Flames News

By Christine Coddington, Communication specialist

The EMS athletic program had another successful year! Each season provided life-long memories and learning opportunities for our student athletes. Sarah Drooger and Ryan Slonaker (above, right) signed letters of intent to Division 1 colleges. Sarah will continue her soccer career at Virginia Commonwealth University and Ryan will be playing golf at Virginia Tech.

Just a few weeks ago, our 4×800 relay team (above, left) won the VISAA D2 Championship Race for the third year in a row! Team members included Adam Rhodes, Calvin Bixler, Jedrek Sneary, and Luga Samson. Luga finished second in the 800m race, setting a school record with a time of 1:56.41.
Speaking of records, Sarah Drooger set the all-time scoring record for Varsity Girls Soccer. Over her career, she scored 109 goals and had 44 assists for 262 career points.

Andrew Gascho, Varsity Girls Soccer Head Coach, had his 100th career win (above, center). As the heart of the athletic department, Mr Gascho’s influence extends far beyond the scoreboard, leaving a lasting impact on the lives of our student athletes.

The athletic department also inducted three athletes into the Hall of Flames: Sarah Drooger: Soccer, Ryan Slonaker: Golf, and Drew Hatter: Basketball.