Boys Middle School Soccer:
The boys middle school soccer season started out very strong on the field. The boys won their first 5 games of the season before being surprised by Heritage Christian at home. The first five wins of the season led to the opportunity to play Battle Creek Lakeview’s middle school soccer team. The Tigers hosted Lakeview and traveled to Lakeview for their last game of the season. Lakeview’s boys middle school soccer team went undefeated throughout the whole season with a record of 13-0-1. Coach Travis Dennis felt that our boys middle school soccer team is “starting to grow and learning how to play with more experienced teams”.
The boys soccer team ended their season with a record of 7 wins and 4 losses. Captain Nathan Thomson led the Tigers in scoring with a single season program record of 19 goals. Nathan Thomson leads the Tigers in program history for most goals scored with a total of 28 throughout his two years of boys middle school soccer. Captain Daniel Mung scored a total of 7 goals this season and played great defense. Tiger striker Lian Sang scored 5 goals this year. Tiger striker SungPi scored 3 goals. Tiger defense-man Khup Kim scored 3 goals. Tigers midfielder BaWi scored 2 goals. Tiger striker Nehemiah Stein and Tiger defense-man NawlPi each scored 1 goal.
Our team had a joyful season of fun, exercise and learning. We are looking forward to more practices and games in the future years to come.Coach Travis Dennis
Do to others as you would have them do to you.Luke 6:31 NIV
Girls Middle School Volleyball:
The girls middle school volleyball team started their season with a win at Marshall Academy. All of the girls who were on the team had never played volleyball until August and made incredibly strides with the support of their coaches Amanda Mahrle and Mike Keller. One student athlete said, “our coach controlled everything very well but made our experience fun at the same time”. Ellie Costie (8th) and Katie Grentz (7th) were selected as the captains of the team.
The middle school volleyball team finished their season with a record of 2 wins and 6 losses. The originally scheduled 12 game season was cut short due to the cancellation of 4 games by other institutions.
Hard work and dedication definitely paid-off for the ladies of the middle school volleyball team. I have seen so much growth in their skills of the game this season; as they worked on getting those digs, sets, spikes and serves over the net. The success of the team was because of their determination to always try their best. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with these talented and enthusiastic group of ladies and I look forward to next season.Coach Amanda Mahrle
Girls Varsity Volleyball:
The girls varsity volleyball team started out their season with Duane Curtis as their head coach and Cheridah Miller as the assistant. The time that the girls got to spend with Mr. Curtis was all too short. Even though the time they shared together was brief, the loss of Mr. Curtis greatly impacted the varsity volleyball team. We are grateful that the students had the opportunity to work with Mr. Curtis and develop a connection that they may not have had otherwise.
The athletics ministry program is thankful to Cheridah Miller and her husband Frank Miler for stepping up and taking on the full responsibility of coaching the team after Duane’s passing. The high point of the season for the girls varsity volleyball team was their win over Marshall Academy at BCA. Aleeyah Miller had 14 aces on 28 serves and scored 21 points in the three set sweep of Marshall Academy. The varsity volleyball team finished their season with a record of 1 win and 9 losses.
This volleyball season started off great, but then we got hit with the tragedy of losing our Head coach Duane Curtis. It was a big blow, but the girls rallied and continued on in his memory. This year had its ups and downs but we persevered. I am proud of the improvements that the girls made. Everyone worked hard. They were so excited to win the game against Marshall Academy! I am very proud of their sportsmanship and their team dynamics. I am also very proud to have been able to coach the girls this year.Coach Cheridah Miller