Wyvern Tennis Wraps Up Season

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

Tony Butler,
Athletic Director

The boys’ and girls’ tennis teams completed their seasons just before Derby weekend. Following the break, both teams jumped into Region 6 tournament action. Jamie Anderson came into the tournament as the overall #3 seed, and after a first-round bye made quick work of his opponent in the second round. Ben Weaver was dominant in first-round action and played well in the second but fell to Manual’s #1 6-4, 6-4. Andrew Thurstone and Alan Ziegler managed a first-round bye but lost a tough one to Male in the second round. Nick Scarfe and Ethan Mackin played well but fell to Manual in the opening round.

Jamie was the lone Wyvern on the boys’ side to continue on to the second day. In the quarterfinal match, he was up against the tournament’s overall #5 seed. He cruised to victory 6-1, 6-1, earning him a spot in the semifinals as well as a place in next week’s state tournament. Jamie’s run ended in the semis with a loss, but his play will keep him alive for a repeat trip to the State Tournament.

Eva Borders was the girls’ #1 seed in her tournament and she did not disappoint. Eva stormed through, losing only two games enroute to her second consecutive title. She will advance to her third consecutive state tournament, with a great chance of getting a top seed. In other action during the tournament, Lucy Lv played singles and Talia Blue/Emma Boland and Shelly Lancaster/Esme Tyler all played doubles. They represented themselves and St. Francis with aplomb but did not advance past the first round.

MS Track and Field
Last week the Middle School track team played host to seven schools (West End, Rock Creek, Anchorage, KCD, OSL, South Oldham, and Walden) for the 15th annual SFS Relays meet. Perfect weather and terrific performances were turned in by all SFS athletes in this relay-only meet. The 7/8 grade girls’ team captured their 4th overall meet victory of the year, finishing in 1st place. The 7/8 grade boys’ team competed well and had their best performance yet in the distance medley. The 5/6 girls finished first overall in the meet with a 1st place finish in the sprint medley. The 5/6 boys turned in outstanding performances in 4×200 and 4×400 relay races, finishing 5th overall in their division.

Next week the team travels to Walden to compete in their final regular season meet of the year.

LS Track and Field
The boys’ and girls’ LS track team traveled to Walden for their first meet of the season.
The team did a fantastic job in the 50M, 100M, 200M, 400M and the Long Jump. Congrats to Coaches Madelyn Blue and Carey Thornburgh on a great outing by the young Wyverns.

MS Baseball
The MS Baseball team dropped a couple of games back-to-back over the past week. Undermanned with players out for various reason, the Wyverns fell to Highland Latin last Thursday and to Christian Academy this past Tuesday. They have three games remaining on their schedule, starting tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Fern Creek Park against Whitefield Academy.

Middle School Athletic Banquet
The Middle School Athletic Banquet was a great success on Thursday night. Many thanks to Liz Cole for her organization of the event and to all the coaches for their tireless efforts during their seasons. A list of award winners will be printed in next week’s newsletter.