coaches Daryn Rozas, Nate Brown
Start Date: Wednesday 2/19 3:45-5:15pm
Location: Arete Prep Campus
Practice Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:45-5:15pm
Meet Schedule:  MS Track Meet Schedule

MS Swimming- Dependent on hiring of a head coach! 

Spring 2020 HS Sports:

HS Golf: Head Coach- Ben Weir, Asst. Coach Rob McClelland 
Start Date: Monday 2/10 4pm at SVE,
Location: Practices at Sunland Village East, Home matches at Superstition Springs GC
Practice/Match Schedule:  HS Golf Calendar

HS Track and Field: Head Coach Mike Caviness, Asst. Coach Lauren Janda
Start Date: Monday, 2/10 5PM TEAM MEETING in Prep Room 100
Location: Arete Campus
Practice Schedule: Monday/Tues/Thur/Fri 4:45-6:15pm, Saturdays 11-12:30 until meets start

Beach Volleyball: Head Coach- Colton Loving 
Start Date: Tuesday 2/11 5:00-6:30 @ Gene Autry (4125 E. McKellips Rd, Mesa)
Practice Schedule:  Beach Volleyball Calendar
Game Schedule:  Beach Volleyball Schedule

Varsity Baseball: Head Coach Rick Alvarez, Asst. Coach Joe Trujillo 
Start Date: Monday 2/10 4:00-5:30 @ Extra Innings (Mesa)
Practice Location: Finalizing...
Practice Schedule: Finalizing...
Game Schedule: Baseball Game Schedule

Beginners Archery:  Head Coach- George Portillo 
Start Date: Tuesday, 3/17 3:45-5:00pm (team meeting)
Practice Schedule: Mon-Thursday 3:45-5:15pm - groups and days/times TBD once team is formed!

CarLife Charger of the Week 

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 
2/1-2/6 Seth Beeman- JV/Varsity Basketball 


  Friday, February 14th/Saturday, February 15th:

Boys and Girls Basketball- 1A State Touranment 
Details and brackets released Wednesday 2/12. 

Last Weeks Results: 

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 (W 36-29)
Boys Varsity: 5:30pm vs. Fort Thomas (L 88-40)

Friday, February 7th
1A East Regional Tournament Championship Game
Girls: Fort Thomas 48 Arete Prep 33

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

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