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Winter Sports Officially Begin

By: Madison Makosky/Co-Sports Editor

Winter sports officially began on Friday, November 17.

Many athletes prepared for the season by attending open gym sessions. Players from each team, boys basketball, girls basketball, and wrestling, shared their predictions on how their respective season may pan out.

Athlete Input: 

Junior basketball player Emma Button predicts a good year for the varsity team.

“I think this basketball season will be good if we work hard and play together as a team,” she says. 

Button says she is looking forward to next month.

“I hope we win the Christmas tournament this year. That’s one of our goals.” 

Emma Button dribbles against Carbondale in the 2022-23 season. Photo by: Nick Swaha

Senior basketball player Connor Cranage, a 1000 point club member, says: “We are looking at possibly being league and district champs. Possibly state quarterfinalists, too, with multiple all stars, and a record-breaking season.” 

Connor Cranage goes for the tip-off in the 2022-23 season. Photo by: Nick Swaha

Senior Wrestler Luke Shea believes the wrestling team is headed for a possible league championship.

“I think this season will be a great one. We have a full lineup and it should be competitive at every match. There is a possible league championship we could win with individual district titles.”

Luke Shea watching teammates wrestling during the 2023-24 season. Photo by: Nick Swaha

For those who are interested in attending Blue Ridge competitive sports, the school’s athletic calendar can be found at:


Check out a Recap At The Ridge Article:
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Madison Makosky
Madison Makosky
Madison is a senior at Blue Ridge where she is a cheerleader for basketball and football. She also enjoys playing first base for the girls' softball team and making many memories with friends.
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