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Boys Varsity Basketball- State Tournament Recap

The Arete Prep Boys Basketball team made their first state tournament appearance since '13-14 and advanced to the round of eight by beating #10 seed Superior 48-41. The Chargers were ice cold in the first half, making only 4 field goals and trailing the Panthers 19-9. Joey Patrick sparked a huge third quarter by knocking down three consecutive 3's. Sean Baker (6pts, 8 rebounds) set the tone on the defensive end, recording many of his career high and school record 9 blocks in the third quarter. The Chargers outscored the Panthers 22-6 in the decisive third. Toni Atologbe and Brennan Weir each made huge shots down the stretch to keep Arete in front. Eric Baker was clutch on the FT line late, and led the Chargers in scoring with 16. Patrick finished with 12.

In a quarterfinal matchup with The Gregory School (Tuscon), the Chargers were overwhelmed from the start, trailing 22-4 at the end of the 1st. The couldn't mount a comeback in this one, and lost 68-37. The loss ended  a historic and successful season for Arete Prep. The full 1A bracket can be found here:

Advanced Archery Getting Ready for States

The Arete Prep Advanced Archery team traveled to Kingman, AZ last Saturday, to shoot in a state qualifier. As a team, the Chargers placed 2nd. Individuals who placed included:
Sean Widner (7th grade) - 2nd place MS Bullseye
Medley Montero (11th grade)- 3rd place HS Bullseye
Cooper Beaurgard (10th grade) - 3rd place HS Bullseye
Kate Veselovsky (11th grade) - 2nd place HS 3D
Congratulations to all! Next up for the team is the AZ State competition, on 3/2 at Ben Avery. Archers can then qualify for the national competition in Salt Lake City!
Become a Charger Athletics Corporate Sponsor!  

The Arete Prep Chargers would like to present our 2019 Athletic Advertising Opportunities to you! This unique opportunity includes high visibility to your company through both our junior high and high school athletics and fine arts events, creating outstanding exposure for our sponsors. In addition to our regularly scheduled events, schools and clubs from all over the valley and state visit our location for athletic and nonathletic events. Click the following link to learn more about our sponsorship program and to view the application.
Save The Date! 3rd Annual Arete Prep Golf Tournament 4/13

Arete Prep Athletics will host their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, our largest athletics fundraiser of the year, supporting all of our athletics programs. Details:
When: S aturday April 13th, 2019
Where: Kokopelli Golf Club
Format: 4 person scramble, 8am start
More info to come! We hope to see many members of our community and beyond out for a great day of golf, prizes, and community! 
Winter Sports Picture Galleries Now Available!

Winter sports picture galleries are now available to view and order. The galleries will stay open for proofing and purchasing until 2/22. Pre and post picture orders will arrive to us at the same time, with a tentative date of 2/28.
Use your personal/work email to access the galleries. If you have questions, please access Mako's contact information on the website.
CarLife Charger of the Week (2/4-2/10)
Jakob Membrila
Arete Prep Senior Jakob Membrila baskstopped the Campo Verde Coyotes to the AZ D2 Ice Hockey State Championship last Saturday. He saved an incredible 37 of 38 shots in the 2-1 win over Mesquite. The is the first state championship in their program history. Congratulations Jakob! 

 Previous Winners:
1/27-2/3 Toni Atolagbe- Basketball 
1/21-1/27 Brandon Small- Soccer
1/14-1/20- Alissa Kassebaum- Basketball 
1/7-1/12 Erik Baker- Basketball 
12/10-12/16 Helen Letizia- Soccer
12/3-12/8  Shawn Baker- Basketball 
11/26-12/1 Tania Davidson- Soccer 
11/19-11/25 Joey Patrick- Basketball 
11/5-11/10  Adam Whitehead- Cross Country 
10/29-11/3  Amanda Zajdzinski- Swimming
10/15-10/22 Amanda Zajdzinski, Luke Nicholas- Swimming 
10/1-10/14 Titan Palmer, Pierce Garver, Jack Spano- Football 
9/24-9/29   Brennan Weir - Senior- Football 
9/17-9/22   Adam Whitehead- Junior- Cross Country
9/10-9/15   Risa Fish- Senior- Volleyball
9/3-9/8       Remington Wallace- Freshman- Swimming
8/27-9/1     Ben White- Senior- Football  
 
 
 
UPCOMING GAMES AND EVENTS: 

                      Winter Sports Awards 2/27
Arete Prep Athletics will host Winter Sports Awards on February 27th, 2019, in the Marley Gymnasium. We hope you can join us and celebrate our winter student athletes, coaches, and teams!
Middle School Awards: 5:30-6:30pm
Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Baseball
Coffee and Dessert Intermission for both groups: 6:30-7:00pm
High School Awards: 7:00-8:00pm
Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball
CALENDARS - Practices & Competitions

These calendars can 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. 


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. 


Follow the Arete Prep Chargers on Social Media!
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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! 



REGISTRATION FOR A SPORT


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 $250. All high school sports are $290. 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.
Spring 2019 Coaches:

Varsity Boys Baseball: Coach Cord Smith,  csmith1@areteprepacademy.org

Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,  micaviness@yahoo.com

Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving @areteprepacademy.org

Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,  bengolf1@gmail.com

MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,  jwh480@gmail.com

MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,  mnaaktgeboren@archwayarete.org

MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,  jason.bellomy@gmail.com

MS "B" Boys Basketball: Nathan McAnally,
mcanally.nathan10@gmail.com

MS Swimming: Rachel Laveen,  rlaveen@archwayarete.org

MS Track and Field: Joe Lerner , jlerner@areteprepacademy.org
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell

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