There was no sophomore slump for Christ School’s top swimmer.
Frank Howden ’22 repeated as the Carolinas Athletic Association champion in the 100-yard breaststroke. And for the second time in his career, Frank represents the Greenies on this year’s Asheville Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina Team.
Buying into the team concept has traditionally resulted in a lot of conference championship seasons for Christ School basketball. The group that took the floor for first-year coach Matt Cioce ’13 had no shortage of individual talent, too.
The Asheville Citizen-Times announced its All-Western North Carolina Team this week with recognition going to three Greenies – senior center/forward Justice Ajogbor ’20 and sophomore forward De’Ante Green ’22 are first-team picks, while junior point guard Drew Redmond ’21 received honorable mention.
Getting off on the right foot is important in any tournament environment.
Up and down the lineup, Christ School varsity baseball couldn’t have hit the ball much better Monday in its start to the Florida League High School Invitational. Eight different Greenies managed hits in a 17-2 win over the Ace of Spades Sports (Fla.) team that lasted only 3 1/2 innings.
On paper, Christ School may still be a relatively young tennis team. Matches are not played on paper though, and coach Cameron Hillier is pleased with the nucleus that the Greenies return for this spring.
With few exceptions, Christ School golf has been near the top of the leaderboard in every NCISAA state tournament played over the past decade. The program has won three state championships during that time (2010, 2012, and 2014) and been a runner-up on five occasions (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019).
Recent tradition is one thing. Keeping it going is another. Coach Eric Thorp ’01 believes this year’s Greenies have the intangibles to be special.
Christ School basketball players waded into a jubilant student section Thursday night.
The Greenies wanted to say thanks for the support after the season's final home game, but they did plenty on their own to liven up Mebane Field House. The offense was patient and precise throughout a 75-50 victory over Charlotte Country Day in the second round of the NCISAA 4-A state playoffs.