There is a lot of exciting news coming from the Mountain this week! As the fall schedule comes to a close, the Cougars played the final games of their regular seasons. Boys Cross Country captured the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) trophy for the 6th consecutive season, while the other SKS teams earned places in the league’s top 5. Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer placed 1st and 2nd respectively in their regular seasons, with Girls Varsity Volleyball capturing 4th place in the league. All 3 teams will compete in HVAL Final tournaments in the coming week.

Boys & Girls Cross Country

The undefeated boys cross country team closed out their fall season by winning the Hudson Valley Athletic League (HVAL) Tournament on Wednesday, 11/3, at Faith Christian Academy. It is the 6th consecutive season the harriers succeeded in bringing home the league trophy. 

Led by junior Eddie ’23 (2nd) (18:15), the Cougars placed six runners in the top nine spots to defeat rival Hoosac. Lou ’22 (3rd Overall) outran Hoosac runner, Alexi in the last 100 meters to position Storm King for another championship. Teammates Kayan ’23 (6th), Vincent ’24 (7th) Juan Carlos ’22 (8th), and Otto ’22 (9th) followed in the trademark pack running of the Cougars.
Champions: Storm King 26
Runner-up: Hoosac 31
(Storm King 26, Hoosac 31, Oakwood 102, Darrow 107, Marvelwood 123, Woodhall 158, Marvelwood 123, Woodhall 158)
In the girls race, Storm King runner Maria ’22 surprised the field and finished 1st, becoming the individual league champion.

Boys Cross Country Homepage

Girls Cross Country Homepage

Boys Varsity Soccer

Boys Varsity Soccer clinched the regular season title with a win over local rival NYMA on November 3. Two goals were scored by Rhyan ’23,  and one a piece from Seth ’22, Hugo ’23, and Diego ’25 for a final team score of 5-0. The team’s final home game will be Friday, 11/5, at 4 pm against Marvelwood. Following their 1st place HVAL earning, the team will be hosting the winner of the Marvelwood (5) versus Darrow (4) match on Wednesday, 11/10. Game start and opponent will be announced soon.

Boys soccer homepage

Girls Varsity Soccer

Girls Varsity Soccer finished their regular season with a win over Harvey School, 2 – 1, and celebrated their senior players at the half: Coraline, Zainab, Anora, Madelyn, and Carly. The girls earned 2nd place in the HVAL regular season and will host Marvelwood at home on Wednesday, 11/10, at 2:30 pm.

Girls Soccer Homepage

Girls JV & Varsity Volleyball

Girls Varsity Volleyball ended the HVAL Season in 4th place and will travel to Faith Christian Academy for the first round of the tournament. The team finished their regular season at FCA on Wednesday, 11/3, with a loss 0-3. 

Girls JV Volleyball was able to take the court twice this week. On Tuesday, 11/2, the team traveled to NYMA for a match up against their opponent’s starter program. The Cougars performed admirably and held the Knights to a tight score during each set. With limited rest, the team went on the road again against the Faith Christian JV team. The JV Cougars went point-for-point in the first part of each contest, but unfortunately dropped the match 0-2. 

Both Varsity and JV Volleyball teams will travel to Forman School on Saturday, 11/6 for their final regularly scheduled games of the season.

Varsity Volleyball Homepage

Next week, the Storm King Athletic Department plans a smooth transition between the Winter and Fall seasons. After turning in their fall equipment, the Cougars will be provided with some unique and exciting opportunities to enhance their leadership skills with  presentations from the Positive Coaching Alliance and ‘Madness on the Mountain’ – the official launch and celebration of our winter sports teams.