All students got back to school by the end of the school day.
Christmas Break Interviews
Even though our break is shorter than normal, students are still very excited to get some well-deserved time off. They’re excited to relax, be with family, and eat Christmas cookies. Here are some of their plans:
Kaitlyn Geers: “I’ll be staying home, going to tons of Christmas parties, and making lots of cookies.”
Jacob Podell: “I’m taking a trip up to Houghton, Michigan to visit Michigan Tech, then going down to South Haven for a job shadow.
Dylan Denhof: “I’m excited for snowmobiling with Fraser, and visiting with friends and family.”
Kameron Dombrowksi: “I’ll be going to family Christmas parties, and spending time with my family and girlfriend.”
Luke Chipman: “I’m getting my wisdom teeth removed… It’s a bummer.”
Hunter Nelson: “I’ll be spending most of my time at Cannonsburg. I love the snow and I love to snowboard.”
Teanna McCuaig: “Basketball practice.”
Caity Swanson: “My family and I are spending time at my grandma’s. She makes the best cookies!”
Boys Varsity Soccer Wrap up
The boys’ varsity soccer team ended the season with 4-15. Although the record doesn’t show it, the boys did very well this season. The boys nearly won against Big Rapids 0-1, first in the OK Silver conference, and could have pulled the win off. Unfortunately, the game was ended 17 minutes too soon due to weather and it was unable to be made up, so Big Rapids got the win. The boys also beat Tri County 3-2. Considering that Tri County used to always mercy Kent City, it’s an impressive win. The season ended with a tough, well played pre-district game against Algoma Christian. The game was tied, even after overtime, so the game went to shoot-outs; Kent City lost 3-4.
At the end of the season, the team voted on two awards- MVP and sportsmanship. Joe Weeks earned both of those awards. Kent City had 5 all district players and 2 all conference players. Goalkeeper Juan Salas got 341 saves by the end of the season.
The Varsity eagles dropped their season opener to Coopersville in the fourth quarter 54-47. They were led by Junior Fraser Wilson with 13 points, and Jace Dailey with 12. In the first game of the CSAA play, and the second game of their season, the Eagles got their first win of the year-beating Holton 52-33. Kent City held the Red Devils to just four points in the second and third quarters combined. The eagles took control of the game by scoring 24 points in the third. Leading scores were Juniors Cody Bowers with 10 points, Hunter Nelson with 9, and Jace Dailey with 8.
The JV boys dropped their season opener to Coopersville in overtime loss 74-71. They were led by freshman Eli Carlson with 28 points, sophomores Jarod Coates with 12 and Brendan Geers with 10. The JV boys got their first win of the season against Holton 69-27. They showed very strong what defense throughout the game. Leading scorers were Freshman Eli Carlson with 19, and Sophomores John Meek with 12 and Brendan Geers with 10. In their third game of the season, they JV boys won 62-36 at Grant. Leading scorers were Freshman Eli Carlson with 14, and Sophomores John Meek with 11, and Jake Alt with 10.
The Freshman boys dropped their first game to Coopersville 45-34. After three quarters the teams were tied at 27, unfortunately the Broncos were too much to handle. Leading scorers were Nick Flegal with 13 points, and Will Wright with 8. Four other Eagles contributed as well. IN the second game of their season they traveled to Newago from the Lions season opener. Kent city jumped out to a quick lead showing great offence and strong defense. Kent City was able to hold on to a 1-point lead, and win the game 39-38. Leading scores were Will Wright with 10 points, and Spencer Hartley with 9, along with four other eagles adding to the total.
The Kent City Eagles Basketball Team consists of Seniors McKenna Carlson, Paige Mortensen and Kaitlynn Geers. Juniors are Shelby Flanagan, Caitlynn Swanson, and Teanna McCuig. Sophomores, Paula Roberts, Mackenzie Mortensen, Lauren Freeland, Zara Weber, and Janelle Krueger. Then freshman Lauren Schincke on the varsity team. Though the girls had a rocky start they accomplished a win against Coopersville 41-36 and then again at the home game against Holton 58-29. The Kent city eagles showed great sportsmanship out on the court. For example, whenever their team mate fell we helped them up and vis-versa.
This year the bowling teams have had a great start to their season. They have already won both of their matches so far on the season. They continue to bring their personal records up. The first team that the teams beat was Lakeview. Their second match was against Big Rapids and both teams dominated. The teams are 2-0 on the season. Both teams will face Wellspring Prep on Wednesday December 14th at 3:30pm. This will take place at their home alley in Sparta. This is their last home match for December. Their last away match up for December is on the 17th at 12pm. This is at the Orchard View home lanes (Northway Lanes).