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Fall Sports: Competition Update


Fall Sports taking place at Gilmour.

So far, fall sports teams are off to a solid start. These sports consist of football, boys and girls soccer, girls tennis, girls volleyball, and boys and girls golf.

How are the boys doing?

Varsity Football is currently 3-2, coming off a 41-6 victory over John Adams on homecoming day. They also beat the Hawken Hawks 41-14 and before that, they beat Warrensville Heights at home 21-6. Notable players include running back Santino Harper (’23), wide receiver Nathan Reichard (’20), and safety Aidan Muchnicki (’20). 

Boys Soccer is currently 4-5-1 and are led by seniors Dylan Noall, Cody Tippen, and Riley Barrett. Also, Bowdan Slabe (’20) has scored most of the team’s goals this year. They are coming off of a recent 6-1 victory over Villa Angela-St. Joseph heading into the postseason.

Boys Golf has played 14 tournaments. The best two were at Silver Lake with a team score of 331 and a 329 at Windmill Lakes. Liam Ottaway (’21) has lead the team with two low scores of 74 at tough courses this season. The team just recently finished in first place at Sectionals at Pine Hills with a 323, their best team score of the year. 

How are the girls doing?

Girls Soccer is currently 4-4-3, recently shutting out Laurel 6-0. Their main offensive threats consist of captain Allie Breen (’20) and Emma Adams (’21). On the defensive side, their top players are captain Kendra Barlow (’20) in the goal and Julia Pangonis (’21) at the defensive position. 

Volleyball has a record of 10-5. Nearly all of the team wins have been shutouts. Their most recent victory was a 2-1 win over Mentor High School. Notable players include Kathryn Randorf (’22) and Emmy Klika (’21). Katelyn Hanchin (’20) is the only senior on the team and acts as a great leader towards her teammates. 

Girls Tennis had their best performance when they shutout West Geauga in all five matches. Captain Carly Cohen (’20) committed to the University of Richmond for her sport. Siena DePenit (’20) said, “As a team, we build each other up and always cheer for each other.”

Girls Golf has the postseason coming up. The team consists of two seniors, Olivia Sucato and Olivia Caruso. Their best 9-hole team score was a 216 earlier in the season at Berkshire Hills Country Club. Olivia Sucato (’20) and Clare Peterson (’23) both came in with the low scores for the team.

Excitement rises for the rest of these seasons.

Fall sports athletes appear to be coping well with the idea of getting used to having a lot of school work to do along with their athletics. Postseasons are coming soon.

10-2-19 10:52 P.M. UPDATE:  Last graf edited for objectivity.


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Having played baseball and basketball his entire life, Joseph Hollis strives to put forth his best efforts in his writing as well. He comes from Highland Heights, Ohio and writes about stories going on throughout his high school, Gilmour Academy, because he personally enjoys being a part of an athletic community. For baseball, Joey is a pitcher and middle infielder and is a center and power forward in basketball. As a student journalist, Joey sees the desire to attack issues and events with the same ferocity as being a multi-sport athlete.