Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Football is not “satisfied”

Record: 4-5 headed into final game

Season highlights: 48-28 win over Atlee in week two, Wesley Dugger scored seven TDs and rushed for 311 yards in that game, both of which are school records.   13-12 victory over Tucker, where Scott McDonough had a strip-sack on the last play of the game and Morgan Kleene recovered to fumble to seal the victory for the Eagles.

Key players: Wesley Dugger, William Abbott, and Colter Mahon

Player quote: “Getting hurt was not cool but I feel while I was playing, I was happy with what I was doing and excited because of the amount of potential this class had.” – Wesley Dugger

Coach quote: “We made positive strides in the 2016 season and although we are happy with our performance, we are certainly not satisfied.” – Coach Logan McPherson


Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Field Hockey is Proud

Final record: 9-7

Season highlights: beating Maggie Walker and Freeman and making it to the semifinals of the conference tournament

Key players: Peyton O’Donnell, Abigal Killius, Sally Plaster. Molly Wheeler. Malone McGhee. Anna Hundley, and Rachel Staib

Player Quote: “I think we all worked hard and played really well this field hockey season.” – team captains Abigal Killius, Sally Plaster, and Payton O’Donnell

Coach quote: “I would have to say our record does not reflect the way our team performed. We had an amazing season and I couldn’t be more proud of the girls and their performances. We worked hard from July to October and it really showed in the conference tournament. . It really gets me excited for next year because I know what they are capable of and I hope to see them win a championship.” – Coach Caitlin Walton


Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall                                        Mathew Chilton (l) and Reid Weston compette against the top runners at Pole Green meet. 

Boys Cross Country setting personal bests

Record: fifth in conference

Season highlights: Over half of the team set personal bests on the challenging Pole Green Course at the conference meet. Three athletes earn All-Conference honors and advanced seven individuals to the region championships.

Key runners: Reid Weston, Matt Chilton, and Ronan Higgins

Runner quote: “The season’s been good. Coach wanted us to peak at the end of the season and that’s exactly what we did at conference.” – Aaron Philhower

Coach quote: “The season has been a little bit disappointing. We just did not develop enough depth to compete at the regional and state level like we wanted to. But at the top, we have three guys who have a great chance to be all-region and we’re hoping one or two of them can earn all-state honors as well.” Coach Jon Lauder


Girls Cross Country going to regionals

Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Record: Fourth in Conference, headed into regionals

Season highlights: Conference meet.

Key runners: Johanna Lupika, Emily Whitty, Brittnay Bell, Lily Wein

Player quote: “I think it was a very successful season. We had a very good group of kids that were dedicated and worked hard to race their best at every meet.” – Brittany Bell

Coach quote: “We had no seniors on the team last year and so when we started off we really didn’t work together as we should have. In the last three to four weeks they have really puled together and started working more.” – Coach Kemper Towler


Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Boys Volleyball has passion

Record: 17-6, headed into playoffs

Season highlights: Sr. setter and captain Connor Hicks is working his way towards finishing off a career assist school record for boys volleyball this year. He broke the original record as a sophomore and keeps increasing it with each assist he gets.

Key players: Ryan Keogh, Connor Hicks, Libero Corey O’Shea, and James Carroll

Player quote: “We lost a lot of talent but made up for it with hard work and passion.” – Connor Hicks

Coach’s quote: “Despite some injuries and illnesses, we had a successful regular season. We’re looking forward to the playoffs.” – Coach Whitney Di Frischia


Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Photo Courtesy Sandy Spicknall

Girls Volleyball fought challenges 

Record: 19-3, headed into playoffs

Season highlights: The maturation of the younger players on the team according to Coach Chris Wakefield

Key players: Ayanna Swan and Polina Bukina

Player quote: “I really liked the efforts of this team because even though we faced a lot of challenges throughout the season, we all showed up to games and practices ready to get better and show that we’ve improved and that we’ve been working to become a better team.” – Ayanna Swan

Coach’s quote: “This season, like many before it, was a challenging one with its own set of obstacles. Every season is a chance to learn how to deal with change; how to navigate through the good, the bad and remain yourself through the process. Our team was challenged  this season in many ways and I thought we did our best trying to navigate through it all.” – Coach Chris Wakefield



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