Arrowhead Winter Sports Preview

Jacoby Cefalu and Seth Ray

The end of November is here and that means that the winter sports season has gotten underway. Arrowhead has eight different teams competing in the upcoming months including boys and girls basketball, hockey, ski, wrestling, as well as girls gymnastics and boys swim & dive.   

This year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, team preparation looks a little bit different from previous years. For senior basketball player, Zack Graham, the main hope is just to play a complete season while staying healthy. 

Graham says, “We see this season as an opportunity to go out and play basketball which we enjoy doing.” 

Graham says his message to the team is play each game like it’s their last because it very well could be. The teams first game will take place on December 1st.

Head Boys Basketball Coach Craig Haase says, “Preparation is different in that scheduling games is constantly changing with schools not being allowed to participate.”
Haase says, “We are expecting a full season and currently have 23 games scheduled. We are looking for one more game to complete a full 24 game schedule…[My main message to the team is to] cherish every moment we get to play!”

Senior hockey defensemen, Paxton Reading, says this year’s goals remain the same as previous years: to win a state championship while having fun. The team faces regulations with having to wear a mask everywhere, including the locker room and on the ice in games. 

Reading says, “All the teams face the same issues and I believe that we are more suited to overcome it.”

For Boys Swim & Dive Coach Norma Balogh, this season will be filled with many firsts. This will be her first season coaching the Arrowhead Boys Swim Team. 

Balogh says “Last year, the boys got second place at conference by nine points. Even more importantly, this team has a great shot at contending for a WI State Team title.” The first swim meet will be at home on December 10th against Muskego. 

If you would like to support the winter sports teams, consider watching the livestream links sent out from the activities office.