The varsity boys’ basketball team has ended its time in the state playoffs. Despite strong wins against first round opponent Lithia Springs (55-39) and Rockdale County (65-50), the War Eagles lost 60-51 against region 6-AAAA rival Miller Grove. The Wolverines beat Marist twice earlier in the season—44-35 in the regular season and 58-47 in the region tournament. The War Eagles finish out the season ranked eighth in their class, with a 20-8 record.
The Marist baseball team has battled its opponents but is currently on the short end of the scoreboard. They opened the season with three tough losses: Cartersville (4-3), Lassiter (3-2), and Greenbrier (6-1) at the home opener.
Head Coach Mike Strickland’s squad has 15 new players (including five sophomores) that are going into varsity battles for the first time. Their youth and inexperience have shown at times in the early games, but they are expected to battle for the region title and hope to advance deep into the state playoffs.
The young War Eagles continue to fight, and they finally posted a win with a 7-6 victory over McEachern and an 11-11 tie against Collins Hills. Unfortunately, they lost momentum and the next three games—Fernandina Beach, FL (6-3), Brookwood (2-1), and Parkview (3-1). The boys started term 3 on stronger footing, with a 5-4 win at home against Hillgrove. On Friday, March 16, the baseball team will face off against Redan.
The JV baseball team, under head coach Dan Perez and assistants Art Diaz and Ryan Eubanks, is undefeated going into the Spring Break. It has defeated St. Pius X (10-9), Lassiter (3-1) and Greenbrier (11-7).
The soccer teams have begun their seasons with good results. The boys are currently 5-2, defeating region opponents Carver (10-0), Miller Grove (7-0), Mays (10-0) and SW DeKalb (9-0) along with GAC (2-0). Westminster (2-0) and McIntosh (3-1) have defeated the War Eagles.
The varsity girls are currently 4-1 with wins over region opponents Carver (10-1), Allatoona (3-1), Mays (10-0), and SW Dekalb (11-1). Their only loss came at the hands of McIntosh, who defeated the War Eagles 3-1.
The boys’ lacrosse squad is undefeated very early in the season. The boys are 2-0, with wins over Holy Innocents and Greenbrier. The girls are 1-1, defeating Centennial 13-0 but losing to West Forsyth (11-10). Both teams’ schedules ramp up following spring break. Check the Marist website for schedules.
Boys’ tennis opened its season with a 3-2 loss against Etowah, but the team has recorded wins against Parkview (4-1) and South Forsyth (5-0). The girls have won both their scheduled matches, Etowah (3-2) and South Forsyth (5-0).
A quick recap of lower level teams:
JV Boys Soccer (0-4)
MS Boys Soccer (1-0)
JV Girls Soccer (2-0)
JV Boys Tennis (1-1)
JV Girls Tennis (0-2)
JV Boys Lacrosse (1-0)
JV Girls Lacrosse (1-0)
Varsity Girls’ Tennis Team to Host Fundraisers at CPK
The Varsity Girls Tennis team will host two fundraiser events at California Pizza Kitchen—Monday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 11. The fundraisers will support The Sport of Giving, a local charitable organization that supports women's cancer care in our community. Bring in a copy of the CPK flyer (located in the downloads section of this e-newsletter) to have 20% of your check donated in honor of Marist tennis. The Perimeter Mall CPK, at 4600 Ashford Dunwoody Road, is our sponsor; however, the flyer will be honored at all greater Atlanta CPK locations.