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Fall Sports Update: McNicholas welcomes tournament season

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The fall season has once again descended upon McNicholas High School, and brought with it the excitement of autumn sports tournaments.  In the coming month, the school will be hosting tournaments that will include teams from the Greater Cincinnati Area.

“Hosting tournament games means you had a pretty successful season, because the higher seeded team gets to host,” Athletic Director Rob Heise said.  “This is especially good for our players and parents; players get to play on their home floor and parents do not have to drive to some far away site.”

On Monday, Oct. 14, the McNicholas Women’s Volleyball Team will go head to head with Taft Information Technology High School at 6:30 p.m. in the first game of the OHSAA tournament.  If McNick triumphs during this match, they will host the winner of the Taylor v. Blanchester game on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer will also host a tournament game in the coming weeks, with Northwest High School playing on McNick’s turf Thursday, Oct. 17 at 5:00 p.m.

“I love the vibes we get from hosting tournaments at home,” junior Meghan Martella said.  “We get to choose our own warm-up music, and we’ve got the home-field advantage, which is always a bonus.”

The last of the fall tournament games will take place on Saturday, Oct. 19, when the McNicholas Men’s Soccer Team will take on the winner of the matchup between Batavia and Norwood at 2 p.m. on the Klonne-Schmidt Field.

“We get lots of support when we host tournaments at home,” junior Trevor Hogue said.  “Having the home-field advantage really helps us out as a team.”

Heise also believes that the upcoming tournaments will draw more attention to the success of McNick’s athletic teams.  “I enjoy all of the tournament games because of the intensity and excitement,” Heise said.  “Hopefully more students will attend since the games are here.”

Tickets to all events will be $6 at the gate.  Due to the OHSAA status of the tournaments, McNicholas athletic passes will not be accepted.

About Lauren Fisher

Senior Lauren Fisher is an Advanced Journalism student and the Editor-in-Chief. She is involved with Academic Team, Service Club, Thespian Society, and is a student ambassador at McNicholas. Outside of school, she enjoys spending her free time reading, writing, and spending time with her family, friends, and cat.

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