Fall Sports Preview

After attending camps and summer practices, fall varsity sports hope to dominate Metro League; earn points to bring home the All-Sports Trophy for 11th consecutive year.


PHOTO Nathan Brown

Fenton’s offensive line squares off with rivals from Linden. The Tigers won the contest.

Cross Country:

Senior athlete comments: “I think we can be a very strong team this season and be one of the top three at leagues,” senior Emily Bemis said. “We have already shown a lot of pontential and we have a lot of new contributors.”
Last year’s record: Boys – 5th Girls – 3rd
Coach Mills says: “We will be in the top three on the boys side but the younger runners need to step it up. They will be led by Jake Lee and Dominic Dimambro. For the girls we have some work to do, but I think we will be one of the top two teams. We are lacking experience, but I think we will suprise some people in the league. The girls will be led by Jenna Keiser and Danielle Hack.”

Girls Swim and Dive:

Senior athlete comments: “Our goal is total domination, senior Gabbi Haaraoja said. “I expect to blow every other Metro team out of the water. We practiced all summer long and went camping.”
Last year’s record: 6-0-5
Coach Jones says: “The girls team is very talented again this year. We have six four-year seniors leading this year’s team. Add to that 13 very talented freshmen putting our roster around 35, up 10 from last year. Our goal this season will be to continue our undefeated streak. 2013 will be the tenth straight year in a  row winning the Metro League title and going undefeated in league dual meet competition.”


Senior athlete comments: “I think we will do really good; we’re all really excited for this season,” senior Mallory Lockwood said. “Over the summer, we had practice
every day and we tumbled twice a week. We also went to cheer and stunt camp.”
Coach Hack says: “The girls have been practicing and conditioning since the beginning of June, and through the summer. They have increased their strength, flexibility, and tumble skills. They are very excited for football season, to cheer on our players with the rest of the community, and be leaders in school spirit. They are hoping to make a great impression on the crowd.”


Senior athlete comments: “I expect us to have a pretty good season; we will definitely make playoffs,” senior Justin Hang said. “Over the summer, we all worked really hard with lifiting, speed training and mini camps.”
Last year’s record: 9-2
Coach Setske says: “I think we are going to do pretty good this season, we have an experienced defense. The offense is talented, but not very experienced. The seniors this year are going to be good leaders because it’s their time to step up.”

Boys Soccer:

Senior athlete comments: “We have some talent up top in the midfield. There has been some shifting around in positions, Coach Sullivan must have been testing out the players to see what may and may not work out,” senior Trevor Herrick said. “Over the summer, we did have some basic training indoor at the fieldhouse; we got our touches back.”
Last year’s record: 11-5-2
Coach Sullivan says: “I expect the team to build strong relationships and bond as brothers. We will work really hard and contend for the Metro.”

Girls Golf:

Senior athlete comments: “I want to win the Metro and go to states for the third time,” senior               Tailer  Tailer Przybylowicz said. “Over the summer, senior Sam Moss and I played in tournaments and all the other girls worked on areas to improve their score and shave off some strokes.”
Last year’s record: 8-0
Coach Herbstreit says:“With all the returning players and talent and hard work they’ve put in over the summer, I think this season will be just as good.”

Boys Tennis:

Senior athlete comments: “We won Metros last year,” senior Jack Pooler said. “With all the returning players, I think it’s definitely a possibilty to win another title, and evern make states.”
Last year’s record: 8-3
Coach Drumbrille says: “I think with all the returning seniors this year, we are going to have another good season.”


Senior athlete comments: “We put in a lot of hard work over the summer and hopefully it shows in the league,” senior Bobbie Eastman said. “I hope to see a big turnout at the games, since we had a good record last year.”
Last year’s record: 47-18-3
Coach Rusaw says: “I expect us to work hard, play great defense and be fun to watch. I think we will win Metros again and be district champs.”