Flames News

By Andrea Wenger, director of advancement

The Flames had several “firsts” this winter and spring.

Basketball: The boys varsity basketball team brought home the first EMHS VISAA DIII state title in March, with a 64-56 upset win over top-seeded Fairfax Christian. Trey Gillenwater ’22, was named the VISAA DIII basketball co-player of the year.

Boys varsity golf – (left to right) Coach Chris Slonaker, Andrew Lantz ’24, Drew Hatter ’24, Adam Hatter ’22, Schuyler Harmison ’22, Ryan Slonaker ’24, Grant Pennybacker ’22

Golf: The boys varsity golf team brought home the first EMHS VISAA DIII golf championship
in May, shooting a 312 to defeat Veritas. Ryan Slonaker ’24 won his second consecutive VISAA DIII state golf title as an individual.

Track and Field relay team

Track and Field: Our 4 X 800 relay team (Jakob Gerlach ’23, Ricky Castaneda ’22, Eli Stoll ’22, Jedrek Sneary ’25) won the VISAA DII race with a time of 8:36. Jedrek Sneary ’25 finished third in the 800m and Christian Meixner ’24 finished third in the shot put.

Soccer: Sarah Drooger ’24, was named Blue Ridge Conference Player of the year, finishing the season with 26 goals and 12 Assists. The girls team fell in the VISAA DII quarterfinal, finishing the year with a 12-4-1 record.

Trey Gillenwater and Coach Eli Crawford

“Coach of the Year” Recognitions:

  • Eli Crawford, EMS first-year coach, was named VISAA DIII boys basketball coach of the year with a 16-10 overall record and championship season.
  • Chris Slonaker, local business person and EMS dad who is in his 8th year as boys varsity golf coach, was named VISAA DIII golf coach of the year.
  • Andrew Gascho, athletic director and girls varsity soccer coach, was named Blue Ridge Conference girls soccer coach of the year.