November Sports Recap

Genevieve Gard, Sports Editor

Football: Our very own football team made it to the state semi-finals. The players and school went into the game more excited than ever. The pressure of the game must have gotten to players because they fell short to Fargo North 7-26. It wasn’t the ending that the team and school had hoped for, but South Football had a great season. The boys suffered many injuries, but that didn’t stop their determination. Jerry Gibson said, “We had a lot of talent on the team, but we were injury prone.” Thank you, seniors, for raising the bar within our football program, and good work to the whole team.

Girls’ Swimming: The girls’ swim team ended the season on a good note when Sierra Martin, Abigail Sharbono, Elsie Becker, Bethany Mehl (All EDC) and Hailey Schmitz qualified for the state tournament. Their head coach, Bradley Johnson, said, “This was my first season here, and it was a blast. The girls struggled with being too hard on themselves at the beginning of the season, but they overcame it and were able to better enjoy their season. This change of mindset was important so that they could focus on their own personal gains and not how they compare to other swimmers.” Thank you, seniors, this was a season to be proud of!

Girls’ Volleyball: The girls started November with the annual dig pink game, and swept Fargo North. They played hard in the EDC tournament and advanced to state at 3rd seed. This in itself was a huge accomplishment for the volleyball program, considering that the last time the team appeared at the state tournament was eight years ago. The girls fell short to Jamestown and Saint Mary’s, but ended the season on a win against Fargo North. Their final placement at state was 7th. A few milestones were hit this season: Emma Dalby got her 1,000 kills, Maddie Jackson got her 2,000 assists and Gen Gard hit 1,000 digs. The three also got on the All EDC team. Dalby received the senior athlete of the year award and made All State. Maddie Jackson made the All State Tournament team. There were seven seniors on this year’s roster, and they worked hard to build the program and get them to where they are now. Thank you, seniors, for your leadership and memories that you gave Bruin volleyball.