Homecoming Week: Sports Recap

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By: Delaney Casten

This week has been a busy one for Tuscarora.  There were the dress-up days, hallway decorating, pep rally, and homecoming dance.  Between all these events, many students were still able to find time to compete in multiple games throughout the week.

To kick off the week, the varsity and JV girls’ volleyball teams both won against John Handley High School on Tuesday, September 16 at home.  The JV team won 2-0. Varsity defeated Handley in a close match, winning 3-2.  The following day, the JV team lost in an away game against Heritage High School, 0-2.  The varsity team, however, was able to pull out their second win of the week, defeating the Pride 3-0. Varsity’s current season record is 2-6, with their next game against John Handley again on September 21.

The homecoming football game is alway one of the biggest events here at Tuscarora.  Tuscarora defeated Oakton High School on Friday, September 18, winning 28-14. Husky football has won every homecoming game in the school’s history, and this year was no different.  The freshman and JV teams both won against Oakton also, on Thursday, September 17. Freshman won 32-8, while JV finished with a score of 14-6  The Varsity team is currently undefeated with a record of 4-0.

The Husky golf team also came out victorious this week.  They played Stone Bridge on Wednesday, September 16, at the Lansdowne Golf Club.  They defeated the Bulldogs by 5 strokes, winning 164-169.  Their next match is on Monday, September 21 against Briar Woods also at the Lansdowne Golf Club.

The Cross Country teams raced in two meets this week, both at Oatlands.  On Wednesday, September 16, the boys’ and girls’ teams competed in a dual meet against the Stone Bridge Bulldogs. Both teams won, with senior Fitsum Seyoum coming in first place overall for the boys and sophomore Emma Wolcott also finishing first overall for the girls.  On Saturday, September 19, the cross country team competed at the Oatlands Invitational meet where they raced against over 40 teams.  The Varsity A girls placed 6th overall with freshman Ava Hassebrock coming in 18th.  The Varsity A boys came in 10th place with sophomore Derek Johnson coming in 31st.  Their next meet is at the DCXC Invitational on Saturday, September 26.