Dear CRUSADER NATION,
As the fall sports seasons draw to a close, there is plenty to celebrate in this historic beginning to our school year!
After reaching a school and historical best record of 14 wins and just three losses, the middle school volleyball team came up short in their bid for a conference title, falling in the semi finals of the 1A state tournament. Led by coaches Krystal August and Brittany Cryer, the girls competed at a very high level over the course of the season. The ceiling is high for the Crusaders as they look to build off their exceptional success and continue establishing a strong program.
The high school volleyball girls squad also finished the season with a historical best record of 10 wins and nine losses. Led once again by Coaches Krystal August and Brittany Cryer, the Crusaders landed three girls on the 1A all-state team! Senior Brena Brown, junior Meredith Parker and freshman Mia Tucker will represent Immanuel at the all-state game on Saturday, October 16 at Wright Christian Academy. The Pep Club was in full force for the final regular season game, pulling out the brooms to celebrate the CRU’s three-match sweep of Cristo Rey (see attached pictures).
Despite dropping their first game of the season to Claremore Christian, the Crusader football team bounced back tough with a 42-8 victory over Life Christian to improve their record to a historical best 6-1. Led by head Coach Billy Daves, the Crusaders will not be in action this coming Friday, but will pick things back up with a road trip to Union Christian in Ft. Smith Arkansas on October 25. With just one regular season game remaining, Immanuel has its eyes set on a high playoff ranking.
The Crusader cross country squad saw two individuals race to all-state performances this past Friday. 8th grader Jacob Clark raced to a 4th place overall and medal qualifying finish in the middle school boys race while 6th grader Meg Andresen claimed 7th place in the girls middle school division. (See attached picture) Both runners are in the middle of intense training to prepare for their final meet at Nationals in Wisconsin. Clark and Andresen have their eyes set on lofty goals as they anticipate running with the nation’s best. This will be the first time the CRU has taken two runners to compete in the national meet.
The Crusaders would like to thank you for all of your support as we continue this wild and exciting adventure! Great things are happening at Immanuel and we hope you will come out and be a part of the fun.
God’s blessings to you and go Cru!
Taylor Mueller – Athletic Director