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Pinnacle High School has a proud tradition of athletic excellence, promoting sportsmanship, physical activity, friendship and a well-rounded education.

Click on any of the following links to access the website for that sport or team.

Fall Sports:

August 10, 2020 - October 31, 2020

Winter Sports:

November 9, 2020 - February 5, 2021

Spring Sports:

February 8, 2021 - April 26, 2021

View the AIA Calendar timeline (PDF) – by sport and transfer eligibility dates.

Read the Fall Plan Sports UPDATE

View Athletic Participation Requirements

Pinnacle Athletics Calendar

*Minimum range metrics is required for Football full contact and competition to begin. 

Read the AIA Recommended Guidelines for Returning to Athletic Activity.

The following calendar will help you keep up with all Pinnacle High School athletic events (as well as other types of events at the school). You may view the calendar in Week, Month, or Agenda format, and you can look at current, past, and future events.

Additional Pinnacle Athletics Information

Athletics Sportsmanship

Thank you - Tosh Baker, Kolby Kmetko, Sami Scott, Chloe Strachan for representing our school so well!

Watch the Pinnacle Athletics sportsmanship video.

Admission Prices for Sporting Events

Regular Admission

Football - Freshman & JV - $4 Adults / $3 Students and elementary aged kids
Varsity - $ 5 Adults / $4 Students and elementary aged kids
Basketball - $ 5 Adults / $4 Students and elementary aged kids 
Soccer - $ 5 Adults / $4 Students and elementary aged kids
Volleyball - $ 5 Adults / $4 Students and elementary aged kids 
Wrestling - $ 5 Adults / $4 Students and elementary aged kids


Regional & State Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Games - $10 Adults / $5 Students with ID, valid AIA passes accepted only (prices subject to change)

Free Admission

ALL regular season games below are admission-free at Pinnacle High School, with the exception of Invitationals, Regional & State AIA games:

Cross Country 
Swim & Dive 
Track & Field

Other Passes

Kids 6 & under are Free
Family Passes allow entrance to 2 parents, 2 grand parents and up to 3 NON-high school K-8 only aged children.

These can be used at all 5 district high schools
District employees and one guest can get in free with their staff ID.

Behavior Protocol for Sporting Events

Pinnacle Athletics tries hard to promote a positive atmosphere within every athletic competition. All athletic programs have been and will continue to build on this foundation in order to create the best possible experience we can. Please help us promote good sportsmanship, positive relationships, and open communication while your son or daughter participates in Pinnacle Athletics.

  • Be supportive of your son or daughter in wins and losses, successes and failures.
  • Be a fan of everyone on the team.
  • Respect the decisions of the officials.
  • Encourage sportsmanship by showing respect and courtesy for all players, all fans, all coaches and officials. Arguments or confrontations should never take place.
  • Never taunt, boo or use profane language or gestures at a game.
  • Refrain from coaching your son, daughter or other players during a game.
  • Communicate with your son or daughter about their sport and school specifically and life in general.
  • Playing time is based on the expertise of our coaches over countless hours of evaluation at practice and games. Issues with playing time are between coach and athlete.
  • Communicate with your son or daughter’s coach if a concern arises. Players are to discuss issues with the coach first. Then the parent. Call the coach. Talk about your concerns. Make an appointment if necessary. We are happy, willing and available to discuss any issue with you. Before or after a game is not a proper time for this to take place unless the coach agrees or an emergency arises. If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of your meeting, the head coach and Athletic Director are next in the line of the chain of command depending on which level your son or daughter plays on. Please be aware phone messages or emails sent directly to the Athletic Director, Pinnacle High School Administrators or the Superintendent’s Office first will not be acted upon until all previous steps are followed.
  • Please let coaches and players focus on the game. Before, during or directly after games are important times for coaches to take care of the business on the field without interruption.
  • Understand the coaches commit a great deal of time and effort to their sport. Unfortunately, mistakes will be made. Negativity breeds contempt. Help us promote the best possible circumstances for your son or daughter while he or she participates in Pinnacle High School Athletic Programs.

Thank you for reading and taking an active role in helping to promote a positive experience in Pinnacle Athletics.

Family/student/staff passes explained

Family Athletic Passes

Pass allows 2 adults, 2 grandparents and 3 children (K-8 Only) entry to regular season games at all PV District High Schools (Horizon, North Canyon, Paradise Valley, Pinnacle & Shadow Mountain) for one school year. EXCLUDES All Invitational, Regional and State AIA Games.

