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Mountain Biking Powers through “The Wall” in Toughest Race

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Bike Team had its strongest outing yet as the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) tour came to Prescott on Sunday, September 25th for the hardest race of the year at White Spar Campground.

327 racers from all over Arizona endured the grueling course. This race featured “The Wall,” the toughest hill that racers will face all season as they fight for the top spots in the four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson, Tyler Kuckuck and Kate DuBroy; juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, Clayton Evans and Max Baker; sophomores Kevin Anderson, Ethan Krafft and Hudson Coggins; and freshmen James Nebrig and Payton Kuckuck.

TCP’s sophomores led the way again with, Ethan Krafft on the podium in 5th place and Kevin Anderson in 7th place. In addition, senior Eric Anderson placed 9th in his race.

Ethan Krafft’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 4th in the middle school 6th grade girls’ race, which was her first ever competition. TCP looks forward to Ellie joining the Tri-City team in a few more years.

 

Ethan Krafft (far right) takes his place as 5th in the sophomore division.

Ethan Krafft (far right) takes his place as 5th in the sophomore division.

This was the second race of the season, with the next race being held in Sierra Vista, AZ on October 9th.  After the Sierra Vista race, two more races will be held this season at McDowell State Park, and White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix.  All students, parents, and the general public are always welcome to join in the excitement of the Arizona NICA race series.

 

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors include:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing and Prescott Import Car Service.

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Mountain Biking Starts Season

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Biking Team kicked off its racing season with a strong showing at the first NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) race on September 10th at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff.

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Kim Delgado prepares for the race.

Over 400 Arizona racers vied for the top spots in four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were senior Eric Anderson, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Delgado, Clayton Evans, and Max Baker, sophomores Kevin Anderson, Ethan Krafft, and Hudson Coggins, and freshman James Nebrig.  Coaches leading this team in Flagstaff were Coach Jonathan Krafft, Coach Ed Marman, Mike Anderson and Lorrie Nebrig.

Our own Kevin Anderson (pictured) placed 4th and Ethan Krafft placed 7th in the Sophomore Division.

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Kevin Anderson (far left) placed 4th in his division.

NICA holds five progressively harder races each fall, with two weeks separating each race.  The next race will be held right here in Prescott on Sunday, September 25th at the White Spar Campground off of Highway 89.  Following the Prescott race, the team will be travelling to Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, McDowell State Park in Phoenix, and the final race will be held at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix.  All students, parents, and the general public are invited to share in the excitement of the NICA series races.

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors include:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing and Prescott Import Car Service.

The Political Season–An Overview

By Emma Burns

As the nation dives in to this new campaign season, it is helpful to be fully equipped with knowledge about the potential future presidents.

The Democratic nominee is named Hillary Clinton. Clinton is currently our great nation’s Secretary of State (formerly the First Lady). She is (as of the eleventh of September, 2016) leading in the polls against her Republican opponent by an estimated five percentage points, according to the Huffington Post. She has a strong stance on issues such as the reformation of our criminal justice system, LGBT+/ disability equality, and reassessment of the cost of college tuition.

The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, is a famed entrepreneur and the former host of television show The Apprentice. Over the course of this election, Trump has gathered many devout supporters, thanks to his often brazen opinions on issues otherwise left alone. This candidate has shown a devotion to the upholding of the second amendment; other heavy campaign concentrations include immigration and healthcare.

Trump and Clinton are not the only candidates in this important race; there are also third party candidates from both the Green Party and the Libertarian Party. For the Green Party the nominee is physician Jill Stein, and for the Libertarians there is businessman Gary Johnson. Both of these candidates are polling significantly lower than Clinton and Trump. However, we could see a surge in poll numbers as this election progresses.

Most recently, the news coverage in this election has been centered around concerns about Clinton’s health and comments Donald Trump made surrounding the tragedy of September 11th, but hopefully as November 8th approaches, more coverage will be on the issues of the campaign.

The deadline to register for the November election is October 10th, 2016, so make sure to complete all necessary paperwork prior to that date! Every vote matters, so it is important that as many people as possible come out to vote for their favorite nominee, whoever that may be.

Starting the Year in Style: The BBQ Dance

By Rebecca Sorce and Amanda Bertsch

On Thursday, August 25th, the annual Barbeque Dance took place from 6-9. About 140 people gathered to celebrate the end of the 3-week block and enjoy a delicious barbeque prepared, as always, by Mr. Wilson and Mr. Terauchi.

This year it was a luau themed dance. With this theme, teachers and students wore Hawaiian-themed clothes during the school day and received leis upon entering the dance.

The beginning of the year is always tough for many, as it brings the end of the summer and the start of a new year. The first few weeks of school are especially hard for freshmen; not only are they in a new environment, but quite a few of them must make new friends. It’s important for them to be involved in school activities. The sizeable amount of freshmen in attendance at this dance was, therefore, a good sign for the year ahead.

Although this particular dance is good for freshman, all grades enjoyed the dance. Sophomore Rani Thompson stated that she enjoyed the dance because of “how involved the teachers were.”

And involved they were. Mr. Bronson, the new US History and Psychology teacher, ended the night in style by rapping “Ice Ice Baby” to an appreciative crowd. He was also spotted dancing with a palm tree earlier in the dance.

The next TCP dance will be the Halloween Dance.

Wonderful Fun at the Wonderland Prom

By Natalie Krafft

 

As you can guess from the title, this prom had an Alice in Wonderland theme, focusing on the Queen of Hearts. As the evening began, excited Tri-City students shuffled in to see their prom. It’s safe to say that everyone was really impressed.

On April 22nd, the Prescott Lakes Country Club hosted the TCP juniors and seniors attending this year’s dance. Not only was the venue decorated wonderfully, but the outside offered an amazing fireplace for those who preferred chit-chat over dancing. As cozy as the venue was, the outside offered plenty of space to breathe without it being too cold.

Dinner was a buffet style which offered chicken marsala, vegetable ravioli, and salads, with light snacks before the meal was served. Cupcakes were also served after dinner, with a simple rose flower frosting that packed a lot of sweetness. Overall, the dinner and dessert was a hit.

Who were prom royalty, you ask?

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