Kaleb McCloud, Parker Cote, Brevin Scullion, Reinaldo Colon, Lucas Bort
The Jamesville-DeWitt High School Varsity Boys Soccer team lost in the first round of sectionals to East Syracuse-Minoa ending their season at a record of 7-10. “It was a disappointing end to a great season,”said senior captain Nico Modesti. ”Even though we didn’t end our season the way we liked, it was still a memorable season,” said senior Liam O’Malley. One highlight in their season was there close game against ESM in the sectional playoffs. With this year’s season in the books, they look forward to next year. Next year team will be losing 14 seniors including captains Modesti and O’Malley. Despite this loss, senior Joe Didomenico has faith in next year’s team.
The J-DHS Varsity Girls Cross Country team ended their season on a high note. After winning sectionals, the girls managed to finish in eighth place out of 11 teams in the state finals. Freshman Madeline Foss and junior Sophia Vinciguerra led the Red Rams. The girls finished their undefeated season at a record of 6-0. “We were all happy with the outcome of our great season,” said sophomore Danielle Cacchione. “It was a great team to be a part of for my last year,” said senior Abbie Leavitt.
The J-DHS Varsity Boys Golf team went 11-5 and won their eighth consecutive league championship. They had a disappointing end to their season, coming in last place in sectionals. “We were disappointed with our sectional performance,” said junior Turner Pomeroy; “we fell into a hole we couldn’t get ourselves out of.” However, they have high hopes for next year. The team expects most of the players to return, including leaders freshman Peter Hatton and junior Jake Ellithorpe. “I think we can even do better with the players we have returning next year,” said junior Max Schulman. “I’m looking forward to a great season next year,” said sophomore Bryan Fennell.
After coming up short in sectionals this year, the J-DHS Varsity Boys Cross Country season has come to an end. Although they lost in sectionals, they finished the year with a very successful regular season, with a record of 6-0. This year was also successful off the course; “this year was a good experience because of all the good kids on the team. I made a lot of new friendships,” said freshman Collin Revercomb. Many of the runners interviewed said that their favorite part of the season was winning the league this year in the Baldwinsville Invitational. Freshman Nate Rindfuss said the Baldwinsville meet was one of his fondest memories of this season because he got his personal best there with a 17:43 5k time. “Next year I’m expecting another all-league award for the third time as well as a sectional title,” said junior Nick Mannion who has won the all-league award twice already. This year’s team consisted of 13 seniors that will be leaving after this season. “I will miss the team and our coach…Coach Rowles was great as well as the guys on the team,” said senior Brendan Sharon.
The J-DHS Varsity Boys Volleyball team finished this season with a 6-10 record which included a 4-10 record in their league. This record included a three-game win streak from Oct. 4 to Oct. 11 when the team beat Liverpool, Living World Academy, and Nottingham. “Being on this year’s team was awesome, all the players and coaches are really fun and nice,” said sophomore Matt Cieplicki. Juniors Ameen Iraqi and Liam Kaplan said that their favorite moment of the season was a match against Oswego on Senior Night. Even though they lost, they still played great and it was close the whole match . ”For next year I’m expecting an undefeated year and a sectional championship,” said Kaplan.
The Varsity Football team concluded the season with 42-56 loss to Indian River in one of the two class B semifinal games. This left the team with a total 5-4 season after the team went 5-3 in the regular season. “Beating ESM in overtime at their house was the best moment of the season,” said senior Mikey Anderson,who plans on pursuing football in college. “It took a lot of hard work and it was a great moment for our team,” Anderson said. Sophomore Caleb Patterson said that the final game against Indian River was the best game of the season because even though they lost, it was a good comeback effort after going down four touchdowns. Senior Ben Fleet said his last season this year was different than the rest and that this season he really got to be a leader. After the season, he left some advice to future players; “they just need to keep working hard every single day, work hard in the offseason, and listen to what Coach (Eric) Ormond has to say.” Fleet’s final advice was for players to “buy into what (Ormond’s) trying to build here at JD.” Football has left an impact on all those leaving after this year. “I loved playing with my team and just playing Friday night lights,” said Anderson.