Fall Sports Wrap-up

Fall Sports Wrap-up

By David Nazaire (Fresman), and Isaiah Trumbull (Junior)

The girls soccer team played in a difficult section this year that included nationally ranked teams. This season the team came under new leadership. Head Coach Andy Lobl led the team through his first season and brought about lots of improvement. Junior Mariah Gaines said, “The coaches were fantastic. I cannot say enough good things about them.” In addition to new coaches, a lot of players were appreciative of the rookies that had joined the team, and are looking forward to seeing everyone grow in the future. 

The Cross Country team had a huge influx of runners this year. The girls team alone tripled in size and the boys had fourteen runners. For the team, more athletes meant greater success. Four runners placed in the top ten during championships and three runners qualified for states. One of the highlights of the season was the team trip to Rochester where everyone set personal records. Charlie Sweeney, a junior who placed second at regionals and qualified for states, said, “I am really really proud of how the team ran. The best part of the season was the Rochester trip. There were a lot of fun team bonding experiences.” Junior and Team Captain Eilidh Chapman said, “I am proud of everyone that ran and am looking forward to next season.”

The boys soccer team had another meaningful season. Although they had an influx of new players that had to be acclimated to the team, Junior Goalkeeper Max Pekich said, “I think that this year our team was a very close knit group, even when times got rough we still stuck together and persevered.” Junior Captain Emmett Dorsey shared one of his favorite memories, “One of my highlights of the season was scoring 2 to knock Penn Hills out of the playoffs.” The boys had a great season and look forward to bringing the momentum towards next year.

There were 19 cheerleaders on the cheer team this year. They were all able to give their best on the sidelines. One of their favorite memories was battling Allderdice during playoffs. Junior Jecarra Anderson said, “One of my highlights of the season was being on the news.” Junior Janiya Walker also said, “Even though the football team had their struggles, we still cheered through it all.”

The girls volleyball team also found success this season. They made a City League Championship run but drew up short against Allderdice. They unfortunately had to drop out of states because of a lack of healthy players. Despite this, there were many positive moments. Junior Marjani Howze Jetter said,“My highlight of the season was beating Brashear on senior night. I am proud of all of the seniors on the team.”

The girls tennis team had a successful season, placing second in the district after Carrick. Freshman Reece Williams won the district singles championships and went to states. Sisters Jane and Mae Balog tied for third place in singles. Senior Jane Balog said this about the season and recruitment, “It was a great senior season. Join girls tennis if you want to have a good time with a low commitment sport.”

The football team improved from last year and made regionals. They had an even record but shared some incredible moments. Junior Aiden Elliston’s memory of the season came against Perry, “It went to overtime and we won on a crazy offensive play and the defense was able to lock it down and win us the game. Freshman Jaquille Mcintosh said, “The team has a great defense, can clutch up during difficult plays, and hopes to go into next year with an even stronger mentality and winning attitude.” The team is currently making their way through regionals.

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