Wild Cat Pride: 2013-2014 Athletic Accomplishments
West Valley Middle School has several big reasons to celebrate this winter: among them are three impressive athletic accomplishments.
The Wild Cats are proud to say that their Boys Flag Football team was undefeated in their 2013 season: earning a 12-0 winning record, 1st in their conference (Silicon Valley Athletic League), and scored—on average—46 points a games! Offensive Coach Al Grigsby has made practice a constant and consistent challenge for the boys, and he has said that being undefeated early in the season was a great confidence booster for the team. Defensive Coach Eric King claims that a great deal of the team's success to the experience of the seventh and eighth grade boys, saying that they are "successfully setting the foundation for the fifth and sixth graders in the years to come." In addition, Special Teams Coach Mike Schriver believes that this has been the best season in the last two years. There's no doubt about it: the 2013-2014 7th and 8th Grade Boys Flag Football Team has made their coaches proud of their efforts, their peers excited about school sports, and themselves examples of the Wild Cats' determination. WVMS couldn't be any prouder of you, boys!
The 5th Grade Girls Basketball Team + Coaches Eric King and Darci Gruenberg following their big win.
This winter, WVMS earned two new reasons to celebrate: when the 5th Grade Girls Basketball and the 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Teams won their respective St. Catherine's Basketball Tournaments! The 5th Grade Girls' Team, coached by Darci Gruenberg and Eric King, won by an exciting 1 point in the championship game on Saturday, January 25th. Two of their players were awarded special trophies for their efforts. Kylie Francisco was awarded a special trophy for placing in the "All-Tournament Team" and Katie Springs was recognized as the "Tournament MVP." The 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team, coached by Al Grigsby and Eric King, won their tournament by an impressive 10 points and two of their team members were also awarded special awards following their big win. Armand Saraj made it onto the "All-Tournament Team" and Riley Grigsby made his coach/dad very proud by winning "Tournament MVP." These are fantastic awards for four stellar players, and an amazing accomplishment for both teams.
The 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball Team + Coaches Al Grigsby and Eric King following their big win.
The next time you walk into the WVMS school office, you'll notice two large basketball trophies on display: a reminder of both teams' success in the tournaments. WVMS couldn't be any prouder of you, boys & girls! Thank you for setting such a fierce example of what hard work & dedication can accomplish. You make us proud to be Wild Cats!