Cary-Grove (cross country and track and field)
“It was probably the post-Fox Valley Conference Meet cool-down after winning the team (cross country) title. After the race, the team was so excited that spirit and pride were spilling out of every girl, even our calmest members like Morgan Dieschbourg, who was jumping around and hugging girls. One of our team captains, Libby Hansen, said how proud she was of the team and how happy she was to be having her senior season with this team.
"Then we decided to run along our course and cheer on the boys race. We came across a bridge around the halfway point of the race and lined both sides, staying out of the runners’ way, of course. We all screamed our heads off as they ran by, it was so exhilarating to see all the teams reacting to the cheering, some picking up speed, others passing people, and our own boys team doing great. It really was a great bonding moment with the girls and helped give us that extra drive we carried into our postseason state series.”
• Joe Stevenson is a senior sports writer for the Northwest Herald. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can follow him on Twitter @nwh_JoePrepZone.