Although the Centennial High School football team has been eliminated from Division III playoff contention, the Stars still have plenty of incentive entering their City League-North Division and season finale Friday, Oct. 31, against visiting Whetstone.
Centennial High School girls volleyball coach Brenden Pence was concerned when he found out senior outside hitter Sierra Hawkins wouldn't be available to play in the Stars' postseason opener Oct. 16 because she was scheduled to be in Salt Lake City that day.
Centennial High School cross country coach Rhonda Reese was concerned her girls team wouldn't be able to win the City League meet Oct. 8 at Walnut Ridge because three-time defending individual champion Kate Ryan had missed all but one race this season because of the effects of Achilles tendinitis.
The Watterson High School girls golf team had more than twice as many opponents to contend with in the MOGGL this season after the league decided to no longer divide its 12 teams into two six-team divisions.
Centennial High School boys golf coach Barry Baker said his squad had to adjust its goals and shoot for second in the City League standings after three of the Stars' seven potential returning players chose not to rejoin the team.
As their teams prepared for the season, Watterson High School football coach Dan Bjelac liked his squad's ability to play together and Walnut Ridge coach Byron Mattox believed speed might be his team's biggest asset.