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Mountain Biking Powers through “The Wall” in Toughest Race

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Bike Team had its strongest outing yet as the NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) tour came to Prescott on Sunday, September 25th for the hardest race of the year at White Spar Campground.

327 racers from all over Arizona endured the grueling course. This race featured “The Wall,” the toughest hill that racers will face all season as they fight for the top spots in the four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were seniors Eric Anderson, Tyler Kuckuck and Kate DuBroy; juniors Toby Merz, Kim Zamora, Clayton Evans and Max Baker; sophomores Kevin Anderson, Ethan Krafft and Hudson Coggins; and freshmen James Nebrig and Payton Kuckuck.

TCP’s sophomores led the way again with, Ethan Krafft on the podium in 5th place and Kevin Anderson in 7th place. In addition, senior Eric Anderson placed 9th in his race.

Ethan Krafft’s sister, Ellie Krafft, placed 4th in the middle school 6th grade girls’ race, which was her first ever competition. TCP looks forward to Ellie joining the Tri-City team in a few more years.

 

Ethan Krafft (far right) takes his place as 5th in the sophomore division.

Ethan Krafft (far right) takes his place as 5th in the sophomore division.

This was the second race of the season, with the next race being held in Sierra Vista, AZ on October 9th.  After the Sierra Vista race, two more races will be held this season at McDowell State Park, and White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix.  All students, parents, and the general public are always welcome to join in the excitement of the Arizona NICA race series.

 

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors include:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing and Prescott Import Car Service.

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Mountain Biking Starts Season

By James Nebrig

 

The TCP Mountain Biking Team kicked off its racing season with a strong showing at the first NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association) race on September 10th at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff.

Mountain Biking--Kim

Kim Delgado prepares for the race.

Over 400 Arizona racers vied for the top spots in four divisions.  The racers representing TCP were senior Eric Anderson, juniors Toby Merz, Kim Delgado, Clayton Evans, and Max Baker, sophomores Kevin Anderson, Ethan Krafft, and Hudson Coggins, and freshman James Nebrig.  Coaches leading this team in Flagstaff were Coach Jonathan Krafft, Coach Ed Marman, Mike Anderson and Lorrie Nebrig.

Our own Kevin Anderson (pictured) placed 4th and Ethan Krafft placed 7th in the Sophomore Division.

Mountain Biking--Kevin

Kevin Anderson (far left) placed 4th in his division.

NICA holds five progressively harder races each fall, with two weeks separating each race.  The next race will be held right here in Prescott on Sunday, September 25th at the White Spar Campground off of Highway 89.  Following the Prescott race, the team will be travelling to Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, McDowell State Park in Phoenix, and the final race will be held at White Tank Mountain Regional Park in Phoenix.  All students, parents, and the general public are invited to share in the excitement of the NICA series races.

The TCP Mountain Biking team would like to thank their generous sponsors, without whom they would be unable to compete.  This year’s sponsors include:  High Gear Bike Shop, Patterson Orthodontics, Horizon Dental, Watters Garden Center, Yavapai Pediatrics, Better Deal Printing and Prescott Import Car Service.

The Annual Tri-City Prep Rowing Ergathon 

By Chris Trefts

The fourth annual Tri-City Prep (TCP) Rowing Crew Ergathon was held on Saturday May 3, 2014. It took place in downtown Prescott in front of Bill’s Pizza, directly across from the Courthouse Square.

Amelia Harris

Amelia Harris

The crew started rowing at 7am and completed their goal of 150,000 meters at approximately 6pm that evening.   The crew switched off rowing the 150,000 meters, a total of 93 miles, without ever letting the “erg” or rowing machine stop.  As one crew member got off the machine, another would very quickly get on, keeping the handles in motion at all times. The total distance rowed is the equivalent from Prescott to Phoenix. Crew members rowed at least 1,000 meters each time they took their turn on the erg.  The day was exhausting but very rewarding for the crew.

John

John

The event was very well received from the masses of people milling about downtown due to all the events. Along with the rowing Ergathon, there was the Whiskey Row Marathon and the Cinco de Mayo celebration, along with many other activities.  When the crew took a break from rowing, they circulated through the crowd at the Courthouse Square with flyers advertising the event.

Chris Trefts

Chris Trefts

The TCP Crew are in the process of collecting their donations, but believe that they did excellent at fundraising for the exciting event. This was Coach Kaplan’s last Ergathon because, sadly, he is leaving TCP next year.  The rowing crew will miss him very much.  All the best to Coach Kaplan!

Michael Molina and Mr. DuBroy

Michael Molina and Mr. DuBroy

All photo credit to Kelcie Kruse

Instant Replay: Tri-City’s Sports Banquet

By Ellie Bowen

On Thursday, May 1st, Tri- City had its annual sports banquet. Most of the athletes and their families showed up to take part in the final sports event of the school year. Everyone had a great time reminiscing about their successful athletic seasons.

The first sport to be honored was archery. All of the archers lined up to receive their awards. The coaches, Mr. Batzli and Mr. Terauchi, talked about the archery team’s great season. Hunter Kruse, Miles Mabey, and Zachary Wilhelm qualified for the national archery competition this year.

The next sport to be honored was volleyball. Varsity’s MVP was Hannah Sherwood, and junior varsity’s MVP was Sabrina Flick. The freshmen team’s MVP was Jenna Inman. Coach Wamsley announced his retirement from coaching and handed the reins over to Coach McGrane, this year’s freshmen coach.

Cross country was recognized next. The cross country coach handed out awards to all of the runners. There was also a story told about the time that the cross country team got lost on a course.  Continue reading

Panthers Seize a Thrilling Victory!

By Colter Richardson

On April 4th, the Tri-City Prep softball team played against Mayer. They faced off at Heritage Field, the softball fields near the zoo. There was a feeling of excitement in the air as the girls warmed up and prepared for their game.

Mrs. Muchna and many parents showed up to cheer on our girls,  and they did great. Several onlookers remarked that the team was doing much better than they were at the beginning of the season.

In the final inning of the game, the score was sixteen to eight with TCP in the lead. Stephanie Worstein came up to bat with Alexis Miller on third. She hit, bringing Miller home, which raised the score to seventeen to eight. The ball kept going, flying and rolling all the way to the fence. Worstein ran to home base for a home run.

This brought the score up to eighteen to eight with TCP still in the lead. The game was called because of the ten-run rule. This rule states that if a team is winning by ten runs, the game is over and that team wins. This rule is due to how hard it is to recover from ten runs in just a few innings. The Panthers were delighted by their early and impressive win.