By: Stewart Brown
The spotlight sport of the week is Cross Country. They kicked off their season last Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Dresden Invitational. There were seven girls that competed. Eden Burleson finished first for our girls team. The girl’s team, led by juniors Anna Bolton, Julia Briggs, and senior, Laila Goodman, are excited about starting a new season. The boy’s team finished first out of seven teams with nine runners competing. Five of the boys finished in the top 15 and all received medals. Tucker Allen finished second overall with Carter Welch fourth, Garrett Robison fifth, Cade Thompson seventh and Josh Roberts 14th. I spoke to Carter Welch after the race. He said, “As a team, we are looking forward to another very successful season. We’ve won three Regional championships in a row. We got bumped down a division and will be competing against smaller schools in our Region and in the state meet so that should give us a more successful placing at state. We have potential to win the state championship as a team this year and so as a team that is our end goal. But we also have individual goals to get as many runners on the podium which will help our team score. We are signed up for larger races this year which will put us head-to-head against some better and faster competition which will push us to run faster and push our limits to find the very best in ourselves.” Both teams are coached by Stephanie Hatch. She encourages everyone to come out and support the teams when possible. “Our upcoming races (for both teams) will be Tuesday, Aug. 31, at Lexington and Saturday, Sept. 4, in Memphis.”
At the high school, we are excited about upcoming events. Theater is planning a fall production. Homecoming week is set to include a pep rally and parade this year. The Mrs. Henderson pageant is returning. Friday Night Lights is in full swing with an alive student section and the band performing at halftime. Even though we may have several students quarantined, we are hoping to continue with full-time, in-person learning with all activities to remain as scheduled. As always, thank you Henderson and Chester County for your continued support of Chester County High School.
God Bless and Go Eagles!