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Third times the charm

The Mustangs finally bring home the Trinity Cup for the first time since its creation three years ago.
The Trinity Cup was held on Jan. 13, with Mitchell bringing home the win for the first time in three years. The cup currently resides in the main office on campus where students can see it at any time.

   The annual Trinity Cup took place on Saturday, Jan. 13 at River Ridge high school. It featured all of the school’s winter sports, including: Girls Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Powderpuff. The final score was 5-2 with every team winning their match besides Girls Basketball and Powderpuff. 

   Coach Jason Vetter (FAC) helped to coach the boys basketball team to victory in their match against the River Ridge boys basketball team.

   “Honestly, we spent the week preparing for the East Lake game the night before that. We knew we’d beat River Ridge if we just showed up and played hard. Nothing really changes for us. We work hard to try and get better every day. We know we are the superior program. We just try to keep it that way,” Coach Vetter said. 

   Coach Vetter comments on some of the things that the team needs to improve on for any game in the future.

   “Our team has needed to improve its consistency all season. We play great for stretches of games and then look like we’ve never played basketball before for 4-5 minutes. We need to cut out the peaks and valleys and play a more steady game,” Coach Vetter said.

   Lauren Carmichael (’24) plays on the Varsity Girls soccer team. She has played in the Trinity Cup for the past three years. She describes how the team had prepared for the game beforehand, and what it felt like to take home the cup.

   “We did four trainings a week, and just worked on the stuff that we weren’t doing very good,” Carmichael said, “It felt good [to win], because we’ve lost the past two years. So, it’s good to win.”

   Connor Peterson (’24) plays on the Varsity boys basketball team, and he shares his experiences with competing in the Trinity Cup.

   “The last three years have been fun, it’s a good way for all the different teams to compete against their rivals. I think it’s a fun way to make it fun for everybody and have that little tradition where [the cup] goes back and forth. It’s also River Ridge, it’s rival you never want to lose to your rival especially when they’re right down the road. I feel like we go into it just a little more passionate about it,” Peterson said. 

   Peterson talks about some of the things that the team is working to improve on.

   “I feel like for us our rebounding has been an issue this year, but it’s gotten better as the seasons have gone on. That and then just communicating, it feels like sometimes we’re on different pages with each other but it’s never for a long span, it’s like little intervals where we just kind of go silent with each other. Other than that, I think we’ve been playing really good this year,” Peterson said. 

   The Trinity Cup resides in the front office where it will make its home for the rest of the year. The teams will continue to prepare for next year’s Trinity Cup where they may reclaim the trophy once again.

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Bella Melby-Mazzei, Print Editor-in-Chief
Bella Melby-Mazzei ('24) is one of the Print EIC's and this will be her third year on the staff. In her first year she won an All-Florida award for a sports story she wrote. Then, in her second year she was co-sports editor. In her free time, she loves to read, listen to music, and hang out with her family and friends.
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