"Perform at your best, when your best is required.
  Chargers Cross Country Places 13th at States. 

Led by a second place finish by Adam Whitehead (16:19), The Chargers boys cross country team finished 13th out of 25 teams at the AIA Division IV State Championships Saturday. The state meet was held at Cave Creek Golf Course. The boys team earned their second straight team qualification for States this season. Members of the boys team this fall included, Whitehead, Wes Lannuier, Logan Hansen, Helaman Forsyth, Jaden Schneider, and Christian Moeller, and Giovanny Cervantes. 

On the girls side, Daniela Iniguez (98th of 160) was the top finisher for the Chargers. Sara Tollen also was an individual qualifier.  

  Zajdzinski Defends Two State Swimming Titles
AIA DIII State Meet Recap:

Arete Prep swimmers competed at the AIA DIII State Swim Finals at PCDS on Friday. Senior Amanda Zajdzinski capped her Charger career by defending her two state titles from 2018, in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. She also earned a return trip to the "Meet of Champions" on Saturday, at Skyline Aquatic Center. At that meet, which featured the top swimmers from all divisions, Mandy earned a 2nd place finish in the 500 Freestyle. 

Junior Luke Nicholas also qualified for the Meet of Champions, by placing 2nd in the 100 fly.

Sophomore Georgia Sterling capped a very successful season with a 4th place finish in the 100 fly. She was also a member of the 3rd place 400 relay, which included Zajdzinksi, Jana Steinborn, and Amariah Elefson.

Overall, the girls team finished 8th out of 30 DIII teams. Outstanding season Chargers and Coach Cook! 

         CarLife Charger of the Week (11/11-11/17)
            Matthew Evans- Advanced Archery 

Matthew has been working hard and demonstrating outstanding leadership with our new archers. At the state qualifier in Tuscon over the weekend, Matthew placed 1st in 3D and 2nd in Bullseye. Congratulations Matthew!



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 

Tuesday, November 19th
TBD- Boys Varsity Soccer Scrimmage at Saint Mary's

Friday, November 22nd
4:00pm- Senior Banner Photo Shoot- winter sports
5:00- Girls Varsity Basketball Scrimmage HOME vs. Cicero Prep
7:00pm- Boys Varsity Basketball Scrimmage HOME vs. Cicero Prep

Saturday, November 23rd
TBD-HS XC at Southwest Regionals, Casa Grande

Last Weeks Results: 

Saturday, November 16th
9:00am- D IV State Championship Meet

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 $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