G i r l s ’ Te n n i s Sara Rasnick
Heather Hall to improve on their personal skills. Most students at North Forsyth Coach John Timmons and assistant wouldn’t like running around for hours coaches Victor Lopez and Jeff Moore at a time. North Forsyth’s varsity soccer help the team improve on these skills. team does it every day. They are Seniors on the 2009 team are Manuel some of the hardest trained athletes Matinez and Nestor Pacheco. at North Forsyth High School. The team has many different The team pushes positions. Keepers on themselves to do their the team are Hector best, not only during Perales and Joseph games, but also Sanzchez. There are during their rough six different defenders practices. During this year: Darwin practice, the team Arreaza, Tit Ha, does several drills so Manuel Martinez, they will be prepared Delﬁno Olivera, for the game ahead Jonathan Ramirez, of them. and Gonzalo Rojo. North Forsyth Midﬁelders are Angel students and parents Arellano, Chris can catch their varsity Chris Ehren and Hector Perales Ehren, Candido soccer games at are players on the soccer team. Garcia, Christian either 6:00 P.M. or Garcia Ramos, Jesus 7:00 P.M. The team has upcoming Huerta, Nestor Pacheco, and Jaime games against Simon Atkins High Serrano. There are two forwards School, R. J. Reynolds High School, on the 2009 team: Edgar Gomez Asheboro High School, and Southern Estrada and Samuel Jacobo. Guilford High School. The team has a Junior Hector Perales stated, “The record of four wins against: Reagan, team is strong; we’re doing good and Glenn, Rockingham County, and need to keep together. We’re going to Simon Atkins. The team has also do really good this year.” suffered three losses against West Hector is right. The team has Forsyth, East Forsyth, and Reynolds. done very well in the 2009 season. The players on the team this year If the varsity team keeps it up, there are all very talented. They work as a will be an outstanding varsity soccer team to help each other get better, record. and they work hard as individuals M. Reynolds
The freshmen on the team are Serena Williams might not be Josie Edwards and Katia Jenkins. doing so well with her tennis career, The sophomores are made up of but North Forsyth’s tennis team is. Caroline Cody, Tina Orner, Fabiola Coach Q. Owens commands the Perez, Angelique Robinson, Kala tennis team. Spencer, and Karina The team Zaragoza. The practices on seniors include Jenna Tuesdays and Cook, Yesenia Thursdays, and they Evaristo, Erica have home games Munoz, Yazmin on Mondays and Nieves, Brenda away games on Velasquez, and Wednesdays. They Adriana Zaragoza. are currently working Angelique hard on focusing and R o b i n s o n self-conﬁdence. predicted that When asked what the tennis team Coach Q. thinks the will win most of team needs to work their games and on he said, “The team that they deserve needs to work on some publicity for a athleticism, strength, change. footwork, ball When asked striking, development what the team was of topspin, strategy, like Angelique said, service pace, service “We’re awesome; we The tennis team practices consistency, volleying, play great, and we look hard and plays hard. and doubles strategies.” good while doing it!” The team played Asheboro, The next Monday that comes Northeast Guilford, and Ledford but along everyone should deﬁnitely they lost 0-9. They battled against come out and support North’s tennis Southern Guilford and lost 4-5. They team. have played against Southwest Guilford and unfortunately lost 3-6.
Cross Country Heather Hall
The cross country team had their ﬁrst conference meet on September 15, 2009 against Northeast Guilford High School. Sadly, the team suffered a loss. The team also has upcoming meets against Southwestern Randolph High School and Southern Guilford High School. The team is working hard to improve in hopes of winning these next few meets. North Forsyth’s cross-country team is looking forward to a good 2009 season. The team members have been practicing very hard so they can be successful this year.
How would you like to run miles outside every single day? It would be extremely challenging, but North Forsyth’s cross country team can handle it. The team practices everyday with the exception of Friday. Students may catch them running on the track or around on the trails. With practices everyday from 4:00 P.M. to about 5:00 P.M., the team members are bound to get in good physical shape. The team runs a 3.18-mile course in the woods and on the track. North Forsyth’s average time is twenty-four to twentyﬁve minutes. The seniors on the team this year are Justin Barnes and Dewalt Rice. The team has many new members this year, which include Tyler Christian, Sebastian Gomez, Hannah Thornton, and Kelsie Thornton. Other team members are Cynthia Barnes, McKenzie James, David Kessel, Cody Petree, Amanda Szyjka, and Matthew Tuttle. Junior Kelsie Thornton stated, “Cross country is challenging but worth it because you get yourself in shape.” Kelsie’s teammate, junior Sebastian Gomez, declared, “When the cramps come, you just have to suck it in and keep going.”
Kelsie and Hannah Thornton both run for the cross country team.