Winter Sports Wrapup

TonyButler

Tony Butler, Athletic Director

The Middle School basketball and varsity bowling seasons ended before Winter Break. This week saw the finales for the varsity basketball and swim teams.

The boys’ varsity basketball team had a productive season despite having a total roster of eight players to finish the season. They boasted a number of great individual performances. James Risley scored more than 40 points twice and Ray Harbin managed a 30-plus point performance as well. As a team, they pulled out a great win in a November tournament with only four players remaining on the court in double overtime. They will return seven of their eight players to next season’s team. James Risley was named to the All-District Tournament Team.

The girls’ varsity basketball team also had an exciting year, led by freshman phenom Alexis Nelson, Alexis All Regionwho was just named to the All-Region Second Team. Alexis set a school record with consecutive 38-point performances early on in the season. After that point total was eclipsed by James Risley, she came back and scored 45 in a game in which she suffered an injury and didn’t play the final 3:30. Alexis also set a state record for the most free-throw attempts in a season. The team will return most of its roster and is looking forward to adding some players in next season’s freshman class. Alexa Von Feldt played a pivotal role this season as an 8th grader and is expected to increase her contributions next year.

The swim team enjoyed a great inaugural season. With five Risley All DistrictMiddle School and High School swimmers, the Wyverns heated the pool with the performances. Led by State Meet competitor Paige Von Feldt, the Wyverns showed some real strength in the pool this season. Paige completes her season this coming weekend when she swims at the State Meet in the 50 free.

The Spring Season Begins
As the snow continues to melt away, spring sports are kicking off on both campuses. Varsity teams are fielded in tennis and track and field.

The Downtown Campus offers the High School students the opportunity to play tennis or compete in track and field. The tennis teams are coached by Stephen Boyd (boys), Erin Staley (varsity girls) and Randyl Brooks (JV girls). They are conditioning and practicing indoors while they wait for the snow to melt, and will be on their home courts at Crescent Hill as soon as they can! The boys will be lead by Jamie Anderson and Ben Weaver. Jamie qualified for the State Tournament last year and looks to match that success again. The girls will be led by Eva Borders, who made it to the State Sweet 16 as a 7th grader and the Elite 8 as an 8th grader, and now that she is an actual high schooler, will be looking for more. Several 7th and 8th graders will join both squads, and the girls are fielding a record 30-plus players on the roster at the moment.

Shavar Cowherd will coach both the Middle School and varsity track and field teams and has practice under way. Yet again, the Middle School numbers look particularly strong, with more than 40 students signed up. The first meet is at home on March 18th. Lacrosse has also begun on the Goshen Campus, with SFS partnering with North Oldham to be able to field teams. And for the first time, there may be baseball offered on the Goshen Campus – more to come on that.