Winter Athletics are Steaming

Written by Andrew Riddle

The Legacy Christian Academy Varsity Cheer Team has been making lots of noise for the Knights’ basketball team. The cheerleaders have been able to cheer at all home games for the varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams. As the season continues, the cheerleaders hope to be able to continue to make some noise for the Legacy teams as they continue to adjust to playing in an empty, much quieter gym.

The Knights’ Wrestling Team is off to yet another great start. With several top state-ranked wrestlers looking to rebound from the dramatic end to last season mid-pandemic, the Knights seem to be taking the mat with a chip on their shoulders. In an interview with LCA freshman Dillon Campbell, who is ranked number one in the state of Ohio and number four in the nation, he said he was really enjoying seeing all his hard work pay off. “I think Legacy’s got a really good program and I think we are going to have several of our wrestlers go far in the state tournament,” said Campbell.

The LCA Bowlers have been having a great season as well. With an overall record of 4-4, the Knights still sit in second place in the Metro Buckeye Conference standings. In the Knights’ latest match, they defeated rival Dayton Christian by a score of 1922 -1413. The Knights hope to continue the strong season as they look to the Conference Tournament on February 6th.

The Lady Knights’ Basketball Team looks to have another conference championship in sight. The Knights have a record of 9-1, with a conference record of 4-0. Emma Hess (Sr) and Kathleen Ahner (Sr) sit second and third respectively in the conference scoring leaders, with Hess averaging 17.6 points per game and Ahner averaging 16.8 points per game. In the most recent AP State Rankings, the Lady Knights came in at number nine in the state.

The Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team is off to an exceptional start as well. The Knights sit in first place in the conference standing with a record of 8-2, and a conference record of 4-1. The Knights closed out 2020 with two huge wins over rivals Dayton Christian (58-54 OT), and over Troy Christian (35-34). The Knights are led by senior Jonathan Riddle, who is averaging 17.4 points per contest and combined for 106 points in the last four games (26.5 points per game).

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