The volleyball team has gotten off to a quick start, winning eight straight matches. After splitting the first two matches of the season, the Golden Lions have reeled off wins over Westminster, Wheeler, Lassiter, Northview, Parkview, Peachtree Ridge and Mt. Paran Christian. St. Pius X (9-2) will meet Chattahoochee and Cambridge at Chattahoochee on Thursday beginning at 5pm.
Girls’ cross country captured the top spot at the Mercy Invitational last weekend. Margaret Crawford finished fifth overall to pace five Golden Lion runners in the top 16. Rebecca Entrekin completed the course in eighth spot, while Katherine Vocelka finished 13th. Mary Hathaway Lipscomb and Rachel Pyden finished 15th and 16th, respectively. The lady harriers will travel to Berry College for the Berry College Invitational this Saturday.
Boys’ cross country finished in second at the Stage Races in Duluth. Austin Sprague won the fifth stage, while Joey Ferrugia took second in the fourth stage. Nik Calia finished second in the first stage and Stephen Martinez completed the third stage in third place. The Golden Lions will also travel to Berry College to participate in the same event as the girls’ squad on Saturday.
Softball won its only contest last week, defeating Westminster in eight innings, 2-1. Maggie Ketner drove in Carson Travers with the winning run in the top half of the frame. Softball has three games on the road this week as they travel to Wesleyan on Monday, Marist on Tuesday and open region play at McNair on Thursday.
The lid will lift to the season on the gridiron on Friday night as the football team hosts Westminster at 7:30pm. The Wildcats dropped their opener to Blessed Trinity on Friday evening.
Competition cheer continues to perfect its routine before its first meet at the Back to the Mat Challenge at Grayson on Sept. 21.
-From St. Pius Catholic High School