Winter Sports Preview

Written by Andrew Riddle

As the Legacy Christian Knights conclude their extremely successful fall seasons, they have little time to celebrate as the winter sports season kicks off. The Knights’ Cheerleading Squad is excited to cheer on their peers as they welcome a new head coach. Stephanie Noel is excited to coach her team as they get ready for the 2020-21 season.

The Knights bowling team welcomes back Coach David Bryant as they begin to prepare for the upcoming season. The Knights hope to build on the impressive record from last year (7-6) and make an even stronger showing in the conference standings and tournament.

Legacy’s swimming team has high hopes for the 2020-21 swim season. Junior Preston Troyer looks to build off a fantastic sophomore year, as he finished 11th in the 500 freestyle at the state meet. The boys’ team has been working hard in order to make yet another run at a conference championship.

The Varsity Girls Basketball team is looking forward to yet another successful year. Fifth year head coach Mark Combs has built an incredible program at LCA, winning the conference title the last three years (and favored to win it for a fourth year), and winning at least 16 games the last four seasons. Seniors Emma Hess and Kathleen Ahner both committed to play in college over the offseason and are excited to leave their mark on LCA Girls basketball history. Hess and Ahner led the Knights in scoring last year averaging 20.3 and 14.8 points per game respectively. The Lady Knights open their season November 20, at Urbana High School.

The Varsity Boys Basketball team is looking to rebound off a rebuild season. Second year head coach Mark Erwin has high hopes for the upcoming season and is looking forward to getting his team back on the court. The Knights bring back all five starters from last season, and also welcome some talented freshmen. Senior Jonathan Riddle is looking forward to the season as he looks to build off his impressive junior campaign, during which he averaged just under 16 points per game and he led the league in rebounds, averaging 7.7 per game. The Knights open their season on November 27, at Bethel High School.

The Knights Wrestling team is poised to once again be a state championship contender. Even with several questions looming over the season due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Knights are working with the mindset that they will be given the opportunity to show their talents in Columbus. Junior Gavin Brown recently committed to Ohio State University and looks to capture his second straight state title. Sophomores Boede Campbell and Ethan Cooper look to finish what they started last year before the season was cut short by making another run at state. Freshmen Dillon Campbell and Brayden Brown look to start their high school campaigns off strong.

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