Fall Sports Report
The fall sports season at Holy Cross had a lot of exciting moments wrapped up in a few short months! We offered Boy’s Soccer, Girl’s Volleyball, Football, and Cross Country. We had over eighty athletes participating in one of these sports.
Cross country is a combined team of students from the Fort Wayne Lutheran Schools and is organized and run by Emmanuel-St. Michael. We had three students running this year. The girls team did very well placing second in one meet and third in another. They beat some powerhouse programs of East Noble and Maple Creek along the way.
Football is run by Holy Cross but is open up to students in 6th-8th grades from the Fort Wayne Lutheran Schools. It was our second year in the Middle School Athletic Conference and we improved upon our previous year. We finished with a regular season record of 4-2 with a conference record of 4-1. We won our quarterfinal game 14-12 by having one of our players make a tackle right on the goal line. We had the most students out for football in a long time and we are looking for the growth to continue next year.
Soccer is made up of a JV team (5th graders) and a Varsity team (6th-8th graders). The JV team played hard all year and showed great growth during the season. It was the first time for many of them to play on a soccer team. The Varsity boys had a challenging season because of many injuries. They finished with a record of 7-2-1 in conference play. The boys lost their second round game to St. Paul’s. Despite the hardships, they played hard all season.
We have so many girls for volleyball that we have four teams. A 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade teams for the season. The 5th and 6th graders continued working on developing the skills they need for future success. Both teams improved greatly during the season. The 7th grade girls played hard against some challenging competition. Their big focus of the season was using all three hits when they received the ball. The 8th grade team, like the varsity soccer team, was hampered with injuries. Almost each week one of our starters was injured. Despite that, the girls played hard all season. They took First Place in the Bronze Division of the first ever Lutheran State Volleyball Tournament held down in Indianapolis. They also made a run in the Conference Tournament, but fell short losing in the Quarterfinals.