Christ School JV basketball players wanted to hear coach Mallary Clay cut loose and scream as she entered a victorious locker room. The Greenies made that audible moment happen Thursday night with their first win of the season.
Christ School’s Little Greenies began a new basketball season on a winning note Tuesday.
Eyob Gill ‘24 accounted for more than half of the team’s points with a game-high 15 in a 29-23 win at Asheville’s Reynolds Mountain Christian Academy. Eyob’s first field goal of the season was also the initial one for Christ School (1-0), which took a 17-7 halftime lead to its locker room.
The Christ School community gathered Wednesday to celebrate seven student-athletes who will be carrying on their careers at the college level.
An Early-Signing Period event recognized the following seniors and their commitments – Justice Ajogbor ’20 (Harvard University basketball), Cameron Akers ’20 (College of Charleston golf), Jack Fitch ’20 (University of Vermont lacrosse), Beau Hecimovich ’20 (High Point University lacrosse), Davis Lindsey ’20 (Loyola University Maryland lacrosse), Kevin Masson ’20 (Rollins College lacrosse) and Steve Pappas (Mars Hill golf).
Even an impartial observer could argue that Christ School let Charlotte Christian off the hook not once, but twice in their last meeting.
Nonetheless, the biggest prize of them all is now waiting to be reeled in – the first state football title in school history. The Greenies (6-3) and Knights (7-2) are the combatants for Friday’s NCISAA Division I championship game.
Christ School senior Richard Lytle ’20 beat over half the field at Saturday’s 24th annual Green Race, an event known in paddling circles as “the Super Bowl of Whitewater Kayaking.”
Richard ran the Class 5 rapids of the Green Narrows (situated about 20 miles from campus in Henderson and Polk counties) in 5 minutes, 6.50 seconds, good enough for 69th place out of 145 boats. Richard is believed to be only the third Greenie – current students or alumni – to finish the Green Race.
Like it or not, destiny has a sense of humor sometimes.
The path to reach this point has taken some unforeseen twists and turns for Christ School football. However, the special things that always looked like they were meant for this talent-rich Greenie team have come to fruition all the same.
Historically speaking, Christ School football may still be playing catch-up when it comes to the oldest high school rivalry in the Carolinas. But also let it be said that the Greenies have turned the tide in a record way.
Asheville School Week began in earnest Monday morning at Christ School.
The boys wore as much green as possible on "Green Day" and inspected one another’s wardrobes for any hint of the forbidden color – blue. Before classes ever started, the Class of 2020 had deftly pulled off its first prank in Wetmore Hall.
Many Greenies will agree that Asheville School Week is the most wonderful time of the year.