By: Noah Martin and Dalton Rutter/Senior Staff Writers
As winter sports teams start practice, its a great time to take a look at how the fall sports season went for Raider athletes. Overall, Blue Ridge had a tremendous fall sports season as girls volleyball and boys soccer advanced to playoffs, and two cross country team members advanced to states.
Varsity golf had a rough season with a record of 4-6-1. Players Tyler Rockwell (Susquehanna Community School District, junior), James Barbour (senior) Dalton Rutter (junior), Morgan Thomas (junior), Andrew Kowalewski (sophomore), and Gehrig Dibble (sophomore) all advanced to pre districts but were not successful making it to districts.
The varsity Sabers football team had a disappointing season with a record of 3-7. Senior J.J. Rosa states, “The season was terrible, but I will definitely miss my guys. My favorite game was against Holy Redeemer because I started the game off with a punt return touchdown and I also had two interceptions.”
The cross country team experienced success as two of the runners made it to states. Max Ksenich (sophomore) came in at 159 with a running time of 20:03.3. Madeline Naylor (junior) placed 166 with a running time of 24:32.6.
Girls volleyball continued a nine-time winning district championship streak in another exciting season. With a 20-2 record and the district championship win, the girls advanced to states but unfortunately lost during the first round.
Boys varsity soccer had a decent year with a record of 8-9-1. They made the playoffs, but were unsuccessful in moving on to the second round. Captain Aiden Glasgow (junior) stated, “There were a lot of ups and downs and a lot of young talent, but in the end we pushed through it, became closer and did a lot more than people anticipated.”