Monday, April 3, 2017
Boys’ Varsity Volleyball
This spring season was full of challenges; there were many rained out games and practices in the middle of the season. A nasty flu bug hit us hard and for two or three weeks we were down to three players.  Despite these challenges the boys gave it their all.  We referred to them as the “try hards” and they did just that.  One of our best performances came during tournament play, when we had only six players and everyone needed to pull their own weight.  Each player stepped up with great setting, blocks, and serves. We really had our finest showing in our tournament game against Laguna Blanca.  The match went three games with long rallies and great plays.  I truly enjoyed working with this team of “try hards” as they progressed to a team of “we did it.”   --Coach Terri Willis
 
Boys’ Junior Varsity Volleyball
Though we started the boys’ volleyball season with a team that was small in number, we were large in dedication. Our main goal was to improve skills. Every week the boys’ passing, serving and hitting improved. Games were more exciting as they learned to trust one another and play as a team and each player contributed to the success of the team.  We are so proud of these players. Their dedication to practice and willingness to learn new skills are commendable. -- Coaches Bob Ingersoll and Deia Kidd
 
Girls’ Varsity Basketball
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball team had a very successful season. The girls spent their practice days working hard on their skills, from ball handling to shooting and offensive strategy. The team was evenly mixed between first-time and experienced players. Each girl was able to make great individual strides throughout the season and use their own talents to teach each other.  Along the way they found real joy in the sport.  The girls blew through the league season with beautiful passing and defense. They lost only one game to a tough, and evenly matched Marymount team, but the girls shook off the loss and finished their season strong. At tournament time, Crane drew the short end of the stick in a three-way tie with Marymount and St. Raphael, taking the third seed in the tournament. After an opponent forfeit in the first round, Crane moved into the second round and once again took on Marymount. It was a back and forth game, full of exciting moments and one key play after another. The girls left everything on the court.  Unfortunately, they came away with a close loss, but once again, the girls showed their perseverance by bouncing back in their final game against Mt. Carmel and claiming third place in the tournament. We look forward to an exciting season next year with our returning players! -- Coach Anne Fierberg