Spring Sports Wrap Up


Men’s Varsity Quad Captures the Bronze for Skyline at Nationals (credit: Skyline Crew)

Crew: Henry Strait

The crew team started a great season at their first couple of regattas, sweeping their opponents. At States, the girl’s team repeated as state champions, and the boy’s team got second.

Competing at Midwests, they won sculling point champs for the third time in a row, as well as qualified six boats total for the national event. The team won first for the girls varsity team and second for the boys. 

At Nationals, the boy’s varsity quad placed third overall and the girl’s placed fourth. The JV quad boats also placed well with the girl’s JV quad getting seventh and the boy’s JV quad getting 11th. Finally the freshmen men’s boat got fifth and freshman women’s got seventh.

Girl’s Soccer: Nathaniel Werns and Henry Strait

The Skyline girl’s soccer team performed excellently in the regular season. They started the season off with a loss to the Huron River Rats, but for the remainder of the season, they won or tied almost every one of their games, their final record standing at 12 wins, 5 ties, and 4 losses.

The battle for the district title started in Skyline’s favor, with their 5-0 win against Belleville advancing them to the district finals. The finals were played against the Saline Hornets, which put up a hard fight, beating Skyline in extra time 2-1. However it was a well fought game from both ends, and Skyline poured their heart into it. 

Baseball: Will Pace

Skyline’s baseball team had big aspirations heading into this season, and they have worked hard to live up to the standard they created for themselves.“The result so far I think has been really good,” said Nate Werns (‘24), “It’s been awesome to be a part of this team and see all the adjustments and improvements made by everyone throughout the season.”

The team has been working hard at getting better at the small things to be able to compete at a higher level. “There’s no single big thing above all others that we need to improve on, but our hitting and pitching definitely seems to have some room for improvement,” said Werns. Although the season is not quite over yet, they are looking to continue their quality lay in districts and potentially beyond.

Boys’s Golf: Will Pace

Being ranked second in the state of Michigan is an amazing accomplishment, but the Skyline Boys golf team doesn’t let that go to their heads. “We’ve won a couple tournaments, a lot of second places for us. So a lot of really high finishes,” said Andrew Slade (‘23) when asked about their accolades.

Their success can be largely attributed to their bond as a team. “Obviously off the course we’re all friends and stuff, but on the course we’re all pretty competitive with each other. I feel like if we all come together and realize it’s still a team sport at the end of the day we could probably get exponentially better,” said Slade. The team looks to continue their dominant streak in the State Tournament this Friday and Saturday, June 9th and 10th.

Girls’s Water Polo: Evi Edlund

The women’s water polo team had a bumpy start, losing their first game at the “Early Bird” tournament. Things quickly turned up when they won the majority of their regular season games, with exception of one tie and one loss. Things were only looking up when they dominated at districts, and ended up with a first place win.

At regionals things took a turn for the worst when Pioneer stole the win in a shocking turn of events. We ended regionals in third place, leaving us in a tough spot for states, playing the second best seed from the west. States are coming up this weekend, and our team is stronger than ever.

Girls Lacrosse: Cate Howard

On senior night, the Skyline Women’s Lacrosse team had an unfortunate defeat by Pioneer. Though the team did not get the outcome they were hoping for, they will learn from this loss and work even harder. “From going 8-0 to losing our first game, as a team we really stepped back and evaluated our game,” said Varsity player Cassie Liske (‘23).

The team’s regular season came to an end with a record of 11-1 heading into regionals. So far they have smashed it out of the park in the regional games, beating Saline (16-6), FGR (22-8), and Farmington Mercy (10-6) in the Regional Championships. As a team they have broken records for the program and hope to continue this as they face Detroit Country Day in the State Semifinals this Wednesday, June 7.

Girls Tennis: Will Pace and Aya Beydoun

Although the was opened up with some uncertainty, having two parents step in to be the new coaches, the team finished the season off in sixth place in the Division 1 State Finals. The goal for the team was to build a solid foundation, and they achieved that goal, turning a batch of new players into a strong group who finished with 16th points in the finals.

A big piece of the credit goes to Sari Woo (‘24), who placed first at the 1 singles flight in dominating fashion, as well as Maddie Slade (‘23), who followed up Woo with 3 singles. Both of their determination, as well as the determination of the rest of the team, led to the flip of culture and overall domination. They hope to have set the standard for years to come.

Track: Will Pace and Micah Holmes 

The Skyline varsity track teams hit the ground running, and it’s no secret. The Division 1 Championship was held over the weekend of June 3rd, and Skyline was represented by Eleven athletes, consisting of both boys and girls. 

The Boys all state team finished 7th in the state, with standout performances from Henry Shaieb (‘24), running 49.48 in the 400 meter and placing 11th, and Luke Suliman (‘24), running 9.39.33 in the 3200 meter and placing 14th. The Girls also finished in 7th statewide, with excellent performances from Natalie Kessler(‘23), running 2.13.85 in the 800 meter, and Caroline Vance (‘23), running a 5.04.51 in the 1600 meter, and 11.06.64 in the 3200 meter.

The teams have another big meet at home on Friday, June 9th. They look to continue their outstanding success and solid consistency.

Softball: Sarina Thomas

Sadly the girls softball season came to an end for the Skyline Eagles after an unfortunate loss to Saline High School in the second round of district s. 

The team finished with an overall record of 7 wins and 18 losses. According to softball coach Dave Bondy, the girls put in tons of time and dedication to continue their fight all season long. Not one coach wasn’t proud of the girls on the team. The coach wished the best of luck to the Seniors Abby Pottoff, Dionna Williams, Elly Stolerow, Megan Bondy and Sydney Richardson.

Boys’s Lacrosse: Amata Wilson

When I asked players Tommy Fry (‘23) and Ben Stille (‘23) how they thought the Men’s Lacrosse season went so far, Fry replied, “It went…” Stille pitched in, “Good. It was a fun season.” 

Stille and Fry attended the interview by dragging their chairs into the hallway hunched over with chairs on their backs like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  I could clearly see just how tight-knit this team is. They excitedly talked over one another, joked about past games, and seemed like they were close outside of the team as well. “We didn’t win as much as we were expecting, but we had more fun than we were expecting,” Fry said. 

One of the team’s favorite games this season was their game at Bedford. According to Tommy Fry (‘23), “We won a close game, then we had an hour and a half bus ride back.” 

Fry says the team got really close this year, and it made the season that much better. “It showed me that winning isn’t everything. I had so much fun with my friends the whole time.”

Note:  story edited by Sports Editor Will Pace