Due to its deliberate style of play and lack of athleticism compared to its National District counterparts, the Yorktown boy’s basketball team has often been overlooked when conversation about this year’s best teams comes up.
But after scoring huge wins over Wakefield and Edison last week, the Patriots are back in the driver’s seat for district supremacy sporting an unblemished 4-0 record in district play. Leading the charge has been senior Simon Kilday, who scored 25 of his team’s 53 points in its win at Wakefield last Wednesday.
Yorktown has now won six of its past seven games and will get the opportunity to prove itself even more in the next week with contests Friday against Stuart and next Wednesday against Mount Vernon. Stuart has just one loss this season, while Mount Vernon is also undefeated in the National District thus far.
<b>Yorktown Swim & Dive Update</b>
The new year began with a bang as the Yorktown boys and girls swim and dive teams swept the Wakefield Warriors in a meet held Friday, Jan. 9, at the Yorktown Pool. The boys cruised to a 126-53 victory and the girls triumphed by a 143-26 score. Both teams now have 4-0 dual meet records.
The boys took first place finishes in eight of nine individual events and all three relays. Event winners included Andrew Leach (200 free and 500 free), Greg Crosswell (200 IM), Scott Benoit (50 free), Brian Coonce (diving), Matthew Essig (100 free), Jimmy Linek (100 back), and Jack Wilson (100 breast).
The girls used their depth to finish first in all 12 events with 16 different swimmers or divers taking first in an individual event or relay. Event winners included Annemarie Wamsted (200 Free), Lydia Carpenter (200 IM), Abigail Ortmayer (50 free), Maren Taylor (diving), Andrea Oaxaca (100 fly), Molly Merkel (100 free), Alex Liddell (500 free), Emma Leheney (100 back), and Kaitlin Wolla (100 breast).