“Hornell has the longstanding tradition of “Once a Raider, Always a Raider” and that starts the moment you take the field,” said varsity girls soccer Coach Mike Wilkinson. “We want to create a tradition of athletes supporting athletes.”
Coaches and athletes are rallying together this fall to support one another. Every sport will have a designated home competition where all other varsity teams will make every effort to attend.
“I think it’s important to support one another and go to more events,” said senior volleyball player McKenna Donlon. “There are many athletes and sports that go unseen, and having the athletes rally together to cheer each other on is what school spirit is all about.”
The first Raiders Rally event was the girls swim meet against Dansville on Sept. 8. The stands were filled with cheering fans, the cross country team, volleyball and the girls soccer team dressed to impress in their Hawaiian shirts, tie dye, shorts and goggles.
The Raiders hope the community will join them in rallying and cheering for all our athletes this school year!
Fall Raiders Rally Schedule:
Girls Soccer: Wed., Sep. 14, 6:30 Stadium v Dansville
Cross Country: Tue., Oct. 4, 4:30 North Hornell v. Multiple Schools