According to Webster, the definition of anticipation is "to look forward to something." That is certainly the case for Charger sports fans, as the new school years brings with it the anticipation and excitement of the new school year's sporting events.
This week the Chargers will jump right into competition, as Charger athletes will be competing in all three fall sports. Volleyball will get things started with a WCAC matchup with West Central Valley on Tuesday. The Chargers will host the Wildcats in a JV/Varsity doubleheader, with the JV match to begin at 5 PM and the varsity to follow at 7 PM. The team will also see action on Thursday when it will travel to Van Meter for another conference match.
Thursday will also see the Charger cross country girls' and boys' teams traveling to Gilbert for their initial competition of the season. The event is scheduled to begin with the girls race at 4:45 PM.
Friday night the Charger football team will travel to Manning to face IKM-Mannig in its initial contest of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 PM. The first four games of the season are non-district games, with district competition getting underway on September 27 when ACGC will travel to Van Meter.
With about ONE HUNDRED high school students participating in Charger athletics this fall, and AT LEAST an equal number participating in other co-curricular events, they deserve our support and encouragement. See you in the bleachers and in the auditorium! Go Chargers!