Girls Cross- Country

This season, the girls cross-country team has their standards set high with much desire to win the Shoreline Tournament and place at least fifth in States. They have a good mix of experience on the varsity team with three new runners to help bring the team success. A key runner for the girls is junior Sam Drop who places high in each meet. Senior captain Bailey Thayer said, “Our Shoreline conference is very competitive. We hope to come out on top by training hard.”

Boys Cross-Country

The boys cross country team is made up of hardworking men. They have ambitions to place well at the Shoreline Conference and Class SS meets. The team has doubled its size from last year and is made up of many underclassmen runners. Senior Captain Connor Stewart said, “I’m honored to be the captain of such a great group of guys. We’ve been working hard preparing for Shorelines lately; everyone’s committed. It’s bittersweet to think that this is my last year, but it’s been a great run (pun intended) and one of the best experiences of my high school career.”

 Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team is maintaining good standings with a record of 4-5-1. They hope to qualify for the Shoreline and State tournaments. The team is made up of many inexperienced players who are fulfilling the roles of many players who graduated last year. The boys are working hard to keep a good prospective position in both tournaments. Junior Kyle Judson said, “We as a team hope to continue our hard work and to achieve our goals of competing in the State tournament.”

Volleyball

The volleyball team is really determined to make a statement in the State and Shoreline tournaments. They had a big win against East Hampton and hope to keep up the intensity. Senior captain Megan Quinley said, “We’ve been working hard after losing some big players last year. We’ve improved a lot as a team and skill wise. We hope to continue through the tournaments.” The team is putting together two events to support breast cancer awareness; Oct. 15 they are having a “Dig Pink” game, and they are holding a Zumbathon Oct. 18. They hope to have a big outcome for both events.

Cheerleading

The cheerleading team is working very hard after losing 11 seniors from last season. The girls have been developing new stunts and routines to keep the football crowd entertained while showcasing their skills. The team hopes to surpass the level of skill that they’ve had in previous year. Junior Jackie Stevens said, “The cheer team is really working hard and improving a lot.” The cheerleaders attended the Going to the Sun cross country meet to support their fellow athletes. They also plan to sell baked goods at the football games in October to raise money for breast cancer research.

Girls Soccer

The Coginchaug girls soccer team has set out for a competitive season. After losing many players from last year, the girls will have to maintain high intensity to keep their ranking in the conference. The team has qualified for the State tournament and hope to qualify for the Shoreline tournament as well. Many of the players are inexperienced but full of potential and drive. The girls hope to stay at the top of the Shoreline Conference. Junior captian Shaun Whitaker said, “Coming into the  season, a lot of our competitors counted us out because we lost a good number of our starting 11. Our team has worked hard all preseason and season. We are confident we will do big things.”

Football

By Jordan Cowles

The football team has powered through adversity and continues to shine. They are currently 4-0 and have already shut out two teams. They have only allowed 28 points going into week five of the regular season.  “We’ve done great this season so far, but we know we are far away from our goal of making the playoffs again,” said senior captain Jake Ober. The team has strong leadership, especially in seniors Josh Smith, Jake Ober and Antonio Lockwood.

 

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