Story by Athletic Director Gregory Sirico
Warwick athletes defeated students from North Rockland in the annual Spring High School Sports Challenge held at the Warwick High School on Sat., May 11. Over $4,000 was raised for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) with over 400 students competing from the two schools. Warwick student–athletes donated $20 per person and wore the WWP T–shirt in honor of the veteran service organization.
Cindy Parsons, whose son was severely injured in Iraq, addressed the students regarding her story and the mission of the WWP, which serves veterans and service members who have incurred physical or mental injury, illness, or wounds while serving in the military on or after Sept. 11, 2001.
Schools receive two points for a varsity win and one point for a junior varsity win. The Wildcats won both varsity and junior varsity boys’ lacrosse; varsity and junior varsity girls’ softball; junior varsity baseball; varsity boys’ tennis; girls’ junior varsity lacrosse; and boys’ golf for a total of 12 points.
North Rockland edged the Wildcats in varsity baseball, varsity girls’ lacrosse, and girls’ golf for six points. This is the seventh year of the event and the first time the Wildcats have defeated the Section I power. Thank you to the many volunteers who helped make the day a great event, including athletics office manager Heidi Thonus and grounds men Curtis Akacki and Herman Eurich.