Basketball has finally arrived. Basketball season is my favorite season, along with many others. We all know that the Kenston Krazies come out and support our basketball team, along with the basketball cheerleaders! As football season has now come to an end, the Kenston Cheerleaders have now switched gears into practicing for basketball season. Our cheerleading basketball practices started on November 3rd and everyone is very excited to start basketball season! With eight Varsity cheerleaders, and an additional three cheerleaders added on to eight for the JV squad, there are now eleven JV cheerleaders, so be ready for an exciting, rowdy season! Anastasia Janosik said, "I am excited to show my school spirit this basketball season!"
Practice has recently started, and everyone has been working hard to swim in the varsity heats. Having over 45 swimmers, it will be difficult to earn a spot in the varsity heats. Only being one week into the season, many have showed great improvement. With the loss of two state swimmers, the boy's team is going to have to work even harder to try to replace the two seniors. On the girl's side, the team should have one of the most successful seasons in many years. Senior Mike Jeromin said, "I am looking forward to accomplishing all the goals that I had set over the past couple of years." Both the girls and boys team will have their first meet on December 3rd which they will go against Normandy High School.
Basketball season is starting! This new season is starting off with new basketball jerseys for varsity that are white red lining and mesh on the back. Also this year there are team shoes and pre-game warm-up shirts with the players’ last name on the back. This 2014-2015 season starts out with the basketball team starting Division I and the first game is against Euclid. This is also the last season of the CVC for Kenston. "This season we plan to get revenge on Perry and take the CVC title," said Kenston Bomber Parker Gdula. We hope to have a great season this year and let’s get at it!
The Kenston football team's season may have ended two weeks ago but they are already back to work. On Monday, November 17, the Bombers started the offseason off strong in the weight room. The football team will be lifting on Monday through Thursday from now until next semester. If you are interested in playing football come by the weight room after school and get big! Ben Defranco said, "I really enjoy lifting weights, it helps with football alot."
With winter workouts starting on Monday November 1, events are starting to be lined up for the upcoming season. Last year's spring break the team participated in the Ripken Experience in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It was a great time and got us ready for the season at home. This year we are looking at a couple of different possibilities. The Ripken Experience is going to be a reach due to the high volume of teams trying to play there. Vero Beach in Florida was also spoken of but will be more expensive and a plane would be needed. Junior catcher Evan Starling said," It doesn't matter where we go over the spring break. We are just looking for somewhere to play good competition and have fun doing it."
There was a football meeting Monday during homeroom. Not even two weeks after the season ended the team is ready to get back to work. Going into a new conference we need to get in the weight room as soon as possible to give ourselves the upper hand against these new teams. Some accomplishments this season were beating Chagrin, winning the final CVC championship, and qualifying for the playoffs. None of this could have been done without all the work put in during the off season, from lifting to working out every day this summer. "All the work put in during the summer gives the team confidence going into the first couple games of the season. Nobody works as hard as we do," said three year returning starter Parker Gdula. An inspirational quote about the offseason from senior lineman, Mike Kruger, "It is what makes great teams great." If you have any interest in joining Kenston's football tradition go to Coach Grubich's Room and sign up. At the meeting Grubich talked about the new standard of Kenston Football, to take the next step coaches will be open to watch film and work with individual positions after school. It is a great experience and brings the community together.
The Kenston Bomber football season has come to an end. The season ended sooner than expected but was still a good one. The team won the last CVC title outright and finished the season 8-3. The team achieved many of their goals this season such as beating Chagrin and making the playoffs. "We made memories that I will never forget and I'm sad to see it end," said Parker Gdula. The Bombers made memories and left a legacy that will never be forgotten. While the seniors may be done, and the season may be over, the Kenston Bomber family will live on forever.
Many athletes that competed in fall sports are very sad after the conclusion of their season. Kenston had a very successful fall sports season with many CVC titles. Many athletes at Kenston are in the process of making the switch between sports. There are many winter sports to participate in, such as basketball, wrestling, hockey, swimming and many more. Collin Kure said, "The football season was very fun and now I am excited to train in the off season as I am a part of indoor track." For some sports it is difficult to make the change mainly because you haven’t played that sport since last winter. I am excited to start basketball season. Senior basketball player, Luke Winovich said, "I can’t wait for the season to begin, it’s going to be a great year."
The football team has had a great season with having a record of 8-3 and winning the CVC title. "I really enjoyed watching our football team this year," said Brandon Wagner. The Bombers really performed this year and next year will be even better with all of the sophomores and juniors lifting hard in the offseason there will be no doubt that they will be successful next year. The team will be missing a lot of seniors but have no worries juniors will step up and lead the Bombers to be successful.
Over the weekend the Kenston Hockey team went down to Columbus to play St. Francis DeSales in a scrimmage. "This is going to be a great start for the hockey season," said Lucas Hadar. The Hockey team has moved up to the Red North Division and is competing against much harder teams. This weekend was a lot like playing against the skill level of the Red North teams. We versed St. Francis DeSales three times last year and we lost, tied, and beat them. These two games over the weekend showed what we need to improve on and what we already can do. "I can't wait to watch the Hockey team play this year," said John Boutton.