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NHCA Tennis Shows Improvement Versus Shekinah

NHCA Tennis vs. Shekinah
04/29/2019 at LEHS

The NHCA Tennis squad took on Shekinah Christian on Monday evening. Unfortunately, there were no Statesmen wins but there was a tiebreaker and definite improvement by all!

1 singles: Kassi Wolfe 1-6 3-6 L

2 singles: Tessa Finkle 0-6 0-6 L

3 singles: Ethan Engen 2-6 4-6 L

1 doubles: Spencer Corey/Kelcie Gremillion 7-7 (2-7 tiebreaker) 2-6 L

2 doubles: Jesse Buffington/Kaylee Hunt 0-6 2-6 L

Coach Hillari Corey commented on her team’s improvement, “Thanks to everyone that joined us to cheer on the Statesmen Tennis crew tonight! Although we didn’t win, (Coach) Dave (Gray) and I both commented on the growth of each player that played in the match. Tennis is very much a mental sport as much as physical and I saw huge growth in all the players. We’re proud of each of them.”

A special thank you to Coach Tony Clouse and Logan Elm High School for allowing NHCA to use their courts for matches and practices. The team will travel to Wellington on Tuesday, May 7 for their next match. Go Statesmen!

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Gilliland Appointed NHCA Varsity Soccer Coach

Believing that God has led in this decision, the New Hope Christian Academy has appointed Grant Gilliland as the 2019 Head Varsity Soccer Coach. Grant graduated from Teays Valley High School in 2012 where he was first team All-MSL and third team all central district in soccer. He played for the Pride Soccer Club (Canal Winchester) from his sophomore to senior year. Grant has witnessed the awesome work God is doing at New Hope having a brother (Isaac, 2018 graduate) go through the program and being successful in college following. Coach Gilliland expressed his excitement, “I have been a part of the New Hope family for four years now coaching alongside an amazing mentor and coach in Shane Roese. I love what God is doing with the program and hope to continue to build the soccer program to one that binds us together as a family and a successful one along the way.”

Parents will have the opportunity to meet Coach Gilliland and hear his vision for the NHCA Soccer Program at the 2019 Fall Sports Informational Meeting on Monday, May 13 at 6:00PM. GO STATESMEN!

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NHCA Varsity Tennis Debuts Against Cristo Rey

The New Hope Christian Academy unveiled their first-ever Varsity Tennis squad in a match at Cristo Rey on Monday, April 1. Though the Statesmen fell 2-3, Head Coach Hillari Corey described it as “a great learning experience.” Assistant Coach Dave Gray added, “There were some great matches and the kids really had a good time.” Below are the results of each match:

NHCA Varsity Tennis at Cristo Rey 4/1/2019

1st Singles: Kassi Wolfe 0-6 0-6 L

2nd Singles: Andreas Tsitroulis 6-0 6-1 W

3rd Singles: Tessa Finkle 6-0 6-1 W

1st Doubles: Kelcie Gremillion / Spencer Corey 6-4 4-6 5-10 L

2nd Doubles: Jessi Buffington / Ethan Engen 6-4 4-6 2-6 L

The squad will face Shekinah Christian on Monday, April 8 at 5:30pm at Logan Elm High School. Go Statesmen!