The Week In Gryphon Sports: Sept. 2 and Sept. 9


Photo: Callie Hollis

Junior Ella Sykes eyes down the ball during a match against Harding. Soccer started the year with some tough losses, but look to improve in regional play.

Reporter Allison Newman breaks down the past two weeks of Gryphon sports.

Week of September 2:

As the school year keeps progressing, there are more and more sporting events each week. To kick off the fourth week of school, the cross country team had their first meet over Labor Day weekend. The girl’s team placed second and was the first team from Tennessee as well as having 2 girls place in the top 10. On Tuesday, soccer tied with Bartlett 0-0 but lost to Briarcrest 5-1 on Wednesday. Volleyball is off to a hot start this season, defeating Lausanne on Wednesday and Northpoint on Thursday, both in straight sets. After this week, they continue to remain undefeated in the district. Football went into their third game of the season after a blowout game against Craigmont 40-6 last week. They came out on top against Northpoint, winning their first regional game 35-13. Next week, the team plays Franklin Road Academy for their first travel game in Nashville. 


Week of September 9:

Soccer started off the week strong with a 7-0 win against Northpoint on Tuesday, getting them ready for the difficult tournament ahead. Unfortunately, they lost to both Collierville and Hendersonville in two hard-fought games. Volleyball competed in the River City Rumble Varsity Gold Divison Tournament this past week. They lost to Houston in four strong sets and St. Agnes in five sets and took the runner-up spot in the tournament. Football traveled all the way to Nashville and played an exciting game against Franklin Road Academy. They were unable to come away with the win, but kept the score to a close 27-25. To finish out the week, the cross country team took their girls and boys varsity squad to a meet in St. Louis. The girls were able to place 6th out of 22 teams and had two girls in the top 15.