The Semi-Finals | The Breakdown

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As the month drones on, the second quarter of the academic year weighs on the minds of many students–though some have more to be concerned with. We have entered the championships for the swimming competition, the semi-finals for the football association, and the finals for the baseball league; and while some teams have pulled ahead, others will have to try again next year.

18 June – 20 June | AOA v. Multiple (Championships)

swimming

As the entire team made it to the championships, our swimmers pulled out all the stops. Even with all their hard work, only some could take home first place medals.

Melusine Jordan & Delphine Jordan – 1st place in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay
Melusine Jordan & Nereus Pierson – 1st place in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay
Secoiya Rieviere & Wade Rivers – 3rd place in the 400 yard Freestyle Relay
Quanesia Atkins & Dorea Sidney – 3rd place in the 200 yard Medley Relay
Deandrae Mayne & Shamecca Smith – 2nd place in the 200 yard Medley Relay

Secoiya Rieviere – 3rd place in the 100 yard Freestyle
Wade Rivers – 2nd place in the 200 yard Individual Medley
Dylan de la Fuente – 2nd place in the 100 yard Breaststroke, 1st place in the 100 yard Butterfly
Sebaysha Frank – 3rd place in the 100 yard Backstroke, 2nd place in the 500 yard Freestyle
Nereus Pierson – 1st place in the 200 yard Freestyle
Quanesia Atkins – 1st place in the 1 meter Diving
Delphine Jordan – 3rd place in the 1 meter Diving
Shamecca Smith – 2nd place in the 100 yard Backstroke
Meredith de la Fuente – 3rd place in the 100 yard Butterfly, 2nd place in the 200 yard Freestyle
Dorea Sidney – 2nd place in the 1 meter Diving

Special congratulations to Atkins, Sidney, and Jordan for dominating the 1 meter diving event! Dylan de la Fuente dedicated his first place win in the 100 yard Butterfly to Plato Tyson, his teammate who is still among the missing Hunters.


20 June – 22 June | Devils v. Beasts

baseball

The Vimine Beasts are long-time rivals of the AOA Heavenly Devils. It’s been two years since the Devils were last in the finals, and they lost 1-2 to the Beasts. Last weekend’s series of games were just as nail-biting; the Devils lost on Friday, but managed to win on Saturday. Sunday’s game looked close, but in the end our team pulled through. Congratulations Devils! Enjoy this long-awaited victory.


21 June – 22 June | Striders v. Reapers

football

The previous two games were a bitter reminder of why teamwork is important. Jude Bruton had been barred from practices and games up until that point, so the team had grown accustomed to making plays without him. It seems that Zahra Silveira managed to rein Bruton in, though, because Saturday’s match against the Medarry Reapers had the crowd at the edge of their seats. The werebeasts led a powerful defense; goalkeeper Luke Howard was stopping shots left and right, and between him and Adannaya Massiala the Reapers were unable to score a single goal. Arion Floros and the Brutons were an unstoppable three man team, overpowering Medarry’s defenses. In the end, the Striders beat the Reapers 3-1 over the course of both games. Congratulations to the winners of the semi-finals! This was well-deserved, and I hope you can keep this momentum up for the finals next week.

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Feliks Kotov

sports reporter
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