Athletic Director's Message

Trent Kreischer November is upon us, which means we bring a close to fall sports for 2019. And what a great season it has been!  The girls’ soccer team finished the season with 7 wins and was a contender in the NWC.  The team mixed great leadership by returning talented juniors and seniors and some young and hungry freshmen and sophomores in route to the most wins in a season since the NWC began girls’ soccer in 2011.  The Lady Knights volleyball team earned a sectional championship and runners-up in the Northwest Conference on their way to an impressive 21-4 record.  The ladies bowed out in the district tournament to D IV number 1 ranked St. Henry, giving the Redskins all they could handle. The football Knights once again made noise in Division VII competing for a playoff spot, just falling short with a very respectable record of 5-5.  The team reloaded this year after losing 14 seniors from 2018 as they were in the playoff hunt until the final game of the season.  On the links this season, the girls’ golf team made a return in 2019 after a few year hiatus, and the boys’ team improved greatly over the course of the season grooming some young talent.  Battling some key injuries, the boys cross country team still finished third in the NWC this season. Finally, the girls’ cross country team picked up there they left off in 2018 racing their way to runners-up titles at the NWC and at the district meets. The ladies missed the state meet by 2 slots as a team; however, senior Ragen Harting qualified for the state meet for the third consecutive year placing 18th at the Tiffin regional.

As we look toward winter, we see the excitement of the return of a Crestview icon and the start of brand new traditions.  The return of Crestview’s all-time leading scorer, Doug Etzler, as the head boys’ basketball coach will certainly bring back some great memories within the hallowed walls of Ray Etzler Gymnasium.  Some awesome new opportunities will be afforded to our middle schoolers with the inaugural season of wrestling. Awesome new opportunities will be forged with a chance to make history with an eye to the first high school season in 2020. Last, but certainly not least, the Lady Knight hoopsters look to make some noise in the NWC and D IV this winter.  Coach Gregory looks to mix in some exciting newcomers with five letter winners from the 2018 squad that won 15 games.

As, always, I look forward to seeing Knight fans and Crestview Crazies pack “The Ray” this upcoming winter.  For ticket information or how you can be a part of the Knight Pride Club, call us at 419-749-9100 option 3.  See you at the game!


Trent Kreischer
Atheltic Administrator
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