By: Carter Caldwell
Although it may seem like the year has just begun, the end of the first quarter is drawing to a close and with it goes the fall sports season. The cross country league meet will take place on 15 October, and the tennis and golf teams are well into the state tournaments, and volleyball has garnered the top seed in their league tournament. Girls soccer will play 25 October in the third round of their tournament, and the boy’s season ended October 20 at the hands of Tipp. The football team also defeated Northridge at home on 14 October in a 42-0 blowout. That said, it is almost time for winter sports to begin.
Last year’s girls’ basketball program had a very successful 26-1 season, especially with the help of senior Gabby Ozoude. While the team lost a great player, the returning athletes seem more than capable of living up to last year’s feats.
Another sport to watch will be the upcoming swim and dive team. The Eagles made a splash last year when sophomores Cody Bybee, John Sampson, Cole Huggard, and Savannah Briley, junior Henry Wong, and seniors Meghan Bobick, Holly Hulett, and Anna Hesseman went to the state meet. With the girl’s team losing three heavy hitters, time will tell how the team will shape up to be this season.
The wrestling team also lost a major player last year with the graduation of Tyler Wiederholt, who was a state champion. It should also be noted that boys’ basketball program will be seeing some new prospects with new head coach Donny Tate, a former assistant coach at Beavercreek and Carroll. The boy’s first game will be December 2.