7 SPORTS Score For JV Boys LeeAnna Kincaid
The Wrestling Team Ends Their Season Bryan Mihu
from December 21-23. The outcome of that game was 59-67. Once 2010 started, the boys came back strong and have been undefeated since. In all their games, they’ve had at least a ten-point lead. Their most recent game was a win against Ledford with the ﬁnal score being 72-48. That’s a 24-point difference! “This season has been wonderful. We only lost twice. In the long run we played the hardest, went all the way, and never gave up,” stated Tyvon Johnson, 9th. If they keep up this positive attitude, they will go all the way with only a couple of games left in the season.
This year has gone off with a bang as the boys’ JV basketball team dribbles to victory. As of January 29th, they have a record of 6 to 2. “This season has gone really well. The boys have played great defense. They work hard at each practice, and it shows during the games. Even before the conference games we keep the practices as they have been all year, intense. They deﬁnitely play team basketball,” says Coach Smith. Coach Smith is completely correct. The boys have had a great season thus far. They only lost two times, once to Mount Tabor during the Lash Tournament that ranged
Swimmers Travel to State Competition Emily Kincaid The North Forsyth Swim Team wrapped up their successful season this month. The girls completed their season with a record of 9-1, while the boys were undefeated in their 10 meets. They also placed 7th overall in the Eastern Regional meet, out of over forty teams. “The success of the swimmers comes from each athlete that was willing to come to difﬁcult practice times, at 7 AM or 7 PM, and plow through yards and yards of water,” stated Coach Owens. “Their times got faster week by week and they really peaked at the end of the season.” The team is also coached by Katie Muse, Nick Seeba, and Paul Trivette. Sophomore Tanner Muse described his experience on the swim team as, “Very fun and enjoyable. It was life-changing.” Steven Ehren, a promising swimmer, stated that he enjoyed how the team is, “like a big family.” As a freshman team
member, he hopes to improve on his breast stroke next year. Several team members qualiﬁed to compete at the statewide meet in Cary on February 12th. These swimmers were Aubrey Brendle, Logan Brendle, Chris Ehren, Steve Ehren, Hanna Jennings, Mickey Murphy, Lauren Muse, Hannah Saunders, Jennifer Spaugh, Allen Sells, Mason Trivette, and Kyle Watson. The Viking Swim Team has had a very rewarding season with numerous wins and records broken. With many senior swimmers graduating, younger team members will show off their skills next year.
Lash JV Tournament at Carver: W Carver 56-39 L Mount Tabor 59-67 Games since January 2010: W Southern Guilford 51-39 W Asheboro 74-41 W Northeast Guilford 55-27 W Southwestern Randolph 56-39 W Ledford 72-48 N/A Asheboro CANCELLED
JV Girls’ Basketball Looks to Next Year Bryan Mihu
Kyle Watson makes his way through the water.
Junior Bowe Bowen won all ten of his matches against schools like South Stokes and East Forsyth, and he is going to the regional tournament on February 19. Coach Ellis is working to improve the team’s record of 4-5 for next year.
The North Forsyth Wrestling Team ended their regular season on January 28. The team captains were Bowe Bowen and Xavier Lightfoot. The team went through rigorous training each day, which included running, conditioning, and weightlifting. Freshman Paul Gendy said, “The training is tough, and I need to improve on some of the basic wrestling moves like shooting.” Shooting is the move that helps the wrestler pin his opponent. Many would agree that the training is tough, but it helps them win matches. The Mid-Piedmont Tournament was cancelled due to snow, but the team will go to the regional tournament to compete against various other schools.
The track team has had some bad luck also; they weren’t able to participate in some matches due to the weather being less than forty degrees. There is a rule against running in weather that cold because it puts the runners in danger. The outdoor track team continues to train hard everyday, keeps up their team spirit, and hopes to break new records this year. With returning members and new members, the outdoor track team has grown and established themselves as a team with spirit.
On your mark, get set, go! Outdoor track at North Forsyth has jumped into a new season. Although the track team started off with a bumpy start, the team is staying positive according to senior Dewalt Rice. “The team is staying together, and we have a positive outlook that this outdoor track season will be great.” Darius Baker started the season with a victory; he won the 55 heat and qualiﬁed for state for the triple jump. Ines Earl also had a good start with wins in the 300 meter and 55 meter against Tabor. The track team has several experienced upperclassmen as well as promising underclassmen. Senior Charlie Drake runs the 55 meter and jumps both the triple and long jump. Promising sophomore track member Amanda Szyjka said, “Even though it’s going to be cold, I’m really looking forward to running in the outdoor season.” Although all meets and track events are held at Mount Tabor, due to it being the only WinstonSalem Forsyth County School with a regulation track ﬁeld, North Forsyth remains high in spirits. According to sophomore Ines Earl, “The people on track are really dedicated; we train hard everyday.”
The JV girls’ basketball team in action.
Bowe Bowen goes for a pin.
The JV girls’ basketball team’s season is coming to an end. The team did not have an impressive season, but it was a season of learning. On February 8, the team was up 39-29 at halftime at Southern Guilford but lost in the second half. Junior Lateria Rushing stated, “We played our hardest, keeping our heads up.” The team played several close games this season including a game against Asheboro where they lost by only four points. During the season, the team had many members that left the team as well as members that were added to the team. Freshman Lajada Crews stated, “The team improved back and forth.” The team had the minimum of eight players on the team, which greatly affected them because the players had to stay in the game the majority of the time with no breaks. The team is improving each year, scoring more points. Next year, the team should be able to pull off some wins since they are becoming more and more aggressive every season.