It might have been a mild winter, but our BKW student-athletes stepped up the competitive spirit in their respective sports! A special thank you goes out to our coaches, volunteers, and families for supporting our student-athletes this season.
Without further waiting, here’s the recap of the 2022-23 winter sports season:
Girls Varsity Basketball
The 2022-23 Lady Bulldogs finished 15-6 this season and were highlighted by a championship trophy at the completion of their holiday tournament. Ashlee Stevens was named a WAC All-Star and was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year. Katie Stevens was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Ashlee Stevens, Claire Scram, and McKenzie Schwenk were participants in the WAC Exceptional Senior game. The team was also recognized as an NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete team with all 11 members having an average of above 90% in the classroom. Individually, Ashlee Stevens was recognized as a Section 2 scholar-athlete.
Boys Varsity Basketball
The 2022-23 varsity boys basketball season proved to be a fun and exciting one. This year’s team posted a 13-10 record and claimed the Mohawk Division championship. Better yet? All five starters return for the 2023-24 season! Stay tuned for more…
Boys & Girls Bowling
Despite a strained season this year, the district’s bowling team proved to have a successful run in competition! This year, the district fielded two six-person teams (boys and girls) in a league that’s shrinking in size (four of the teams don’t have girls’ rosters). The boys’ team finished in ninth, while the girls’ team finished fourth this season. Personal Achievements: Ryan Feliciano finished 13th overall for the boys, while Katie Morseman finished sixth, securing her a spot on the All-Star team again this year. At the first sectionals since COVID-19, this team achieved several goals, while making an impact and competing hard throughout competition.
Boys & Girls Indoor Track
The BKW boys’ and Girls’ Varsity Indoor Track Teams enjoyed a successful season with both teams placing seventh out of 14 teams at the Section 2 Championships. The girls also took home a second-place trophy in the Independent League Championships! Four Bulldogs were entitled to compete in the State Championship Qualifier Meet. They were Katie Stevens, Claire Scram, Mackenzie Lawrence, and Arlan Wright. This year highlighted 18 school records set this season. The Girls’ Team saw new marks from Katie Stevens in the 45m, 55m, 300m, and Long Jump; Claire Scram in the Pole Vault, Mackenzie Lawrence in the Shot Put, Kadence Lawrence in the Triple Jump, Ella Roether in the High Jump, 200m Hurdles, and 50m Hurdles. The Boys’ new records were set by Lock Gerken in the High Jump, Arlan Wright in the 55m Hurdles, 45m Dash, and 200m Hurdles, Kole Irwin in the Long Jump, Joaquin Abraham in the 600m run, and Sprint Medley Relay and 4 x 200m Relay Teams of Joaquin Abraham, Jayden Debrino, Arlan Wright and Kole Irwin.
BKW Varsity Cheerleaders
The BKW cheerleaders had a great 2022-2023 season! At their first competition at Middleburgh High School, competing against Western Athletic Conference teams, the BKW team won first-place in the co-ed division and overall Grand Champions, scoring higher than all other teams! During the remainder of the season, the team showed perseverance and hard work with no deductions and improved their performance at each competition. While not on the mat or cheering on the basketball team at home games, the team enjoyed many opportunities in their community, including the school’s Pep Rally, Holiday Movie Night, and the Youth Cheerleading Camp. Congrats on a great season!! Special shout out to our seniors Natalya Hellwig and Jasmine Keller on a wonderful senior year!
This year’s wrestlers had a strong 2022-23 season! The team placed third overall in the Western Athletic Conference and seventh in the Class D Sectionals. In a remarkable statistic, 70% of BKW wrestlers made the awards podium at sectionals! This team was also recognized as an NYSPHSAA scholar-athlete team, with the team having an overall average of above 90% in the classroom. Congratulations to River Townsend who extended the BKW wrestling streak to 16 consecutive years of having a wrestler in the Class D sectional finals with his runner-up finish this year. Special recognition goes to Jason Basle who became the first wrestler in school history to earn a sectional patch in his rookie season by placing third in his weight class at sectionals. Kudos to both Lincoln Snyder and Matthew Dibble for being the only underclassman in their respective weight classes to punch a ticket to the Division II championships! To wrap up this team’s accomplishments, special recognition goes to Matthew Cyr for earning his first sectional podium finish with a well-deserved fifth-place finish.