Results for Best Mascot 2014

A
Total Votes: 64

Gila Monsters

Gila Bend, AZ

The gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the United States. It is also a species that is protected by state law in Arizona, and so is a fitting mascot for Gila Bend High School.

B
Total Votes: 41

Heroes

Mesa, AZ

Heritage Academy's mission is to build America's heroes, so Heroes is a perfect name for its athletic teams.

C
Total Votes: 7

Sand Devils

Page, AZ

Page's unique nickname is a nod to the city's arid climate and Arizona State University's Sun Devils.

D
Total Votes: 8

Prospectors

Apache Junction, AZ

This nickname represents area history as a gold-mining haven at the base of the Superstition Mountains in the late 19th century. It was a logical choice, and there was very little debate among those who voted when the school opened in 1962....

E
Total Votes: 5

Sultans

Bagdad, AZ

The original nickname was Thieves, but that didn't go over very well and the Sultans were born in 1952. The town founder was a history buff. According to local legend, a miner found gold, and his son said to him: “Put it in the bag, dad....

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F
Total Votes: 7

Monsoon

Surprise, AZ

Arizona's monsoon storms typically feature heavy winds, a wall of dust, thunder, lightning and heavy downpours, making Valley Vista's unique mascot one of the scariest in the country.

G
Total Votes: 7

Vipers

Buckeye, AZ

The school was built in a desert area that still is inhabited by snakes a-plenty. Its nickname was inspired after a starting linebacker on the football team was bitten by a snake in his own yard and had to receive anti-venom treatment....

H
Total Votes: 5,992

Criminals

Yuma, AZ

The Criminals might steal the ball, but not your lunch money. After Yuma's original school building burned down in 1910, classes were held in the cellblocks of the vacated Yuma Territorial Prison.