At Last–Sports!

Owls' athletics are back in action.

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Derek Williams, Staff Writer

Sports are back. 

Finally. 

 Just to the north in St. Louis County, sports are mostly canceled. Luckily for students at Windsor, all sports and activities are a go this fall. 

With several precautions in place, things have gone pretty well for Windsor sports thus far. 

Volleyball

The volleyball team, after advancing to the state final four last season, has seemed to pick it up where they left off at the end of last season. Despite graduating several seniors, including Ally Moore and Taylor Duncan, the Owls continue to win. 

On Saturday, the Owls won the North County tournament. The Owls are 8-2-1 on the season. 

Head coach Stephany Dueker said, “I was very proud of the girls’ performance on Saturday.  We were down two girls that are part of our lineup and the girls stepped up to the challenge and managed to improve throughout the day and win.” 

Someone who will be filing shoes of the lost seniors this year will be sophomore Madison Williams.

“This year we don’t really have a ton of height, but we are a really scrappy and quick team and we are really hoping to go to state again this year,” Williams said. 

Cross Country

On the cross country side, junior Bradley Ahrens continues to break school records. 

Head coach John Leech said, “Bradley Ahrens has placed in the top five in both of his races (second at Seckman and fourth at Arcadia Valley).  In each race, he has broken the school record of 17:13.  The first time was at Seckman, when he ran a 17:04, and most recently, he smashed his own record by running a 16:40.” 

The Owls are a young team, so their performance on Saturday at Arcadia Valley leaves hope for the future. 

Leech said, “Having only two seniors and two juniors, we are remarkably young as a team.We have had several bright spots this season.  At Arcadia, both JV teams placed fourth in an invitational where there were 38 teams present.”

Football

After a strong showing during week 1, the Owls have struggled over the past two games. The Owls began the season with a thrilling 16-12 victory over the Herculaneum Blackcats. On Friday the Owls lost to Festus 49-13. 

The Owls are coming off a 3-7 season. The Owls play next at DeSoto on Friday, September 25.

 Boys Soccer

The Owls have resumed practice after having to quarantine most of the team for the past two weeks. 

The Owls are coming off a 6-18 season, but have high hopes because of a strong senior class. 

Seniors Hunter Metteer, Tyson Brown, Tyler Ballew, Eli Dunmire, Max Kimbrough, Landon Voss, Luke Longtin and Caleb Gerlamen will lead the Owls this season. 

Ballew said, “I’m glad to be back and I can’t wait to get this senior season started.”

The Owls play their first game at 6pm on Tuesday, September 15 at Windsor against St. Pius X. 

Girls Tennis

The Owls have a busy schedule this week. They have four matches and a tournament. 

The Owls have three seniors this season, including: Kenzie Sowa, Symphony Schodroski and Ally Davis.

After losing a 5-4 match to Potosi last week, the Owls are ready to pick up the pace. 

Head coach Doc Carranza said, “With all that is going on, and not knowing what our district is until September 21, it’s hard to tell what our outcome will be.  We also have no conference, so two wins over St. Pius X would be nice.  We always strive to win every match we play, win district, and try to get someone to the state tournament in Springfield at the end of the season.  I really think we have the players and the experience to do well this year, but we have to get better as we go along.”

Softball

The Owls are 4-3 on the young season. They are led by their four seniors–Piper Montgomery, Haley Lynch, Payton Irwin and Gabby Dueing.

Piper Montgomery, who is heading to SIUE next year to play softball, leads the Owls with a .450 average on the season.

Head coach Wayne Montgomery said, “It should be a good season if the defense holds up like I believe it will. Our top three hitters are back. The pitching has been pretty solid and I believe we can compete for a conference and district championship.”

The Owls play at 4pm today St. Pius X.