Middle School Sports Highlights

Bobcats Softball Season

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The “beautiful game” of softball at the middle school level is about much more than just the wins or a single games score. It’s about stepping up to the plate and challenging yourself every time you play. Connecting passes, timing your swing for a hit, working together to get the outs, cheering teammates on from the dugout, and mentally learning the game.

This season our Lady Bobcats did it all.  The girls averaged about 8-10 runs a game. Stealing bases and advancing their play each week. We had incredible 8th grade leadership, followed by 7th grade’s spirited support, and a group of absolutely charming 6th graders who had never played yet grasped the game so fast. Regardless of the score they never stopped playing their hardest, supporting the entire team and smiling throughout it all.

The future is bright. And there’s something in learning to take joy not only in the wins, but in how your team plays. This is what sports are about. If you watched these girls play they taught you how to relish in flair, energy, and heart.

Great season ladies. To the 8th graders, good luck in your next adventures. Thank you for your leadership and spirit! – Coach Nadon

Boys Soccer

The boys’ soccer team enjoyed its most successful season in four years. The roster consisted of 16 players from 6th, 7th and 8th grade. The boys really came together as a unit and competed in each and every game. The Bobcats were in the playoff hunt right down to the final week of the season. Bill Roberts was especially strong at home winning its first two games, and needed one more victory to clinch a playoff spot but lost two nail biters in the final minutes to be ousted from tournament play.

Overall, the season was a big success and Coach Bellis couldn’t be more proud of the boys’ effort and sportsmanship on the pitch. Mr. Bellis would like to recognize four veterans who have represented the Bobcats for the last three years on the soccer field. They faced some tough adversity and never gave up and never stopped competing throughout their middle school career (Captain Adam Snowden- Center Midfield, Captain Josh Soda- Sweeper, Captain Finbar Forward- Goalie & Midfield, and Left Winger Ben Chew). Nice job boys and good luck moving forward.

Cross Country

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Cross-country had a great season of growth! Our student athletes exemplified teamwork, dedication, and grit. With each practice and meet, they shredded their times, getting faster and stronger as the weeks progressed. By the district championships, our girls team came in 4th out of 17 school teams, and walked up to the award circle as united runners.

In individual races, sixth grader Ella Vollmer, received 8th out of 170 runners at the Slaven’s Invitational. Then, at the district championship, sixth grader Riley Buese, clenched 3rd place out of 250 runners in the girls division. She competed proudly at the state championships, taking 49th overall, and coming in faster than her fellow DPS competitors. Coach McCurdy and Coach Bartling are proud of all their runners and their enthusiastic commitment. Way to go Bobcats!