The kids improved their times throughout the season and they learned how to compete every day in practice and meets. The teams enjoyed success, winning a few meets during the season, and were great representatives for our school. Through hard work and dedication to improving, both teams saw their team average times improve.
8th graders first 2 mile race team average time: 15:11
8th graders last 2 mile race team average time: 13:06
7th graders first mile race team average time: 7:29
7th graders last mile race team average time: 6:27
Both teams competed at the Centennial League Meet at Milford Lake on September 30th. The 7th grade team got 2nd place and the 8th grade 3rd place. Congrats on a great year Vikes!!!
The girls cross country team had a fantastic season. They weathered through some injuries early on but continued to work hard in practice to get better each day. We had 13 7th grade girls out for cross country and 6 8th grade girls. The 7th grade girls won a couple of meets and took 2nd in the Centennial League meet. The 8th grade girls were a great bunch of leaders who showed a lot of heart throughout the season. All the girls put in a lot of effort to continue to get better each meet.
8th Grade Girls average 16:28 1st two mile race,
8th Grade Girls average 15:72 last two mile race
7th Grade Girls average 8:09 1st mile race
7th Grade Girls average 6:54 last mile race
What great work from a great bunch of student athletes!
The 8th grade football team concluded their season with a varsity record of 3-4 while the B team finished with a record of 4-0-2. The entire team provided great effort and made steady improvement throughout the season.
The 7th grade football team concluded their season with a 32-0 victory over Manhattan-Anthony on October 11. The win capped a successful season that saw the Vikings improve in every facet of the game— offense, defense and special teams. Special teams play especially contributed to many of the wins late in the year, with the Vikings returning 3 kickoffs for touchdowns over the course of the season. Wins against Anthony, as well as Emporia, Manhattan-Eisenhower, and Junction City brought the 7th grade football team’s record on the season to 4-3. Congratulations on a great season!
The SMS Girls Tennis Team had a great season for the fall of 2016. All 21 players were able to grow as players and experience success on the courts during our meets throughout the season. Our 13 JV players greatly improved this season, and are looking forward to returning next year to compete as Varsity level players. Our 8 Varsity players won the Lawrence City Tournament and took 2nd place at the Washburn Rural Invitational, with all players ending the season with winning records for tournament play. 6 of the 8 players also came away with 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place medals at the two end of season tournaments. The Varsity players will return in the spring to participate in the Mixed Doubles and Centennial League tournaments.
The 8th grade volleyball players had an amazing season. The A team went 27-2 finishing 2nd in the Shawnee Heights tournament, 2nd in the Turner High tournament, and 1st in the League tournament. The League tournament, hosted in Manhattan, was a day filled with great volleyball. The Vikes came through pool play seeded number one and had to defeat a very talented and challenging opponent in Manhattan Anthony’s team. The championship match went three games. The Vikes were beaten 24-26 in game one. They regrouped and won the next two games in a tight battle 25-17 and 15-12. It was an extremely close and exciting match. The team went undefeated in the league! The B team went undefeated at 15-0. The highlight of the B team season was defeating every team in 2 games except for the last game of the season against Washburn Rural. The Vikes had to bounce back after loosing game one. The girls played great and defeated Rural’s team in a super close third game. The B team was also undefeated in the League!