Whetstone’s track team’s season is coming to an end. The team competed in cities last week and will be competing in districts this week.
The girls’ team places third at cities where Jamie Bossenbroek became the city champion in the 300 hurdles, and Bryn VanDommelen became a city champion in the 3200 meter run. The boys’ team also did well at cities, placing fourth.
“The city meet was more of a success than I thought it would be. Everyone ran their hardest and a lot of people had personal records,” said Whetstone sophomore Ephrayim Robinson.
The track team will be competing in the district field events Tuesday May 16th and the running events Wednesday May 17th at Hilliard Darby High School.
“The district meet is a chance to prove to everyone how hard you worked all season,” said Whetstone junior Evenson Desir.
The team is feeling very confident about districts.
“I believe that a bunch of us from the Whetstone track team can advance to regionals and beyond,” Robinson added.
Come support the Whetstone track team at Hilliard Darby High School:
Field Events – Tuesday May 16th 3:15 pm
Running Events – Wednesday May 17th 3:30 pm
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”→