Football Falls in Season Opener
After a much anticipated start to the season, the Dolphins of Marathon High School came out in numbers on Friday night against rival Coral Shores. Unfortunately, the result was not what we had hoped for.
Coral Shores came out strong and kept pressure on the Fins the entire game, eventually winning 41-0. Marathon will get a chance at redemption later this season when they take on the Hurricanes again.
The Fins are back in action Friday, October 9th against the Patriots of Florida Christian.
Golf Team Looks Toward Districts
Marathon golfers took two of the top three scores yesterday in their match in Key West with Fisher Coleman-Sayer scoring a 44 and Billy Martin scoring a 56 for 3rd. This is Fisher’s 2nd straight victory over Key West after scoring a 40 here at the FL Keys Country Club last Monday to put him at 2-0 on the season. Strong showings from Megan Gross, Chase Taylor, Tanner Ross, Seth Baron, and Cullen Coleman-Sayer helped contribute to a successful match. Our next match will be back in Key West on this Thursday. The team works hard, has played well, and is rounding into form just in time for districts in Miami on next Tuesday.
Cross Country Runs Strong Early in the Season
The MHS Cross Country Team has been working hard this season and the results are nothing short of stellar. Jonathan Pitchford, a favorite to medal at the state event later this fall, broke his own record last week taking second in Marathon’s class at an event full of the most talented runners in Florida. Right behind him is his training partner and twin brother, Owen, who ran a personal record as well and turned heads coming in just a few places behind Jonathan. The crowd must have thought they were seeing double.
The brothers Pitchford aren’t the only double feature on the team. Twin sisters Sarah and Allison Paskiewicz are running down the competition as well. Sarah has run strong all season and is often the team leader with Rain Banks and Mikkel Ross often trading places with one another in the top three spots for the girls team. On October 6th at Monsignor Pace in Miami, Jonathan took first for our boys and Sarah came in the premier spot for the girls.
With just a few weeks until districts, the teams are focusing on running as a team and dropping their times in hopes that they make a double appearance at states for the second consecutive year.
Varsity Volleyball Heads Into Districts
With a shortened season and an even shorter time to get ready, the Lady Fins Volleyball team didn’t have a lot of time to get ready but the girls played really hard throughout the season. The Lady Fins finished with a 3-7 record.
Rylan Chapa has done a great job all season as the libero, defensive specialist, and from the serving line. Lili Guo really stepped up as our best and most consistent hitter this year and we look forward to having her one more year. Cecily Ozbun and Madison Elwell did a great job of setting the ball. Both were hustling all over the court every game. Middle blockers Emily Suarez and newcomer Milly Prince controlled the net and each had a lot of blocks this year.
The Dolphins take on Palmer Trinity in the opening round of district play on Monday, Oct 12th. The Fins are losing two seniors, Ozbun and Celine Ponzoa, and returning 6 juniors next year giving us a lot to look forward to in the future. The girls had a great time with each other and really came together as a team despite the shortened season.