Cost $95.

Student Athletic Passes

Pass allows Pinnacle student only entry to all Pinnacle regular season games only.  This pass is not valid at other PV District or Non PV District High Schools. EXCLUDES All Invitational, Regional and State AIA Games.

Cost $50.

Staff Passes (Employee ID)

Pass allows employee and one guest in entry to regular season games at all PV District High Schools (Horizon, North Canyon, Paradise Valley, Pinnacle & Shadow Mountain). EXCLUDES All Invitational, Regional and State AIA Games.

Passes can be purchased via the Webstore.

How to pay participation fees

All athletics participation fees can be paid through the Pinnacle High School webstore.

**Access to Athletic Fee payment will be available the week after tryouts**

Parents: You can access your student's account by entering the following information in the username and password fields

  • Username: Student ID number
  • Password: Last name only (with first initial a capital)

The webstore accepts most major credit cards.

Please select the sport your child is participating in with either tax credit or non-tax credit.

Visit the Webstore.

Student Transfer 550 Form

If your student is transferring from another School, School District or State you MUST complete the AIA 550 Transfer Form.

When transferring from a different State quite often the school was not an AIA member. You still must complete this form.

Your school will not be in the school drop down menu, therefore you will need to pick the first option, "Other School - Not an AIA Member," and manually type the school address.

Complete the School Transfer 550 form.

Athletic Department Contacts

Patrick Hurley ​​​​​
Pat Hurley
Athletic Director

picture of Annette Sampogna
Annette Sampogna
Athletic Assistant


Andrew Hurley 
Andrew Hurley
Equipment Manager

Emily Eichhorst ​​​​​​
Emily Eichhorst
Athletic Trainer

Head Coaches and Contacts

Click on any of the following seasons to see the athletics teams (along with their head coaches and contact info) that compete during that time.

Fall Sports

Sport Head Coach Coach's Email Contact
Badminton Charlie Zeeb chzeeb@pvschools.net
Cross Country Tanner Brown tannerwbrown2016@gmail.com
Football Dana Zupke dzupke@pvschools.net
Golf - Boys Jay Thomas jaythomas@pvschools.net
Golf - Girls Charlie Wilde cwilde@pvschools.net
Swim/Dive - Boys  Eric Goldstone  egoldstone@pvschools.net
Swim/Dive - Girls  Blake Rider blrider@pvschools.net
Volleyball Allissa Morgan allissakelly@gmail.com

Winter Sports

Sport Head Coach Coach's Email Contact
Basketball - Boys  Charlie Wilde cwilde@pvschools.net
Basketball - Girls Erica Farnsworth efarnsworth@pvschools.net
Soccer - Boys Justin Hughes juhughes@pvschools.net
Soccer - Girls Jennifer Larsen  jelarsen@pvschools.net
Wrestling Chris Reid chreid@pvschools.net

Spring Sports

Sport Head Coach Coach's Email Contact
Baseball Samuel Messina Jr.  smessina@pvschools.net
Softball Robert Peña bp9starssports@msn.com
Tennis - Boys  Justin Hughes juhughes@pvschools.net
Tennis - Girls Suzanne Hunt suhunt@pvschools.net 
Track - Boys Al Kirchmeier akirchmeier@pvschools.net
Track - Girls Andrew Hurley anhurley@pvschools.net

Spirit Line

Sport Head Coach Coach's Email Contact
Cheer  Kaley Nowaczyk  knowaczyk@pvschools.net

Athletics News Flash

Pinnacle High School is now utilizing an online registration tool for athletes' registration: See Register My Athlete Instructions. (Ver Instrucciones para el Proceso de Registro "Register My Athlete.")

Register My Athlete Parent Training Presentation available here: View the Register My Athlete Parent Training Presentation.

Access the Register My Athlete website.

Download the AIA Physical Forms for 2020-21 - Due to COVID-19, last year's physical will be accepted for the 2020-21 school year for grades 10, 11 & 12 ONLY. If you have last year's physical paperwork saved, please upload it in the appropriate place. If you no longer have access to last year's physical paperwork, please upload a guardian/parent-signed document in the physical section to include the following statement from a parent: "Please use the physical for my child from the '19-20 school year".

ALL FreshmenNEW athletes, athletes injured during 2019-20 and/or tested positive for COVID MUST complete and upload a new physical, dated after March 1, 2020.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email: antsampogna@pvschools.net.

Download the updated student transport release form.