A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR
By Dave Bowen, Athletic Administrator
In 2013-14, Crestview athletics experienced a school year that is unparalleled in the overall success and tradition that dots our storied program. A state championship in boys’ basketball, a second consecutive trip to the final four in baseball, our first-ever football playoff win, two third place finishes in track and field at the state level, and a girls’ basketball regional appearance kept the Knight train traveling to various parts of the state throughout the school year in high gear.
In conference action, championships were garnered in the sports of football, girls’ and boys’ basketball, softball, and baseball. Our scholastic bowl team also brought home a conference championship which contributed to our dominance at the conference level with six championships.
While winning at this unprecedented level is a “feather in the cap,” the true piece that we strive for is to take the opportunity to teach our student-athletes through the valuable moments that educational athletics bring to the table. There are so many opportunities that our coaching staff takes advantage of to help our young people mature and grow to prepare them for the real challenges of life. The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat are just small slices of the pie from which lessons are taught.
What will 2014-15 bring to the table? As far as championships, it will be a challenge to surpass the success of 13-14; however, there will continue to be a multitude of lessons taught and learned. Our student-athletes will represent the Crestview community and continue to bring excitement to the theater of sports in a way in which the community can take pride.