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3rd Annual Golf Tournament- Join Us For Lunch! 

Arete Prep Athletics is hoting their 3rd Annual Golf Tournament, next Saturday April 13th. The shotgun start is 8am at Kokopelli in Gilbert. 
NOT A GOLFER? You can still join in the fun and support the Chargers! Lunch tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the course, starting at Noon. This also gives you access to the silent auction and raffles! 
There is an impressive list of items this year, including a Ring Doorbell, Diamondbacks tickets, ASU Football tickets, a signed Josh Jackson Suns basketball, Tieks shoes, a Westin 2 night package, golf tee times/ lessons, and much more! 

Our Tax Credit Participation Fee Drawing Winner Is..........


The Sistak family! Congratulations! 

Although our drawing is over, there is still time to donate your tax credit to Arete Prep! We are edging closer and closer to our goal! April 15th is the final day to support. Thank you for supporting Arete Prep Athletics, and for keeping your tax dollars in our community where they directly impact our students and athletes. 

Contribute Here!
Varsity Golf Picking Up the Pace

Varsity Golf ended a busy week, taking on excellent competition from around the valley.  The team won on Tuesday, by two strokes over AIA #4 Ranked Scottsdale Christian and twenty plus over Veritas Prep. Eric Baker & Mathew Mclelland led the Chargers with a 39 & 37.  Both of these scores were career best scores for them.

 The Chargers toughest test of the year was Wednesday vs #1 Valley Christian & #3 Scottsdale Prep. It didn't go as planned, as Arete finished a distant 3rd in the triangle match. One lone bright spot was Eric Baker, who tied his career low and finished 4th place individually with another 39. The Chargers finished second in their Thursday match, behind ACP. the team showed consistency, with all golfers scoring in the 40's. Brennan Weir had team individual honors with a 42, good enough for 2nd overall. 

Arete Prep remains in the top ten rankings in the state, as they look to qualify for states as a team, for the first time in program history. As juniors, Erik Baker and Brennan Weir qualified individually for states in 2018.
Whitehead Runs In Arcadia Invitational in CA

Arete Prep Junior Adam Whitehead tested himself against some of the toughest competition in the region and country Saturday, when he competed in the "Home of National Records" Arcadia Invitational. He qualified for the Invite by meeting the 9:33 3200m standard, when he ran a 9:31 at the AZ Lutheran Invite. Adam ran in the 3200m rated race, at around 9pm. He crossed in a PR of 9:30, placing him 45th out of 78 runners. What a great experience for Adam, who is always seeking out top competition to race against! 

Full Arcadia Meet info and results can be found here:

CarLife Charger of the Week (4/1-4/5)
Eric Baker- Senior- Golf
Eric shot a career low 39 last week, vs Veritas and Scottsdale Christian, propelling the Chargers to a 3 stroke win over #4 SCA. The next day he then matched his career low, helping Arete close the gap between #1 VC and #3 SPA. Eric's fantastic finishes have been a big reason the Chargers are up to #6 in the AIA State Rankings. Congratulations Eric!

 Previous Winners:
4/1-4/5 Madelyn Kremer- Track and Field
3/18-3/23 Pierce Garver- Baseball 
2/18-2/23 Cooper Beauregard- Advanced Archery
2/4-2/10 Jakob Membrila - APA/CV Hockey
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  


Monday, April 8
4:00pm- Varsity Golf @ Veritas @ Silverado (Early Release 2:00pm)
4:00pm- Beach Volleyball @ Chandler Prep @ Apache Park (Early Release 2:30)
5:00pm- Boys MS "A" Basketball HOME vs. North PHX

Tuesday, April 9
3:00pm- Varsity Baseball @ NFL YET @ Cactus Yards (Early Release 1:15pm)

Wednesday, April 10
4:00pm- Beach Volleyball @ Amphitheater (Early Release 1:00pm)
4:00pm- Girls "B White" MS Basketball HOME vs. Lincoln 
5:00pm- Girls "B Green" MS Basketball HOME vs. Lincoln 
6:00pm- Boys "C" MS Basketball HOME vs. SPA
6:00pm- Boys MS "A" Basketball @ North PHX 
7:00pm- Boys "B" MS Basketball HOME vs. SPA

Thursday, April 11
2:00pm- Varsity Golf at Williams @ Elephant Rock CC (Early Release 9:00am)

Friday, April 12
4:30pm- Beach Volleyball vs. Saguaro @ McQueen Park- SENIOR GAME! 
5:30pm- MS Track and Field GHMSL Meet at Apollo 
6:00pm- Varsity Baseball vs. Ray @ Tempe Diablo #2

Saturday, April 13
8:00am- 3rd Annual Arete Prep Golf Tournament @ Kokopelli!
9:00am- Girls "B White" MS Basketball @ Chandler Prep 
9:00am- High School Track @ Valley Classic 
10:00am- Girls "B Green" MS Basketball @ Chandler Prep
11:00am- Girls "A" MS Basketball @ Chandler Prep
12:00pm- Boys MS "C" Basketball @ Chandler Prep
1:00pm- Boys MS "B" Basketball @ Chandler Prep
2:00pm- Boys MS "A" Basketball @ Chandler Prep 
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. 

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As always, visit our athletics website:
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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,

Varsity Coed Track and Field: Coach Mike Caviness,

Varsity Beach Volleyball: Coach Colton Loving,  cloving

Varsity Golf: Coach Ben Weir,

MS "A" Girls Basketball: Coach Jacob Howell,

MS "B" Girls Basketball: Coach Michael Naaktgeboren,

MS "A" Boys Basketball: Coach Jason Bellomy,

MS "B" Boys Basketball: Nathan McAnally,

MS Swimming: Rachel Laveen,

MS Track and Field: Joe Lerner ,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
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