The ACADEMY Athletic Report – 8.28.20

Message from Coach MAC

Our community is so cool! I have received several notes, texts, and conversations of encouragement from our athletic parents this week telling me how proud they are of our athletes, coaches, and athletic department for the strides we have made in such a short time (winning records for VB). They love the culture-building and increase in school spirit (so cool to see all the Navy and grey). They love coming to Midtown and seeing how great our little “throw-back” gym looks and feels on Game Days (Principal Bickell leading the Wave!). And they are excited for the future of The ACADEMY Athletics (100+ Grammar Cross Country Runners)!

Weekly Sports Recap

Sweeps! Sweeps! Our Griffin Volleyball teams bounced back in a big way with clean sweeps for Dialectic White, JV, and Varsity at Eagle Point in Sapulpa last Friday, and then again back at home versus OKC Knights on a wet OKC night. The Varsity excited the home crowd in Game 1 by battling back from a 15-4 deficit to take a 25-18 victory! The Griffins take back to the road Saturday with the Varsity competing in the CCS Tourney in Norman. Then Monday all 4 teams will compete at HCAA rival Destiny Christian.

The Cross Country teams opened up their season in Blanchard last Saturday competing with 60 teams! Coach Rhea was very pleased with the opening times of our Griffin runners with several medalists and another great season start for junior Esperanza Osuna. The Dialectic team will also run at CCS on Saturday.

Update on Athlete Dress & Athletic Game Days from Principal Jones

If your student plays a sport, they may wear their team jersey or shirt with joggers (no shorts or leggings) or school uniform bottoms on game days. If there are multiple games in a week, we will only have them wear team gear for the away games, or ONE game in a week. If the game jersey is a tank top, students must wear a t-shirt underneath. The AD may inform specific dress guidelines for Griffin teams as well.

Griffin Volleyball Set to Host Labor Day Weekend Tournament

Come out to Midtown Gym next Saturday during Labor Day weekend to watch our Varsity and JV teams compete in our 2nd Annual Griffin High School Volleyball Tournament. The 6-team pool includes Covenant Community, Liberty, Immanuel Lutheran, and OKC Knights and starts at 8am.

Upcoming Athletic Events

  • Sat 8/29: Dialectic XC at Community Christian
  • Sat 8/29: Varsity VB at Community Christian (Pool play: 8:45, 9:30, 11)
  • Mon 8/31:D&R VB at Destiny
  • Tue 9/1: JV VB at Destiny Tournament
  • Thu 9/3: Varsity & JV VB at Millwood
  • Sat 9/5: Griffin High School Volleyball Tournament at HOME