We Are the Champions

Congratulations to our Varsity Boys’ Basketball team for their victory in the district tournament Saturday night, beating East Rankin Academy 70 to 58 and sealing their place as D2 State Champs!

Today the team advances to the Class AAAA tournament at Jackson Academy to take on Jackson Prep beginning at 5:15 PM.  We need all Cougar fans to go to the game and support our team!  Let’s cheer them on to a Win!

It’s Tournament Time!

Hillcrest is proud to host the 2017 Class AAAA, District II Basketball Tournament beginning tomorrow. Games will take place this week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, starting each day at 4:00 PM.  This is an MAIS event, so everyone has to pay the $8 admission to the games, HCS students included.

Other teams which will be participating in the tournament are as follows: East Rankin, Pillow, Oak Forest, Washington, Lamar, and Magnolia Heights.  Hillcrest’s Varsity Boys’ team will play tomorrow beginning at 7:45PM; our Varsity Girls will play against Pillow Wednesday beginning at 4:00 PM.  You can find the brackets posted under the “Athletics” tab above.  Please come out and support not only our Cougar athletes, but plan to stay and enjoy plenty more good basketball games!

Goals

…Basketball goals, that is.  Congratulations to our JV teams — girls and boys — for their victories at the district tournament held at Parklane yesterday.  The boys’ team took 1st place for the second year in a row, and the JV girls came in 2nd overall in the district.  Way to go, Cougars!!!

We also want to congratulate our senior basketball players for their successes this season and every other season which they’ve played as Cougars throughout the years.  Thank you for all your hard work and for your neverending Cougar spirit!

from L to R: Moses James, Andrew Mitchell, Jake Lape, Thomas Cain Jr., Thomas Wilson, Mayowa Asagunla
from L to R: Tori McCray, Kaitlyn McBride, Jordan Bailey

Asagunla Signs with Warriors

Congratulations to senior Mayowa “Mario” Asagunla who participated in National Signing Day, one of the most celebrated days each year for college football fans.  Mario signed his letter of intent, committing to East Central Community College in Decatur, Mississippi, and he will play football for the Warriors.

Mario with his mother, Mary, and head football coach / athletic director Todd Montgomery

Your Cougar family is so proud of you, Mario!!

Halftime Shows

As part of their efforts to “make the student section great again,” a group of young men — collectively known as the the HCS Hype Squad — have created themes for each varsity basketball game played at home this season.  Along with the night’s theme, they have also written skits which they perform at halftime during the Varsity Boys’ games.

At the last home game, for instance, while “The Andy Griffith Show” theme song played, the Hype Squad paddled a raft out to the middle of the gym floor to catch “the big one.”  Unfortunately, the big one pulled back!

If you haven’t seen these guys in action, you still have a couple of chances.  The next home game is Tuesday, beginning at 4:00 PM with the Junior Varsity girls. After that, there will only be one more regular home game — senior night — on Tuesday, February 7th.  Make sure to come out and catch the games AND the halftime shows!