Fall sports wrap up season


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SERVE. “We did pretty good, and we advanced to state but lost in the final round. Although we made it through sectionals and districts, we made it to the final four to state!” said Abby Pescovits, 11 (middle bottom row).

Cross country:
Overall, the girls cross country team dominated their GMCs with Varsity finishing sixth and Junior Varsity placing fourth. Their very own senior Jodie Lawson finished in the top 20 with a time of 20:37.

The boys also had a strong season with a new varsity assistant coach, Mr. Peter Griga.

“We placed fifth at districts, and the week before we got third at GMCs. During the season, we won the Bellbrook Invitational. Overall, it was a successful season,” said Grant Laneve, 11.

“A highlight from our season was definitely beating Mason again and keeping Battle of The Skies trophy. Looking forward, our goal is to hopefully make the playoffs. To do that, we are hoping to get in with a win over Princeton,” said head coach Mr. Scott Dattilo, who earned his 100th win this season.

The first day of the GMCs, the Lady Aves pulled in a total of 341 with contributions by Heather Bruck -84, Becca Thompson-83, Emma Brown– 86, Sydney Wickert-91, Audrey Simmons-88, and Megan McMullen-98. The team placed third overall at the GMCs. Additionally, Bruck qualified for the DI District tournament.

The girls team finished with a record of 13-4-2. They competed in their District Semifinals against Lebanon at Lakota West on October 23.

The Aves Varsity Green team swept the competition, finishing second in their GMCs.

According to Aves Athletics, “Helen Sotorpa and Harsitha Kalaiarasan finished second team All-Conference in 1st Doubles. Amanda Wilson and Madi Ringer finished 2nd team All-Conference in 2nd doubles,”

The girls finished of their season with an away match against Anderson. Their final record was 7-16. For senior night, they had the Varsity underclassmen dress up as rapper Post Malone.

Water polo:
Girls water polo went to state for a tough battle and came out top four. In their final game against the Mavericks, they fell short but ended up placing fourth in state. The boys team plays Milford for their first game and will advance through the tournament depending on if they win or lose.