Senior Night is something no Greenie will ever take for granted again, at least in the short term.
High school athletic events all over the United States came to a standstill in March for the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognition for many seniors from the Class of 2020 had to be done virtually.
Christ School has successfully resumed sports since August, and Wednesday was a chance to celebrate the soccer careers of Mitch Donahoo ’21, Tyler Bell ’21, Charlie Bell ’21, Carson Campbell ’21, Ollie Searle ’21, Luke Rheney ’21, Grant Haldeman ’21, Sam Brie ’21, Billy Thackston ’21, and ASSIST student Daniel Potapov ’22.
Davidson College basketball has been known to make some noise in the NCAA Tournament.
Christ School alumnus Ben Craig ’18 has put himself into position to experience the sights and sounds of March Madness firsthand by making the Wildcats’ roster for the 2020-21 season. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound guard from Montreat, N.C., is listed as a junior.
Saturday was a dreary day weather-wise in the Asheville area, but the rain and mud did not hinder Christ School cross country.
Rocky Hansen ’24 (16 minutes, 3.84 seconds), Dawson Reeves ’24 (16:47.61), and Jackson Burch ’22 (17:10.02) were the first, second, and third-place runners in a Carolinas Athletic Association meet at Asheville Christian Academy.
Looking around the state, only about a dozen football programs in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association have committed to anything resembling a full schedule this fall. And all public-school games are on hold until February.
So when the lights come on Friday at Fayssoux Field, Christ School really will be in some rarefied air for one of the most talked-about season openers in its history.
Just about every Ivy League football program was swooning over Painter Richards-Baker ’21.
In the end, it was about finding the one which best suited the Christ School senior with a trusty set of hands and weighted 4.6 grade-point average. Painter gave Dartmouth College a verbal commitment on Monday.
Competitive sports are slowly resuming and it is obvious that two Christ School golfers have been polishing their shot-making and putting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charles Howden ’22 (boys 16-18) and Jamal Hutchinson ’23 (boys 14-15) won their age divisions at the National Junior Golf Association Players Championship held Saturday and Sunday in Travelers Rest, S.C.
Chad Treadway ‘19 acclimated to college baseball quicker than most young pitchers and was moving up the chain at Georgia State University.
The Christ School alumnus had gone from the bullpen to a weekend starter prior to the Panthers’ season being ended abruptly by the COVID-19 pandemic in March. Treadway showed enough in 16.1 innings of work to be named to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American team.