Fall sports review


Kenny Miller, Reporter

November is right around the corner, which means many sports teams are preparing for their last games and postseason competitions. Here is how the fall sports teams are looking as they head into their last few weeks:

The football team has one more game left in the season as they take on the Hannibal Pirates. The football team was led under first-year head coach Atiyyah Ellison. With a record of 5-3, the Spartans had a good regular season and look to carry their momentum into the playoffs. With a new starting quarterback, the offense has had to adjust, making them struggle throughout the season. However, the defense has played well enough in most games to help keep the offense alive when it struggled. Battle has won five district titles over the last five years, and the team shows no sign of stopping from getting their sixth.

The Boys Soccer team is currently 4-14 and has four games left this season against Jefferson City, Missouri Military Academy, Hickman, and Warrenton. They look to secure these wins for a late-season push. The team has shined on the defense but has struggled offensively, leading them to most of their losses. However, the future for the soccer team looks promising, as the soccer team has only five seniors so the team will retain many current players, allowing them to make improvements before next year’s season.

The Girls Volleyball Team has one game left for the season. They have played well this season but have fallen short in many close games. The team has also struggled with winning against top volleyball programs on their schedule. The team is young, allowing them to make improvements for the future. Second year head coach Ashanti Williams has done a good job with her team and should be excited to improve for the 2020 season.

The Softball Team finished their season with a record of 15-13. The team played well this season, as they took home many dominating victories; however, the team could never secure a winning streak. The team bounced back after a four game losing streak winning eight of their next twelve. Allison Ferrell, senior, broke the doubles record with 11 doubles this season. The softball team has a lot to be proud of this season and will be looking to continue their success next season.

The Girls Golf team wrapped up their season earlier this month. It’s been an exciting season for them, and with no graduating seniors on the team, coaches and players should be eager to continue their success next year. Head coaches Thaddeus Hamilton and Jake Hanselman have a lot of current juniors that will be exciting to watch next year.

The Cross Country team finished their regular season on Oct. 12. They have had a good season and many runners placed high in many meets. The Cross Country team will lose a couple of key seniors next year, including Micah Stevens, but should not worry as they have talented underclassmen.The team will compete in districts on Oct. 26, as they are sending nine qualifying athletes to compete.

The girls tennis team finished their season on Oct. 7 with a new head coach. The team struggled to find a win this season ending on a 0-10 record. The team does have potential, as it only lost one senior, Emma McCormick this year, allowing the team to make improvements.

This season has had some ups and downs for the Spartans. With many successful programs, the fall sports teams look to improve for next season.