Thursday, October 24, 2013


Athletic Director Jim Obermann
Twitter:  jobermann

A cold turn to the weather makes me think about the winter sports seasons ahead, and behind-the-scenes preparations have begun for these upcoming seasons. However, much excitement remains for the fall sports...

*The volleyball team, after a strong showing at the conference tournament, is preparing for their opening round regional game vs. New Hampton at New Hampton next Monday, Oct. 28. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

*The football team, having already secured a playoff berth, is using Friday's game vs. Vinton-Shellsburg as fine-tuning for their opening round playoff game, which will be on the road next Wednesday, Oct. 30. Game time will be 7:00 p.m. and the opponent will be posted Saturday morning. Check my Twitter account or the Cadet Sports Twitter account for our opponent Friday night or Saturday morning. A sign of the strength of our conference in football is the fact that six of the seven conference schools are still in contention for a playoff spot.

*The boys and girls cross country teams are preparing for their state qualifying meet on Thursday, Oct. 24. The deadline for this post was before the meet results were available. The cross country teams have had a very nice season and are hoping for the best against some of the best 3A teams in the state. Results will be posted in next week's update. In related cross country news, members of the jr. high girls cross country team traveled to Saydel last weekend for the Washburn Jr. High State Cross Country Classic and won the 7th Grade 3A title. Members of this championship team were Hope Dohlman, Taylor Shelton, Sarah Mashek, and Kenedy Gaul. Sami Bigalk also competed well in the 3A 8th grade division. A big congratulations goes out to Coach Karen Steffen and her girls. They had a great experience and represented Cadet Nation very well.

*I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of the Crestwood staff and community members who have worked at Crestwood athletic events during the fall. I couldn't do my job without you. So thank you scorekeepers, chain gang crews, officials, ticket sellers, announcers, supervisors, and anyone else I may have missed. And thanks to the kitchen staff who prepare the after school snacks for our athletes.

I look forward to seeing you down the tournament trail............

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