Volleyball The varsity volleyball team had their first two matches of the season last week. On Tuesday, the Lions traveled to Greenhill. The Hornets jumped out to an early lead, winning the first game. The Lions would respond with a game two win, only to fall behind after three games, 1-2. The Lions battled back and earned the win in a decisive game five. The team held its home opener against Ft. Worth Country Day on Lion Pride Night. The Lions and Falcons split the first two games before St. Mark’s, led by Miller Trubey and Will Shoup, put the hammer down and won the last two games to win the match 3-1. This week, the Lions host Excel VB Club on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Trinity Valley on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Football This past Friday, the Lions’ varsity football team hosted the Greenhill Hornets on Lion Pride Night. With the whole community on hand to watch, the Lions played four solid quarters of football and grabbed a 40-8 victory. They claimed a 33-0 halftime lead, helped by junior Luke Noack’s blocked punt and two fumble recoveries, one for a touchdown. Another junior, JJ Pennington, added a 60+ yard “pick six” for another non-offensive touchdown. Niles Harvey provided the offensive spark by rushing for 73 yards and 2 TDs. The 3-0 Lions enjoy a bye week this week before hosting Founders’ Classical Academy of Lewisville next Friday, September 24, at 7:30 p.m.
Cross Country The varsity cross country team had another outstanding performance this past Saturday. Running without Sahil Dodda (on a college visit), the rest of the team responded well in all three races. Our top group ran in the elite race, and almost everybody came away with a PR. Leading the way was the threesome of Raja Mehendale, Clark Cooper, and Asa McCaleb. They finished 56th, 57th, and 58th, respectively. The team finished 14th out of 25 5A-6A schools. The second group ran in the Varsity Open race, led by Sky Park and Arjun Khatti, and again, almost all the boys ran PR’s in the race. They finished 6th out of 25 teams. The last group ran in the Junior Varsity Open race and came away with very good marks, led by Wilson Bowers. The team is not competing for the next two weeks to concentrate on the heavy workloads to prepare for the big meets at the end of the season. The Lions’ next meet will be the Chili Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on October 2.
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