The boys and girls lacrosse teams have both begun their games already. Boys lacrosse defeated Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday, March 24th (14-2) and will have their next game on Saturday the 28th. Girls lacrosse had tough losses against Green on the 23rd (13-12) and Rocky River on the 25th (13-3), but have a game Friday the 27th to get a first win!
After a long break from action the Kenston Boys Tennis Team is back! Official practices began Monday, March 09, 2015. The Boys Varsity Team will return five starting players, and welcome upcoming freshman, Sammy Cohen. As a new OHSAA rule the team will be allowed to compete in four tournaments. They are scheduled to play in the Saint Edward Invitational, Pickerington North Invitational, Lexington Invitational, and the CVC Tournament. "I'm very excited we're able to take part in such highly respected tournaments this year," said senior captain Brendan Bauck. The teams' first match is home on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 against CVCA. Be sure to support the Boys Tennis Team as they pursue the CVC Championship.
Are you pumped for the Kenston Baseball season this year? Have you been anxious to come out and see us good looking boys take on the world on the field? Well pretty soon that's exactly what you will be able to do. Once the weather clears up and we come back from Florida, you can bet your life that we will be out there destroying all of our opponents. Students and teachers are already getting pumped for the season, Mr. Continenza said, “Ooohh Yeeaahh!” Max Rodgers and Simon Coughlin have said in unison, "I see a promising season ahead for the emerging Bombers.” I hope this article inspires you to do great things and make a life changing decision to come to a Kenston baseball game this season.
Lacrosse season is finally here! The team has been working extremely hard through the winter workouts and practice, and now into the soon to be successful season. There is a strong group of returning letterman who are seniors, juniors, and sophomores. In the wise words of senior Parker Deuley, "We have a lot of strong talent and potential, just have to stay healthy and keep an impactful Kenston Lax momentum." A few of them include seniors Parker Deuley, Matt Deluca, Nate Epprecht and Bear Bowen. Come support and get a taste preview of the team as the team travels to Benedictine High School this Saturday March 14th for a few scrimmages that start at 12. The Lax squad is ready to go bar down on some Benedictine and Wooster lacrosse players!
Kenston High School's Awards Night previously took place on March 10 to honor our winter sport athletes. The majority of the students who participated had nothing but positive things to say. Senior girls basketball player, Carri D'Angelo said, "I was proud of my team and how much we"ve accomplished this season and I was happy to see a lot of girls on the team get recognized for their hard work all season long. I will miss them next year and I hope they continue to improve like they have been." Brooke Mostar, a senior gymnast this year said, "It was a bittersweet night and I will miss attending the banquets next year. They’re so fun and I love seeing all the overall accomplishments of every athlete"s season." Dominique Kestranek said, "I missed having all the seniors go up on stage and be recognized for each sport even if a senior athlete did not receive any awards. I also liked how last year the state qualifiers got ballons. I did like how smoothly and quickly it went." The winter sports season was successful this year and had some record breaking achievements. Many people are looking forward to next year.
Another season has come and gone. The Kenston Bombers end the season with a 20-10-3 overall record. Last year Kenston had a 22-7-2 record and were Red South Champs. This year the Bombers moved up to the Red North. The Red North is the best division in the league and consist of five teams. With a 7-4-2 divisional record the Bombers finished in third in their first season in the Red North. Rocky River finished 1st, Shaker Heights 2nd, Hudson 4th, and Mentor 5th.
Don't forget to stop in to Apricot Lane in Chagrin Falls on March 12 to support the Kenston Girl's Lacrosse team. You will receive 10% off of your purchase and another 10% goes to the girls as a fundraiser for the season. Junior, Kaitlyn Lyons said, "I have a passion for fashion, so I can’t wait to get some new styling clothes!" Along with the Apricot Lane fundraiser the girls will be selling Kenston socks for $15.00. Please help support the girls to make it another great season!
Baseball season is right around the corner. Over Spring Break the boy's baseball team ventures down to Vero, Florida to get a kick start on their season. Everyone is excited for this season to come around, Nick Lewis said, "I'm super excited about the baseball games this year because they are really fun and sometimes they give out free hotdogs; GO BOMBERS!" The Bomber's first game is April 7th against Aurora on our home field. Baseball player Sam Obringer said, "I'm excited to start the season with one of the biggest games of the year and I look forward to seeing how successful this team will be." Make sure to come out and support the Kenston Bombers throughout their season.
You may have noticed the snow is melting. That means the onset of spring sports and one of the more popular spring sports is the glorious sport of Track and Field. Track and Field is open for all to compete for a varsity position. Not only does Track and Field offer the benefits of competing in a high intensity sport, but also provides multiple benefits to people who desire to improve themselves in other sports.
The varsity baseball team will be headed to Vero Beach, Florida for their annual spring break trip. The team roster will consist of twenty players that will compete down in Florida. The journey is about a sixteen hour bus ride leaving on Friday, March 27th and will arrive sometime in the late morning or early afternoon on Saturday, April 4th. They will be staying at the Historic Dodger town properties, which is where the Dodgers used to host their spring training games until they moved to Arizona.
This past weekend, our Kenston Boys Wrestling team went to the district tournament that took place at Mentor High School. Lovell Spruce, Anthony Pavone, Christopher Pavone, Joby Herbruck and Noah Georgian all qualified for the district tournament. This tournament is known as "The Meat Grinder" because of the difficulty level. Noah Georgian came out with a second place finish, which landed his spot for the state tournament. Georgian won 3 matches, landing him in the finals and then lost to a junior wrester from Mayfield. Noah goes down to Columbus Thursday, Friday and Saturday to compete for the state title.
"The Bulldog came in like a wrecking ball," said Coach Murphy.
This past Monday, March 9, 2015, two of Kenston's finest athletes signed their national letters of intent to play football in college. The event took place in the Auburn-Bainbridge room with friends and family in attendance. The two athletes continuing are Lovell Spruce and Nick Lewis. Lovell Spruce will be attending Alderson Broaddus University to further his education and playing career. Nick Lewis was the other athlete and he will be continuing his education and football career at Ashland University. These colleges are both Division II and are very competitive on and off the field. Both Lovell and Nick made the All-state team and were first in the CVC at their respected positions. These two have also been selected to play in the annual North-South All Star game at Dayton. When asked about the opportunity to play at the next level Lovell said, "Not many players get the chance to play at the next level; I am just blessed to have this chance." To play at the next level in any sport is a great accomplishment and these two athletes should represent the Kenston Athletics well.