By: Sam Lopez
OwlFeed Sports Editor
Welcome back Owls! As we take health precautions during these troubling times, fall sports have continued their seasons. Although health regulations have limited our in-person support, here is a recap of what was missed!
Luckily for our cross country team, their season wasn’t too difficult to get back into the groove of things. Our Owls prepared over summer for their season but due to rising cases, training was put on pause. “For the meets, we have noticed that they have been smaller because of COVID-19 but it hasn’t stopped us yet,” team captain Oscar Gonzalez said. And Gonzalez was right! With first place wins at the Eye of the Tiger invitational and Districts, the team is still training for sectionals on November 5th where they will see who runs at states!
As we see our Lady Owls cheer on football through their season, they have much more in store for competition season. Not only are the Lady Owls learning game day material but they are also learning competition material that holds more difficulty than game day routines. With competition season arriving, the Lady Owls cheer team is led by Daisy Venegas, Jenna Weible and Ludwika Gonzales.
Varsity is currently preparing for their first performance on November 21 while our Junior Varsity team will be competing for the first time on December 12! Although it has been difficult to get back into the routine due to COVID-19, these ladies power through and continue to cheer their hearts out!
Our Lady Owls Pom team doesn’t only dance at our games and assembles but they also put in the work to show off their skills during the competition! As they have followed football to cheer them on during their season. They have also been doing their own drills and preparing for the first competition of the season.
Led by senior Makenzie Patterson, Pom has had a successful football season so far, and look forward to the upcoming basketball season as well as competitions in early 2021!
Golf is yet another sport that is non-contact and easy to adjust to in terms of social distancing. The only senior and returner Isaac “Spoons” Wotherspoon led his underclassman to a season full of improvement and bonding. “It was super cool to watch my teammates go from competing in their first matches in the beginning of the year to becoming the golfers they are by the end of the year,” Spoons said. With a successful senior night, the team averaged their lowest score of the season of 43.75 and Wotherspoon shot a 39 in front of a gallery! Good job to the young team on a season well done Owls!
The team led by Abby McGee went on to have a successful season! As the only senior Abby stepped up to help the team learn new things. Although our badminton team may seem smaller than the other fall sports, they still had the support they needed from their coach, Douglas Martin.
“Since badminton isn’t a very close contact sport, staying distant from the players wasn’t very hard,” said Lily Lechuza. As the team headed into a game against Willow Canyon, they brought all their energy to bring home a victory! We congratulate our Badminton team on a season well done!
Although our Agua Fria swim team might be smaller than usual, they had a season full of hardwork and improvement! “We all busted out butts every day at practice and you can definitely see improvements from our first practice to how we are now,” Joey Vormelker said. With a 1st place win from the girls team in the 200 freestyle relay against Desert Edge and Camelback, the team has definitely shown off their skills!
This fall season the women’s volleyball team had been working together to improve every game! With a five set game against Peoria, the Lady Owls gain their first win of the season. The determined Lady Owls used their communication skills and encouragement to persevere. “We worked together, communicated, and never gave up,” team captain Abbie Perez said.
Don’t miss these girls in action for their senior night on November 5th!
For the latest on the football team, click here.