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Spartans Winter Sports Preview, Part One by Dan O’Neal

SAWMILLS, NC (November 27, 2017)…Let’s begin with the Varsity Swim Squad as they are the defending Northwestern 4A/3A Conference Champions. They are coached by the voice of the football Spartans, Brent Tomberlin. Tomberlin speaks of the boy’s squad being top heavy with its Senior Class. They feature Andy Annas, Jeremy McBurney, Tony Lopez, Connor Johnson along with Freshman Brody Carroll. The women’s squad is led by recent Lenoir Rhyne signee Lauren Muehl along with seniors Lindsey Farr, Catherine Huses and Freshman Kayana Taylor. Here’s hoping the swimmers have a repeat performance in 2018.

Lady Spartans Basketball- The Lady Spartans finished the 2016-2017 season with a first-round playoff loss to the Page Pirates. Best wishes to Lacey Annas (Wingate), Brooke Williams and Hope Lail as your excellent contributions will be missed. Key returnees are seniors Mackenzie Starnes with her 10.4 ppg, 4.5 apg, 6.2 rpg, Peyton Kale and Lyrec Evans who brings great athleticism and basketball handling skills to the 2017-2018 squad. Also returning is Jenna Pittman and coming up from the Junior Varsity who will likely have a starting role is Sophomore Taylor Austin. Head Coach Jeff Parham spoke of how the newly aligned Northwestern 4A/3A Conference will be well-balanced. “You have to come every night to play. Every game will be competitive. For schedules, check the MaxPreps website listed under South Caldwell High School or the South Caldwell High School website under the Athletics link. More the come Spartan Nation…