Warp up of Fall Sports


Sam Schupp pitches the ball.

Connor Parrish, Sports Editor

With winter sports coming up and fall sports all in the playoffs. Let’s look back on how Battle fall sports did on the season.

Boys soccer had and 8-12 varsity record and had the best season on paper according to head soccer coach Alex Huck. “We had the best season on paper, reached our objectives. We tied for most wins in a season, scored the most goals in a season, and gave up the least goal this season as well.” Throughout the season Battle soccer broke a lot of school records but also improvement as a team. “The seniors pushe use towards success with the fourteen seniors  and two juniors Ty Leroux and Brayden Flatt,” said Huck. But soccer lost in the first game in districts 3-1 to Timberland.

Volleyball had a 8-19 varsity record. Ashanti Williams head coach stated that this season was. “A lot of growth with a very young team.” Volleyball also improved throughout the freshman, JV, and varsity team, “On freshman Tyrah Knedler with her coach ability and eventually moved up to JV,” stated Williams. “On JV Emma Schudel with her overall confidence, talking, and passing,” stated Williams. “On Varsity Paige Magee with her hitting and confidence,” volleyball lost in the first game in districts to Hickman 2-0.

Cross-country had the best year in school history. Head coach Russ Crane stated, “Overall very good, we had two meets where we placed top 3, had high individual PR’s.” Crane also stated that two runners broke their PR’s by 10 minutes. “Josiah Korte improved his PR by 10 minutes,” But the biggest accomplishment for Battle cross country was sending two individuals to state, Kyle Hiller, and Micah Stevens. Crane stated how important the two runners where to this year’s cross country team, “Kyle Hiller is a true leader, comes in everyday, and always gets everyone to cheer on their teammates at meets.” “Micah Stevens will be the leader next year, he is a remarkable student athlete.” The cross-country team lost in districts, but senior Kyle Hiller and junior Micah Stevens went to state as individuals. Hiller finished 128 and Stevens finished 134.   

Football has had a challenging year with a 6-4 record with a very tough schedule. Justin Conyers, head coach, stated about their tough schedule, “Very challenging season with the strength of schedule we have played. 5 of our 9 regular season opponents are competing for district titles this Friday. But I believe playing a tough schedule helps us come district time.” During the season Conyers stated that the sophomore class stepped up, “I feel our sophomore class has made major improvements throughout the course of the season. We asked multiple sophomores to step into varsity starting roles this season and they have done a nice job of competing for us.” Football won their fifth district in a row beating Timberland 34-14 last Friday. Next Friday, football will be in the state quarterfinals playing against Ft. Zumwalt North at Battle.   

Softball had a 16-12 record. They won the Troy classic, and the Branson softball tournament, and came in third in war on the battlefield . Sophomore Sam Schupp said. “The season went really good, the team really bonded well. This year we only lost a few seniors so most players are coming back next year.” The season came to an end when they lost to Jefferson City in semi finals in districts.

Girls golf under head coach Thaddeus Hamilton had a season of improvement with most of the golfers being first timers, and more people on the team than last year. “I thought it was really successful, we had a lot of girls on our team this year compared to previous years. For a fairly new school, our team is really beginning to thrive,” said senior Carly Ochoa. Girls golf lost in the districts.

Girls tennis had a 1-8 record under new head coach John Rubenstein. Sophomore Jaylie Echternach stated, “I like the bonding experience because you get to meet new people and after your tennis season you’re still close.” Echternach said, “My favorite moments were the bus rides and the time we won against Tolton because it felt good. That was our first win.” Girls tennis lost in the first game of districts.

Boys swim and dive sent an individual to state. AJ Huskey won two state individual titles and two team records. Huskey said, “It was really great to support Battle and win both of my events, and to be able for our team was great.”

Battle fall sports had its highs and lows throughout the fall sport season.