The Girls Cross Country team won the Region Championship last night with a final score of 21(SV) to 54(NW), 71(BW), 88(RH) and 146 (RV) for the Varsity race and an overall win for the JV race as well.
Highlights of the JV race include: Angel Huang (1st place), Hannah Cook (2nd), Aaliya Wiggs (9th), Elena Holfelner (10th) and Beverly Holton (12th). Highlights from the Varsity race include: Caitlin Aycock (2nd place), Ava Phelps (4th), Molly Westfall (5th), Madison McEachern (7th) and Gabi Dissinger (8th). Everyone worked really hard to make this a great season thus far. Please join me in congratulating all of the girls on the team for a job well done.
The Girls Cross Country had another great race at the CiCi's Sandhill Invitational on Saturday. The Lady Vikings finished 6th overall against some of the top teams in the state. The following girls competed in Saturday's race: Caitlin Aycock, Ava Phelps, Emily Smoak, Molly Westfall, Madison McEachern, Angel Huang, and Brantley Aycock.
On Wednesday the Vikings competed in the Region Championship at Northwestern High School. The Vikings won their third consecutive region championship, by defeating Northwestern on the tie breaker. Fernando Castro finished 2nd in 16:55, Joey Massaro finished 3rd in 17:13, Jack Stacy finished 6th in 17:20, Ethan Taylor finished 9th in 17:54, Tyler Shuler finished 10th in 18:05, Blake Wild finished 12th in 18:29, and Andrew Polson finished 20th in 19:01. Castro, Massro, Stacy, Taylor, Shuler, and Wild earned All Region 4-5A.
In the JV race the Vikings won the meet with 25 points. David Conroy was 3rd, Anderson Walker was 4th, Hamilton Howard was 5th, Jack Mason was 6th, Joey Swick was 7th, Shyan Ganesh Babu was 8th, and Shrihan Ganesh Babu was 11th.
On Saturday the Vikings hosted the Cici's Sandhills Invitational. The Vikings competed in the Gold race and finished 2nd to Wando. Wando was 1st with 82 points and Spring Valley was 2nd with 83 points. Individually Fernando Castro was 9th in 16:55, Jack Stacy was 12th in 16:57, Joey Massaro was 18th in 17:07, Ethan Taylor was 20th in 17:10, Tyler Shuler was 24th in 17:16, Andrew Polson was 58th in 18:27, and David Conroy was 67th in 18:52.
The Spring Valley Lady Vikings for the second week in a row, traveled to Chester Golf club to play in the Upper State Championship tournament. There were 16 teams and 4 individual players participating in the tournament in hopes of being one of 8 teams and lowest 4 individuals to advance to the State Championship tournament next week. At the end of the day, the Lady Vikings tied for the last qualifying spot with JL Mann. Both teams finished the round with team scores of 368. This put the team into a playoff with JL Mann. Four players were sent back out to play hole #1 to break the tie. When it was all said and done, JL Mann edged the Lady Vikings out by 1 stroke to take the last spot.
Although the Lady Vikings did not advance as a team, we did have one player to advance as an individual to the State Championship tournament, senior Millie Spivey for the second year in a row has advanced to play at State. Millie was also the low medalist for the team. Others contributing to overall team score were: junior Maddie Webster, freshman Elaine Craig and senior Tayelor Morgan.
The Spring Valley varsity football team lost a tough game to number one ranked Dutch Fork high school 21-0. The Vikings were led on defense by Ky Tayo who had 5 tackles, Fred Wright who had 4 tackles, Ty’Shaun Glover who had five tackles and Trey Peterson who had 6 tackles. Paul Davis had six tackles and one tackle for loss. John Javis had three tackles and 2 PBUs. Hy-Kein Nhan had seven tackles and one interception. The Vikings were lead on offense by quarterback DeQuandre Smith who was 17-23 for 123 yards. Thomas Robert’s had 4 receptions for 36 yards. Keelan Holman had 4 receptions for 25 yards and Braylon Ratcliff had 4 receptions for 23 yards. The Vikings travel this week to Northwestern HS in their final region game at 7:30 PM