Winter Athletics

While school took a break for the past 2 weeks, winter sports did not.  Both basketball and soccer are mid-season and still have several games left, and our Cougar athletes have been working hard and will continue to push themselves in order to have successful seasons.

Please continue to come out and support our Cougar basketball and soccer teams.  Junior varsity and varsity basketball will next play this Saturday at Jackson Academy beginning at 2:00 PM.  The Cougar soccer team will play again Tuesday, January 10 at Oak Forest beginning at 5:00 PM.

Fall Athletics Awards

Today during a special chapel program in the gym, students, teachers, and parents recognized Hillcrest’s top athletes from fall sports: softball, volleyball, and football.  Congratulations to each of the following:

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Softball, L to R: Payton McCoy, Raegan Cohn, Skylar Patterson, Tori McCray, Alana Price, Makenzie Chastain, Aaliyah Dixon, and Belle West
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Volleyball, L to R: Jaylyn Anderson, Sandy Myers, Charlisa Crawford, Zoe Williams, Kendal Bankston, and Bethany Bryant
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JV Football, L to R: JC Harris, Tyler Estabrook, and Bryce Wimberly
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Varsity Football, front row, L to R: Joel Estabrook, Bruce Reed, Maxwell Chandler, and Eddie Martin; back row, L to R: JoJo Moss, Brandon Howard, Colton Mayfield, Mayowa Asagunla, Connor McDavid, Jason Marshall, and Harper Bell

Patterson to Play College Softball

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Front Row, L to R: Coach Dixon, Skylar Patterson, Coach West; Back Row, L to R: Athletic Director Todd Montgomery, Coach Broom, Administrator Jason Estabrook

On Friday, November 4th, senior Skylar Patterson signed a commitment with Holmes Community College in Goodman to play softball on an athletic scholarship which will cover the costs of tuition as well as room and board.  Patterson states, “I think this will be a great experience, and I’m excited about it.”  Congratulations on your accomplishment, Skylar!

Sweet Victories

Congratulations go to our Varsity Girls’ basketball team this week! They won both games played in the pre-season tournament at MRA.  Tuesday night’s victory was a nail-biter, but the Lady Cougars took the win against Magnolia Heights in overtime; Thursday night’s game, however, was a solid win for the ladies, 47 to 25 over Hartfield.  What a great start to the new season!

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Congratulations must also go to the Quiz Bowl team!  Our resident geniuses competed against Enterprise High School yesterday and won their match with a score of 350 to 50.  Impressive!

Keep making us proud, Cougar nation!

Loose Ends

It’s hard to believe that we’re already thirteen weeks into the school year, and the time is showing no sign of slowing down as we count down the remaining days until the end of 2016.  As always, our students are staying plenty busy with studies, sports, clubs and activities, and friends.  As a result, there are a few “loose ends”  — a variety of news tidbits — to share with the HCS family.  Here goes…

Last week, the 4th grade classes held and participated in their annual Hoedown, a long-standing Hillcrest tradition and a fun time to show parents and friends how all their hard work has paid off.

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In other (good!) news, Christmas break has been extended by one day.  Originally, students, faculty and staff were scheduled to return from Christmas break on Monday, January 2nd; however, since that day is the federally recognized holiday for New Year’s, we will start back to school on Tuesday, January 3rd. No further changes to the academic schedule will be required to make up for this extra holiday, so mark your calendars and make your plans.

Next, the Cougar baseball team needs your help!  We’re looking for Cougar Supporters to buy field banners which will help provide our young athletes with essential, quality equipment such as baseballs, new bases, deck mats, screens, mound clay, and other items and expenditures necessary to prepare for a successful 2017 season.  Not only is this a great way to support our baseball team, it is also excellent advertisement for businesses.  If interested, please click on the link provided under the ATHLETICS tab and the Baseball heading, or call Athletic Director Todd Montgomery.

Finally, don’t forget that the uniform resale store will be open this Thursday, and now would be a great time to stock up on your students’ uniform needs for the cooler weather… should it decide to show up, that is!  Also, if you need to turn any outgrown items in for resale, please click on the link found under the UNIFORMS tab, and fill out the required form ahead of time.