Fall Sports End, Winter Sports Start Up

A recap of the sports this fall and a look ahead at sports this winter

Fall Sports End, Winter Sports Start Up

Molly Egan, Editor

As October, and warm weather with it, draw to a close, so do Whitefish Bay fall sports. Overall, it’s been a successful season of athletics, despite the obvious setbacks of the pandemic.

 In cross country, the girls team took second at state and boys took third. Soccer had an outstanding season. At its peak, the Dukes were ranked second in the nation. Their success was unfortunately cut short by a loss to Marquette, ending the season. Football, too, had an overwhelmingly successful season. After a series of undefeated games, Bay went on to become conference champs. Girls swimming took third at conference, and will be taking on state this Friday. 

In girls golf, the team took fifth at the WIAA regional, allowing two players to move onto sectionals, where both performed well. Tennis won 4th at sectionals, allowing four players to move on to state.  Both boys and girl’s volleyball excelled, taking 3rd and 5th at conference, respectively. 

 In the coming weeks, winter sports will be starting. With cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin and within the school on the rise, it’s uncertain how winter sports will fare. However, with the success of fall sports and the continued mitigation procedures, the season will hopefully go on. Skiing started with preseason activities this week, and girls basketball, gymnastics, and hockey will all start on Monday, November 16.  Boys basketball, boys swimming, and wrestling will start the following Monday, November 23. For more information on signing up for winter sports, check the announcements for Zoom links and information.