Tennis, Track & Field and Baseball

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

On Monday, March 9th, the girls’ tennis team took to the courts to scrimmage Presentation and was able to pull out a win 3-2.  Lucy Lv and Anna Finkelstein played one and two singles respectively.  Lucy fell to her opponent, but Anna was able to pull out the win.  Esme Tyler and Shelly Lancaster played #1 doubles and won, working well as a team and exhibiting great communication.

That Wednesday, the boys’ tennis team opened its season with a match against our Goshen neighbor North Oldham, falling 4-1. Jamie Anderson at #1 singles started strong with a wicked kick serve and a solid ground game to take the first set. He stumbled briefly, then closed out the match for a  6-0, 6-3 dominant win.

Both the boys and girls were in action against North Bullitt on Thursday, winning handily.  On the girls’ side, Eva Borders played #1 singles  and easily clinched a win 6-0, 6-0.  Lily Tierney also pulled out the win: 5-7, 6-2, 8-10.

The boys dropped less than 10 games total in the entire match.  Jamie Anderson, Ben Weaver, Emerson Mudd, and 7th grader Georges Ghali took their singles matches, while Andrew Thurstone/Ethan Mackin and Nick Scarfe/8th grader Alan Ziegler were victorious in doubles.

This past Monday, March 16th, the girls defeated Male and the boys beat DeSales.  Eva Boland and Esme Tyler won their singles matches, while Talia Blue/Emma Boland won a tiebreaker to come out on top in #1 doubles and secure the victory.  For the boys, Ben Weaver, Alan Ziegler and Ethan Mackin pulled out wins

On Tuesday, the boys and girls beat Bullitt Central.  Jamie Anderson at #1 singles continues to take on every opponent’s best player, dominating in a quick win 6-0, 6-0. Alan Ziegler at #3 singles was never threatened in an overpowering 6-0, 6-0 win.  Ethan Mackin and Andrew Thurstone were able to get a windy 8-2 win in doubles action.  For the girls, Eva Borders at #1 singles wasted no time in warm-ups and was able to dominate the court and finished 6-0, 6-0.  Lily Tierney was up and down at #2 singles winning 6-0, 6-4 after winning an impressive five consecutive games to close it out.  At #1 doubles, Emma Boland and Talia Blue continued to show strong groundstrokes and smart net play, winning the match 6-3, 6-2.

Track and Field
On Wednesday, the Middle School track and field team performed well in their first meet of the season.  We welcomed Walden, Collegiate, West End School and Our Savior Lutheran to the Goshen Campus.

The MS Varsity Girls pulled out the win in the event, scoring 44 points as a team, 11 points better than the second-place team.  Grace Donovan and Ryane Jones led the Wyverns with solid performances in their events.  The MS JV girls finished second overall behind a solid team performance.

The MS Varsity Boys finished 3rd overall behind great performances from Ford Middendorf and Theron Varda, while the MS JV boys finished in second place behind solid performances from their entire team as well.

The St. Francis MS baseball schedule has been released and the Wyverns are hard at work preparing for their first game.  The team is comprised of mostly 5th and 6th grade players, but there are several 7th grade boys on the team as well.  They will play their opening game on Tuesday, March 24th against KCD at 5:30 p.m.  All SFS games will be played at KCD and the league includes other non-public schools: Whitefield, Christian Academy, and Highland Latin.