Fall Sports Review

The Cross Country team continued to make strides forward this year.

The Cross Country team continued to make strides forward this year.

Elijah Hudson, Sports Writer

 

Soccer

After losing the first six games of the season, the soccer team pulled it together, winning six out of their last eleven games. Sectional hopes were discontinued in the first round, where they lost to Faith Christian 2-0. North White would go on to win their sectional. Senior Ethan Randle is leaving the team after being crowned the all time saves leader at Delphi Community High School. Some key pieces will be gone next year, but a majority of the players will be back next season. 

 

Volleyball

The volleyball team ended the season with a record of 7-18. In sectionals, they faced a Clinton Prairie team that they beat 11 days earlier, but for this matchup, the tides changed and the Gophers knocked them out of contention. Senior Lillie Smith finished her career being a part of the “1,000 dig club,” with a career total of 1,166. The volleyball is losing a couple of talented seniors, but a lot of the cast will be back for next season. 

 

Football

The Delphi Oracle football team put forth a strong effort this season, still amassing an honorable record of 6-4. They were placed in one of the toughest sectionals in the state, including a Lewis Cass team that is slated to win state this year. The team graduates three seniors: Isaac Dekalb, Jayden McClain, and Kullen Lowry, who combined for 25 out of the team’s 36 rushing and receiving touchdowns on the year. The team is returning its three leading tacklers for next year, along with quarterback Jordan Roth, for his senior year. 

 

Boys’ Tennis

The boys’ tennis team finished their season with a winning record. The success against teams in the Hoosier Heartland Conference brought them a team conference champion title. The team has a lot of talent, and they can improve even more before next season. All varsity members of the team are making their return next year, so they can build on their success even more next season. 

 

Cross Country

The crowning achievement of the team this year was Alyssa Erickson moving on to regionals. Another noble feat was Emma Mendoza and Alyssa gaining All-Conference honors. Colin Dulin led the boys’ team as a sophomore, quickly becoming a reliable runner in his first two years. The middle school cross country team had an impressive year, so they could bring a further improvement to the high school team in the coming years. 

 

Girls’ Golf

The girls’ golf team concluded their season at the sectional meet, where they failed to qualify to move on. They managed to pick up a win against South Newton, which they were thrilled to acquire. One senior is leaving the team, but still, the team would like to see more people come out for the team next year.  “The team has a great environment that feels like a family and Coach Gilby is a great coach,” stated sophomore Grace O’Neil