The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review

The Student News Site of Mountain Ridge High School | Glendale, Arizona

The Ridge Review


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A Short History of March Madness Brackets
Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief April 2, 2024

In every year since 1939, excluding 2020, the champion of NCAA Division 1 Men’s Basketball has been determined by a bracket-style tournament that is set over three consecutive weekends. It has come to be known as March Madness, a time when fans can...

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What the Super Bowl LVIII Victory Means for the Kansas City Chiefs

Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief February 21, 2024

Whether you are an avid sports fan or indifferent to sports completely, there are some teams that have cemented their place in history and have become impossible to forget. Through remarkable feats of athletic domination, they have made their mark not...

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Men’s Basketball Senior Night!

Karina Kunz, Journalist February 5, 2024

The year has started which means high school basketball has started as well—or, well it's continuing. On Friday, January 12, 2024, our Varsity basketball team faces a large rival, Liberty. It being a home game and also senior night kept the spirits...

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October Athletes of the Month

Karina Kunz December 13, 2023

October went by quickly, starting with Homecoming and ending with Halloween. This month there were a few outstanding athletes both dominating in state. One athlete is Micheal Knee who is a senior part of the swim team here at Mountain Ridge. Micheal was...

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Flag Football Season Recap

Jenna Dudley December 13, 2023

For the 2023-24 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) accepted girls' flag football as an official sport. In their inaugural season, Mountain Ridge made it to 6A championships and became the state runner-up. Coach Whitney Warmus,...

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The Benefits of Being a Multisport Athlete

Jenna Dudley, Editor in Chief November 13, 2023

In youth sports, the movement towards specializing in just one sport has become more prevalent than ever; however, it poses some concerns for young athletes. Looking back just a few decades ago, most high school students were multisport athletes, playing...

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Behind the Whistle

Meet the Masterminds Behind our School Volleyball Success
Karina Kunz, Journalist October 26, 2023

Volleyball was established in 1895 by William G. Morgan in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and was extracted from the sport of badminton. Volleyball can be played as an indoor and outdoor sport. Here at Mountain Ridge, there is a court and sand volleyball team....

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Ridge Varsity Cross Country Brings the Heat at Nike Twilight Races

Tristan Johnson, Journalist October 26, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 29, the Mountain Ridge boys and girls cross country teams participated in the Nike Twilight races, continuing their streak of strong showings to kick off the season. Racing for 5 kilometers each, the varsity girls' team placed 2nd out...

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The Vestiges of an Ever-Changing Team

Rishi Suresh, Journalist October 26, 2023

Dynamic. Our Swim & Dive team had their first home meet against Paradise Honors and Valley Vista a little past halfway through their season on September 28, 2023. As someone who has been with the team since my freshman year, this was a rather unconventional...

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How is the Boys Freshmen Basketball Team Preparing?

Gracie Winchester, Journalist October 26, 2023

The basketball season starts in winter, but what are the freshman boys doing now to prepare? There has been a camp for the boys who are going to be on the freshman basketball team, and they have been practicing before the season starts. I interviewed...

Talia Nelson, Mountain Ridge Star!

Talia Nelson, Mountain Ridge Star!

Lorelai Atwell, Journalist October 11, 2023

Talia Nelson gives a striking performance at a Mountain Ridge Girls flag football game on Sept. 27th, 2023. Girls flag football has won four out of five games and last night they won with a score of 16-0! Their opponent was Boulder Creek High School. When...

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A Rollercoaster of a World Cup

Lucille Christensen, Journalist September 22, 2023

Whether you call it soccer or fútbol, the 2023 Women’s World Cup, held in Australia and New Zealand, was full of twists and turns. Six games into this year’s competition, the US Women's National Team faced up against Vietnam, a match that resulted...