Pinnacle High School Winter Athletic Signing Ceremony

Celebrated on Thursday, November 12, 2020

The athletes below were recognized for their outstanding performances in their respective sport:

Joseph Lloyd ~ Golf ~ University of Utah

Lexi Pelle ~ Golf ~ Savannah College of Art and Design

Katie Stinchcomb ~ Golf ~ University of Memphis

Kyla Wilde ~ Golf ~ University of Wyoming

Brianna Ramey ~ Soccer ~ University of Mary ~ North Dakota

Aaron Rosen ~ Swim ~ University of Pennsylvania

Brooke Cowie ~ Volleyball ~ Fresno State 

Madison Lounds ~ Volleyball ~ University of California at Riverside

Congratulations to all of our Athletes


PHS girls golf national champions

Left to right: Sydney Seigel, Carolyn Fuller, Katie Stinchcomb, Kayla Wilde, Lexi Pelle

"This team is a special group, they are the ultimate team in an individual sport and play for each other. They are extremely resilient and I am very proud of their efforts!" 

~ Coach Wilde

View the AZ Central Article.


Luke Padwe award celebration


Padwe took down David Palosika from Mountain Pointe to claim the state championship in the Division I - 220 pound class in the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Wrestling State Championships at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Padwe had a perfect season (56-0), topped off by his 10-0 major decision over Palosika.

Padwe's 56 wins were punctuated by 41 pins and marked the first undefeated season in Pinnacle wrestling history.

Pinnacle head coach Chris Reid said, "Luke is a one of a kind athlete, without a doubt."

Assistant coach and father, Marc Padwe, added that Luke has placed three times in the state championships, and he's a two-time sectional champion. Luke finished his high school career with 185 overall wins and 125 pins; he's seventh all time in pins among Arizona high school wrestlers!

The Pinnacle senior holds school records in the following areas:

  • Career wins
  • Career pins
  • Season wins
  • Season pins
  • Career tournament championships

Back in December, 2019, at the Jerry Benson Invitational and the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, Luke was awarded two tournament championships and two outstanding wrestler awards at the same tournaments. These performances were highlighted by pinning the Returning State Champion in his weight class. This helped put him on pace to break two school records – career wins and career pins.

Way to go, Luke!


Cheer Nationals

Congratulations, ladies!

Cheer wins 1st place for Medium Varsity Show Cheer Advanced in Anaheim, California, on February 14. 

Winter College Signing Commitment

Honoring the following athletes **Congratulations**:

Nicholas Bommarito ~ Baseball ~ Spring Arbor University 

Kolby Kmetko ~ Baseball ~ Washington State University 

Michael Modrick ~ Baseball ~ Paradise Valley Community College

Nicholas Bianchi ~ Soccer ~ University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Rachael Black ~ Soccer ~ University of Colorado

Andrea Chiappetti ~ Soccer ~ Wesleyan University

Grace Knadler ~ Volleyball ~ Maryville University

Girls golf trophy

Girls Golf  **STATE CHAMPIONS** – Congratulations to Coach Wilde and the entire golf team!

Carolyn Fuller, Lexi​ Pelle, Sydney Seigel,​ Katherine Stinchcomb, Kyla​ Wilde

"Our team was a true team in an individual sport; they cheered, supported and competed with each other and for each other," Coach Wilde said. "They worked extremely hard to achieve this goal and they succeeded. I am very proud of their accomplishment!"

The golf team has been invited to represent the state of Arizona in the National High School Tournament at Pinehurst in North Carolina! The Pioneers are currently ranked 8th in the nation in scoring average. They will compete as a team in late June for a national championship.


Sportsmanship Video

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

Congratulations POM!

State Champions D1 Large POM Squad ~ Way to go ladies!

POM State champs


6A State Champions PHS Boys Basketball

2nd Year in a Row!

Basketball Win


Basketball 18-19

View the AZCentral Article

Read the District Website Article


6A State Champions PHS Girls Varsity Softball - Coaches Pena, Stock, Bueno, and Adams

View the AZ Central Article

Read the AZPreps365 Article


Track and Field Division I State Champion - Jaylen Coleman won the Boys Triple Jump at 46 feet 6 inches.

See the AIA Interview

Track Win

6A State Champions PHS Boys Varsity Basketball - Coaches Wilde, Skinner, and Williamson

Basketball Win

Learn more about the WIN

View the AZCentral Article