For the 2017-2018 school year, Tiger Atheltics will feature stories on student-athletes and coaches to get an in-depth look at the Tiger program. Today we feature our high school football head coach Desean Washington.
Well going into my 4th year as Head Coach, I feel as if we have now really established a program. There has always been football here at Warrensville, but for a while there was not a program. I feel we are at a place where we can now be a threat for league titles and compete week in week out. I also feel that because we now have a program establish, this should hold steady on a yearly basis.
Going into every season our goals are to win all our games at home. Play well and win games on the road, win our conference, and make the State Playoffs; in that order.
Fans should look forward to seeing a very exciting offense with plenty of play-makers and a tough hard nose defense that is going to give you 110% every Friday night.
On the following Monday, the young men watched film and were able to see some of the mistakes that were made that cost us the game. They practiced well this week and they were really paying more attention to detail. In the end, week 1 is over for us and week 2 will be the focus.
I would like to thank all those who support Warrensville football, and that they have more of an impact on the team’s performance. So continue to support and stay encouraging.
For the 2017-2018 school year, Tiger Atheltics will feature stories on student-athletes and coaches to get an in-depth look at the Tiger program. Today we feature our high school volleyball head coach Samantha Campbell.
First of all I’m extremely excited and honored to be apart of the program. I’m really looking forward to working with my assistant, Robyn Swift, to create a program that the students, staff and community will be proud of. It’s my hope to build a tradition of success for our girls not only on the court but in the classroom.
We have many goals for the 2017 season but I would say I have one in mind that sticks out. I really want our girls to be proud to be a “Tiger”. As I walk into the entrance going to the gym each day, I see trophies of the teams that came before us. That is a huge motivator to me. That winning tradition didn’t just happen over night. I want to use their success as inspiration to show our girls that working extremely hard, giving great effort and being disciplined to their approach to detail can really payoff. I feel that if we can instill these attributes in our girls it will payoff, on and off the court.
I played volleyball since I was in middle school and started varsity my entire high school career. My senior year I made first team all state as an outside hitter. After high school I earned a spot on the University of Pittsburgh’s Panthers (D1) where I had the privilege to play with amazing athletes and was coached by some of the best in the sport. This is my second year here with Warrensville’s athletic program and am real proud to be the head coach of these wonderful young ladies.
Great question, well honestly I’m not certain the athletes loved all of the conditioning and summer work I asked them to do. (I say that jokingly) These girls really worked hard for me this summer and I’m sure all of our “preseason” work will pay big dividends as the season progresses.
I cannot thank the students, administration and community enough for coming to our first game. Some of the girls actually commented to me about how many friends and family came out to see them. As you are aware, our team is pretty young and having that support really makes a difference! We hope to see you all in the future and we promise this team will be a team that we can all be proud of.
The Warrensville Heights Youth Basketball program is for boys and girls in the Warrensville Heights City School District. Our program is designed to teach our future Tiger stars the fundamentals of basketball in a structured environment, as well as promote self-confidence, hard work, and teamwork. With experienced instructors, and dedicated coaches, our program will prepare our students for their future in the Warrensville Basketball program! Call the Warrensville Heights Recreation Center for details!
2017 Fall Sports Picture Day
Monday, August 21, 2017 High School Main Gym
3:00 p.m. Athletic Trainer
3:15 p.m. 4 Year Award Candidates – Volleyball
3:20 p.m. Varsity Volleyball
3:25 p.m. JV Volleyball
3:30 p.m. Football
3:40 p.m. 4 Year Award Candidates – Football
4:00 p.m. Cheerleading
4:05 p.m. 4 Year Award Candidates – Cheerleading
Player head shots will be taken immediately after individual team pictures are completed.
A retake day will not be scheduled!
PLEASE NOTE! Student athletes must be in TEAM ATTIRE for these pictures.
Students who arrive out of sports attire will not be photographed or included in individual or team photos.
The boys and girls track teams finished up their regular season yesterday as they competed in the Lake Erie League Championship meet. The Tigers were headlined by the performances of seniors Nina Jones and Demetri Keaton. Nina Jones broke the Bedford Stadium record of 14.92 seconds in the 100m hurldes by running a 14.90 and becoming LEL Champion in that event. Nina also finished runner-up in the 300m hurdles. Demetri Keaton continues to improve as the season moves forward. Keaton became the 2017 LEL Champion in the 100m and 200m dash and also broke the school record in both events. He broke the previous 100m dash school record of 10.74, set by himself, and ran a 10.66 at Bedford, also breaking the LEL record. He also broke the 200m dash school record, previously 21.99 seconds, by running 21.89 seconds.
Other notable Tigers performing well at the LEL track meet included Paige Elba finishing runner up in the long jump event with a jump of 16 feet 1 inch. The Lady Tigers 4x100m relay, which included Bobbi Reagins, Nina Jones, D’lviona Hawkins, and Paige Elba, placed third at the league meet. Deion Farmer finished second in the discus event and third in the shot put event. Thomas Morris placed second in the 300m hurdles. And junior Jarquez Cornell placed second and third respectively in the 100m and 200m dash.
The Tigers will be back in action next next Thursday as they begin the OHSAA Tournament beginning with Districts at Bedford High School. The event will take place Thursday, May 18th, and Saturday, May 20th. Make sure you come out and support your Tiger athletes!
The Tiger track team had a great weekend competing in the Miele Invitational hosted at Gilmour Academy. The Tigers did not let the rainy weather slow them down as many of our boys and girls performed brilliantly. Headlining the Tigers’ success were senior Demetrius Keaton, who won the MVP for running events. Senior Nina Jones, who was MVP of the running events for the girls winning both the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. Rounding out the MVP sweep was junior Deion Farmer who took home MVP for field events, winning the shot and discus events. Other notable success for the Tigers included Thomas Morris winning the 300m hurdles, Jarquez Cornell finishing runner up in both the 100m and 200m dash. Paige Elba finished runner up in 200m dash, D’lviona Hawkins finished runner up in the 100m dash, Bobbi Reagins placed 3rd in the 400m dash, and Kala Miller was 4th in the 100m dash. The Tigers will be back in action Wednesday as they travel to Bedford to compete in the Lake Erie League track meet.
Senior Nina Jones has signed a national letter of intent to attend Wheeling Jesuit University on a full athletic scholarship in track & field! Nina, a 2016 Lake Erie League champion in the 100m and 300m hurdles is one Warrensville’s best and brightest athletes. Nina is not only a great athlete, but she also excels in the classroom. Nina has been an Honor Roll student the past two school years, and is a member of the National Honor Society maintaining a 3.5gpa. She is involved in the Aspiring Doctors progam, and she also has a nursing intership through MetroHealth. Nina is finishing up her high school athletic career as a 3x Indoor Track state qualifier, placing twice at the event. She is currently ranked #1 in the state in the 100m hurdles and is looking to become state champion this spring. Best wishes to you Nina Jones!
The boys and girls track team began the season traveling to the Don Faix Invitational at Crestwood High School this past Saturday. For the girls, Paige Elba competed in the long jump event and came home with 4th place. D’Iviona Hawkins came home with a 4th place finish in the 100 meter dash. For the boys, Deion Farmer competed in the shot put event and finished in 8th place. Jarquez Cornell competed in the long jump placing 3rd, and finishing 4th in the 200 meter dash. Rounding out our Tigers placing at the Invitational was Demetri Keaton who finished 1st in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash. The Tigers will be back in action today as they travel to Maple Heights High School in a league duel meet against the Mustangs. The meet will begin at 4:30pm, come out and support our Tigers!