Spring Sports Take the Field
by Nico Martinez '20
The varsity boys soccer team is looking to build on their success this season as a loaded senior class hopes to lead the team back to the playoffs. Seniors Michael Weston, last years leading goal scorer in North Alabama, and Matthew Coakley captain of the defense, and Connor Sisk coming back from last years season ending injury, are ready to lead the varsity boys soccer team to victory this season. “ I’m looking forward to having a successful season, with a great team”, says Michael Weston when asked about the season. Come out and give support to your varsity boys soccer team this season as home games are now played on the school's new soccer field!
The varsity girls soccer team is looking to redeem themselves this year as their season was ended short last year in the first round of the playoffs. With the loss of two key seniors, players this year know that they are going to step up if the team is o be successful. Lead by seniors Sophia Herman, Catherine Page, and others the girl's team is ready to have a great bounce-back season.
The JPII tennis team is ready to build on their success from the past season as they are looking to send singles and doubles into the playoffs. With no Seniors on the team, the underclassmen of Juniors and Sophomoresare looking to step up big this season.
JPII track team is stronger than ever as they are looking to send several individuals and relay teams to state this season. Lead by seniors Dianna Boyer, Meg Gobel, Jack Sauter, Deio Custodio, and others the track team is looking to continue on the success they had during the cross country season.
The baseball team is looking to make a push into the playoffs this season with returning seniors and the addition of new talent. With the season about to go underway, make sure you come out for one of the 30 games this season. Go Falcons!
The girl's softball team is ready to go this season as the fairly new program is looking to start off strong. Having a full team and some, come out and support the softball team this season.
Indoor Track Wraps Up Season
by Azaria Malone '20
Traveling down to Birmingham once more, in almost freezing weather, St. John Paul II (or “the Falcons”) indoor track team competed at the Last Chance Invitational. With almost 100 teams competing from over 6 states, the falcons definitely left their mark. Bridget Cianfaglione, Caroline Sturgis, Dianna Boyer, and Colette Jones, took first in the 4x800 meter relay. And the boys, Brandon Cianfaglione, Quinn Butler, Adler Brininger, and Christopher Pruitt took second. As a whole, the girls team defeated their now long time rival, the Randolph Raiders, placing 12th overall. When asked how they felt about the meet, a couple of the falcons weighed in.
“It’s always great to go out and compete against schools all over Alabama. We definitely were not in our comfort zone running alongside other states, but we held our own” said Azaria, a junior on the team.
“It’s the last meet before state, so we definitely wanted to get out there run as fast as we could in hopes of doing the same at State next week” Caroline Sturgis, a junior on the team.
Just in a couple days this team will travel back to Birmingham in hopes of bringing home state champions and titles.