Kinkaid expects to win big in SPC


David Shutts

Senior Lucas Wilkins jumps high as he makes a 3-point.

Cooper Buck, Staff Writer

This weekend, athletes will compete in the toughest games of the season. If they win, they will be bringing an SPC title back home to Kinkaid.

The boys basketball tournament will be hosted by Greenhill and Cistercian in Dallas, Texas. Kinkaid is going into the tournament as the south-zone’s fourth seed. Their first game will be on Feb. 13 at 5:30 p.m. against Trinity Valley School. The winner of this game will go on to play the north-zone’s first seed, St. Mark’s School of Texas. St. Marks is extremely good, with one of its students just being named the Insider Sports Player of the Week. If the Falcons defeat both teams, they will reach the final four. The boys are fresh off a close win, so hopefully their momentum will carry forward.

The girls basketball tournament will be hosted by Episcopal School of Dallas. The Kinkaid girls are the south-zone’s No. 1 seed, so they will get a first-round bye and will later play the winner of the Trinity Valley School vs. St. John’s game. The girls have had a really good season and have dominated their competition, so hopefully they can dominate in SPC as well.

Boys soccer will be hosted by Greenhill and St. Marks in Dallas. Like the girls basketball team, the boys soccer team is the south-zone’s No. 1 seed, which means they will be exempt from the first round and will play the winner of Greenhill vs. Awty International School. So far, the boys soccer team has been “messing teams up,” starting right midfielder Ethan Jett said.

Girls soccer will be hosted by Hockaday in Dallas. The girls are the south-zone’s fourth seed and will play Casady on Feb. 13. The winner of this will play the host, Hockaday.

Swimming and diving will be held at Lewisville ISD Westside Aquatic Center, hosted by Hockaday and Cistercian. Athletes will warm up at 8:30 a.m. and the event will start around 10. 

Wrestling will be hosted by St. Mark’s. Weigh-in is at 7:30 a.m. About 45 minutes after the 8:15 a.m. seeding meeting, the matches will start. Because the seeds have not yet been decided,the competitors have not been determined. One thing is sure, the state champion St. John’s team will be tough to be beat.