Winter Sports Wrap-Up

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By Andy Belilos

Sentry Staff Reporter

 

Wrestling

Coach Mark Garabedian dubbed this past season as a rebuilding year after graduating 9 seniors last year, with 3 being district champs. The team had two seniors this year, four juniors, and the rest of the team was made up of underclassmen. The team was led by senior captain Frank Gulyas who had the best overall record this year. The future is bright for the wrestling team, as sophomores Omar Al-Dulami, Hank Brandeis, and freshman Will Chadwick all qualified for the regional tournament.

Rifle

The Varsity Rifle team had a very strong season this past winter. Led by team captains Chrissy Thomas and Duncan Worrall, the team finished third in the Potomac High School Rifle League with six wins and two losses. Unfortunately, the team will be losing a number of their team members to graduation, but according to Coach Wanlance Yates, they have a strong set of team members coming up for the season next year.

 

Boys/Girls Indoor Track

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The boys and girls indoor track teams finished with a combined record of 13-11 and had a very successful season. The girls team, led by Regional qualifiers Ilana Brody and Amanda Gaylord, finished with eight wins and two losses. The girls also had ten district qualifiers. The boys team finished with another solid record of five wins and sevenlosses. The boys were led by senior Ryan Hart, who was the only Patriot, boy or girl, to qualify for the state tournament. Hart finished his decorated running career at YHS with an eighth place finish in states.

 

Boys and Girls Swim & Dive

The Swim and Dive team had an outstanding season. The girls won the district meet, finished  fourth at Regions and second in the state. The boys finished second in the district and the team had more male swimmers and divers go on to regions and states this year then have advanced in the last 6 years. The boys were led by senior Max Fish and sophomore Andrew Loranger.  A school record was broken in the girls 400 freestyle relay, led by seniors Ellie Belilos and Amanda Didawick, freshman Suzanne Dolan, and sophomore Kirby Nassetta. The team also had the most divers go to states, led by Hunter Simmons, Mason Nassetta, and Elena Bavolack.

 

Gymnastics

The gymnastics team had a terrific season.  The team is young but mighty.  They are performing well now and have an extremely bright future ahead.  They placed second in the District and advanced to Regionals for the second year in a row.  The team was led by Katie Dawkins, Sophie Zidlicky, Sydney Stocks and Mariah Bowman.  They look forward to a very promising next year.

 

Boys Basketball

According to head coach Richard Avila, the boy’s basketball team accomplished their goal of making the regional playoffs. The District was very competitive from top to bottom, with the Patriots finishing with a record of 11-14 and fourth place. Led by seniors Nick Yore, Matt Pietropaoli, Ben Criswell, and Zack Esherick, the team had a successful season, but the future is bright with a strong class of sophomores and juniors for the next couple of years.

 

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball team had a good season, finishing with a record of 9-13 overall. Led by freshman Alison Criswell, sophomore Ellen Nye, and Senior Tierney Patton, the lady Patriots overcame a slow start to the season and ended up 9-9 after a 0-4 start. The team looks to a successful future with a very good crop of underclassmen to lead them in the coming years.

 

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