MCS Athletics: Building Tenacity in a Pandemic

Despite the impact COVID-19 had on sports, our student-athletes achieved success. Seasons were cut short, but students and coaches did their best to make the most of the time they had. Records were broken, individual goals were set and exceeded, and character was built.

There were many personal sacrifices and new pandemic protocol obligations to follow to ensure the safety of others. That was transformative. Without shared responsibility – none of the sport seasons would have even happened. For the most part, families and spectators were not allowed to be present, but MCS scrambled to provide a live feed of events so they wouldn’t miss out. There is a lot to be proud of and it was a collective effort. 

Middleburgh Central School District is celebrating the achievement of everyone who participated in athletics this year at an award ceremony and BBQ in back of the high school Thursday, June 17 at 6PM. The awards will be presented at 6:30 and will be live streamed on our Facebook page. 

Every student-athlete will earn a certificate for participating in the 2020-2021 season. Individual awards for varsity sports will be presented: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, and Coaches Choice. Scholar athletes will be recognized. Varsity letters, pins, and bars will be distributed to qualifying athletes, and cumulative year-end awards will be handed out.

A special congratulations goes out to our graduating athletes for giving their best in their final year at Middleburgh High and we encourage all others to keep striving because there is hope that in the next school year it will be your time to shine! 

The future is bright for our athletic program and all our athletes. Take our girls bowling team for example, they dominate the Western Athletic Conference. For two years, the state tournament that they qualified for was cancelled due to the pandemic. The eleventh graders on the team are determined to get there as seniors. That’s the mindset of champions. This year’s WAC All-Star and MVP,  Jaidyn Rose, who was also named Times Union Girls Bowling Athlete of the Year, will be presented with a special honor at tomorrow’s ceremony. Here she is explaining her drive and record.