Congratulations to the ACCHS Girls' Cross Country Team as they qualified for the State Championship by placing 3rd in their region. Team members and their placings were Madison Bissell 4th, Beba Scholz 6th, Mackenzie Forbes 20th, Maddison Forbes 32nd, Erin Hamilton 40th, Caitlin Fuller 45th, and Malia Hawk 49th. The State Championship will be Saturday, October 31st at the Rim Rock Farm north of Lawrence. Our girls will race at 1pm.
Also competing at regionals in the boys' race was Connor Perkins. Connor finished 60th with his fastest time of the year.
The Big 7 League Cross Country Championship was October 15 at Perry Lake. The girls team was 2nd with all-league performances by Beba Scholz in 3rd place and Madison Bissell 9th. Also running were Mackenzie Forbes 16th, Maddison Forbes 19th, Erin Hamilton 22nd, Malia Hawk 26th, and Caitlin Fuller 28th. Connor Perkins was the only boy competing and received 39th.
October 8 was the Sabetha Invitational. The junior high runners competed in a 1 mile fun run. Victoria Caplinger was 2nd and Rebecca Statler 4th in the 6th-8th grade division. Colton Scholz was 12th, Brodie Page 14th, and Xhander Gilliland 16th for the boys.
For the high school boys only Connor Perkins competed with his best time of the year gaining him 60th place. In the varsity girls race it was Beba Scholz with 7th, Mackenzie Forbes 21st, Maddison Forbes 32nd, Erin Hamilton 53rd, Malia Hawk 62th, and Caitlin Fuller 69th.
The Horton Invitational was held October 1, and five of the varsity girls received medals for their performances. The girls team was 2nd overall. As individuals, Beba Scholz was 3rd, Madison Bissell 10th, Mackenzie Forbes 19th, Maddison Forbes 23rd, Erin Hamilton 28th, Malia Hawk 42nd, and Caitlin Fuller 48th. For the boys Connor Perkins was 66th and Nick Hager 80th.
The cross country team had a strong showing September 24 at the Nemaha Central Invitational. The girls varsity took first place as a team with several runners receiving medals. Madison Bissell was 1st, Beba Scholz 2nd, Mackenzie Forbes 7th, Maddison Forbes 9th, Erin Hamilton 13th, and Caitlin Fuller 21st. The boys also posted some very good times with Connor Perkins placing 23rd, Nick Hager 30th, and Patrick Sullivan 50th.
Most of the 7th and 8th grade runners posted personal bests at Nemaha. Rebecca Statler was 1st for the 7th grade girls, while Jesse Gilliland was 6th, Brodie Page 8th, and Xhander Gilliland 10 in the boys race. For the 8th grade Victoria Caplinger was 1st in the girls race and Colton Scholz 3rd for the boys.
September 17 our runners competed at the Hiawatha Invitational. Nearly every runner had their best performance of the season. All the junior high runners ran well with several new personal bests. Those receiving medals were Rebecca Statler 4th in the 7th grade girls, Colton Scholz 8th for the 8th grade boys, and Victoria Caplinger 2nd for the 8th grade girls. Jesse Gilliland, Xhander Gilliland, and Brodie Page also participated.
The high school team also had several strong performances. For the girls Beba Scholz was 4th, Madison Bissell 8th, Maddison Forbes 23rd, Mackenzie Forbes 25th, Erin Hamilton 30th, and Caitlin Fuller 52nd. In the boys race Nick Hager, Connor Perkins, and Patrick Sullivan each had their best time of this season.
Our Junior High team raced at the Jackson Heights Invitational on September 14. They fought through hot temperatures and high winds for another good performance. For the 7th Grade Boys Jesse Gilliland was 9th, Brodie Page 12th, and Xhander Gilliland 18th. Rebecca Statler came in 9th for the 7th Grade Girls. Colton Scholz barely missed a medal with a 7th place finish in the 8th Grade Boys 2 mile, while Victoria Caplinger was 3rd in the 8th Grade Girls race.
September 10 was the Holton Invitational at Banner Creek Resevoir. For the junior high Rebecca Statler was 6th in the girls race, and the boys were Brodie Page in 11th, Jesse Gilliland 18th, and Xhander Gilliland 23rd. In the 8th grade Victoria Caplinger was the 3 fastest girl and Colton Scholz was 11th in the boys race.
The varsity girls race had Beba Scholz in 7th, Maddison Forbes 26th, Mackenzie Forbes 28th, Erin Hamilton 35th, Malia Hawk 41st, and Caitlin Fuller 45th. For the boys Nick Hager was 64th and Patrick Sullivan 65th.
The Cross Country team saw their first action of the year at the Jeff West Invitational on September 3. The junior high competed very well, with Rebecca Statler getting 7th in the 7th Grade girls race, Victoria Caplinger was 3rd in the 8th Grade girls, and Colton Scholz 17th for the 8th Grade boys. Xhander Gilliland, Jesse Gilliland, and Brodie Page also did well in their first race ever.
For the high school Beba Scholz was 3rd overall for the girls and Mackenzie Forbes 22nd.