As the club editor here at ConcordHS.xyz, you wouldn’t expect me to be writing about a sport, but Concord Crew is in fact a club, the Concord Rowing Club. The reason it’s a club is because there aren’t enough competitive crew teams in Delaware for it to be considered a sport. With that distinction comes disadvantages - they receive little to no funding from the school and they have to travel far for competitions around the Mid Atlantic.
The Concord boys swim team had a phenomenal showing in the 2016 DIAA State Championships, placing fifth out of 24 competing teams. Leading the team individually was senior Gerasimos Veneris, placing second in both the 100 (47.33) and 200 (1:42.29) yard freestyle events. Senior Nicholas Wanner came in seventh (49.98) in the 100 yard freestyle event alongside Veneris. Other individual contributors were senior Carson Hughes, placing 12th (2:08.49) in the 200 yard individual medley, and freshman Dylan Gaynor, placing 14th (59.07) in the 100 yard backstroke.
A sellout crowd at Ursuline for a battle between two of the top three girls basketball teams in the state witnessed a win for Ursuline (15-5), handing Concord (19-1) its first loss of the season, with a final score of 50-41. Starting the game on an 11-0 tear, Ursuline’s full court pressure defense flustered the Raiders early, resulting in several turnovers in the first few minutes.