T-Birds lose in post-season

Juniors Hanna Baird and Betsy Giles go up for a block at State. The volleyball team went 0-3 that day. photo by Rance Tucker

Juniors Hanna Baird and Betsy Giles go up for a block at State. The volleyball team went 0-3 that day. photo by Rance Tucker

All three of the fall T-Bird teams made it to post-season play, but unfortunately failed to come out victorious.

After losing some of the runners due to breaking a team policy, cross country still took both their teams to State in Wamego. The girls placed ninth out of 10 teams and the boys placed eighth out of 12 teams.

“We did phenomenal and I’m proud of how we did this year, even when we had great losses to the team,” junior Bryce McKennon said.

For the first time since 1999 the football team went to the playoffs. They had a close to perfect regular season, only losing to Attica-Argonia earlier in the season. The boys made it into post-season and had their playoff game at home against Little River. They lost 62-14 and finished the year with a 8-2 record.

“It was good to be a part of the team and to have a winning record,” junior Brady McComb said.

After losing a majority of last year’s starters, this season was supposed to be the volleyball teams rebuilding year. The girls won their Sub-State to go to 1A State in Hays. The team went 0-3 and did not advance out of pool play, but they were still proud of how they did this season.

“We played really well for having such an inexperienced team and overall I’m just really proud of us, even though I think our nerves got to us in post-season,” junior Hanna Baird said.

Pep assemblies, banners and hallway decorations during the final weeks of the season made an exciting week for fans and players alike.

“The school spirit was awesome,” Baird said. “It was cool how everyone came together to show their support for all the sports teams.”

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