As we wrap up the 2016 Spring Break, it's time to roll the spring season in to full gear! We had an outstanding meet the Team Night right before Break began with great athlete and parent attendance. Hopefully we have the weather cooperating with us to get the games in and avoid those horrible cancellations and reschedules.
The boys lax teams are the first ones back in action as the JV's host St. Xavier on Friday at 5:30, and the varsity hosts Glenbrook North at 7:30. On Saturday, the JV and varsity remain home with games against Bishop Watterson at 1 and 3pm. The boys lax teams travel to Sycamore on Wednesday at 5:30 and 7:30, and then travel to The Pit to play the Elder panthers on Saturday, April 9, at 3 and 5pm.
The baseball Warriors jump right into league play on Monday as they host the Taylor Yellow Jackets at 4:30, as the JV travel to Taylor. The varsity makes the trip to Taylor on Wednesday as the JV host Taylor at Fairfax Field. The Warriors battle Batavia on Thursday with the varsity at Fairfax and the JV at Batavia, and Friday brings Indian Hill, with the Varsity at home and the JV on the Hill.
The Softball Warriors will travel to Taylor on Monday and to Purcell Marian on Tuesday, before hosting Winton Woods on Thursday. Wednesday's game vs Taylor and Friday's game vs Indian Hill have been postponed.
The Track team takes off in the Madeira Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The girls lacrosse team was rained out on its season opener, and will travel to Kings on Tuesday at 6 and 7:30. On Thursday, the Lady Warriors make their home debut against Indian Hill at 530 and 7 in Kusel Stadium. On Saturday, the Lady Warriors travel to St. Ursula at 3 and 430.
And the boys tennis teams stare down a busy week as they Face Seven Hills on Monday (varsity away, JV home), Madeira on Tuesday (varsity home, JV away), Varsity and JV host New Richmond on Wednesday at the Mariemont Courts. Thursday matches the Warriors against Summit Country Day with the varsity on the road and the JV home.
Enjoy the games as the weather improves, and help us improve the game day experience with positive sportsmanship and support for everyone in the contest, including officials and opponents.
Look for the new Mariemont Warrior Nation app for iphones and androids that will be appearing soon,. We are test driving the app during the spring season as we look to have it fully functional in the fall season.
Have you seen the improvement to the gym and pool entrance in the rear of the building? Check out the new awning that welcomes everyone to Warrior Country!
How about our new HOME GAME TODAY sign? This sign made it's debut during the winter, and will be placed in front of school on days that we have a home sporting event when school is in session. With all of the events on a daily basis, we'll do our best to have the sports listed. The sign has space for 4 events, 2 on each side. So when you see the sign up, you know there's a game to go to! So come on out.
Who's in charge? At home events in Kusel Stadium, you'll find Mr. Nerl, our AD, or retired Mariemont teachers Mr. Books or Mrs. Keefe supervising the event. We'll also have Coach Franklin, the girls basketball JV coach, assisting with events as he completes his athletic management internship.
Parking at Kusel Stadium is reserved for Athletic Boosters who have purchased the Ultimate Warrior packages. There are parking attendants that will direct traffic at the top of the hill for everyone's safety. So please drive slowly as you enter Warrior Country and allow our parking crew to do their job.
Here's to a great spring season! Respect the game and #bebetter!