Greetings Sports Fans!
It is finals week this week which means our student-athletes and student body will be busy cramming to get those last minute papers in and gearing up for semester finals. It is important to remember that this can be a stressful week and to be mindful when finding a healthy balance between studying, rest, hydration, and nutrition. Coaches are mindful of that this week as student-athletes prepare to put semester one in the books. A huge thanks goes out to our teachers for continuing to provide a great experience for our students in their classrooms. We March On!
“If it is to be, it is up to me.” This is a quote that I heard from Dr. Rob Gilbert and his Success Hotline. I listen to him every single morning for a tidbit of positive energy in the morning and maybe something to reflect upon. I highly recommend him as a way to find ways to navigate the sometimes chaotic world we live in and all the expectations that being a student-athlete can entail. You can visit his website for more information. https://www.spreaker.com/show/successhotline
Furthermore, the following podcast from Focus 3 on Disciplined Study Habits has some pretty interesting insights on how to focus your studying and study habits to be more intentional. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6O3a9aDkQwqZA1hgsZk0mp?si=NJaNODclSjim6kq_-bKEiw
The Unified Basketball Season is under way and the squad’s first contest is January 16th at Wilson High School vs Cleveland. Tip-off is at 3:30pm. Come out and show you support for an outstanding group of student-athletes and coaches! We March On!
We decided to move the Silent Night Game to Saturday January 19th when we face off against our cross town rival the Lincoln Cardinals. It will give us more time to promote the event and it is after a long week of finals so our students will have a ton of steam to blow off! We March On!http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNo9x7KQ4ZI
A huge thanks goes out to Elena Miller and all the work she is doing to capture some really great pics of our student-athletes. You can see her work at the following site- https://www.flickr.com/photos/63953015@N06/albums
It is never too early to sign up for Spring Sports. Please visit http://www.familyid.com to sign up for a Spring Sport.
The Week in Review:
The Wrestling Program continues to improve and battle week in and week out. They had another big test this week when they faced off with Lincoln, Madison, and Franklin at the Franklin 4-Way. We ended up beating Lincoln and Madison. The crew came up just short against Franklin in the meet. The team traveled to Southridge over the weekend to take on some quality competition once again. Shaho Meman placed 5th, Eric Tervo placed 4th, and Tavares Tims took 3rd. The team doesn’t wrestle again until January 24th when we host Grant, Jefferson, and Lincoln. Come out to our first home Wrestling Meet and support the squad! We March On!
The Women’s Basketball Program had another successful week as they continue to march along in league play. The program swept the Madison Senators on Wednesday Night with a convincing win by the Varsity squad. On Friday, they faced off with a very good Roosevelt team and what a game it was. The last 15 seconds were some of the most exciting ball I have seen in a long time. It all capped with Senior Lizzie Scriven hitting a game winning three as time expired! They have the week off and will host cross town rival Lincoln on Saturday. It is a Silent Night Themed night so come dressed up in your favorite costume or outfit and let’s pack the gym! We March On!
On the Men’s side, the young squad continues to battle it out in the PIL. They took on the Senators on Wednesday Night and faced a hot shooting team. Had a scary moment when Lucas Lommen went down with a pretty serious ankle injury. He should be back for a late season push for the Trojans. On Friday, the team traveled to Roosevelt to take on the Roughriders. The team continues to battle it out in a very competitive PIL league. The team travels to Lincoln on Saturday. We March On!
The Swimmers were at Dishman on Friday to take on the Madison Senators. Both the Men and Women Swim Teams came out on top winning the head to head match up. According to the coaches, the swimmers did a great job! Everyone had great swims, there were lots of PR's and everyone cheered for one another, we were really impressed and proud of everyone's performance.
Swimmer of the meet: Blake Fuller Blake is a junior this year, he has been a staple in boys varsity the last two years. He swam the 200 FR for the first time and placed 1st. He pushed himself to do an event outside his comfort zone. In practice he became a lane leader and completes every set without complaint and pushes himself to be better.