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Upcoming- Arete Prep Athletics Summer Camps

This week, Arete Prep Athletics will release their summer camp schdule for the summer of 2019! We hope many families in our community and beyond will take advantage of these low cost camps to improve skills, make friends, have fun, and meet some of our Charger coaching staff. Camps offered will include:

MS Girls Basketball
HS Girls Basketball 
HS Boys Basketball
Beginning Archery
Advanced Archery 
Athletic Performance Camp- Strength and Speed 
MS Soccer Camp
MS/HS Indoor Soccer (Futsal) Open gyms 
Volleyball Camps/Open Gyms
and MORE....

Keep checking in to our athletics website to stay up to date with camp offerings. Registration links will go live later this week! Camps will also be posted in detail, here, next week.
Charger Track and Field- State Meet Recap:

On Friday the Chargers got started with our girls 4x800m relay with Sarah, Bryn, Alissa, and Daniela, running a 17 second PR and finishing 9th.  Logan Hansen set a new PR of 54.18 in the 400m in his first state meet.  Also in his first state meet Chris Akpede set PR's in both the 100m (11.69) and 200m (23.52), just missing the 200m final.  Both of Chris's PR's are sophomore records.  Also setting a new sophomore record was Chase Hampton who ran a 52.27 in the 400m.  His time also qualified Chase for the finals on Saturday.  We finished Friday with our boys 4x4 relay who ran a season PR of 3:33 and advanced to the finals as well.

On Saturday we had Alissa Kassebaum and Daniela Iniguez in the 1600m.  Alissa ran a new PR of 5:52 and placed 14th while Daniela came in 24th.  Lillie Whitehead and Chloe Stoops threw the exact same distance in the discus and were able to finish tied for 11th.  In his first ever finals race Chase ran a blazing new PR, for the second day in a row, and finished 6th with a time of 52.14.  Adam Whitehead, despite being sick all week, ran a courageous 3200m and finished 2nd.  

Our last event of the meet was the boys 4x400m relay.  Coming into the finals with 3 sophomores and 1 junior, we knew they had to run their best race of the season to get on the podium.  Let me tell you they did just that.  Starting things off was Chris Akpede who ran incredible lead off leg with a split time PR of 51.3.  Logan Hansen, in his first state meet final, improved on his split time PR from Friday night and ran a 52.3.  Having only 45 minutes to rest after his 3200m race, Adam Whitehead ran a gutsy 54.6 to get the baton to Chase as our anchor leg.  Chase ran one of the fastest split times in school history with a 50.8 to help our team set a new school record of 3:29.48.  This incredible performance by our team put them on the podium by finishing 4th.  It was an thrilling race that ranks up there with some of the best our school has ever been a part of and broke a record I did not think would be broken for a long time.  Congratulations to Coach Caviness, Coach Dowd, and all of our student athletes. You make us proud! 
Advanced Archery Competes in Nationals, 
Featured on Fox 10!

Members of Arete Prep's Advanced Archery team traveled to Salt Lake City. Utah over the weekend, to compete in the NASP National competition. Initial results have the Chargers placing 9th as a team. That puts them on the fence for worlds. They will wait until completion of the eastern nationals to see if they qualified for worlds. Arete Prep will also wait to see if any individual qualifiers will head to worlds. Jared Phillips shot the high score for the Chargers.Great job Archers! 

Fox 10 recently came out to the Arete Campus to film a "Ty-pad" segment with Ty Brennan. Ty interviewed a few archers, as well as Coach Portillo. He also got a quick lesson and took aim himself! The segment aired live Sunday 4/21, but you can check out both the tease, and segment at the links below! 

Thanks to Ty and the Fox crew for coming out and featuring our team! 
Join Us For Spring Sports Awards on 5/15!

Arete Prep Athletics will host Spring Sports Awards on May 15th, 2019, in the Marley Gymnasium. We hope you can join us and celebrate our spring student athletes, coaches, and teams! Dress for student athletes is formal.

Middle School Awards: 5:30-6:30pm
Basketball, Track and Field, Archery

Coffee and Dessert Intermission for both groups: 6:30-7:00pm

High School Awards: 7:00-8:00pm
Beach Volleyball, Track and Field, Archery, Baseball, Golf
CarLife Charger of the Week (4/29-5/5)
Noah McClelland- Junior- Varsity Golf
Noah fired a 36-41 for a final round 77 to catapult the Chargers to a top 10 finish at the highly competetive Metro Invite. His 77 is the lowest score in school history by 3 strokes! Next up are the AIA team State Championships Tuesday and Wednesday at Omni National in Tuscon. Good luck Noah and congratulations! 
Previous Winners:
4/22-4/27- Adam Whitehead, Chase Hampton, Christopher Akpede, Logan Hansen 
 4/15-4/20- Jamison Brown- Varsity Baseball 
4/8-4/12 Brennan Weir- Varsity Golf 
4/1-4/5 Eric Baker - Varsity Golf 
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  

Tuesday 5/7, Wednesday 5/8
Varsity Golf at AIA State Championship
Onmi National, Tuscon 

Wednesday, May 15th
Spring Sports Awards
5:30-6:30pm  Middle School Awards
6:30-7:00pm Intermission (dessert and coffee)
7:00-8:00pm High School Awards
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:
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 $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
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