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By: JJ Martin

Sentry Staff Reporter

Fall Sports Update

As the fall season comes to an end, many sports teams are changing their focus from the main season and to the playoffs or championship meets. These next few weeks could decide if these teams come out on top.

Cross Country

As the the cross country season speeds toward the finish line, the runners are looking forward to doing well in the upcoming meets and finishing the rest of the season on a good note. After coming off a second place finish at districts on October 9, the varsity runners, led by senior Keegan Mccurry and junior Kelly Hart, are excited for the conference meet on October 31 and the regional meet on November 6. After the conference meet, only the top ten runners get to move forward. As the weeks get shorter, the varsity runners will be amping up their workouts before regionals.When the season started, Yorktown changed districts and this creates harder competition. Have no fear, cross country runners look forward to the pressure.

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Caitlyn Van Kirk stays with the pack at Oatlands Invitational.
Photo by Ian Hardman

Golf Team

The ping of golf balls fills the autumn air and replaces the crunch of fallen leaves. The boys golf team finished the season with a top six finisher at regionals and a district win. Even though girls golf is not an official sport in Arlington County, six girls, led by Grace Woodward and Zoey Taylor, have made themselves known on the field.They will eventually play seven matches over the next couple of weeks. After coming off a win over Lake Braddock by 30 strokes, the girls are having a big season.They start tournament play in the upcoming weeks.

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Ryan Adams warms up before a round at the conference championships.
Photo courtesy of Rebecca Croft

Volleyball

With a new  a coach, Stefanie Carpenter, who replaced the last coach who recently had a baby, the girls volleyball team is flying high. With many returning seniors such as Reilly Burlingame, Annabel Hungate, Jane Townshend, Brooke Maloney and Hayley Molnar, the team has plenty of experience. The girls are 11-4. With the district change, the girls have been playing more difficult teams and the competition has been tough.The girls finish the season at  the end of October and start tournament play on November 4th.

Jane Townshend approaches for a big kill against Mclean. Photo courtesy of Jeremy Canon

Jane Townshend approaches for a big kill against Mclean.
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Canon

Cheerleading

Cheers of “GO YORKTOWN” fill the football stadium as the varsity cheerleaders cheer on the football team. Since the beginning of the season, the team has been able to hit many stunts and back hand springs. Their last competition was October 2 and they performed very well. They perform in another competition on October 12. To advance to regionals, the girls must do well at semis and and place in the top four.

Football

So far the football team, coached by Coach Bruce Hanson, is having a terrific season. After beating Hayfield Secondary last Friday, 19-14, the team is 5-1. Led by seniors MJ Stewart and Will Roebuck, the football team looks strong. Even though they continue to play well, there is still plenty of details to work on. On October 18, they play Wakefield High School and finish the regular season November 8 against Washington and Lee. After those games, the team hopes to play well in the playoffs.

Patriot offense faces off against the Wakefield Warriors. Photo by Rachel Finley

Patriot offense faces off against the Wakefield Warriors.
Photo by Rachel Finley

Field Hockey

As their regular season comes to an end, the girls varsity field hockey team, coached by Stephanie DuVal, are looking forward to playing in the playoffs. Also known as “fockey”, the team is led by seniors Mary Cowden, Katie Trainum and Rebecca Horner. Since the team is losing only five seniors, next year they should have plenty of experience to give to new players.  During the regular season the girls were 6-6. On October 16, they played Falls Church and won 2-1. They started conference play on October 21.

Midfielder Celeste Meadows goes head to head with a Herndon player. Photo by Ian Hardman

Midfielder Celeste Meadows goes head to head with a Herndon player.
Photo by Ian Hardman

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