Girls’ volleyball is the most recent addition to the HCS athletics program; our first team was formed in 2012. In just a few short years at Hillcrest, this sport has become extremely popular among our students, with nearly 40 girls in grades 6 through 12 now participating.
Next week — Monday and Tuesday — all Cougar Volleyball teams will play their last 2 matches for the season. Both games are away, at MRA and at Prep, respectively. This would be a great time to go support our athletes, especially if you haven’t seen them in action yet, and cheer them on to a Win!
Rumor had it that these girls weren’t going to win a single game this season, but the negative people who made this prediction must have forgotten to tell the 2016 Lady Cougars softball team. They may be a young group, still figuring out all the “ins and outs” of working together, but these young ladies appear to be fast learners, and they play to win. This was most evident in their tournament this past weekend; the Lady Cougars went 2 – 0 with wins over Newton and Central Hinds.
Their next home game is Monday versus Copiah; both the junior varsity and varsity teams will play.
An old Spanish proverb states, “A full stomach makes a happy heart.” Cougar fans and supporters definitely want to keep our hard-working athletes happy, so the peewee football team and cheerleaders enjoyed a breakfast in their honor before their first game on Tuesday, August 30th.
The HCS Junior Varsity football team took home a win in its first game last night against the Wayne Academy Jaguars. Our junior varsity players represent the future of the Hillcrest football program, and Cougar fans are proud of them. Congratulations, guys!
Tonight is the Cougars’ first football game of the 2016 season, and our boys are ready to “Begin with a Win” at home against the Clinton Christian Academy Warriors.
Our Senior players, especially, are ready to show that they mean business in their last first game. Quarterback Mario Asagunla says his goal for tonight is to “get the ball to the end of the field, every time I get my hands on it.” Defensive Tackle Connor McDavid is optimistic not only that the Cougars will get the win, but that “we’ll be up 27 to nothing at the half.”
With these ten young men leading the team, the Cougars are sure to have a successful football season.