Winter Sports Preview

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Carolyn Kerecman

Kaylee Woodward

Carolyn Kerecman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

The boys’ basketball team is looking to redeem themselves after a tough loss in the state semi-finals. The team started off-season workouts and open gyms for the players expected to return the following year only two weeks after their final game. “We lost four starters last year which is always hard,” said junior, Cody Kastner. The team has eight returning seniors this year that are ready to step up to the plate and carry the team to another great season. “I think everyone’s main goal is to make it back to Comcast,” said Kastner.

Girls Basketball

After losses in the first round of playoffs for two consecutive years, the girls’ basketball team is looking for redemption this season. With the loss of only three seniors, the team has not had to worry about chemistry on or off the court. “Last year the team bonded very well, even though we lost a few players I still think that chemistry will transfer over to this season,” said senior, Alyssa McCaskill. The team had held workouts and open gyms throughout the summer and fall in preparation for tryouts. Practices are now held six days a week getting ready for the first game of the season. “I think as a team we’re all hoping to get past the first round of the playoffs,” said senior Kendal Hether.

Indoor Track

There are high expectations for the indoor track team this year following their success in the post season. “The boys and girls both winning regionals was definitely the highlight of last season,” said senior, Kelly Winklebauer. This season the girls are returning strong, after the loss of only one senior. The boys however, lost seven seniors. “We lost seven of our top point scorers, which is sure to be a setback,” said junior, Julian Bandini. Despite this challenge, both teams are practicing six days a week with expectations of having a season just as good, if not better, than last year.

Swimming

The swimming team is coming into this season with a lot of momentum after a success in the post-season. Both the boys and girls team had a large number of individuals compete in counties, regionals, and states last year. Though the team did not have any summer or fall practices the swimmers took it upon themselves to practice, many of them swimming year round. One big focus this year is the team bonding, “We definitely need to bring back the spirit of the team and keep the traditions going,” said senior, Marissa Markellos. The team has grown tremendously over the past year, with over thirty boys now on the boys team. With all of the new swimmers junior Will Hewitt said, “I hope that we can have a successful season, but more importantly I hope all of the swimmers enjoy the season and learn something new.”

Unified Bocce

The Unified Bocce team is coming into this season with a lot of momentum, after their trip to states last year. Though they were not able to pull out a win in the state semi-finals the team still finished in 3rd place. “We lost some of our best players last year, but this year we have a lot of new talent on the team which will hopefully be to our advantage,” said senior, Paige Alexander. With practices two days a week and matches held throughout the season the team is really hoping to go all the way in the post-season. “I really think that this is the year that we can get a win at states, and I really hope that we do,” said senior, Connor Wills.

Wrestling

Last year the wrestling team finished their regular season with only two losses in team matches, and they have high expectations for this year, hoping to top that. “Last year we did very well in the regular season which is definitely the goal for this year,” said senior, Andrew Diaz. In the post season the team won counties, but did not make it past regionals. With many returning wrestlers the team hopes that their experience in previous years will help lead them to a win at states. “As individuals we did very well last season, however, I think as a team we are going to be much better this season,” said senior, Morgan Way.