On Monday, October 2, the girls volleyball team had a home match, there was a “white out” varsity football game, baseball tryouts occurred and the swim team finally had the last home meet of the season. All came out with wins, making it a very victorious night for the Cowboys. The swim meet was against Everglades High School and Western High School, with Cooper City coming out on top once again. Tensions and emotions were high as it was the last home meet.
“Although everyone was really emotional, it was a bittersweet night,” Kathleen Golding said. “Everyone handled themselves really well and radiat[ed] with team spirit.”
The boys team won all of their relays, dominating over Everglades and Western with strong races by everyone. Team captain, Heath Brames, finished off his last home meet with a team win and a personal win in the 200 freestyle and 100 freestyle race. Brames was not alone though, with Ivan Capalbo winning in the 100 breaststroke.
The girls kept up the good work as well, placing first in the girls 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay. Junior Kathleen Golding won the girls 100 freestyle and girls 100 fly. Following in her big sister’s footsteps of success, freshman Molly Golding won the girls 200 individual medley and girls 100 breaststrokes.
The Cowboys swim team has maintained a consistent season of wins. They are always looking to improve, not only as an individual but as a team. This a big part of their team spirit, the need to show each individual that they are not alone and to challenge one another to do better.
All season long the Cowboys, boys and girls, have had outstanding wins. They worked really hard to get to where they are now and to hopefully continue.
“We have had an amazing season,” Brames said. “It was a great way to end our last home meet.”
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