The volleyball team was booked up this past week, playing a total of seven games. The first game of the week was at home against Madison County High School. The team was pleasantly surprised to see a growing crowd of fans supporting them in the 3-0 win. The team also competed in the Raider Rumble last weekend, and played five games in just one day. The team had a slow start to the tournament, losing its first two games 0-2. Junior Dana Sembera enhanced the energy with her digs and leadership in the next games, and the team was able to win the next three games. “There was high pressure in the last game, and the ladies were playing scrappy with a lot of effort which caused them to pull it out in the end,” Assistant Coach Mark Sokolowski said. The team won the third and fourth game 2-0 and the fifth game 2-1. Tuesday, the team traveled to Rappahannock County High School and secured a 3-0 victory. The team will travel Thursday to take on Manassas Park High School.
It was a busy week for the cross country teams last week, as the boys and girls cross country teams faced William Monroe High School last Wednesday and then competed in the Oatlands Invitational Saturday. The girls team came out on top against William Monroe, clenching their first official Bull Run District win. The girls team finished 23rd of 39 teams in the Oatlands Invite. The boys team also defeated William Monroe, and came in 41st out of 55 teams in the Oatlands Invite. The teams competed Wednesday against Manassas Park High School, but results were not available at press time.
The golf team played its final match of the season against Central High School in the Bull Run District Tournament. The 386-378 loss was their final mark on their rebuilding season. Standout players in the match were senior Ethan Anderson with 88, freshman Daniel Schlitt with 96, sophomore Daniel Donovan with 99, junior Owen Puller with 103, freshman Noah Anderson with 116, and junior Wes Coupard with 105. The team’s focus this year was not in the outcome of the games but in the outcomes of each player’s hard work and determination throughout the season. This rebuilding year was faced with many tough upsets, but this young team looks forward to future seasons.