Winter Athletics Recap
It has been an unforgettable season for Central Catholic Swimming. The team dealt with some unexpected pool and transportation issues that made it difficult to maintain a consistent practice schedule, but everyone has been producing amazing results despite the challenges. The girls team has made incredible progress, improving their overall record from last year's 1-6 to 4-3! It has been great to see the girls working together and truly dedicating themselves to practices, meets, and cheering on their teammates. The team has had great senior leadership from Lauren Wright, Anna Ferroggiaro and Maddie Gwynn who swim difficult events every week with amazing consistency. The future of the team is also looking strong with the combined speed of freshmen Gianna Paulucci and Macy Hagstette and sophomores Anna Yotsuuye and Ainslee Smith.
The boys team ended their regular season with a record of 5-2, setting them up nicely for the district and state meets. One of the highlights of the season came from beating David Douglas at their home pool by 3 points and breaking 4 pool records. Congratulations to the 200 Medley Relay team (Hatzikos, Keil, Symes, Adrian) who broke the pool record in 1:43.76. Kevin Keil broke the 200 IM and 100 Breast records while Spencer Adrian broke the 100 Freestyle record. Due to the ever-growing number of fast swimmers, the boys are putting together more relay teams that have a chance to make it to the state meet.
The Swimming District meets are this Friday, February 8. JV swimmers begin their meet at David Douglas at 9:45 A.M. Varsity swimmers have their meet at Mt. Hood Community College and will start swimming at 4:00 P.M. Athletes who place in the the top twelve will swim at the State meet at Tualatin Hills Aquatic Center February 15 - 16. We are all excited to see how our student-athletes can shine in these upcoming meets! Go Rams!
Central Catholic’s basketball teams have also had successful season. Girls Basketball continued their undefeated conference play with a 63 - 47 win over David Douglas last Wednesday on February 6, bringing their overall record up to 13 - 7 and improving their ranking to 18th in the state. The girls’ next big challenge will come when they play Clackamas at Clackamas High School on Friday, February 8. They look to win this key MHC matchup after previously beat Clackamas 51 - 48. The team has been plagued this season, with many starters forced to sit out for weeks. It has been inspiring to see other players step up and perform incredibly for their school.
The 5th ranked Boys Basketball team kept their own undefeated Mt. Hood Conference season alive with their win against David Douglas last Wednesday. The Rams were down by 18 points in the second quarter before fighting back, winning the game 65 - 62. The boys team also had an exciting win on January 29 against 9th ranked Barlow, taking the game to double overtime before winning 73 - 71. After these wins, their overall record rises to 15 - 5.
Senior night will be held at Central Catholic for both teams on February 20, Girls at 6:00 P.M. and Boys at 7:30 P.M.