CHS winter sports season heats up as post-season play looms ahead

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Deonte Ramsey takes a jump shot against Harrisburg on Tues Jan 16. Boys basketball is heading to playoffs, with a 14-6 record.

While the winter is the offseason for many spring and fall athletes, many CHS sports teams are thriving this time of year.

CHS offers many programs during the winter season. Boys and girls basketball, swimming and diving, wrestling and ice hockey are among the sports offered.

One of the most popular winter sports to attend is boys basketball games. People from the community and many CHS students attend the basketball games. This season, the boys have been very successful with a 14-6 record.

Sophomore Deshawn Millington, junior Jordan Purcell, senior Jake Milligan, sophomore Zion Patterson, and senior Deonte Ramsey are players that have been successful. Millington, Purcell and Milligan have been mentioned by the Sentinel as star players in the area.

Related: February Athlete of the Month–Jordan Purcell

On February 3, the boys take on Mifflin County at Mifflin County. The next home game is on February 5 against Waynesboro. The Mid Penn Tournament is on February 10 and 12. The District Tournament is on February 18.

The girls basketball team has had a tough season. While currently seeking their first win, there are still two games left to see them in action. They have a game on February 3 at home against Mifflin County. Their last game of the season is on February 5 at home against Waynesboro.

Seniors Marissa Steck, Justine Douglas, Andee Orsini, Bryanna Youtzy and juniors Cierra Smetana and Glenna Sorrell are some of the team’s stronger players. Come out and support the girls in the Gene Evans Gym.

The swimming and diving team has had a fairly successful season so far. The boys are 7-4 and the girls are 8-3.

Freshman Grace Lippert, sophomore Laura McIlhenny, sophomore Max Fiorentino and senior Avery Bechtel are some of Carlisle’s best swimmers and divers. These athletes are tough competition for other schools and are also some of the best in the area.

Their last meet before Mid Penns is February 3 at 7:00 PM at Dickinson College’s pool. The team is very hopeful to be sending swimmers to Mid Penns and hopefully Districts.

Wrestling and ice hockey have both had decent seasons.

The wrestling squad has a record of 4-8. The top wrestlers on the squad are seniors Brady Meals, Grant Shughart and Muhammad Alic.

The ice hockey team finished off the season with a record of 13-2-1. The team has two star players who are recognized as two of the best players across the state. These two players are brothers, Connor and Drew Amsley.

We wish all of the winter sports teams the best of luck as they head into the last matches of their regular season and hope for the best in any post season competition.

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