KU Fall Sports Update, How Did Our Pelicans Do?
Great things are happening in Klamath Union athletics!
Cross Country excelled at the District meet in October! The girl’s team took first, and the boy's team took second.
Both Cross Country Teams competed at State this last weekend in Eugene. The boy’s team finished eighth, with overall strong finishes by Ben Blake placing 16th and Brady Monteith placing 29th. The girl’s team finished tenth with Eliza Blake placing 20th overall and Nicolette Coffman placing 36th.
The boy’s team was honored at the podium by placing first as the men’s academic team with a 4.0 GPA. The girls placed ninth academically with a GPA of 3.75. We had two runners making Third Team All-State; Ben Blake for the boys and Eliza Blake for the girls.
The Skyline All-Conference selections for Cross Country were awarded as follows;
1st Team All-Conference: Ben Blake, Brady Monteith
2nd Team All-Conference: Jacob McGonigle, Isaac Bailey, Declan Ritter
1st Team All-Conference: Eliza Blake, Nicolette Coffman, Audrey Lindgren, Marina Conaughty
2nd Team All-Conference: Emma Blake
In addition; Coach Coffman received the Women’s Coach of the Year Award for the second year running.
This Wednesday Craig Ronne signed to play Golf at the University of Oregon. The signing took place at Klamath Union in Pel Court. Craig hopes to take first at state again this year with hopes of also having his KU teammates also placing first at state as a team. Then it is on to the U of O.
The girls’ Softball Team has taken on the task of fixing up their field at Conger Park. With new uniforms and a new look to the field, they plan to begin a new chapter of KU softball. Although they did not have a lot of success on the field last year, they are looking forward to fielding a strong team this year with eight returning starters from last year, from a team that started one senior, one junior and the rest freshman. Good luck Ladies!
Most fall sports ended for the season at KU during the last week of October.
Football had a good season but fell short of making the Post-season play behind one team. They had a strong showing the last game of the season against Phoenix High School.
The evening was full of events. It was our homecoming game for the season we inducted new members into the KU hall of fame and the game was one of the most exciting of the season. Although Phoenix was ranked sixth in state standings, KU was looking forward to playing them at home. For the first two quarters, KU’s defense completely shut down the high-powered Phoenix passing attack. In addition, we had success moving the ball and scoring against Phoenix taking a lead into halftime. KU had some offensive and defensive errors in the second half and ended up losing the game.
Volleyball also ended their season just falling short of Post-season play. Although the team did not live up to preseason expectations, they did have early season success and a major highlight was beating Henley at the Basin Best Tournament and taking second place. During league play, there were some great wins. Two games, in particular, were the big wins over cross-town rivals Mazama. The team is looking forward to next season where they will return most of this year’s starters and will be in the hunt for a conference championship.
Boys’ soccer did struggle this year but they were a young team, which had graduated 13 seniors from last year’s team. Some bright spots were that many younger players got valuable playing time. Additionally, the team had several compliments on their sportsmanship and positive attitude.
Girls’ soccer also fell short of Post-season play finishing fourth in the league. The girls did have the opportunity for some younger players to get valuable playing time. A couple of bright spots were the great goalkeeper play of Alejandra Mendez and all the senior leadership.