With the change of the seasons and the chill of the air, it is a switch from outdoor fun to indoor play, starting the 2018-2019 winter sports season. McNick is home to seven winter teams, including Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Basketball Cheerleading, Bowling, Dance Team, Swim Team, and Wrestling.
The Men’s Basketball Team begins their season with their first game on Dec. 4 at home against Turpin. Freshman will play at 4:30 p.m., Reserve at 6, and Varsity at 7:30. There are four rostered seniors on this year’s team: Bryce Kellerman(Captain), Patrick Johnson (Captain), Josh Burkhardt, and Luke Brooks. Their record for 2017-2018 ended with 18 wins and only 4 losses.
The Women’s Basketball Team faced Mariemont in their first game on Nov. 28. Varsity coach Gregg Flammer said he hopes for a successful season with having seven returning seniors. “If they step up as leaders and dedicate themselves to achieve we can have a very successful season.” Last year’s season ended with a record of 12-10.
Basketball Cheer and Dance Team
Basketball Cheerleading and Dance Team have both started practices and preparation for the season. Basketball Cheerleading has five seniors this year, including senior Sally Smith. “My favorite thing about Basketball Cheerleading is cheering with my friends, watching the games, and hyping up the crowd!” Smith said. The Dance Team will perform at half-time during some basketball games and will begin competitions on Jan. 12. “I’m excited for our choreography and costumes this season,” senior Kate Murray said.
(No picture available for Dance Team at time of print.)
The Bowling Team began their season on Nov. 28 and will bowl in their next match on Dec. 4 against Chaminade Julienne High School at Cherry Grove Lanes at 3:30 p.m. The Men’s Bowling Team ended their previous season with a record of 11-11, and the women’s team went 1-14. The team is led by three seniors: Hailey Bell, Anthony Brandt, and Jack Keri.
The Swim Team had their first meet on Nov. 27 where they competed against Milford and West Clermont at Milford. Their next meet will be on Dec. 8 at Harrison Invitational. The team has three returning senior swimmers this year including Nick Russo, AJ Gregory, and Emily Potter.
Wrestling is prepping for their season with practices in time for their tournaments. There are three seniors this year, including Robbie Mraz, Thomas Ton That, and Chris Walter. Their record last year was 1-3, and senior Jack Gear placed 4th in the state. “My personal favorite aspect of coaching wrestling is getting to work with all of our athletes and see them grow as wrestlers and people.”