Week of September 7

The Lady Knights improved their record to 4 -1 by defeating Country Day. The girls won the first set 25-13 and won the second set 25-19. Contributing to our win was Lydia Chambers with a powerful block and several kills in the front row, while Rachel McLaine, Ella Dobbins and Claire Steadman provided great back row passes. Claire Fogarty provided great leadership on the court. The girls are looking like a championship team already!

Girls' tennis team hosted Country Day and lost 1-8. The team plays hard and continues to improve. The win came from No. 1 Singles, Eleina Moon, who won 8-4. Eleina and Kate Champion fought hard at No. 1 Doubles. They were down 4-7 and came back to take the lead at 8-7 but ultimately lost the match in a tie breaker [8-9 (2-7)].

1. Eleina Moon 8-4
2. Kate Champion 5-8
3. Tanvi Prabhu 3-8
4. Pranati Kakani 2-8
5. Evie Niemeyer 0-8
6. Maura Zaccarelli 2-8

1. Moon/Champion 8-9 (2-7)
2. Prabhu/Niemeyer 2-8
3. Zaccarelli/Averi Buckler 0-8

The boys' team placed 2nd, with Stephen Parker securing second place in 11:10, Sriswaroop Koundinya, our 2nd team member in 13:17, followed by Alex Franzese with 13:29, Devin Chiu in 13:35 and Gabe White our 5th team member in 14:06.

Our girls' team placed 4th, with Sky Yampolsky in 5th place overall in 13:48 followed by Sofia Franzese in 15:13, Karalyn King in 15:14, Mikayla Freeland in 15:14. Our 5th team member was Layla Nash in 17:42.

Congrats to all our runners, who ran great despite the hot conditions.

Boys' soccer lost to Country Day. The team fought hard in the second half, holding Country Day to only 2 goals. Brooks Cooper and Shreyas Polishetty both worked hard on defense as Country Day had 11 shots and 4 corner kicks. In addition, Lucas Hubert and Alex Moreau demonstrated outstanding work ethic. The entire team continues to improve at every practice and game. Keep up the good work Knights!

the middle school football team hosted and beat St Marks 28 – 0. Drew Johnson and Dorian Morgan each had a touchdown run in the first half to start the scoring for the Knights. Ethan York found Josiah McGhee on a short pass at the end of the first half, and Josiah took it the rest of the way to put the Knights up 20 – 0 at halftime. Coming out of the half, Ethan York threw his 2nd touchdown pass, this time to Drew Webber, to put the Knights up by 28. The defense handled the rest, completing the shutout led by great defense by Henry Casey, Andrew Matthews, and Sander Griffan.

The Knights found hard against a strong Hickory Grove Christian, but lost 14:9. They played to win until the final seconds! Thanks to all the students who came out to cheer on the team.

Ladies' tennis won their home game against South Rowan High School 9-0! Sidney Ross, our number one player for the day, won her singles match 6-0, 6-1. Shout out to Gaeun Jeon and Sophia Phillips for winning both their double matches 8-0! Gaeun Jeon also won her doubles match 8-0 with her partner Anu Atla. Sidney Ross won her doubles match as well and has been undefeated in doubles since her freshman year!

The Lady Knights earned another conference win against Northwest Cabarrus in 3 sets with scores of 25-14, 25-7 and 25-16. Molly Busse and Kayla Brooks both had 5 kills followed by Rachel Turner with 4 and Jayla Holcomb and Delaney Stoy each adding 3. Catherine Schroeder had 4 aces for the match while Charley Henderson and Rachel Turner each had 13 digs. Cadee Pierce had 21 assists, 2 aces and 9 digs. The Knights are 3-1 in conference and 6-1 overall.

The JV also won their match in 2 sets. They are 4-0 in conference and 7-0 overall.

The Lady Knights defeated South Rowan in a grueling match going 5 sets. Scores were 19-25, 25-21, 29-27, 22-25 and 15-7. Rachel Turner led the offense with 23 kills followed by Reece Shore and Sarah Turner, who each added 14. Charley Henderson had 29 digs, Rachel Turner had 20 and Jayla Holcomb had 16.

JV Knights won their match in 3 sets with scores of 25-27, 25-9 and 15-9.

The men and women's cross country XC teams traveled to Kernersville to participate in the Friday Night Lights Invitational (location of the state championship course). Not only was the environment amazing, but the temperature was great and we had some very good competition to help push us. There were a large number of personal records (PR) and also some seasonal bests (SB)....actually, there were 21 new PRs set.

A lot of our newer runners not only ran personal best times last night, they cut off MINUTES from their previous bests. Part of that has to do with getting more comfortable with racing and knowing that their body can do so much more than their mind thinks it can do along with their fitness levels getting stronger.

In the varsity divisions, our ladies finished in 9th place as a team and our men 19th (roughly 30 schools in our race).

  • Leading the way for the women was Lily Yampolsky, who ran a seasonal best time of 20:15 followed closely by Jenna Peterson. Rounding out the top 5 for the women were our three seniors, Megan Rinehardt, Megan Wozniak and Sophie Powers. Our ladies are currently ranked #3 in the 3A state classification, but we did beat the #2 team (West Henderson). The top 5 average was 21:36
  • The men were led by Braden Bole, who as a senior ran a new personal best in a time of 17:33. Our next 4 finishers were spread out by less than a minute (ranging from 18:19 to 19:17). Our next four athletes were Cooper Wozniak with Javon Taylor close behind and then Brady Rowland and Kris Chambers neck and neck. They had a top 5 average of 18:37.
  • Caroline Peterson (women's JV), Eli Hunter (men's 11th/12th grade race) and Michael Huynh (men's 9th/10th grade race) were the first Knights to finish in their respective races.