Honored at the start of the Board of Education meeting tonight were the Stone Elementary School Junior Beta Club, along with the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams from Cumberland County High School and Stone Memorial High School. The Lady Jets were District 7 champions and District 7 AA tournament champions.
“Thank you to everyone who supports athletics in the community,” said Coach Radhika Miller, who was honored as District Coach of the Year. “There’s a lot to be proud of in Cumberland County.”
The Cumberland County High School Jets were undefeated at home and in district play. They were also District 7 champs and District 7 AA tournament champs.
Stone Memorial High School basketball teams were likewise honored. The Lady Panthers ended their season at 22-8 and were District 6 AAA regular season tournament champs. And the Panthers went 18-14, with lots of young players. They were District 6 AAA tournament champs and District runnersup.
“We’re very young and to be able to get to the sweet 16 and not lose anybody, we’re very proud,” said Panthers’ coach Mike Buck. “I’d like to thank the support of our administration as well.”
The Cumberland County High School Winter Guard was to be acknowledged for their 4th-place finish this year; they could not attend, as they had gone to participate in another competition.
(Images below, from top left, Lady Jets, Lady Panthers, Jets, Jr. Beta teams and Panthers)