“Wrestling is a 24/7 sport because you have to be mentally tough, watch your weight, and still give your 100% when you’re on the mat.” said junior Carlos Diaz. The varsity team had a great season this year, finished with three state qualifiers. The wrestling team also finished with all academic all-state for the second year in a row. The Eagles had a great wrestling season on and off the mat!
JV BOYS BASKETBALL
The j.v. boys basketball team had a great finish to a good season with a hard fought victory over Montague 65-50. Montague wanted to push the tempo with their multiple presses and pressure man defense, but we were able to keep our cool in the first quarter with a 26-18 lead. The Wildcats closed the gap in the second quarter by turning us over, but we maintained a three point lead at half: 35-32. At halftime we talked about playing our game and pounding the ball inside and that was the difference. They had no answer for our bigs and our guards really crashed the defensive glass.
Brenden Geers led the team with 20 points followed by John Meek with 11. Coach ????? “This year I feel our kids started really growing up and learned to be a ‘Team’ over being individuals. We finished the year with a 15-4 record.”
"We had a great season it was very fun. I hope we go to State next year." Says Casey Carew.
"We really figured out how to be a good team when we learned that the effort we give is for your teammates and not for yourself." Says John Meek.
BOYS VARSITY BASKETBALL
The Boys Varsity Basketball team started off their first game of the season with a close game but tough loss to Coopersville, 74 - 71. The second game resulted in a win for the Eagles with the score of 33 - 52 against Holton. Their third game against Grant came out to an astonishing win of 36 - 49. For the fourth game, the boys crushed White Cloud with the score of 40 - 70, showing teams in their division that the Kent City Boys Varsity Basketball team comes to the court to win. Tri-County took home a 48 - 71 loss against the mighty Eagles. The team had a hard loss with their winning streak being taken by Lakeview, ending the game in a 50 - 42 loss for the eagles. This season’s seventh game, the team was back on track winning against Ravenna with a distinguished score of 47 - 71. Morley Stanwood was sent home with a 33 - 47 loss, bringing the Eagles back to the nest with the win. Hesperia couldn’t keep up with this team, with the score 38 - 76 showing from the doubled score at the end of the game. Their tenth game of the season against Cedar Springs resulted in a hard loss for the Eagles, 56 - 51. The team showed Holton, for the second time this season, that they were not to be defeated. With the end game score of 39 - 58, that was the last time the team would see Holton again for this season. The team went against Sparta for their twelfth game. Sparta had the upper hand and ended the game with a close 60 - 58 win. Their thirteenth game was against White Cloud, and for the second time, Kent City took home the win of a not-so-close game of 24 - 70. Next up was Grand River, and yet again the boys stole the win with a score of 45 - 46. For the next game of the season, the team was triumphant when they took home another close win against Lakeview, the score being 49 - 50. Morley Stanwood was their next team to go against, but the boys couldn't keep up with the Mohawks, ending another one of their winning streaks with a score of 44 - 43. Starting back on a high note, the Eagles took home a win of 45 - 59 against Black River. The boys dominated their eighteenth game of the season when they doubled Hesperia score of 33. Continuing the boy’s winning streak, they dominated the court sending Orchard View home with a loss of 43 - 63. The team gained another win on their belt after pulling ahead against Montague, finishing the night with 50 - 65 for the score. With districts on the horizon, the team has been focused on making it to the end. The Eagles fall to Muskegon Heights in districts semi-finals 63-52.
GIRLS JV BASKETBALL