" Perform at your best, when your best is required"

  Chargers Football Advances in 1A Football Playoffs

#8 Arete Prep is moving on in the 1A football playoffs after defeating #9 Anthem Prep 34-22 on Friday night. It was a back and forth game, with the Chargers leading 14-8 at the half and only taking charge when Matthew McClelland ran it in from 24 yards with just over 3 minutes left to make it a two score game. The Eagles defense held McClelland in check for the most part, but he still finished with 281 yards passing and added 58 rushing. McClelland proved he doesn't only get it done on the offensive side of the ball, by setting a STATE RECORD with 5 defensive interceptions, including a few in clutch situations. The Charger defense played their usual team ball, coming up with multiple red zone, fourth down stops. Jacob Smedegaard had a big game at MLB, while Jack Spano and Logan Beach led the charge up front.

Sophomore Jack Bellomy was the star on offense, setting the tone by returning the opening kick 78 yards for a touchdown. Bellomy racked up 121 yards on 15 carries and had 151 receiving on 6 catches. He finished with 3 total TD's and a 2 point conversion.

Next up for the Chargers is a trip to Williams, AZ next Friday 11/1, where they will take on the #1 Vikings. Williams has held the #1 spot in the 1A rankings all season with their only loss coming to Pahranagat Valley (Alamo NV).

The Charger bus will leave campus at 11:30am Friday. 

  The Full 1A Playoff Bracket can be found here:

First Round: Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., Nov. 1, 6 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri.-Sat., Nov. 8-9, 6 or 7 p.m.,  See Bracket, CHS%
State Championship: Sat., Nov. 16, 6 p.m., CHS

  Winter Sports Info Night 10/30!

Arete Prep Athletics will host a winter sports informational night on  Wednesday, October 30th starting at 7:15pm, in the Arete Gym. 
 Families will have the oppotunity to learn about the registration process, obtain general athletics information, and meet the coaching staff. The meeting will take place in the gymnasium. Sports offered in the winter of 2019-20 include:

Middle School:
Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer

High School:
Soccer (Boys and Girls)
Basketball (Boys and Girls)

See article below for registration and coach information! 
We hope to see you Wednesday night. 
  Order School Approved 1/4 Zips, Store Open Until 11/3

Our newest Kollegetown school store is live, and will remain open until 11/3/19. All orders are processed at that time, and delivery to school is estimated at 3 weeks, in time for the Holidays!

School store link to start shopping:

School Store Flyer:

School approved items include:
UA Locker 1/4 Zip
Badger 1/4 Zip Lightweight Pullover
  Winter Sports Begin Week of 11/4, Register Now! 

The Arete Prep 2019-20 winter sports season is just around the corner. Middle school and high school sports begin 11/4. Please be proactive in registering for winter athletics. It really helps us guage interest, number of teams, and helps with staffing. 

Use the following link to find information on the registration and enrollment process:

Official start dates, calendars, and sport specific information will be available in the near future. Sport specific questions can be directed to our coaching staff, using the following directory:

General registration questions can be directed to Athletic Director Todd Conklin (

Sports offered for winter '19-20 include:
Middle School:
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer
Advanced Archery (In Progress) (Beginners offered in Spring '20)

High School:
Boys Basketball (Varsity and JV)
Girls Basketball (Varsity)
Boys Soccer (Varsity)
Girls Soccer (Varsity)
Advanced Archery (In progress)

We are looking forward to another great season of Charger Athletics. Please be proactive and register soon!

         CarLife Charger of the Week (10/21-10/27)
              Max Bruns- 7th grade- MS Cross Country 

Max has climbed his way towards the top ten in the last few MS meets. He ran an impressive 10:34 at the 1.7 mile Moon Valley meet Saturday, finishing in 11th place. Max has given his best effort all season, always wanting to improve in each practice and meet. He strives to be his best, with a humble attitude. Max is quiet with his success and powerful with his results! Congratulations Max! 

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 

Tuesday, October 29th
4:00pm- Varsity Swim Last Chance Qualifier @ PCDS  (Early Release 2:20pm)
5:00pm- JV Volleyball @ Ray (Early Release 
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Ray
6:00pm- MS B Volleyball HOME vs. Veritas 

Wednesday, October 30th
3:30pm- MS XC Meet @ Tempe Prep @ Mountain View Park (Early Release 1:30pm) 
TBD- Varsity Volleyball @ East Region Tourney vs. TBD (Early Release TBD) 

Friday, November 1st (half day)
3:00pm- MS A Volleyball GHMSL Playoffs @ Trivium 
6:00pm- Varsity Football AIA 1A Playoffs @ Williams (Early release 11:15am) 

Saturday, November 2nd
8:00am- MS B Volleyball @ North Pointe Prep 
8:00am- MS B Flag Football @ Maryvale Prep 
9:00am- MS C Green (Gethings) Volleyball HOME Match 
9:00am- MS C White (Carnahan) Volleyball Chandler Prep 
Noon- MS A Flag Football Playoffs vs. CPA @ Maryvale Prep 

Last Weeks Results: 

Tuesday, October 22nd
4:30pm- JV Volleyball @ Superior 
5:30pm- Varsity Volleyball @ Superior (W 3-1)

Thursday, October 24th
5:00pm- JV Volleyball HOME vs. Fort Thomas
6:00pm- Varsity Volleyball HOME vs. Fort Thomas (W 3-1) 

Friday, October 25th
7:00pm- Varsity Football AIA 1A Playoffs HOME vs. Anthem Prep (W 34-22)

Saturday, October 26th 
7:00am- MS XC Meet #5 @ Moon Valley 

9:00am- MS B Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero (Doubleheader) (L 0-2, 0-2)
10:30am- MS A Volleyball HOME vs. Cicero (Doubleheader) (L 1-2, 1-2) 
9:00am- MS C Green (Gethings) Volleyball @ Veritas Prep
11:00am- MS C White (Carnahan) Volleyball @ Scottsdale Prep 
Noon- MS A Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln Prep (L 6-7)
1:00pm- MS B Flag Football vs. Cicero @ Lincoln Prep (L 0-7)

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 Mariah Morrison as our Athletic Trainer, providing game coverage and clinical hours throughout '19-20. 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:
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. 

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 $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.
Fall 2019 Coaching Staff:

Varsity Football: Coach Cord Smith,
JV  Volleyball:  Coach Bre Ward,
Varsity Volleyball: Coach Catrina Warren,
Varsity Swimming:  Coach Andrea Cook,
Varsity X-Country:  Coach Jon Spano,
Advanced Archery:  Coach George Portillo,
MS Flag Football:  Coach Jason Bellomy,
MS Cross Country:  Darry Rozas,
MS A Volleyball:  Coach Kalyn Marquez,
MS B Volleyball:  Coach Nicholas Kaprielian,
MS C1 Volleyball:  Coach Jeremy Gethings,
MS C2 Volleyball:  Coach Clara Carnahan,
Todd Conklin
Director of Athletics
480.222.4233 school
716.998.1253 cell