Thanks to the Williamson Source and Steve Peak for this interview with CPA Soccer Coach Brett Armstrong. Click HERE.
CPA Baseball, Soccer, Tennis, and Track all competed in the state championships!
News from TSSAA Spring Fling
CPA baseball had a great season filled with a determination to advance and strong wins. Congratulations to the coaches and team for their 2014 district, region, and sectional championship titles!
Comments on the season from Baseball Coach Larry Nesbitt:
Every year I have coached at CPA, the team has laid out season goals. We want to win this many games or this many championships, etc. The 2014 season was different; we did not specify those mile markers. The only goal of the 2014 season was to play on the final day of the high-school season. I highly doubt our players knew how many games we won this year. Yes, we wanted to win would compete, but again, the ultimate goal was for this team to stay together until the final game. They wanted to stay together; they wanted to continue to play together because they truly loved each other. In the end, we were two days short of our goal. Although we did not write it down as a goal for the year, we had our most successful season in terms of achievement (Region Champions, Sectional Champions, State Tournament Appearance). The achievements were a product from the higher goal of a team determined to continue to play together.
**CPA Boys Soccer wins the state championship 1-0! Congratulations for an exciting and hard-fought season!**
Comments on the season from Soccer Coach Brett Armstrong:
The 2014 boys’ soccer season began in early February with high expectations in the midst of a really cold winter. From the very beginning it was evident that these guys were not only good soccer players, but they were great friends who loved playing soccer together. On those cold, blustery winter days, even before official practice started, the seniors would gather our huge group of guys together and they’d spend the afternoon playing endless pick-up games out of the joy of deep friendships and playing soccer together once again.
As winter turned to spring, and as the boys continued to grow together, it became obvious that this had a chance to be a special team. A preseason retreat only drew the boys closer together and defined their goals for the season: Goals once again to “Love God, Love the Brothers, & Love the Game” as fully as they could. The theme for the year became the body of Christ and the essential role each boy would play in making us whole.
As we moved through the early part of the schedule and into our matches in our new district, the momentum continued to build. More than the wins and losses, it became clear this group, led by our 14 seniors, had an uncommon chemistry and love for each other. Every practice and every game became one more chance to play soccer together.
The run through the postseason was extraordinary as the boys set a new team record for games won in a season. The state tournament run was something none of us will ever forget and the love and support the boys felt from their friends and families fueled the sense this was truly something unique. The final game against CAK was a hard-fought match that hung in the balance until, in the final 20 minutes, Josh Pedicini’s header put us over the top. The sense of unbridled joy that swept over all of the boys as the final seconds ticked off the clock was an amazing thing to see. We are grateful for the lifetime memories made of an amazing season with a truly special group of boys.
CPA boys tennis team wins 2nd place in state championship!
Comments from Boys Tennis Coach Jeremy White:
The 2014 CPA tennis season came once again with a journey to state in both the team and individual competition. Our third trip in three years led us down a path to the district, region, and sectional tournaments. With leadership from two juniors, Zayne Mills and Jack Zieman, we saw success come, despite our youth, as we focused on hard work, discipline, and a commitment to excellence.
While wins often define success, I do not see it as so. I have watched a group of young men grow in the sport of tennis, grow as future leaders, and grow as true teammates and warriors of God. Our success can be seen in the brotherhood God has created.
Track & Field
*Congratulations to Jessica Clarke who finishes her athletic career at CPA with a 2nd place finish in the 3200 meter race. Jessica has had a phenomenal career at CPA spanning the sports of Cross County, Track & Swimming. In each sport, she has competed at the State Championship level and will take her skills to college and compete for the University of Mississippi. Way to go Jessica!!!*
Jay Hockaday wins 6th place in the discus throw, Bobby Willingham finishes 4th in Pole Vault with his personal best of 11'6", and Zack Weatherly sets a CPA record with a 6'4" jump and is High Jump State Champion!
Boys 4 x 800 team finishes 3rd in state! The team is comprised of Taylor Bright, Mitch King, Brett Huseman, and Allan Heuerman - Note: Allan left the soccer match to run the first leg of the race!
Taylor Bright finished the state mile in 6th place with a time of 4:57!
Lions in the News
Congratulations to Braxton Blackwell for being added to the prestigious list of MaxPreps All-Americans. This award recognizes Braxton’s outstanding athletic performance on the basketball court during the 2013-14 high-school basketball season.
A note on Summer 2014 Workouts @ CPA:
Summer Workouts for High School Girls:
Girls’ workouts are broken into two groups. The groups are scheduled by sport but you may speak with Coach Brannan if a time does not fit your sport. The girls’ workouts will begin Wednesday, May 28, and run through Friday, July 25. These workouts available for all students, as the workouts are not sport-specific. The workouts are designed for strength and conditioning and are strongly encouraged by our coaches during the summer months.
Group 1: Soccer & Basketball
Group 2: Volleyball, Softball, Cross County, Cheer, Track, Golf, Tennis, & Swimming
Mondays: Group 1 (10-11:30 a.m.), Group 2 (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Wednesdays: Group 1 (8-9:30 a.m.), Group 2 (9:30-11 a.m.)
Fridays: Group 1 and Group 2 (7:30-9 a.m.)
*Location: CPA Fieldhouse Weight Room
Summer Workouts for High-School Boys:
The Boys workouts begin Tuesday, May 27 (after the holiday on Monday, May 26) and run through Friday, July 25. These workouts are not limited to student athletes but are available for all students, as they are not sport-specific. The workouts are designed for strength and conditioning and are strongly encouraged by our coaches during the summer months.
Juniors and Seniors:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Freshmen and Sophomores:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9-10:30 a.m.
Check the calendar HERE for a range of 2013-14 CPA sports events.
To read the 2013-14 CPA Athletics Profile, click below:
For an inspiring CPA Athletics historical-highlights video, click the play arrow below:
The CPA Broadcasting Studio Presents: "Athletic History" 2013-2014
CPA Event Broadcasts 2013-14
Christ Presbyterian Academy has a partnership with the NFHS Network (formerly PlayON), through the TSSAA, to broadcast Lions athletic contests and other school events online.
For 2013-14, the NFHS Network has moved to a subscription model for sports broadcasts. Fans may choose from several options to catch the action live and on-demand—including many away games this year in our new southern District, 12-AA. Other school events, such as graduation, will be complimentary.
To subscribe, visit this link and follow the prompts: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/
A subscription includes:
- Access to all CPA broadcasts: 40+ events*, regular season and playoffs**
- Access to more than 40,000 additional live and on-demand high-school events on the NFHS Network
- Access to all tournaments, playoff games, and championship broadcasts nationwide
- A CPA-branded mobile app to watch all of these exciting games on your smartphone or tablet
The cost to subscribe is $89.95 (365 days) or $14.95 (30 days). Day passes will be available at varying prices ($6.95-$14.95), depending on volume and demand. Individual football games will start at $9.95 in August. CPA will receive 50% of the broadcast proceeds.
We appreciate your support, and we hope to keep you cheering all year. Let’s go, Lions!
*depending on playoff levels reached
**includes state championship games