The fall sports at the Milford High School are wrapping up as the winter sports are already holding practice. Glen Stevenson commented that many of the fall sports including field hockey improved this year but the highlight of the season was the Boys and Girls Cross Country team. With a record of 9-1 both boys’ and girls’ cross country teams won the Conference Championship at their Conference Tournament.
December 3 marks the start of winter sports at the high school and teams have already begun to practice for the season. Winter sports for the high school include boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, boys’ and girls’ swimming and indoor track.
Boys’ basketball is coming off a great year. Glen Stevenson, Athletic Director at the high school acknowledges the hard work the players have demonstrated in the off-season. The team “is very quick, they play at a very high level, up-tempo pace,” commented Stevenson. Indoor Track, which is coached by Czar Bloom who brought victory to the cross country teams this year, has a team full of exceptional athletes and looks to perform as they have done in years past. The girls’ swim team is coming off their Conference Championship and looking to have another competitive team.
Some students to keep an eye out for this winter in sports are Dustin Killinger in wrestling, Shane Letthand in basketball, Carl Richardson in long-distance running and Dwayne Smith in Indoor Track sprinting. Lexi Coon and Allisa Sanders will be two female athletes to keep an eye on in swimming as they have already won national titles.
The wrestling team has a new head coach, Danny Rigby. With a team full of experienced athletes Rigby hopes that they will continue to work hard. “You can have all the experience you want but it’s the commitment and hard work that will lead to success,” stated Rigby. The new head coach is excited about the season and admits that it is his job to inspire his kids. Coach Rigby teaches the students that they must be on their toes everyday and work hard whether that is in the classroom or on the mat. He is looking forward to seeing Senior Dustin Killinger perform this season. “He has put a lot of work into wrestling in the off-season and is one of our top guys,” said Coach Rigby. He hopes that they can reach their full potential this season being in a tough division; Northern Henlopen Conference. The wrestling team’s home opener will be the Milford Invitational on December 10 -11.
The official start of the winter sports season will begin on December 3 when the girls’ basketball team will be using the new Milford Central Academy gym.