With the start of the new school year, fall sports will be in full swing any (and every) day now! The girls golf team opened the action last night with a split between Tri and Daleville. Coach Bob Childs welcomes back an experienced player in Katie Craig but the rest of the cast will be be relatively new. Look for this team to improve as the year goes on. They are home tonight against New Castle tonight and host Hagerstown and Knightstown on Thurday.
The cross country teams, coached by John Davis, will welcome back several members of the girls squad that advanced to the regional last season. Seniors Stormy Fitch and Madi Jenkins are around for a final season and hope they have saved their best for last! On the boys side, look for good things from Borru Kishpaugh and Josh Soden but don’t be surprised if a couple of younger runners jump in there as well. They open the season on Saturday at the BRV early-bird at 10am.
The tennis squad will once again be under the tutelage of John Rhodes. While the numbers may be down, the enthusiasm for the game is still there. Players bringing the most varsity experience back are Lance Holdren, Luke Waggener, Clay Conner, and Blake Poffenbarger. The tennis team will play Mt. Vernon at home on Monday.
This year’s volleyball team should prove to be exciting to watch play! Lots of experience returns for Coach Josh MacIntyre’s team. Seniors Kamryn Buck and Kara Surguy look for a 20 win season, another Henry County championship and a deep tournament run. Junior Erikka Hill will also play a huge role along with classmate Bridget Lohrey (currently unavailable due to injury). Look for senior Allison King to provide leadership as well as an outstanding service game for the Raiders. The Raiders will open at home Saturday with a scrimmage against Taylor HS and the following week host matches Wednesday (Alex), Thursday (Anderson), and a home invitational Saturday.
Coach Jordan McCaslin will be beginning his third season at the helm of the Raiders. Coach Mac has about 45 players in camp this Fall and as always the expectations are high surrounding the football squad. The Raiders open their season tomorrow with a scrimmage at Elwood before returning home to face state powerhouse Scecina the following Friday.