The spartan swim team had their awards banquet this past Wednesday evening. With everyone achieving personal best times at either Sectionals or Districts, the season was capped off with several special awards;
Spartan Award - James Kelley
Orange & Black Award - Michael Good
Most Improved Female - Taylor Daniels
Most Improved Male - Nathan Pierson
New Team Record Holder in the 100 Breaststroke - Tara Nix
New Team Record Holder in the 100 Backstroke - James Kelley
Coach's Season Highlights
- 2 broken team records
- 1 individual female district qualifier Tara Nix
- 2 female relay teams qualifying for districts
- Girls 4th pace finish at the SWBL, missing 3rd by 3 points
Varsity Boys Basketball finish 1st place with a share of the league title for a 3rd consecutive year!!!
The varsity boys basketball team needed to finish out the season strong to have a chance to win the league title for the 3rd year in a row. Last Saturday, the Spartans hosted 1st place Carlisle for a chance to get back into a tie for 1st with Carlisle and Northridge. The Spartans beat the Indians for the second time this season. The Spartans were led in scoring by senior point guard, Elijah Rains with 20, followed by, senior shooting guard, Brian Behymer with 11, and senior forward, Zeb Farley, with 13. Zeb also grabbed 13 rebounds for his 3rd double double of the year. The Spartans finished the game with a score of 53-44.
That victory placed them in a tie for 1st place in the SWBL, the Spartans had one more game to win, a tough road game at Dixie. The Spartans once again playing a cancelation game on a Wednesday did not draw much of a crowd from either team, even with senior night for Dixie. The Spartans started off very sluggish and saw them down at the end of the 1st quarter by a score of 13-12. The 2nd quarter the Spartans began to score a little more but the defensive effort was still not there as the Spartans entered halftime down 31-27. The second half was a little more convincing for the Spartans as the offensive production picked up and the defensive effort was more evident. The Spartans finished the 3rd quarter with a lead of 46-43. The 4th quarter, as well as most of the game, became more of a free throw shooting contest. The Spartans made 5 baskets in the 4th quarter to Dixie’s 4 baskets in the 4th. Free throws was the main scoring in the 4th quarter as the Spartans finally started finishing at the line making 14-18 and 20-35 for the game. Dixie in the 4th quarter was 9-16 and finished the game 17-29. The Spartans held on and won the game, capturing the 3rd straight league title, with a score of 70-61. The Spartans were led in scoring by Zeb Farley with 18, Brian Behymer 14, and Elijah Rains 10. Zeb Farley also recorded another double double pulling down 11 rebounds.
The Spartans will travel to Tecumseh High School to face Miami East in the first round of the tournament. Game time is set for 6:30. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the High School office for $6.
The Waynesville Athletic Boosters would like to thank the students, parents, and the community who came out last night to see the Harlem Wizards take on the team made up of Waynesville staff and community leaders.
Fans experienced a magical display of tricks, ball handling, fancy passing and dunks combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction and participation. Special thanks go out to the players, coaches, and volunteers who helped to make the event possible. Huge thanks to sponsor Stone House Tavern.