2022-2023 Winter Athletic Information
Parents and Athletes:
Please find information below for the Winter Athletic Season at Harding Academy. Questions on any aspects of the programs should be directed to the Head Coach of each sport.
Girls Varsity Basketball
Girls’ Varsity Basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 21st. Players should have blue or gray Harding athletic shorts and a Harding t-shirt to wear under their reversible practice jerseys for practice (will be handed out the first day), along with basketball shoes. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:30-5:00pm or 5:05-6:35pm. We will alternate weeks with the varsity boys team in regards to early or late practice. There will be a study hall provided for the girls prior to late practice weeks.
The Girls’ Varsity Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in-person on Monday, Nov. 28 at 5:15PM in the middle school art room.
Any questions can be directed to Head Coach Luke Countryman (email@example.com)
Boys Varsity/JV Basketball
Boys varsity basketball practice will officially begin on Tuesday, November 22. We will practice from 1:35-3:05 that day due to our 11:30 dismissal. Players should have blue or gray Harding athletic shorts and a reversible jersey for practice (will be handed out the first day), along with basketball shoes. Please stay connected to CompassNet for the latest game and practice information. Practice will take place in the Harding gym after school from 3:30-5:00pm or 5:05-6:35pm. We will alternate weeks with the varsity girls' team this year for practice. There will be a study hall provided for the boys on late practice weeks before practice.
The Basketball Parent Meeting will be held in-person on Monday, November 28 at 6:30PM in the gym.
Questions can be directed to Head Coach Jason Embry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Girls Developmental Basketball
The developmental girls team will begin practice on Monday, November 28. Practice will alternate weekly with the boys developmental team between the Harding gym in the evening and the JCC after school (3 days per week). For practice, the girls will need shorts, basketball shoes, and a Harding T-shirt. Ideally, each girl should bring her own ball (with her name on it) to practices so we can maximize ball handling drills. Please also make sure they bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice once the weather turns. There will be a series of intrasquad Blue vs. White games beginning in January. These games will be played as full middle school games with officials in the Roberts Gymnasium.
The Developmental Girls Team Parents' Meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 5:15pm in the MS Art Room.
Please contact Coach Ken Folger with any questions (email@example.com).
Boys Developmental Basketball
Boys Developmental basketball practice will begin on Monday, November 28. The boys will need shorts, t-shirts and basketball shoes. Please also make sure the boys bring sweatpants and sweatshirts to stay warm after practice when the weather turns. Practice will alternate weekly with the girls developmental team between the Harding gym in the evening and the JCC after school (3 days per week). We have scheduled a series of intrasquad Blue vs. White games in December, January, and February. These games will be played as full middle school games with officials in the Roberts Gymnasium.
The Developmental Boys Parent Meeting will be in person on Friday, December 2nd at 5:15 in the gym.
Any questions should be directed to Coach Josh Horn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Swimming- Competitive Season
The competitive swim team is open to all middle school students, regardless of swimming ability. Practices will begin on Monday, November 28 and will run from 3:15pm to 4:00pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. Students will take a bus to Ensworth Natatorium for workouts and will be back at Harding by approximately 4:15pm. On Wednesdays students will be able to participate in Dryland training if they choose. It will be from 3:30-4:15 at Harding.
Note: Middle School students participating in other sports or activities can still join the team; I am happy to work out the details with the other coaches/activity leaders.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Coach Victoria Bahr (email@example.com).
Basketball cheerleading is open to all students grades 6-8. We cheer for all boys and girls varsity basketball home games. The first practice of the season will be Tuesday, November 29 from 3:30-4:30. More information, season schedule, and uniform information will be given at the parent meeting on Monday, November 28 at 5:00pm via Google Meet.
Google Meet link: Parent Meeting for Basketball Cheer
Monday, November 28 · 5:00 – 5:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/orp-wbbc-fra
Cheerleaders should bring workout clothes and a water bottle to the first practice. We will meet in the gym lobby at dismissal time. Pick-up is at the depot.
If this is your child’s first season of cheer and you have not notified Coach Jenkins previously, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible so your child can be added to the cheer email list.Hawks Finish Fourth in HVAC Wrestling Tournament
The Harding Hawk wrestlers competed in the HVAC wrestling tournament on Saturday, Nov. 19 to end their 2022 season. It was a very successful tournament as 7 of 11 competing wrestlers finished in the top 4 of their respective weight classes leading to a 4th place team finish. Ben Lucas '25, Quinn Taylor '23, and Jackson Lucas '23
paced the Hawks by placing 2nd in their weight classes. This is the second year in a row that Harding has had multiple HVAC finalists. A handful of competitors made the consolation finals as well. Brody Maddox '25, Grant Song '23, and Christian Harris '24
all wrestled back for 3rd place. Luke Fields '23
in his first year of wrestling took 4th place. Jackson Lucas
and his opponent from Grace Christian were granted the "Best Match in the Finals" award given by the coaches and officials.
It was a great finish to a successful season for the Harding wrestlers who ended up 5-3 in dual meets and in the top 5 of the HVAC. Most importantly, all the wrestlers improved significantly over the course of a very short 7-week season. Go Hawks!!