2019-20 Week 26
by Maggie Hale
Basketball- Thank you for the Memories
Tuesday night marked Prosper’s first, and unfortunately last, playoff game of the season. The game started out tight and very defensive. The first point came from Mondo Battle (Senior), who went up for an easy layup. Battle also went 2/2 on the free throw line in the first, as well as Ammon Allan (Senior) going 1/1. At the end of the first Sachse lead 10-9. The second quarter was the Eagles best of the entire night. Allan had the first points with a 3 from the volleyball line, as well as some key steals. Luke Chaney (Junior) was also going to be a dominant force on the court with rebounds and crowd-roaring swats. Going into the locker rooms the Eagles were up 28-21. Unfortunately, Prosper’s performance in the 3rd quarter would set them back for the rest of the night. The Eagles got into some major foul trouble, and Sachse would get 11 points off free throws, to go up 52-44 at the end of the 3rd. Austin Atkinson (Senior) is going to take the game back for Prosper in the 4th, with 8 points and a key defensive play at the basket. A 3 pointer and layup from Allan would put the eagles up 67-66 with 33 seconds left. However, there was a foul call, sending Sachse to the lin. They made ó free throws, but that’s all they would need to send the teams to a 67-67 overtime. Once again, prosper would get into foul trouble and give up 8 points to free throws. The Eagles ended up losing 77-76 in a heartbreaking loss. We will be losing some key Seniors this year; but Grant Shaw, Jaythan Jackson, Luke Chaney, and Neal Utrup will be back and ready for the challenge.
Girls Soccer- Finishing Strong
The girls were back in action Friday night against McKinney Boyd (3-3-0) at home. Abigail Wilson (Sophomore) would come in clutch with a goal, and an assist from Jordyn Herrera (Sophomore). The girls ran a tight defensive game, but unfortunately so would the Broncos. The game ended in a tied 1-1.
Prosper is now 8-0-1 in districts, as well as No. 1 in the state of Texas. The Eagles are still No. 1 in districts with Allen 2 games behind, and Boyd 3. Their next game will be down the road at Plano West.
Boys Soccer- Racing to the Top
On Tuesday night Prosper faced off against Jesuit (4-4-1) at home, who they beat 1-0 at the beginning of the season. Thanks to goals from Jack Simonini (Senior) and Cooper Olson (Junior), the Eagles saw a 2-1 win over the Rangers. Dunes Nielsen (Sophomore) also helped out with an assist, and Nick Torres (Senior) Played a great defensive game at the goal.
Friday, the boys traveled to McKinney Boyd (4-3-3), who they tied 2-2 with at the end of January. The Eagles and Broncos are going to play a tight game, but end up tying again with goals from Simonini and Nielsen. Trett Johnson (Senior) came in a clutch as well with an assist.
Prosper now has a district record of 6-2-3, and sit at No. 40 in the state of Texas. The Eagles remain seated at No. 2 in districts behind Allen, and ahead of Plano West who the boys will take on Tuesday night.
Softball- Back into the Swing of Things
From Thursday to Saturday, the girls team competed in the Allen Tournament. They had
an amazing weekend with 3/5 games resulting in Eagle Victories. While they would drop games to Hallsville and Longview, they showed Sachse, Birdville, and Lake Creek who the top dawg was.
Thursday afternoon Prosper took on Sachse for the first game of the tournament. Prosper won 10-2, where Julia Bumford (Senior) was undoubtedly the MVP. Bumford had 5 RBI’s off a home run in the 1st inning, and a single in the 3rd. Grace Berlage (Sophomore), per usual, also had a great game pitching 4 innings with 5 strike outs and 2 runs. Sydney Lewis (Sophomore) also emerged as dominant on the mound and at the plate. She pitched 2 innings and had a home run in the 6th. If you thought the eagles would take it easy on their next opponent, you are mistaken. Prosper’s, Elissa Griffin (Sophomore), pitched a no-hitter game. The 10-0 score was accomplished with the help of 2 runs each from Jessica Malan (Junior), Ayden Allen (Sophomore), Abbey Beasley (Junior), and Riley McDaniel (Sophomore).
On Friday evening, the Eagles had some real competition against the Lake Creek Lions. Griffin once again showed out on the mound with 6 innings of pitching where she allowed 5 runs, 4 strike outs, and no walks. With Prosper trailing 5-4 in the 6th, Ayden Allen hit a walk off that brought home 2 runs to win 6-5. The Eagles are back in action tonight against Flower Mound in an away game.
Baseball- Winners Circle
The baseball team hosted their very own tournament from Thursday-Saturday, and the Eagles came out on top multiple times.
On Thursday, they beat Wakeland 3-2 thanks to Chase Pendley’s (Junior) walk off home run over the Green Monster. Haeven Cichocki (Senior) pitched the Eagles to an 11-0 win over CP Vista Ridge with a total of 9 strikeouts.
Friday, Prosper played twice again. Their first game was a 9-4 win over Highland park with key at bats from Cameron Harpole (Junior) resulting in 2 triples. Josh Barnhouse (Junior), went for 4 scoreless innings on the mound. Pendley would prove to be key asset again for the eagles against Coppell in a 5-1 victory.
Saturday evening, the whole team played a huge part in the 5-3 with a solid closing on the mound from Austin Atkinson (Senior).
The next time the boys play will be against at home against Flower Mound Marcus Thursday morning.
Track- Medal Chasing
Some big finishers came out of the track meet on Saturday. The girls Sprint medley Relay beat the school record by a landslide of 25 seconds. Individual finishers also had an impressive day with Aubrey O’Connell (Sophomore) for 1st place in the 3200M, Alex Velez (Senior) 3rd in the 3200M, Sadie Gonzalez (Sophomore) 1st in 1600M, the girls 4×8 placed 3rd, and the boys 4×8 placed 2nd. In field events Remy Guertel (Senior, committed to Ole Miss) placed 1st for girls Pole Vault, Gavin Hecke (Sophomore) placed 3rd, and Aidan Siano (Junior) placed 3rd in Shot Put. Congrats to these stunning athletes and good luck next week!