The Cougar football team will play their final game of the 2016 season tonight at Parklane Academy in McComb. It will be a bittersweet night for our senior team members and their families, and as always, these young men have pushed themselves to perform better each and every week for the past several months.
Similarly, tonight marks the last time our senior band members will perform during halftime, and their show “Light” — a moving interpretation of God’s creation of the world — received numerous awards at three different competitions this season.
Hillcrest family, please come out to Parklane beginning at 7:00 tonight to show your support one more time for all of these hard-working athletes!
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!