Tuesday, November 29, 2016

My Surgery

Well, I had arthroscopic knee surgery.  Bummer.  We will, therefore, most likely begin Open Gyms following the Winter Holiday break as I am not allowed to run until then.  


Sunday, October 30, 2016

D10 Championship Results

On good days, well, good things happen.  And on off days, you have to chalk them up to something.  What could I have done differently?  What caused me to not be at my peak performance?  Why did this happen?

I've never found it very useful to dwell on the "what-ifs."  In the end, you never really know, I guess.  

But there are some things I do know.  I believe in hard work. I believe in overcoming obstacles.  I believe in not quitting.  And I believe that you get back up when you're knocked down. 

Let's see how we respond then.

Until then, here are the results:  Distict X Championship Results (2016)

The banquet is on Nov. 8th at 6:30 at Pleasantview Alliance Church.  

Please bring in all of your uniforms, cleaned and folded neatly in your team duffel bag, by Wednesday.  We are packing them Friday.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Quick Change

We will be giving out banquet invitations to all team members, but please mark your calendars:  the banquet is Tuesday, November 8th at 6:30pm.  THE BANQUET BEGINS at 6:30! It is a dessert banquet and the boosters will provide the cake and drinks.

Senior recognition is tonight at the Girls Volleyball Match. 

AND--we are still going strong heading into the District X championship this Saturday.  We have goals to achieve.  Panther Strong!

Bus leaves at 7:45am sharp.  All junior high runners should attend...

Monday, October 24, 2016

Senior Night

Please come to the last home volleyball match, tomorrow night, October 25th.  This will be Senior Night for our 2 Cross Country seniors, Ben Haylett and Emily Ford. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

What a great day we had.  Just check out the results.  They are here: Region 3 Invitation results
More importantly than that, though, is this:  we are where we needed to be. The remarkable improvement is because of the hard work you did!  Look at our Varsity Girls' times.  I couldn't be more proud.  What a grand day for our Jr. High Boys!  So close.  And we are so much better. Great things to come.  Very exciting time to be part of this program.

I already miss the junior high. 

Okay.  Now to this week.  Our district race is Saturday. The bus leaves at 7:45am.  We want the junior high to go with us to see what districts is all about.  We are eating at Golden Corral after, so it will be a longer day than usual.  Our booster club is picking up the tab. 

Also, as a heads up, our banquet is Nov. 8th at Pleasantview Alliance Church (on Rte. 86). I believe the time will be 6pm.  More to come on this.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Region 3 Invitational

The Region 3 Invitational is this Saturday at Franklin at Sandy Hook Elementary School--the same place we raced recently.  The course, apparently, has been modified a bit, to add distance.  We will see, I suppose.

Anyhow, the races begin at 10am (probably with Junior High girls).  Our bus departs at 7:45 sharp.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Home Meet Breakdown

Well, we pulled off another great event.  Thanks to all helpers and parents for making it as special as possible.

Starting with the Varsity Boys:  Colton Beck ran an 18:32 in his first home race.  Wow.  Congratulations.  We have great hope for your future, Colton!  Following Colton, Erik, Devin, Jacob, and Dakota all broke 20 minutes.  Good job!  Many PRs!

Varsity Girls:  We beat Titusville!  This means we finished 7-1 for 2nd place in Region 3.  That's a great year for us.

Beka won in 20:20.  Great time...peaking at the right time, too!  Following Beka, we had positions 5, 6, 7, 9 and 16.  Very nice.  Karley, Emily and Maddie were all grouped together for a great sprint finish that was fun to watch. Erika and Lexie were not far behind.  Lexie ran a 25:41.  Nice job all!

Jr. High Boys:  Ryland made a run for beating Cambridge's top 3, but it didn't pan out.  Still a 13:34 is fast!  Following Ryland, we had Max, Shea and Landon all close together, then Nathan and Isaac, Conrad, Anthony and Dustin brought us home.  We lost to Cambridge which put us at 7-1 for second place in the Region.  Great season, boys!

Jr. High Girls:  Paige won again! Great finish, Paige--15:26.  Cassidy came in 5th for a nice finish, too.  Congrats to our girls!

I am very proud of our team this season.

One more to go for Jr. High--the Region 3 championship at Franklin on the 22nd.  We will be ready.