From the sidelines: Fall sports recap

Staff reports

The Eagles are having a roller coaster season that started with two losses in a row against Kennewick and Roosevelt. The team got their first win in a thrilling come-from-behind victory over West Seattle before losing to Bishop Blanchet, 41-7, in the Homecoming game on Sept 29. The Eagles also took a hard 40-0 loss against Liberty.

Ronn Jackson, the lineman coach, still has high hopes for the team despite the losing streak. The next football games are on Oct. 13 against Ballard and Oct. 20 against Nathan Hale.

Volleyball is getting a boost in spirit this season with more fans turning out and the JV and Varsity teams supporting each other. The Lady Eagles are 3-6 on the season. The girls head to Ballard today then finish the season against Rainier Beach Oct. 16.

Cross Country
The cross country team is trying to rebound after losing some star runners. The Eagles still have a few standouts, but the team is mostly new, young talent.

Coaches Rickey Davis and Granville Storey continue to challenge the team to achieve a personal best run time for the season. Their next meets are on Thursday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 28.

After going nearly two years without a win, the swim took their first meet of the season against West Seattle on Sept. 22. The girls also beat South end rival Franklin on Oct. 6. The wins gave a boost to the team when they needed it most. Coach Nathan Burdick called Dawn Dang a “breakout performer.”

“She works really hard at practice and is willing to do anything at meets to help out the team,” he said.

The team’s next meet is Friday, Oct. 20, against Nathan Hale.

Boys Ultimate Frisbee
Cleveland’s Frisbee team started the season off on a high note. After finishing second in the state tournament, the Eagles were worried about losing many of its key players. But the team shocked everyone with a 5-0 start to the season before losing 9-8 to Ingraham. The team is now 6-2 on the season but is already looking ahead to post season.

The golf team hasn’t had much luck this season. The small team was at risk of having to forfeit some matches early on, but they were able to sign up some new members. Keep an eye on senior Sam Jackson who is trying to make the most out of his final season at Cleveland. Their next match is Oct. 16 against Lakeside.

Girls Soccer
The Cleveland girls’ soccer team is working hard to get a win. There are still a few games left on the season. On  Oct. 19, the girls will take on Garfield at home.

Compiled from staff reports