Posts Tagged ‘Athletics’

Academy’s First Weightlifter Places 2nd in Championship

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 Tags: , ,

On Jan. 21, Kennedy Lachicotte ’15 placed second in the District 5 Championship. The top three lifters in each District go to the State meet. Kennedy lifted 100lbs in Bench Press and 130 in Clean and Jerk. The State Meet is Feb. 7 in Kissimmee, Fla.

Academy’s First Weightlifter

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

Kennedy Lachicotte ’15 made Academy at the Lakes’ history on November 12, 2014 as the school’s very first weightlifter. Competing against other area high school students, Kennedy took first place in her weight class, lifting 25 pounds more than her closest competitor. She also won the Sub-Qualifier and will move on to the District Championship. […]

Wildcat Senior Hits 2,000-Point Milestone

Posted on: January 7th, 2015 Tags: , , ,

With three seconds remaining in the first quarter, Senior shooting guard Ethan Haslam drained a three-pointer and became Academy at the Lakes’ first-ever 2,000-point scorer. Ethan finished the game with a career-high 43 points, leading the Wildcats to a 74-61 victory vs. Bayshore Christian.

High School Sports Injuries: When to Get Assessed

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

High School Sports Injuries: When to Get Assessed

If your Wildcat’s athletic aspirations include winning a state championship or earning a college scholarship, they cannot afford to be limited by an injury. Season ending surgeries, like ACL reconstruction or Tommy John, have recently become increasingly common in teenage athletes. Not only do they require a substantial amount of recovery time, but even with the best physical therapy, imbalances can develop that will impact athletic performance after returning to play. Biomechanical inefficiencies, which can be caused by compensations from a previous injury or recent growth spurt, lead to high risk movements that have been correlated with increased risk of injury and decreased performance. Weak stabilizing muscles and poor trunk control often trigger these movements. An individualized assessment is necessary to determine the specific mobility, stability and strength imbalances to determine the appropriate course of action.

1A State Swimming Championships Recap

Posted on: November 18th, 2014 Tags: , ,

On Saturday, Nov. 15, four Academy at the Lakes swimmers competed in the 1A State Swimming Championships in Stuart, Fla. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Abbey Duncan ’17, who claimed the state title in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.05. She also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly with a time […]

Wildcats Celebrate “Last Hit” Tradition

Posted on: November 11th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  On Monday, Nov. 10, the Wildcats’ football team celebrated a tradition called “Last Hit” with its seniors, their family, friends, and many faculty and staff members. During Last Hit, the team’s coaches and underclassmen form a handshake line for the seniors. At the end of the line, each senior take one “Last Hit” at […]

Academy Swimmers Advance to State Championship

Posted on: November 10th, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,

Seven members of the Academy Swim Team competed in the Regional meet on Saturday, Nov. 8. The swimmers combined to finish seventh overall out of 24 girls teams. Abbey Duncan ’17 won the 1A Regional Swimming Championship in the 100 butterfly and the 100 backstroke. She will move on to the State Championship meet in […]

District Swim Results Are In

Posted on: November 3rd, 2014 Tags: , , ,

  Nov. 1 was a tremendous Saturday for Academy swimmers. Despite some cold weather and nasty winds, several swimmers posted personal best times. Abbey Duncan ’17 claimed the District Championship in both the 100 back and the 100 fly. The girls’ team placed fourth overall, and Ethan Cisler ’21 had a terrific showing for the […]

Duncan and McCormick sisters lead Academy to 6th place finish in the Tampa Bay Classic Swim Meet

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 Tags: , ,

  Despite having the fewest number of swimmers and the least number of event entries, Academy swimmers walked away finishing in 6th place out of 15 teams at the Tampa Bay Classic Meet this weekend. This meet provided the swimmers with a preview of the competition for the State swimming series which begins Nov. 1st. […]

Academy Spirit Shines at Cross Country Meet

Posted on: October 1st, 2014 Tags: , , , ,

  At the cross country meet on September 29, runners slogged through a tough, two-mile course combined with a healthy afternoon shower. However, the Wildcats were not done when they reached the finish line. As the last of the runners headed in, our Academy student-athletes were looking for their teammate, Jackson B. ’21. After battling […]