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Winter Sports Preview

 

St. Mary's Winter Athletics is underway with 113 student-athletes practicing hard and preparing for their first contests.

SMA Swimming looks to repeat their 6-1 season and District Meet Championship this year with a strong group of 22 competitors led by seniors Maria Sanger, Ellie Simmons, Claire Sabbe, Rylie Sanow and Channin Hall.  With an even mix of swimmers from each grade and competition level, the team will no doubt represent St. Mary's at a high level in the Three Rivers League.  Their first meet is December 12th against West Linn High School, competing at the Lake Oswego Aquatic Center.  The season schedule can be found HERE.

34 racers joined Alpine Skiing this season combining many returners as well as brand new skiers.  Last season's top performers include Seniors Addie Butler & Kayla Vandecoevering, Junior Olivia Bosworth and Sophomore Peyton Bogatin who look to continue a tradition of a top 3 finish in each race this year.  SMA Alpine Ski team starts the season off with Kelsey's Race (memorial event) and Mt. Hood League races begin January 11th.  The season schedule can be found HERE.

St. Mary's Nordic Ski Team is 20 strong this season with 4 senior veterans, Amelia Leonard, Charlene Redder, Sophie Dorn and Juliana Smith.  They participate in the highly competitive OISRA Northern League and the first race is December 14th.  The season schedule can be found HERE.

Rounding out SMA Winter Athletics is Basketball.  Though the team graduated many key players in 2019, the new group looks to be highly talented and competitive.  They are anxious to start the season and create their own chemistry and success.  Seniors Marley Johnson, Anna Eddy, Maddie Chaplain, Jackie Jochum and Robbi Blakey are dedicated, hard working athletes that bring a high standard of excellence to practice each day.  The team looks to be a strong competitor in the Three Rivers League for 2019-2020.  Preseason opens on Wednesday December 4th with a jamboree at Wilsonville High School and first games are at Westview High School on Friday, December 7th.  The season schedule can be found HERE.