by Hayley Hillison
The RTHS girls qualified for the state championships in Kernersville. This is the first time the girls have qualified.
The top seven who competed were Caroline Foley, Jamie Marold, Brooke Elliott, Alyssa Donaldson, Natalie Bowers, Hattie Halloway and Pritika Bugga.
Marold was the top finisher for RTHS and the team came in 12th overall, which is a good showing for their first time. The top seven is made up of three juniors and four freshmen so they have a good shot of coming back again.
RTHS honored a group of senior XC runners and the lone senior girls tennis player.
Congratulations to the eight Cross Country Seniors - Elizabeth Scott, Hannah Klemmer, Nicole Fried, Grayson Hassell, Diwani Robinson, Alex Sminkey, Ryan Vann and James DePolo.
Congratulations to Varsha Nidamarty, the only Raptor senior on girls tennis.
Good luck to all the seniors in their future endeavors and thank you for your contributions.
By Hayley Hillison
RTHS has a new girls basketball coach, David Nance. The Researcher caught up with him to get to know him ...
Where did you coach before?
I coached at Northwest Cabarrus (Mr. Drake & I's) old high school for 5 years. The last year I was at Western Guilford High (Greensboro NC).
What about coaching at RTHS interested you?
Coaching good kids that want to win and improve as players. You were in need of a change and so was I.
What is your favorite part of coaching?
My favorite part of coaching is give the game of basketball, the sport I love, a new look to my players.
Did you play basketball in high school? College?
Yes I played in high school, four year varsity starter & also played at Saint Augustine College & started for two years before an injury.
Do you have a favorite college or pro team?
My favorite college team is North Carolina Tar Heels
NFL: Washington Redskins
MLB: New York Yankees (my mother is from NY)
NBA: Boston Celtics
What is your vision for the RTHS girls basketball program?
My vision for RTHS is be a competitive team, and have good attitudes and sportsmanship, and also to create the family atmosphere with our teams and school.
If you could talk directly to RTHS students, what would you say to encourage them to come out to games?
I'd tell the students to come out and support us because we are representing them and the school & we have to support our RTHS family, our strength is in numbers!!! And you should have your families back at all times from the teachers, students, staff, and coaches!!!🏀🏀🏀🏀
Coach Liotta updated students on the schedule for Boys Soccer tryouts:
We'll resume our off-season soccer sessions this week. These workouts will take place at the small field adjacent to the old RTHS school building (10 Park Drive, RTP). These workouts are not mandatory, but if you're interested in trying out next week you're encouraged to attend. Plan on bringing a pair of running shoes and cleats to each session. Please reply to this email if you're planning on attending a session this week.
Athletic Director Mr. Drake sent out the following update on Fall Sports Tryouts
As has been previously publicized, tryouts for RTHS's fall sports teams will begin on Monday, August 1. The times and locations are:
By Hayley Hillison
RTHS Girls soccer recently tied Crossroads Christian, 1-1 in overtime. Last season, CC beat the Raptors so a tie was a good step in the right direction.
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From the RTHS Athletic Dept.
SPRING SPORTS TRYOUTS: For the first time, we’ll be using a “tryout ticket” system for spring sports. All students who are planning to try out for a spring sport (girls’ soccer, boys’ tennis, boys’ and girls’ track and field) will need to obtain a card from Mr. Drake indicating that they are academically eligible to participate in athletics and that all of their required paperwork is turned in. We are asking that all students planning to try out for a spring sport turn in their paperwork and obtain their tryout ticket no later than Thursday, February 11.
Katie Chriscoe reporting for the Researcher
As this school year’s fall sports come to an end, some students are already gearing up for next season’s excitement. With this in mind, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips for the upcoming volleyball season tryouts: how to win Coach Salchert over at tryouts and make a good first impression