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Spirit Week Brings With It the Beginning of Winter Sports

Spirit Week brought with it so much stress regarding decoration, dances, and dresses. Amid the chaos that Spirit Week brings, the winter athletes of Mercy were ready for a new season! The Winter Athletic season started with the first practice on Monday, November 13th.
The Swimmers, have a new coach this year. Jimmy Parmenter came from Florida and according to Senior Emily Coleman, was one of the best high school swim coaches in the state. The swim team will be practicing Monday through Thursday from 4:00-6:15 after school, Mondays and Fridays from 5:45-7:00 in the morning, and Saturdays from 9:30-11:30 in the morning.
The Cheerleaders, coached by Melissa Regele, will practice every Monday after school from 4:00 to 5:30. The cheerleaders are composed of two teams, Varsity and Junior Varsity. The Mercy Cheer Squad cheers at all home and away basketball games. This season, the varsity captains are Kelsey Lytle and Susie Huggins.
The Basketball team 5:30 to 7:30 every night. This year there are six seniors on the team. The head coach for the Mercy basketball team is Scott Stara. According to Senior Megan Wheeler, she is “dead but hopeful”. So far, the team has been working hard, but they are optimistic that all their hard work will pay off on the court.
With the holiday season fast approaching, Mercy is as busy as ever. The winter sports season offers a healthy way that students can manage their stress and support their school. These activities bring the school together and make winter more pleasant for those involved.

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