Northwest Fall Sports: Powering through the competition

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Northwest Fall Sports: Powering through the competition

Sophomore golf player Maggie Mahon strikes a pose in her uniform. The team has a record of 1-3 and three matches this week for conference.

Sophomore golf player Maggie Mahon strikes a pose in her uniform. The team has a record of 1-3 and three matches this week for conference.

Sophomore golf player Maggie Mahon strikes a pose in her uniform. The team has a record of 1-3 and three matches this week for conference.

Sophomore golf player Maggie Mahon strikes a pose in her uniform. The team has a record of 1-3 and three matches this week for conference.

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The Northwest fall sports are still running, nearing or are in their conference seasons.

The girls’ golf team, whose record is 1-3, has upcoming matches today, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We have to work on our short game to improve our record,” sophomore Maggie Mahon said.

Players are optimistic about the end of the season, shooting for success in upcoming competitions.

“We have very high expectations because our goal is to get players going to regionals; Olivia and Maggie Mahon, Cameron and Riley Williams have a real chance,” James Draper, golf coach, said.

The Varsity boys’ soccer team has a great record of 11-1-1 with upcoming home games this Tuesday against Page and Thursday against Grimsley.

“The team chemistry on and off the field has been really great,” senior soccer player Eric Miller said.

Soccer coach Jason Allred agrees and has witnessed how several of his players have matured throughout the years.

“Will Harger, Noah Lohr, Eric Miller and Alex Cake have grown since freshman year and have learned to carry the load,” Allred said.

The Varsity football team has a record of 3-3 even with senior players Tre Turner and Jacob Leonard suffering injuries on the field. The next game is at West Forsyth this Friday.

“Everyone is different, and when you have 90 people you get to witness all different personalities gel together, each day we set the bar high and concentrate on getting better,” football head coach Kevin Wallace said.

The girls’ cross country team has a record of 9-0, and the boys are 8-1. Stand-out runners on both teams include senior Rebecca Kefer, Sydney Patrique, senior Rachel Rouse and sophomore Avery Hurst.

“We have great coaches that help us build up our endurance, and we can keep practicing hard to continue our conference streak,” sophomore Sidney Westfall said.

The girls’ tennis team has a record of 6-3. Sophomore Elizabeth Weidl and juniors Leila Ganim and Madison Willliams have an upcoming match today at Page and Oct. 2 against Ragsdale at home.

“It will be close in conference, but I think we have a chance,” Weidl said.

Tennis coach Bill Davidson agrees.

“We still have a lot of competition, and everyone is working hard wanting to get better,” Davidson said.

Finally, the Varsity girls’ field hockey team has a record of 3-3 with strong players including seniors Emma Acree and Josephine Holmes and juniors Brook Bobetich and Erin Kohn. Their next game is Thursday at East Forsyth.

“We are learning how to work well together and are communicating well on the field,” senior Temple Sizemore said.

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