January 27, 2023
That’s a WIN! Student athletes revel in championships and accomplishments
The Fall sports season was sweet!
During the Fall athletic season, City Schools student athletes played hard and were richly rewarded for their determination and perseverance with championship titles, awards, and honors.
Congratulations to all student athletes on a great season!
Roll ‘em straight: Congrats to the Bayview-based Patterson High School bowling team for garnering two gold, two silver, and three bronze medals in the 2022 Special Olympics Bowling Tournament this past fall!
Winning state: The Dunbar Poets have done it again! The football team won its second straight State Championship - completing an undefeated season for the second straight year in the process. This is their 12th state title! (embed photo from tweet)
Game changers: Also at Dunbar, the soccer team won 1A Regional Boys Soccer Championship. See the celebration here.
Poly and Western run away with it: The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute’s boys cross country team and Western High School’s girls cross country team each won the City Schools Cross Country Championships this year. Kudos!
Hitting winners at Carver and Forest Park: Congratulations to the unified tennis teams at West Baltimore’s Carver Vocational Technical High School and Forest Park High School for earning gold in their respective divisions of the State Unified Tennis Tournament!
Shining bright with Under Armour: The Under Armour flagship store in Harbor East now has a shoutout to City Schools athletics and photos of some of student-athletes from the Brooklyn-based Benjamin Franklin High School and Forest Park High School! Check it out.
Forest Park, Dunbar and Poly spike victories: The girls volleyball teams at Forest Park High School, Dunbar High School, and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute bumped, set and spiked their way to a Regional Championship this fall. Great work, teams!
Middle schoolers compete: City Schools’ district-wide expansion of athletics into middle school is creating buzz! Students recently competed in the Unified Flag Football Culminating Competition and a riveting cross country meet!
As they shot, scored, and ran across the finish line, athletes built lasting bonds with their peers and learned meaningful lessons about teamwork, perseverance, and taking care of their bodies and their being. Said Tonisha Montomery, City Schools Coordinator of Athletics, “These experiences are so impactful for students, particularly as we’re looking at mental health and returning from the COVID-19 pandemic. Being able to not only return to normalcy and athletics, but to do so successfully without missing a beat can build confidence, joy, and social-emotional health for students.”
Congrats to every student who played sports, had fun, and strived to be their best this past season! To learn more about City Schools’ athletics, click here.