A wet and muddy course could not stop the Panthers! Congratulations to the boys and girls cross country teams for their dominating performances to open their seasons.
Both teams are currently undefeated and state-ranked after winning the Cass County Championships on Sept. 1 and the prestigious Ray-Pec Invitational on Sept. 8. The home invitational included 40 teams.
All-County awards went to Marlon Williams, Braden Zaner, Carson Eve, Tyler Swift, Makenzie Stucker, Marissa Dick, Gracyn Kloth, Lauranna Mitchell, and Anna Patterson, along with the overall champions Jaren Jones and Miranda Dick.
Varsity medalists at the Ray-Pec Invitational included Marlon Williams, Jaren Jones, Braden Zaner, Carson Eve, Miranda Dick, Makenzie Stucker, Marissa Dick, Lauranna Mitchell, Gracyn Kloth, and Anna Patterson.
(Pictured: Junior Braxton Schoenemann drives through the mud during the Ray-Pec Invitational Cross Country race on Sept. 8.)