Titan Tattler: Winding down the fall sports season and the first quarter

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2022

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By Claire Reinthaler
For the Clemmons Courier

After the bustle of Homecoming festivities, the village settled down last week as students and staff continued to approach the last week of the first quarter. This time of year is also the end of the season, and sometimes playoff time, for the Titan fall sports teams.
The varsity volleyball team’s season came to a close when it fell 3-0 to Cox Mill on Oct. 22 in the first round of the 4A state playoffs, finishing the season 18-10. The varsity field hockey team finished their regular season with a 7-8 record, winning their last game of the season at home against Northwest Guilford on Oct. 13. The boys varsity soccer team has gone on a six-game winning streak, taking down Reagan 2-1 in double overtime on Oct. 17 and Davie 5-1 on Oct. 19. The team is currently sitting on a 10-7-4 record and will finish their regular season this week against R.J. Reynolds on the road on Oct. 24 and East Forsyth at home on Oct. 26. The varsity football team’s final two games of the season are against Reynolds, who they defeated 31-10 on Oct. 21, and at East Forsyth, the undefeated conference leaders on Oct. 28.
The Chorus Department held its first of three concerts at West for the year on Oct. 18, with performances from four ensembles, Chorus 1, Chorus 2, Chorus 3/4 and Concert Choir. Auditioned soloists had the chance to perform in between the ensembles and while the concert was free to attend, donations were accepted to help fund future concerts and to add to the money being collected to purchase new lights for the PAC.
The end of the first quarter also brings about the start of midterms for semester long classes. For many, midterms are their first major grades of the year, and it can be a stressful time for students. From a student perspective, the most important advice that can be given is to make sure that you’re pacing yourself well and taking breaks to give yourself time to relax. Yes, studying and doing well is important, but you’re not going to be able to study effectively if you don’t give yourself any time to do what you enjoy. And if you don’t end up getting the score you were hoping for, don’t sweat it. Finals weigh much more on your grade than midterms do, so if you do well later on, it will all balance out.
The next few weeks are exciting ones for students, with a staff development day on Halloween and Veterans Day off school the following week offering time to just relax and recuperate after the first two months of the school year. The end of the semester will be here before we realize it, so until then it’s important to keep up all the good work in the village.

Claire Reinthaler is this year’s Titan Tattler.