Chris’ Top Ten Questions For The Winter Sport Season


1. Can the men’s basketball team repeat as district champions? Uncertainty is in the air as they lost Eddie Gillon and Spencer Welsh, two key components to the past two district titles. Gillon was the team leader in multiple categories including points, rebounds and steals. Can the team make up for the major loss?
2. Can wrestler Nick May experience the same success on the mat as he did last year? Finishing as state runner-up last year, will he be able to make the adjustments to make him the best wrestler in the state?
3. Can four year varsity swimmer Steven Finley make it to states in the 100 yard breaststroke? Missing the cut last year by only mere seconds, Finley is out to be the best breaststroker in the state.
“I will try my best to make states this year,” said Finley.“It’s really about commitment, so I’m going to dedicate more time to swimming this year in order to prepare myself for division one swimming.”
Finley plans to take his talents to a Big 10 University in 2016.
4. Can sophomore bowler Trevor Morgan avoid the split and provide the support the team has been looking for?
“We need to work hard, practice, make our spares,” Morgan continued, “and we need to try throwing some more strikes.”
Morgan thinks the team needs to be better in decision making and supporting others.
5. Will the Knights be able to defeat the Maroon Giants at University Arena in basketball this year? After a cold streak the past few years, the Knights are ready to defeat their crosstown rivals at Western Michigan this winter.
6. Can the Kalamazoo United hockey team improve their record? After posting a 6-20 record season, is the team ready to make the adjustments to be a difference maker in their conference?
7. Can the women’s basketball team make it to the district championships this year? After posting a 7-14 record season, and losing senior  Aviance Alexander-Brown, one of our top scorers, can the women’s team work hard to record a winning season?
8. Can the men’s swimming and diving team improve their record over last year? After making huge strides last season, can the seniors lead a young and upcoming team to more victories this season?
“This year our programs success at the state level is directly affected by how dedicated and ready our veteran athletes will be” said swimming coach Paul Mahar.
When asked about swimmer Steven Finley and his aspirations in going to state, Mahar said, “I truly believe if an athlete focuses and dedicates the time needed they can achieve anything.”
9. Can the competitive cheer team raise their overall scores in competitions? Improving their skills at practice will be key for a successful season, and dedicating more time to their routines.
10. Will you be at the game cheering on your Knights?