Rocks Demonstrating Quick Recall Prowess

Leo McAllister, Staff Reporter

The Rocks Quick Recall team competing at Manual photos by Mr. Joe Arnold

The Quick Recall Rocks have excelled while taking on strong competition.  The Rocks are led by head coach Mr. Mark Amick and coaches Mr. Jason Rand and Mr. Blake Napper.

According to Amick in early December, “The JV team is undefeated and in first place in the league, having beaten St. X, Collegiate, and DeSales, all of whom were either undefeated when the Rocks played them or in second place in the league. Great job to Mr. Rand and Mr. Napper for their preparation of the team.” 

The progress or advantage you build over your competition is not immediately obvious, but it will pay dividends moving forward.”

— Trinity Academic Team Head Coach Mark Amick

Amick cited varsity success as well: “The varsity team lost a one-question match to St. X but followed it up with resolve and beat Collegiate, who had beaten St. X.  The Rocks went to DeSales, who was tied with Trinity for second place in the league, both at 7-1. The first half was back-and-forth, but the varsity team asserted themselves, extending a three-point halftime lead into an 11-point second half lead en route to a comfortable win.”

Amick also pointed to a strong performance in the Jefferson County Invitational. “In a field of 24 teams, the A team of Russell Glass, Ryan Groza, Sam Arnold, and Anthony Holder finished in 10th place, and the B team of Parker Glass, Louis Ward, Leo Reinhart, and Liam Amick finished in 11th place. The teams notched some impressive wins, though, handily beating multiple-time state champion Russell Independent, as well as perennial top teams in the state such as Danville, Paul Blazer, and Grayson County. The B team beat Atherton, who finished the day in fifth place overall.”

Head coach Mr. Mark Amick talking with his team photo by Mr. Joe Arnold

Going into this year, Amick said, “It was hard to know what to expect because we didn’t have a normal practice here last year. I’ve been really pleased with the progress the team has made.”

Amick said the team has made great steps in becoming more aggressive and confident. He said, “That helps us be the first to the content we know.”

According to Amick, Trinity has been the “only team in our league that has attended any of the three different league tournaments. The progress or advantage you build over your competition is not immediately obvious, but it will pay dividends moving forward.”

Amick praised the mindset demonstrated by the team. He said, “It’s especially exciting to see a big group of freshmen and sophomores on the team. That makes practice more fun for the players. We’re fortunate to have players who will buy into what we’re trying to do and work as hard as we ask them to work.”