Dave Bowen, Athletic Administrator
Your student-athletes gave an outstanding effort throughout the 2016-17 school year. Success at the varsity level included the following: the baseball team earned its 23rd Northwest Conference championship; sectional championships were won by boys’ basketball (#25) and softball (#21); the softball team also brought home its 18th district championship; the football team reached the playoffs for the third consecutive year and finished as regional runner-up; in cross country, both the girls’ and boys’ teams were regional qualifiers with Ashley Bowen competing at the state meet, finishing 49th overall.
We take pride in our student-athletes valuing two key beliefs which are challenged in today’s society. First and foremost, they are students and our coaches want our athletes to succeed in the classroom. This is a tremendous challenge with the demands of being involved in interscholastic athletics, but balancing time for focused academic work along with participation in athletics makes for habits that will benefit our student-athletes for the rest of their lives. That is a main reason why our coaches also promote involvement in multiple sports. Two and three-sport athletes learn skills in time management, the importance of understanding differing roles on each team, and the value of leadership that cannot be taught elsewhere. We take great pride in our student-athletes being gritty and working to be the best that they can be. With this, we look forward to the 2017-18 school year both in the classroom and in the field of athletics. The challenges will be many, but with hard work, determination, and grit, your student-athletes will make the Crestview community proud. #GOKNIGHTS!