By Sarah Lange
Photos by Mr. Ryan Vinson
Rossview Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball kicked off their 2017-2018 season in the second week of November with a series of wins against teams, both inside and outside of their district.
The girls’ team won the first eight games that they played, crushing every competitor that they contended with. They ultimately broke their winning streak, losing to Henry County with a score of 56-50, and again to Ensworth High School during the Beech Holiday Tournament with a devastatingly close score of 48-47. They go into the second half of their season with a record of 11-1. Games continued for the girls over winter break, with John Overton Christmas Tournament taking place from December 28th-30th.
The boys team won the first five games of their season, laying the foundation for what could be a record-breaking season. So far, with half the season still left to play, the boys team has suffered only two losses against Northeast and East Nashville Magnet, with scores of 74-72 and 68-50, respectively. They remain undefeated at home. Play was paused momentarily for winter break as of December 22, but will resume on January 3rd with an away game against Montgomery Central High School in Cunningham, TN.
Both teams defeated rival Clarksville High School when they played away on December 5th. The girls’ team put on a solid performance, securing their victory with a score of 57-53. The boys’ team managed to pull out a win thanks to an overtime shot, which ended the game with a tight score of 67-66. The home game against Clarksville will be held at Rossview on January 23rd, beginning at 6:00 pm.
With 13 games left in the season for both the girls and boys, Rossview has high hopes for their Hawks. Both teams have exhibited tremendous skill and determination this season, and we cannot wait to see what the rest of the season will hold. The next home game will be on January 9th at Rossview High School, with the girls’ varsity game time beginning at 6:00 pm and the boys’ varsity game directly afterwards. Make sure to come out and support your Hawks!