Fall Sports at Mesa, Arizona, Senior High Schools
Joining a sports team gives teenagers the opportunity to make new friends and learn important skills while staying active and in shape. What better way to spend those after-school hours than by developing school spirit with their fellow classmates? This is an especially good opportunity for freshmen to connect with the school and get to know their peers. FastMed takes a look at the fall sports offered by the six high schools in Mesa, Arizona.
Dobson High School
The Dobson Mustangs are out in full force for the upcoming sports season, with several teams to choose from. There’s always the varsity, junior varsity, and freshman football teams, but boys can also try out for cross-country, golf, and swimming and diving. Last year, the Mustangs came in 3rd at the Mesa City Golf Championship! For the girls, there’s badminton, cross-country, golf, swimming and diving, and volleyball, as well as cheer and pom. With all of these activities to choose from, there’s sure to be one your student will love.
Mesa High School
Winning is a habit for the Rabbits, and they’ll be at it again this year, proudly representing Mesa High School at all kinds of games, matches, and tournaments this fall. The varsity football team looks to be unstoppable with Nami Tuituu and his teammates leading the way. There are also classic boys’ fall sports like golf, cross-country, and swimming. The girls’ sports include volleyball (varsity, JV, and freshman teams), cross-country, badminton, golf, and swimming. If your teen plays spring or winter sports, cross-country is a great way to stay in shape in preparation for those seasons.
Mountain View High School
The Bulls have their sights set on fall sports at the ‘Campus of Champions,’ with badminton, cheer/pom, cross-country, golf, swimming, and volleyball for the girls and cross-country, football, golf, and swimming for the boys. Sports Illustrated included Mountain View on its 2005 list of the 25 Best High School Athletic Programs, and the school was also chosen as the best high school for athletics in the entire state of Arizona. The pom squad has been named the 5A-I AIA State Champions for the past ten years in a row, and took 3rd place in the Nationals in Anaheim last year!
Red Mountain High School
Roar, lions, roar! Students at Red Mountain High School have all of the usual fall sports to choose from, including badminton, football, boys’ and girls’ golf, spirit line, girls’ volleyball, co-ed cross-country, and swimming and diving. Many of the groups are active on social media, so follow your favorites, including @RedMtnBMT (badminton), @RMGolfTeam, and @RedMtnCheer (spirit line). RMHS also offers a Family Sports Pass for $100, which allows parents and their children to attend all regular-season home athletic events throughout the school year.
Skyline High School
Skyline is the newest Mesa Senior High School, and the Coyotes are eager to prove themselves. SHS has a wide variety of ways students can get involved in physical activities. Prospective personal trainers will love Athletic Training, where they can work with the sports teams throughout the year as student athletic trainers (SATs). The JROTC program also offers opportunities to practice leadership and athletic skills, including marksmanship, drill, and orienteering. Students can display their green and gold pride as members of the badminton, cross-country, football, golf, and swimming and diving teams this season.
Westwood High School
Westwood High School has produced a number of notable athletes. Past Warriors include NBA player Larry Owens, former MLB players Albie Lopez and Alex Madrid, and Danny White, a coach in the Arena Football League and former quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys. Your teen can follow in their footsteps by joining one of the many sports teams that play during the fall season. There’s always football, of course, but other sports include golf, swimming, badminton, cross-country, volleyball, and more. The Fall Sports Assembly on Friday, September 12th will go over all the available options, so mark your calendar.
Don’t feel left out, parents – the Mesa Public School district is always looking for coaches! You’ll find all the forms and information you need to become a coach in the Mesa school district here. And don’t forget that every student athlete will need to have a physical on file in order to play. At FastMed, we offer fast, convenient sports physicals. Come to any of our Mesa locations (on Baseline and Signal Butte, S. Power Rd., Val Vista Dr., and W. University Dr.) and check it off your to-do list.