Thank you for your tax credit contributions and support of athletics and clubs! 
  Matthew McClelland Attends Ed Doherty Banquet 

On Saturday, Sophomore QB Matthew McClelland was one of 56 Arizona high school football players who attended the prestigious Ed Doherty Award Luncheon, hosted by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. Matthew was joined by his family and Head Coach Smith at the awards. He was the only 1A representative, and only sophomore nominated. The winner of the award was Bijan Robinson, running back for Salpointe Catholic in Tuscon. He will attend the University of Texas next fall, and won the award last season as well. 

As a Sophomore, McClelland earned the 1A East Region Offensive Player of the Year. He averaged 241 passing yards per game, and 120 per game on the ground. In the regular season he ranked 1st in total yards per game among all 1-6A QB's. 

Congratulatoins Matthew! 
Follow the Gridiron Club on Twitter! @GCS_Gridiron

  Adam Whitehead Earns All State XC Recognition

Senior Adam Whitehead has been named to AZ Central's All Arizona Boys Cross Country team.

Adam won both the 2019 Glendale Invitational and was the Division IV Section IV champion. He ran a personal record of 15:39 at the Desert Twilight and was the runner-up for the Division IV individual state championship.

The link to the full article and names of other All State recipients can be found here:

  Chargers Earn Three Home Wins Friday Night 

It was a busy night on the Arete campus Friday night, and the Chargers came away with three wins over visiting teams.

The womens varsity soccer team downed Heritage-Laveen on a 2nd half Lille Whitehead penalty kick, her second goal of the young season. The Chargers dominated possession and shots, but couldn't break through until the decisive PK. Tania Davidson filled in for the injured Helen Letizia in goal and earned a 2 save shutout.

In JV basketball action, Chris Akpede was the hero as he hit a game winning three pointer with seven seconds left to lift the Chargers to a 33-31 win vs. Rancho Solano.

The womens varsity basketball team rolled to their second straight win versus NFL YET, 51-8. Kayla Parsons had 16 points and 8 steals in her home debut for the Chargers. Rachel Garver had 7 points and 3 assists off the bench.

The mens varsity basketball team made a second half push but couldn't quite complete the comeback versus NFL YET, falling 51-48. Junior Brandon Fish had another big game, with 27 points and 8 rebounds. Owen Kremer chipped in with 10 points.

CarLife Charger of the Week (12/8-12/14):
Brandon Fish- Varsity Basketball 

Brandon poured in a career high 33 points in the Chargers win at Tempe Prep, and followed that up with a 27 points performance in a 51-48 loss to NFL YET. He always demonstrates poise and composure, and has an outstanding habit of helping teammates and opponents off the floor. 

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 
11/11-11/17 Matthew Evans- Advanced Archery 
11/25-12/1 Caleb Richards- Varsity Soccer
12/3-12/7 Deven Lipp- Advanced Archery 


Monday, December 16th 
4:00pm- Boys MS B Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep 
5:15pm- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Chandler Prep 

Wednesday, December 18th
5:00pm- Mens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Gilbert Christian 
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Gilbert Christian 
*Half Day*

Friday, December 20th
12:30pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ CPA Tourney @ Red Mountain Complex
vs. Betty Fairfax HS
4:00pm- Mens JV Basketball HOME vs. Cibecue 
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Cibecue
6:30pm- Womens Varsity Soccer @ CPA Tourney @ Red Mountain Complex
vs. Vista Grande 
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. Cibecue 
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer HOME vs. Ben Franklin
*No School- Winter Break* 

Saturday, December 21st
TBD- Womens Varsity Soccer @ Red Mountain Complex depending on Friday results 

Last Weeks Results: 

Monday, December 9th 
6:00pm- Womens Varsity Soccer vs. Heritage- Laveen (W 1-0)

Tuesday, December 10th
3:45pm- MS B Girls Soccer HOME vs. Veritas (W 5-0) 
4:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. N. Phx 
5:00pm- Boys MS A Soccer HOME vs. Veritas (L 3-2) 
6:15pm- Girls MS A Soccer HOME vs. Veritas L 15-1)

Wednesday, December 11th
4:00pm- Mens JV Basketball @ Tempe Prep  (W 51-35)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Tempe Prep (W 84-49)
7:00pm- Womens Varsity Basketball @ Tempe Prep (W 44-32)

Thursday, December 12th
4:30pm- Boys MS A Baseball @ Veritas (L 11-0)

Friday, December 13th
4:15pm- Girls MS B Soccer @ SPA (L 5-0)
4:00pm- Boys JV Basketball HOME vs. Rancho Solano (W 33-31)
5:30pm- Womens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. NFL YET (W 51-8)
7:00pm- Mens Varsity Basketball HOME vs. NFL YET (L 51-48)

Saturday, December 14th
9:00am- Girls MS A Soccer @ Cicero @ Eldorado Park 
10:30am- Boys MS A Soccer @ Cicero @ Eldorado Park (W 7-0)

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