While severe weather forced the SPC to cancel winter championships, the Lions finished their seasons strong!
The Lions soccer team capped off a strong season with a 6-0 home win against Oakridge on their Senior Night after playing a challenging match against Greenhill earlier in the day that ended in a 1-1 draw. Upperclassmen students and parents braved the frigid temperatures to cheer on the Lions in this final soccer contest of the season. After the game, students joined the team on the field to celebrate the victory and sing the alma mater in a poignant moment that was symbolic of the continued strength and unity of the boys during these challenging times. The Lions finished the season tied for 2nd in the North Zone with an impressive record of 11-1-1 on the year.
The Lions basketball team cruised to a 66-45 win at home against Cistercian on their Senior Night, keeping their three-game winning streak alive. They then faced two tough conference opponents on Friday resulting in a 80-67 win against Greenhill and a hard-fought 55-50 loss against ESD in their final conference game. The Lions finished 3rd in the North Zone with an overall record of 7-2 on the year. This talented team has played a very strong schedule this season and rose to the challenge claiming victories against top-ranked basketball teams Spring Creek Academy, Bishop Lynch, and Rockwall High School, further solidifying their status as one of the best basketball teams in the state. Additionally, the Lions were recently named the Texas Geico Agents Team of the Week for their “tenacity, love of the game, and performance on the court.”
The swimming team has posted strong performances throughout the winter season and continues to be a top contender in the SPC. The Lions were victorious in a meet against cross-town rival Highland Park winning 10 out of the 11 events with several swimmers posting personal bests on the day. The only loss of the season was to the perennial 5A champion Southlake Carroll in a hard-fought battle that showcased the talent and toughness of the team. Regardless of the final score, the Lions still won 7 out of the 11 events while recording multiple personal bests at all grade levels. The defending SPC champion Lions eagerly look forward to competing in the North Zone Championships which was recently postponed due to the inclement weather.
The wrestling team did not have the opportunity to compete this season but remained diligent in their preparation and training this winter. While many of their competitions and tournaments were canceled or postponed, the School is hopeful that they will have the opportunity to compete in the Prep State Championships later this spring. The Lions have several talented wrestlers on the squad who are top contenders in the state and strong candidates to advance to the Prep Nationals.
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