Message from the Athletic Director - October 2014
It has been a terrific start to the 2014-15 Wildcats Athletics season. Our junior golf team did very well winning the BTJHAA Golf Championships, bringing home our first junior high banner since 2009. To add to the terrific golf season, our senior golf team finished 2nd place at the CASAA Zone Championships, and clinching a birth at the ASAA Provincial Championships.
Our junior and senior girls volleyball teams have also been hard at work, playing league matches as well as tournaments. The tier 2 girls team have been fantastic, going 4-0 in league play and winning the silver medal at the Provost tournament. The tier 1 girls and the senior girls are having a more difficult time achieving winning results, but have shown impressive progress and school pride. The junior girls will travel to Wainwright on October 29 to play in the BTJHAA South Play-offs in an attempt to qualify for the BTJHAA Finals on November 4.
To add to our very positive start to the athletics season, an intramural program has been started at lunch. All students have been split into 4 teams: the White Wolverines, the Blue Bulldogs, the Black Badgers and the Grey Griffins. All teams will compete in several events and will earn points to win the Wildcat Cup! Points will be given out for participation, single game results and tournament standings. Let the games begin!
Our physical education program is continuing to blossom over the course of the year, as well. With continued support from community businesses and organizations, approximately $5500 has been raised to start a rollover of physical education equipment. To add, students have received their PE gym shirt, which is expected to be worn during all PE classes. The kids look great showing off their school pride.
Finally, as you are reading this, you may have noticed that there have been considerable improvements to the athletics page on our school website. To further our involvement on twitter (follow @HPSWildcats), we have placed a focus on emphasizing the celebration of athletic achievements at our school including team pictures, rosters as well as results.
Yours, in athletics,