It was a fitting Friday night for what is "Rivalry Week" on ESPN. . . The Pioneers and Statesmen hooking up for 6 basketball games. The Pioneers took 5 of the 6 (Freshmen Boys, Freshmen Girls, JV Boys, JV Girls, and Varsity Girls) with the lone casualty being the Varsity Boys who ran into a Webster team that has run it's conference winning streak to an amazing 71 games.
The victory for the Varsity Girls guaranteed them at least a tie for the Conference Championship with two games remaining. That would be quite an accomplishment for the girls, and for Coach Brad Sutterer who is in his initial campaign as Head Coach. Check out the story on the game, and the exploits of junior guard Lianna Doty at: http://www.stltoday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/article_4d3217fd-4c7b-54c5-b83e-477b894a4324.html (not a link, so you'll have to copy and paste into your browser)
The boy's varsity contest was a physical affair with every shot contested and as many bodies on the floor as in the air. Webster came out on fire and never let up.
The KHS Pommies performed at halftime, giving the fans a dose of what they did last weekend in Orlando, Florida at the Pommie National Dance Competition. They were amazing, and the crowd responded with a long ovation. You could see the emotion on the pommies afterwards. It was the true emotion that comes from the sacrifice and dedication it takes to do what they did and compete on the national level. I have several of these young ladies in class. They are hard-working, dedicated young people who pushed themselves beyond normal expectations, and we are all very proud of them!
I'm a huge Dr. Holley fan, and one of the marks he's left on this school is the tradition of singing the alma-mater. The cheerleaders lead the student body in the singing between the 3rd and 4th quarters of both football and basketball games. I love it. You can get chills listening to high school kids sing about their school and the pride they have in it. . .
Winter seasons are winding down as Districts are fast-approaching. We wish all winter teams the best in the playoffs, and look forward to warmer weather and some awesome spring sports!!