April 3, 2022
This 1st official week of spring competition has been a little rough. In the lip-synced words of R&B duo Milli Vanilli - "Blame It On The Rain" ... or instead take some lyrics from rapper Vanilla Ice - "Too Cold, Too Cold" :). Either way, the weather has been a challenge. Still, American R&B band Kool and The Gang would still say "Celebrate Good Times, Come on" as both baseball & softball got their feet wet and played at least 1 of their scheduled games over the last 6 days, a senior signed on to compete at the NEXT LEVEL, and the Brickies recognized two FANTASTIC student athletes for their OUTSTANDING performances during the month of March!
The next phrase is music to my ears ... it's time for BricksCenter!
After nearly a week of cancellations thanks to Mother Nature not being cooperative, the Brickies were able to open the 2022 season @ New Prairie High School on Friday afternoon! In Head Coach Trent Howard's debut, our boys POUNDED out 12 hits at the plate and shut down the Cougar offense to earn an exciting 6-1 VICTORY! Sophomores Thomas Martin (4-for-4, 2 runs) and Jevan Andrews (2 hits, 2 steals) led the onslaught for Hobart and junior Cam Gonzalez sealed the deal with a 2-run single in the 7th to close out the scoring. Freshman Aiden Leonard did not allow a run in 5 innings of work on the mound to secure the W!!
The Bricks are now 1-0 and ... weather permitting ... will be busy next week with games scheduled on Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday! DON'T STOP NOW BOYS!!
Hobart is 0-1 and just like baseball, will be in action 4 times this upcoming week (weather permitting). WE ... WE BELIEVE ... WE BELIEVE THAT ... you know the rest.
Athlete of the Month - March
Cailey Weber - Track & Field
Cody Johnston - Track & Field
As a matter of fact, a number of Brickie student athletes have been joining the "NEXT LEVEL" club over the last few months! Here is a list of recent commits:
Braydon Carlson - University of Indianapolis
Justin Sawyer - Trine University
Connor Bock - Trine University
Alex Pickett - Trine University
Jake Simpson - Trine University
Anthony Williams - North Park University
Jaydon Hence - Manchester University
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Brickies who have WORK WORK WORKed hard for an opportunity to compete at the NEXT LEVEL! WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU!!
The HHS Swimming & Diving teams have always represented the SCOH well in this regard; however, this past winter was EXCEPTIONAL! The Brickies put 12 ... that's right, A DOZEN ... student athletes on the NISCA (National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN TEAM!!
CONGRATULATIONS to seniors Brooke Blanchard, Bridget Chavez, Chelsea Chavez, Brennis Carrillo, Morgan Sanchez, Sydney Arias, Aisha Arias, Meghan Horn, Kaidin Click, Ethan Sy, Nathaniel Mamushe and Ethan Ferba!! INCREDIBLE WORK!!
Sports Schedule This Week
Softball @ Chesterton (V & JV)
Baseball vs. Westville
Softball vs. Wheeler (V only)
9th Baseball @ Valparaiso
Baseball vs. Illiana Christian
Girls Tennis @ Valparaiso
9th Baseball vs. Valparaiso
Girls Track & Field @ Wheeler/Portage
Boys Track & Field @ Wheeler/Portage
Softball @ KV (V & JV) *
JV Baseball@ Illiana Christian
Softball vs. Boone Grove (V & JV)
Baseball vs. Morgan Twp
JV Baseball @ Hammond Morton
Baseball @ Merrillville
JV Baseball @ Merrillville (Double header)
* = NCC Opponent