As the new school year kicks off, the Anderson County Bulldogs Cross Country team is gearing up for another season of intense competition in the Pioneer League. Led by their dedicated Head Coach Mike Sibley, who brings an impressive 19 years of coaching experience, the team is set to make their mark on the running trails once again.
Last year, the Bulldogs faced some tough losses, most notably Tucker Nelson, who qualified for the 3A State championship. But this dynamic team is no stranger to challenges and is more determined than ever to excel. Coach Sibley’s leadership has always been a driving force behind the team’s resilience and growth.
With a mix of experienced athletes and promising newcomers, the Bulldogs are ready to tackle the league with vigor. The team boasts an impressive roster of returning lettermen, including 3 girls and 5 boys, who have already proved their mettle on the track. Among these standouts are Addie Fudge and Landon Kraft. Addie Fudge, a Senior, has clocked her best time at 21 minutes and 40 seconds, and she’s earned the title of a 3-time All League Runner. Similarly, Senior Landon Kraft has consistently impressed, achieving his best time at 17 minutes and 59 seconds. Landon has also secured the title of a 3-time All League Runner, showcasing his dedication and speed.
In a display of their commitment to nurturing young talent, the Bulldogs are excited to welcome two Freshmen, Grant Nienstedt and Bo Johnston, to their ranks. These budding athletes are expected to make their presence felt on the Varsity team and contribute significantly to the Bulldogs’ success.
Looking beyond the track, the Bulldogs take pride in their alumni’s achievements. Riley Hedges, a former member of the team, is currently making waves at Pitt State University, proving that the lessons learned on the Anderson County team extend far beyond the high school years.
As the season unfolds, the Anderson County Bulldogs Cross Country team is poised to demonstrate their unwavering dedication, teamwork, and determination. With Coach Mike Sibley at the helm, and a roster of talented athletes, this promises to be a season filled with thrilling races and impressive achievements. Stay tuned for the exhilarating journey ahead!