The colors of the leaves changing, the dew on the trampled field grass, and the chilling air: these are all the signs that fall sports for the 2018-2019 school year at Newport High School have officially kicked off.
Coach Pomante, the football team coach, was asked, “What are your thoughts on this year’s football team? How well do you think the team will do?”
Pomante replied, “We are limited with players and we lost some key athletes last year, but we still have some good talent. If we can maximize our potential and face and overcome adversity throughout the season without allowing any distractions to interrupt what goals we have set, we have the potential to have another great season and be in the same position as we were last year and contend for a state championship.”
This season, many students are associated with a variety of sports, including football, volleyball, girls soccer, cross-country, and cheerleading. But just how many students are participating this year?
For cheerleading, there’s a total of 14 girls. Girls soccer has 17 athletes, cross-country has 18, and volleyball has 28. Football has the most student-athletes participating with a whopping total of 36!
Tallying up all of the students competing in fall sports this year, there is a total of 113 students. There are is a total of 384 students at Newport High School, which means that almost 30 percent of the current student body is involved with fall sports.
How can you watch or listen to the games if you can’t physically be there to cheer on the team that’s playing that night? Well there’s good news: there is easy-access to live-streaming or you can listen to the games, as they are broadcasted on the radio and on the internet.
Unfortunately, even though girls soccer and volleyball is not broadcasted over the radio, almost all of the home games will be live- streamed on the Kubs FMfm website at kubsradio.com.
All coverages of the varsity football games will be both broadcasted on the radio and live- streamed. To listen to the broadcast, tune in 91.5 Kubs FM, and to live-stream the game, go to kubsradio.com.
We look forward to seeing you at as many fall athletic events as possible this year!