Fall Sports Preview



Last year’s 7-4 football season featured a senior-dominated team. This year’s team will not be as experienced with only one returning senior starter, quarterback Cade Nelson. However, many new senior faces have emerged and the Oracles will look to seniors Dakota Titus, Cole Long, and Mikey Dyer to help revitalize the team and bring a fresh perspective. In his third year at the helm, Coach Mroczkiewicz looks to build up a new core group of players to lead the team this year and in the future.


Boys Tennis

Last year, the Oracle boys tennis team started anew with a team consisting of all freshmen. The 2022 team is returning almost all of its players this year, along with second year head coach Kyle Cross. Although there are many young players, all members of the team have experience and nearly all have been a part of the program during the last several years. This year we can look forward to seeing this team get better and be even more competitive than last year. Coach Cross stated that the team needs to continue to work hard to prove they belong and keep up their diligent effort and winning attitudes. “Previous Delphi teams have set the program standard. Time will tell how far this group can raise the Delphi tennis standard to new heights,” said Cross.


Girls Golf

The Lady Oracle golf team is returning two golfers, Eydie Brustle and Emily Mears. and looking to continue some of its success from last season. This year’s golf team is led by senior Emily Mears and coached by Mr. Aaron Wells. The team had several wins last year, including a win against our rival from the east. The team has increased its numbers to six this year and the players can be expected to put up a good showing in all their matches.


Cross Country 

The Oracle cross country program started off its season this year with a themed Hokum Karem relay race, a relay race where two runners run six miles, alternating running one mile loops. This year’s team is led by senior Eric Achor. The location for team meets has moved from around the school grounds to the Carroll County Country Club. The team has several runners to watch on both the boys and girls teams, including sophomores Johnny Martinez and Sarah Perry, and will be sure to make this season entertaining and fun. 



The Oracle soccer program boasts its first girls team in four years. Coached by Micah Hudson and Alyx Guadarrama, this year’s team has already shown the potential to play with talented teams and looks to make progress with a mostly young core.

The boys team is led by four-year seniors Maguire Thompson, Larken Knoth, and Elliott Kelly, along with two-year senior Brenton Pierce. Three games into the season, the boys team has shown a drive and determination that they lacked last year. Despite a 0-3 start to the season, the team has put up impressive performances in their 13-4 loss to Rensselaer and a 4-1 loss to Tipton.

The girls team is led by seniors Ella Hudson and Maribel Martinez, along with junior Sam Brown. The girls team had its first game of the season last week where they played the Tipton girls team and lost 9-0. This being the first year having enough to fill the field in four years, the girls team will be creating a standard for themselves moving forward. 



The Lady Oracle volleyball team is feeling refreshed and reinvigorated for this upcoming season. Coming off of a 7-23 season, the team is looking to improve and be competitive with everyone they face. Under the direction of new head coach Katie Allen, the team has already earned its first win of the season. The team is led this year by seniors Elah Abbott and Evann Royal. This year the team is “much more positive and cohesive,” according to Elah Abbott.