High school teams stronger than last year

As high school sports teams gear up for another season of training and games, this year’s line-up of teams for Ponoka Composite High school looks to be stronger than last year.

By Jasmine Franklin

As high school sports teams gear up for another season of training and games, this year’s line-up of teams for Ponoka Composite High school looks to be stronger than last year.

This year’s football team has already kicked off the season and is at a 1-1 standing, with 27 players that athletic director Jody Carothers, athletic director, said are “looking to go all the way this year.”

“Now that some of the boys are in their third year of playing, they’ve really got the hang of it,” Carothers said.

The football team’s next home game is Sept. 25 against Breton at 4 p.m.

On the volleyball side of things, so many players tried out that the school has six teams this year. One senior girls team with 12 players, junior girls with 12 players, and two grade 9 teams each with 12 players. There is also one boys senior team with 11 players and one junior boys team with 10 players.

The senior boys volleyball tournament runs Sept. 25 to 26 at 4 p.m., while the senior girls tournament will be the weekend of Oct. 2 to 3, and will have a feature match against Mount Royal College and Grant MacEwan College on Oct.3 at 7 p.m.

The school also has a cross-country running and golf team this season.