By JD McKay
Not much is going on in the world of sports this week. Next week I will preview the Super Bowl, and the only football game this week is the pro-bowl, which is Sunday and a joke. So I am taking this opportunity to brag on my school.
Obviously, this is a sports column, but this school has more than just sports teams at the top of the conference. This year has been historic for the theatre program landing the pilot version of “Newsies” and being sent to the International Thespian Festival in Nebraska this summer to perform the show. Plus, last school year our orchestra won state and we were named a four-star school.
Now to sports. We have had a historic year in athletics. First, we have defeated New Albany three times in the past three games in the football and basketball. The only close game was on Dec. 8, a night that I will never forget. If you somehow didn’t hear the news, we beat New Albany at home in front of a sold out crowd for the first time in 20 years.
Any sport you name you will find a successful season. Girls’ swimming won conference last Saturday, and boys’ swimming is expected to win conference this upcoming Saturday.
Boys’ basketball is hoping to win sectional for the first time in nearly three decades, but we will need to beat New Albany again. Football lost in the sectional championship to State Champion Columbus East but still finished second outright in conference.
Boys’ tennis won sectional and produced a doubles state. Girls’ cross country dominated conference this season and dominated regionals. Ultimately, they finishing third in Semi-State.
Boys’ wrestling just finished second in conference and has a serious state champion contender in senior Tristan Sellmer. The girls’ soccer team won sectional after a shootout goal following a 0-0 tie in regulation and overtime.
If you somehow missed the point I’m making, our school was historic in more than just our 50-year anniversary. We had unprecedented success in sports, our theatre had one of the biggest moments in their history, and we have at least three more sectionals we could win easily. The conclusion of this school year could see the finish of the greatest year in sports our school has seen in the last decade.