Hello NHCA Family!
I have attached the NHCA Athletics schedule for the week of June 3! PLEASE NOTE:
> Our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams will be training hard through the month of June with open gyms, shootouts and team camps.
> MS Soccer will continue open fields on Tuesdays and Thursdays through June because Coach Hensley will be out of town during part of the summer.
> Varsity Soccer will start conditioning on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9-11AM) beginning June 18.
> MS and JV/Varsity Volleyball will resume open gyms on Monday, July 1 (HS = 9-11AMand MS = 11AM-1PM)
> Our ALL-NEW 5th/6th Grade Volleyball team will start practices on Monday, August 5 from 11AM to 1PM. I am also attaching the registration form for our YOUTH VOLLEYBALL SUMMER CAMP for Grades 3-6 on July 30 through August 1!
> Coaches Ramsburg and Parker have the MS Cheer squad ready for their Cheer Camp at the end of the summer and to start practicing the first week of school! Details on the ALL-NEW Competition Cheer team will be announced soon!
Thank you to all of our coaches and athletic participants for a great 2018/2019 season! We are hoping for even more success this coming year! ALL GLORY TO GOD!!
New Hope Christian Academy
Athletic Director/Guidance Counselor
2264 Walnut Creek Pike
Circleville, OH 43113
” But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well ” ~ Matthew 6:33
The NHCA JV and Varsity Boys’ Basketball teams will be headed to Marietta College to participate in a Summer Shootout tomorrow (Saturday, June 1)! GO STATESMEN!
The NHCA Tennis team traveled to state-ranked Wellington on Tuesday evening to take on their junior varsity squad. The Statesmen did not win any matches, but they won some games against a very experienced team.
1 Singles: Andreas Tsitroulis 1-6 2-6 L
2 Singles: Kassi Wolfe 3-6 0-6 L
3 Singles: Ethan Engen 3-6 0-6 L
1 Doubles: Spencer Corey/Kelcie Gremillion 0-6 1-6 L
2 Doubles: Zach Seidle/Tessa Finkle 3-6 1-6 L
Coach Hillari Corey is proud of her squad, “Thanks to those that were able to cheer on the Statesmen tonight. We showed up to play against an experienced team and won some games…I can’t ask for more. That shows improvement for each player! Not one match gave up two complete sets against a team with 5+ years of experience. (Coach) Dave (Gray) and I are super proud of all of our players. Despite being behind, they learned and had fun at it as well.”
The best comment of the evening came from the Wellington coach, “Your team is just so positive, I love it! It’s quite refreshing actually. It’s not what we’re used to seeing.” He said these things with a big smile on his face. That right there is what shows the Statesmen qualities to all!
The team will travel to Cristo Rey on Thursday, May 9 for their next match. Go Statesmen!
Believing that God has led in this decision, the New Hope Christian Academy has appointed Mr. Brian McCallister as the 2019 Head Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach. Brian graduated from Teays Valley High School in 1988. He has been coaching for over 30 years in a variety of sports. He began his basketball coaching career in 1996 and 1997 with the Circleville middle school boys and girls programs. He then started the middle school boys program at NHCA in 2007. Brian has been coaching at NHCA almost every year since.
Coach Mac says, “I am extremely excited to transition back to the girls’ program and continue to build on an already successful program. My goal is to instruct, lead and coach so that the God given talents He blesses us with can, and should, be used on and off the court.”
Parents and players will have the opportunity to meet Coach McCallister and hear his vision for the NHCA Girls’ Basketball Program at the team’s next Open Gym on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00-8:00pm at NHCA. GO STATESMEN!
NHCA Tennis vs. Shekinah
04/29/2019 at LEHS
The NHCA Tennis squad took on Shekinah Christian on Monday evening. Unfortunately, there were no Statesmen wins but there was a tiebreaker and definite improvement by all!
1 singles: Kassi Wolfe 1-6 3-6 L
2 singles: Tessa Finkle 0-6 0-6 L
3 singles: Ethan Engen 2-6 4-6 L
1 doubles: Spencer Corey/Kelcie Gremillion 7-7 (2-7 tiebreaker) 2-6 L
2 doubles: Jesse Buffington/Kaylee Hunt 0-6 2-6 L
Coach Hillari Corey commented on her team’s improvement, “Thanks to everyone that joined us to cheer on the Statesmen Tennis crew tonight! Although we didn’t win, (Coach) Dave (Gray) and I both commented on the growth of each player that played in the match. Tennis is very much a mental sport as much as physical and I saw huge growth in all the players. We’re proud of each of them.”
A special thank you to Coach Tony Clouse and Logan Elm High School for allowing NHCA to use their courts for matches and practices. The team will travel to Wellington on Tuesday, May 7 for their next match. Go Statesmen!
Believing that God has led in this decision, the New Hope Christian Academy has appointed Grant Gilliland as the 2019 Head Varsity Soccer Coach. Grant graduated from Teays Valley High School in 2012 where he was first team All-MSL and third team all central district in soccer. He played for the Pride Soccer Club (Canal Winchester) from his sophomore to senior year. Grant has witnessed the awesome work God is doing at New Hope having a brother (Isaac, 2018 graduate) go through the program and being successful in college following. Coach Gilliland expressed his excitement, “I have been a part of the New Hope family for four years now coaching alongside an amazing mentor and coach in Shane Roese. I love what God is doing with the program and hope to continue to build the soccer program to one that binds us together as a family and a successful one along the way.”
Parents will have the opportunity to meet Coach Gilliland and hear his vision for the NHCA Soccer Program at the 2019 Fall Sports Informational Meeting on Monday, May 13 at 6:00PM. GO STATESMEN!
The New Hope Christian Academy unveiled their first-ever Varsity Tennis squad in a match at Cristo Rey on Monday, April 1. Though the Statesmen fell 2-3, Head Coach Hillari Corey described it as “a great learning experience.” Assistant Coach Dave Gray added, “There were some great matches and the kids really had a good time.” Below are the results of each match:
NHCA Varsity Tennis at Cristo Rey 4/1/2019
1st Singles: Kassi Wolfe 0-6 0-6 L
2nd Singles: Andreas Tsitroulis 6-0 6-1 W
3rd Singles: Tessa Finkle 6-0 6-1 W
1st Doubles: Kelcie Gremillion / Spencer Corey 6-4 4-6 5-10 L
2nd Doubles: Jessi Buffington / Ethan Engen 6-4 4-6 2-6 L
The squad will face Shekinah Christian on Monday, April 8 at 5:30pm at Logan Elm High School. Go Statesmen!