Big high-five to the Lady Jags water polo team at Emerald Ridge High School. They placed seventh in state this past week. Very proud of their hard work and determination! Sophomore team member, Elizabeth Schuster, is a favorite of mine, so I asked her for some details about the tournament. Elizabeth shared that it was such an exciting time for the team, particularly because it was their first time participating at the state level and also because of placing 7th. On a related note, this season included a win against the Curtis ladies – a first ever for the Jags against this consistently winning team. Finishing so well this year, the girls can’t wait to see what next year brings. Meanwhile, they are gearing up for one last game of the season – taking on the Emerald Ridge boys!
Water polo – what a great sport. And tough!! Even tougher are the girls of Emerald Ridge High School. The Lady Jags started their team about 10 years ago and have been slowly, steadily improving their game. However, this year they are absolutely fantastic, having won 9 of their 11 games. Now these talented athletes officially are bound for state! Coaches Dave McMullan and his son, James McMullan, have done a great job growing this team over the last few years, so congratulations to them for their success. State competition games are next month – often times at Rogers High School – so stay tuned for an update. Good luck ladies, we’ll be rooting for you!