The Whetstone track season officially started March 6th. Despite the cold weather and rain, people are very excited about the upcoming season. The coaches, and Whetstone teachers, Mr. Monda and Mr. Lisi anticipate a good season.
Mr. Monda said, “I’m excited because the new kids we have, which we have a lot, have a really good attitude. A positive attitude gives positive results and they’ve been working hard.”
“We were uncertain before the game started about what to expect,” senior Sam Price says of last night’s baseball game against Briggs High School. “So we were slightly nervous because we heard they were good. But obviously that wasn’t the case,” he laughs, because Whetstone ended up defeating Briggs 16 to 1, winning themselves the City Championship.
The trophy was handed to seniors Luke Green-Lauber, Nick Hall, Dexter Kowalski, Zach Barnum and Sam Price, but not before a memorable game was played out. They got off to an early three-run lead in the first inning, and by the second inning, they were leading by 8.
“Zach continued his great pitching, holding them to one unearned run,” Sam says of the single point earned by Briggs. “But after that great pitching and solid defense, Briggs held no more runs.” Already at a major advantage, Whetstone finished out the game when “the show began as we scored 8 more runs in the third inning, leaving Briggs down 16-1 and completely demoralized.”
The team spent plenty of time celebrating, accepting the award, their tee-shirts, and taking multiple pictures out on the field. After a while they made their way over to Buffalo Wild Wings, where the seniors spent their final moments as a part of the team. “It’s been a great season, and an even greater four years, but it’s time for me to move on. I wish the best of luck to next year’s team, and I hope they get to beat Briggs for the 6th year in a row!” Price added.
The Whetstone boy’s tennis team is continuing their strong season with their big 5-0 win against their rivals the Centennial Stars. The team’s dedication at practice is paying off. “We prepare by practicing every day after school and focusing on serves and keeping the ball in play,” sophomore, Armando Prince said. Continue reading “Whetstone Boys Tennis Team”→
As the halfway point on the school year is coming to a close, athletes at Whetstone High School are starting to make final decisions on their futures after high school. Here are some of the 2016 senior athletes on their plans after high school, and their final thoughts and advice:Continue reading “Athletes On Their Way Out”→