Lyssi Snouffer of the Delaware Christian School girls track and field team is hoping this year's postseason will be as memorable as last season's.
The sophomore tied for third in the high jump in the Division III state meet a year ago by clearing 5 feet, 7 inches.
"That was such an incredible thing," Snouffer said. "I went from 5-0 at the beginning of the season to 5-7 and placing at state. It was an unforgettable experience for me. It was a great opportunity and I'm hoping it just paved the way for the future."
This season, Snouffer has added the long jump to her events, which also includes the 200 meters. In the MOCAL meet May 8, she won the high jump (5-6), long jump (16-4) and the 200.
"In long jump, I'm just taking it one step at a time and trying to peak at the right time," Snouffer said. "I'm working with my coaches."
The Eagles have five athletes on the girls team and four on the boys squad. Without a home track, they practice at Dempsey Middle School.
"We may not have the facility, but I've been working hard with coach Mike Gregory and then I've been getting more time in with a private coach, Mike Ryder, who is the jumps coach at Big Walnut. He has helped me more than you can imagine."
Also competing for the girls team are Erin Bauslaugh, Abbi Maurer, Hannah Maurer and Nikki Snedden.
Bauslaugh finished third in the 100 in the MOCAL meet.
"We don't have much depth, but we have been able to beat some bigger schools and some public schools in some of our bigger meets," Snouffer said. "That's a pretty neat thing. We just want to compete and do our best and see how things shake out."
Last season, Abbi Maurer finished eighth in the discus (81-6) in the district 2 meet at Watkins Memorial.
The Eagles return to Watkins Memorial this year to compete in the district 2 meet, which begins Tuesday, May 15, with field events, continues Thursday, May 17, with running preliminaries and concludes Saturday, May 19, with running finals.
The top four finishers in each event advance to the regional meet May 23 and 25 at Fairfield Union.
Members of the boys team are Ben Chesnes, Jayden Crane, Isaac Keefer and Temirlan Snedden.
"We're such a small team, but the boys are getting better and securing (personal records) and the girls are getting scoring from Lyssi in her events, Abbi in discus and Erin in the 100 and long jump," Gregory said. "As long as they are improving, that's a good sign. I'm pleased with what they've been doing."
Softball team ousted by Fisher Catholic
The 10th-seeded softball team lost to seventh-seeded Fisher Catholic 9-3 in the first round of the Division IV district tournament May 7.
The Eagles closed the season with a 16-1 loss to Fairfield Christian on May 9 to finish 8-10 overall. They went 6-2 in the MOCAL to place second behind Granville Christian (8-0).
Baseball team falls to Grove City Christian
The 13th-seeded baseball team lost to fifth-seeded Grove City Christian 13-1 in the first round of the Division IV district tournament May 7 to finish 5-12.
Isaac Rindfuss had the Eagles' lone hit.