Sports come to close as school year winds down

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Carmen Yarbrough

During the season, the Chiefettes came in first at state for Pom and Jazz.

Kamryn Torr, Staff Writer

For freshmen, 2015-1016 was their first year wearing the green and black, but for seniors, it was their last year. Some seniors will begin playing at the college level, while others have already experienced their final time playing competitively. This year, each varsity team has made its own mark on McIntosh sports history.

The varsity boys lacrosse team is coached by Mr. Darren Delfosse. In addition to coaching the team, Coach Delfosse is a freshman English teacher. Mr. Zach Ward is the offensive coordinator and Mr. DJ Ward is the defensive coordinator. They finished the season with an overall record of 13-5 and a region record of 10-2. On Tuesday, May 3, they traveled to Blessed Trinity for the first round of state playoffs and lost 12-6.

The varsity girls lacrosse team is coached by Ms. Sara Knight. They finished the season with an overall record of 11-9 and a region record of 8-2. On Wednesday, May 4, they traveled to Cambridge High School in Milton, Georgia, for the first round of playoffs and lost 18-4.

The varsity baseball team is coached by Mr. David Munoz. Coach Munoz, along with being a baseball coach, is also a PE teacher. Throughout the season, they had an overall record of 19-9 and a region record of 10-2. During the second round of state playoffs, they played Columbus High School. They played a three game series, winning the first game 12-6, losing the second game 5-0, and in the final game of the series, they lost 10-9.

The varsity softball team is coached by Ms. Carlie Anderson. Coach Anderson, in addition to being the softball coach, is also a PE teacher. Through the entire season, they had an overall record of 5-11. After getting into the region tournament, they lost in a walk off. A significant win from the season was beating Mundy’s Mill, but a set back they had was when they lost to Starr’s Mill. Freshman Jenny Lyon said, “We relied heavily on our pitchers junior Delayne Rotolo, sophomore Hayley Gill, and closer sophomore Meagan McCamphill throughout the season.”

The varsity swim team is coached by Ms. Amanda Barnett and the assistant coach is Ms. Kim Bernard. Ms. Barnett, along with being a swim coach, is also a Spanish teacher. Ms. Bernard is a second grade teacher at Peachtree City Elementary. During the season, the boys placed first at county and the girls placed second. The boys placed second in the 200 meter freestyle at state. Overall, the boys placed 5th at state. At their dual meet, both the girls and boys beat Starr’s Mill High School.

The cross country team is coached by Mr. Jason Newton. Coach Newton is also a teacher at Peachtree City Elementary. Freshman Emma Murray said, “Our Cross Country season was overall a huge success. Both the girls and boys team placed really well at each of our meets. All of our teams placed really well at our region meet as well.” At state, the girls placed 7th in their division and the boys placed 8th.

Coach Newton also coaches the track team. The girls placed 3rd, and the boys placed 4th at regionals. The season is over for track, except for senior Alyssa Keaton and the boys 4 x 400 relay team who qualified for state. Alyssa is the 5A state champ at 3200 with a PR time of 10:54.62.

The varsity boys golf team is coached by Mr. Joe Gaspierik. After making it past regionals, on Monday, May 2, they qualified for state at sectionals. Sectionals will be held on Monday, May 16. Freshman Jakob Flores said, “It was a great experience for my first year on the team. Hopefully we will be able to go on to win the state championship.”

The varsity girls golf team is coached by Ms. Alyssa de la Torre. Along with being a coach, she is also a ninth grade English teacher. There were 10 girls on the team this year. After losing to Starr’s Mill once, they tied with them the next time they played each other. Junior Jiaxing Liu, Junior Katie Milligan, Freshman Jenny Lyon, and Junior Joie Zhou were the top four players and got to advance to regionals. They placed 5th in regionals, but only the top four teams advanced to sectionals, therefore, Jiaxing got to advance due to her individual score.

The Chiefettes are coached by Ms. Carmen Yarbrough. They were successful in winning state in both Pom and Jazz. In their Tennessee competition, they placed 1st in Jazz and 2nd in Pom. In the Alabama dance championship, they placed 1st in both Pom and Jazz. They made it to Jazz and Pom semi finals at nationals. Freshman Claire Ivory said, “It was a great season overall, and this season we are starting right now is going to be great.”

The varsity boys basketball team is coached by Mr. Jason Eisele. Along with being a coach, he is also an Economics teacher. Throughout the season, they went an overall 29-3 and had a region record of 18-0. Over the last 4 years, they combined for a region record of 65-9. That’s the best in McIntosh basketball history. The Chiefs lost in the final four 72-52 against Miller Grove. Some accomplishments the seniors have had is having a 94-22 record, 42-0 record in the region the last 2 years, 2 region titles, 3 sweet 16’s, one elite eight, and one final four appearance. For the seniors, Jordan Lyons scored a total of 615 points, Will Washington scored 440 points, Dishon Lowery scored 344 points, Chase Walter scored 263 points, Isaac Kellum scored 203 points, Braxton Shaw scored 160 points, Brendon Rowan scored 148 points, and Ulysses Brown scored 122 points.

The varsity girls basketball team is coached by Mr. David Dowse. Along with being a coach, he is also a math teacher. Throughout the season, they had an overall record of 17-8 and a region record of 14-6. To end the season, they lost to Dutchtown 48-34 on February 11.

The varsity boys soccer team is coached by Mr. Bunky Colvin. They had an overall record of 19-2 and a region record of 12-0. On Wed., April 27, the Chiefs took on the Hardaway Hawks in the first round of state playoffs and won 4-1. In the second round of state playoffs on Tuesday, May 3, they took on Gainesville and won 3-0. For the third round of state playoffs, the Chiefs took on Riverwood on Friday, May 6. They lost 4-1.

The varsity girls soccer team is coached by Ms. Marcia Clark. Their overall record is currently 17-2, and their region record is 11-1. On Wednesday, April 27, the Lady Chiefs took on LaGrange in the first round of state playoffs and won 5-0. In the second round of state playoffs on Wednesday, May 4, they took on Gainesville and won 3-2. For the third round of state playoffs, the Lady Chiefs took on Cambridge on Saturday, May 7. They won 1-0. With the win against Cambridge, they advanced to the state semifinals.