Boys Cross Country:
Bryce Tinson ‘20: The boys cross country team is trying to improve on last year, where they finished second in the county championship. Jack Wilson, the lone runner to go to the state finals for the boys team, hopes to improve on what was an amazing freshman year.
“I feel like there’s a lot of pressure that we put on ourselves to help the team out, and be the best when can be when we run, but I think it just makes us perform better,” Luke Schwartz ‘20 said, when asked how much pressure this year’s team has.
So far this year the team finished first in the MAC Jamboree #1 and second in the Jackson Invitational. Their two other meets were less than ideal coming in between 10th and 20th. Their next meet is Saturday, September 23rd at Jackson High school.
Adam Sebastian ‘19: Proving a challenge to the Boys Tennis team, this season includes a team of only eleven athletes – four of them being seniors. The Bulldogs carry a record of 1-2, with a win over Stevenson High School. Having such a young group of players, the team looks to develop the future of Boys Tennis.
“You know, it’s a young team so we’re trying to help the freshman and breed them for future years,” Hunter Rankin ‘18 said. “This year we’re not gonna do much, but future years should be good because we have a young core.”
The team faces Anchor Bay High School on Friday, September 29 at 4:00.
Adam Sebastian ‘19: Under new leadership, the Boys Soccer team faces new experiences and challenges. The team carries a record of 3-7-2, with wins over Grosse Pointe South and Eisenhower High School. This new leadership also brings an optimistic atmosphere the team has not experienced in a while.
“We expect great things this year and are hoping to do well,” Christian Gjelaj ‘18 said.
The Bulldogs host L’Anse Creuse High School on Friday, September 29, at 4:00.
Bryce Tinson ‘20: There are high expectations for the 2017-18 Varsity football team. Coming off a year where varsity football went to the semi-finals, everyone is looking for them to repeat that level of performance. With 28 seniors, 32 juniors, and one sophomore the bulldogs look to have a younger group than in previous years. Last year, team 91 held 37 seniors. On the plus side, most juniors from last years team have returned, giving this team the experience needed to make a deep run.
So far this year the Bulldogs are 3-2 with wins against Oxford at the Big House, Grosse Pointe North, and Stevenson, with their losses coming to Chippewa Valley, 34-14 and Eisenhower 34-0.
Their next game takes place September 29th against Grosse Pointe South.
Girls Cross Country:
Bryce Tinson ‘20: After a strong year, the girls cross country team ran all of the way to the state finals. The girls look forward to another great year. With the majority of the team returning this year, they look to have another solid shot at a state title. The experience of a returning team will help just enough to put them in that spot.
After winning the first meet, the girls came in second at the next, finished 16th at their MSU meet followed by a 11th place finish at the Jackson Invitational. The girls next meet is Saturday, September 23rd at Jackson High school.
John Jackman ‘19: The Girls Golf team is off to a good start, with a current record of 2-3. They are looking forward to the rest of the season, and can’t wait for the next game.
“Just gotta warm up and get your arms loose. I like to do some stretches, crack my back. Make sure my hips are popped cause they get pretty stiff. It’s really important to stay focused and not get nervous,” Katie King ‘19 said, when asked what do you do before a game.
Their next game takes place September 18th against Ike at Maple Lane Golf Course.