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Coming in like a Lion
Varsity Soccer and Varsity Volleyball Seasons Underway
The Varsity Boys' Soccer program and Varsity Girls' Volleyball season started their seasons strong in this first week of play.
The girls started the season with a 3-0 win over conference opponent Piedmont Classical High School. In the second set, the service game of freshman Hannah Mae Elliot and eighth grader Faith Hawkins helped the Lady Lions to turn around a 3-13 deficit to go up 15-13. Momentum and a strong home court advantage worked in their favor. In their second game at North Carolina Leadership Academy, they won the first set 25-13. The second set tested the Lady Lions resolve. They fell behind and despite a strong service game they were unable to regain the lead. They fell 1-3.
In spite of their short roster and few practices, the Lions Soccer team has looked strong and talented in their first two outings. In their first game with Piedmont Classical High School, 3 Lions scored to take a big win 6-1. Senior Brandon Caudill has two goals in early play, Junior Eukey Smallwood chipped in another, and in the last 20 minutes of regulation Sophomore Mason Gore scored 3 goals and tested the defensive tenacity of the Bobcats. In a 6-2 win over North Carolina Leadership Academy, Mason Gore (1), Mike Ioannou (1), Brandon Caudill (1) and Eukey Smallwood (3) scored goals. It was a total team effort as primary and secondary assists were made by 5 Lions including freshman Zac Callicut. Junior Goalie, Josh Crippen has fiercely protected the net this week allowing only 3 goals on 20 plus attempts.
We are looking forward to competitive, strong competition in the Central Carolina Conference this season!
BEAST MODE-STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Summer workouts have begun for all WSCS Upper School athletes. This summer we've started Beast Mode to aid our teams in strength and conditioning. You can find our athletes working out on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30-9:00 am. The goal is to help build stamina, endurance, conditioning, strength, and work ethic among our athletes. Tuesday mornings are for cardio and speed while Thursdays we focus on strength training and sport specific skills. We are having a blast. Students who are attending Beast Mode will definitely have a leg up on the competition as well as a head start into their sport's season.
Basketball season has come to a close for Winston Salem Christian School. We are sad to see it go, but it's very rewarding to look back on the accomplishments ands memories of the 2015-16 season.
JV Basketball-The JV (5-8th) had a 4-6 season. The team was lead by veteran Forward Joseph Brown and Point Guard Josh Petusky. They got off to a slow start but were able to turn the season around to avenge some loses from the earlier part of the season. The team is very young and has a bright future ahead of them. Eighth grader Rece Crecraft took home All-Tournament honors from the CCISAA conference tournament. Rece was a newcomer to the team this year and had previously never played organized basketball. He watched and studied basketball on YouTube to teach himself how to properly shoot the ball. His diligence paid off for him and for his team. This team is full of athletes who are willing to put in extra work. They have already started planning spring and summer workouts to come back stronger next year.
Varsity Girls Basketball- This program too was very young this year which again means a bright future ahead. The lone senior on the team Jessica Rakes will leave big footprints to fill. Jess was both a verbal leader and a leader by example on the floor. Jessica is one of the founding members of the Varsity Girls Basketball program. The young team behind her is ready to put in work and carry on what Jess has started.
Varsity Boys Basketball- The boys finished the season 19-8. They had big wins over local programs Salem Baptist, Forsyth Home Educators, Clover Garden, and Community Baptist. Seniors Tre Dennis, Robert Williard, and Jordan Leak were strong leaders and contributors to the team. With many underclassmen behind them this team will be strong for years to come.
JV Cheerleading- This JV Cheer squad was so fun to watch! This is one of the hardest working cheer teams we've ever had at WSCS. Coach Broughton had her hands full with 21 cheerleaders. Over the course of the season many girls went from zero tumbling experience to fearless flippers. The saying "iron sharpens iron" was really applied on this team. Each girl was accountable to herself and to those around her. They pushed each other to be better, stronger, and braver. Their countless hours paid off with a 1st place trophy in the CCISAA Cheer Tournament. We are so proud of their accomplishment.