Can’t Catch the Cats

At Apex High on September 25th, when the scoreboard screamed victory for the 2015 Varsity CAT Soccer team, Cougar Crazies swarmed the field in a triumphant frenzy. Senior Sean McMurray recalls “pure ecstasy”, and “completely amazement” in the moment that the team conquered the cup. The boys sprinted to centerfield, “dog [piling] on Corey [Vodicka] because he had an incredible game”.

After the Wake County Cup, Senior Cole Pena prophesized that the team would “possibly win Conference”. This proved true at the completion of their regular season, with a final defeat of Middle Creek. CAT Soccer Varsity finished their regular season last Thursday with 19 wins, 1 loss, and 1 tie. Senior Josh Foss explained that “the captains set four goals at the beginning of the year; the first one being the Wake County Cup, second being Conference, and last one State Championships.” Achieving victory in the first two goals, the team will now attack playoffs, hoping for a possible State title in their future.

As we look forward towards playoffs, there is a difficult road ahead for the boys. A single defeat means that they’re out for the year. However, Senior Patrick Bailey fearlessly describes that “[They] are taking things game by game… and are ultimately capable of winning States”.

The extraordinary chemistry that the team has is undeniable. “We are a really tight group on and off the field and when we [play] you can know that the guy next to you is going to give 110%”, described Senior Matt Grieco. “This year really is different…every single person knows the other players’ strengths.”

Current Cougars, parents, and alumni alike: Come support your Jort-loving, game winning CAT Varsity Soccer Team in their fight for the State Title. Our boys have something different this year, and we all should be a part of it.

Vertimax Fundraiser Goal Achieved!

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Update:  Goal achieved!  Thank you to the generous families and friends who have helped the Apex Basketball teams reach their goal.  Coach Bristol is in the process of procuring the VertiMax systyem and players should begin training with it soon!

 

You can learn more about the Vertimax and the Apex Basketball fundraising effort here on the Cougar Club web site.

 

Vertimax Fundraiser Update

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The Apex High basketball is a little over halfway toward their goal of raising enough money to purchase the VertiMax system. With off season basketball workouts ramping up, Coach Bristol and Coach Neal would like to purchase the VertiMax system soon so it can help their teams this season.

Please consider making a tax deductible donation to your Apex HS Basketball progreams.  Thank you to the Apex families who have already donated to this effort.

You can learn more about the Vertimax and the Apex Basketball fundraising effort here on the Cougar Club web site.

 

Basketball VertiMax Fundraiser




The Apex High basketball program is always striving to improve the development of their athletes. To enhance the current training program, the Apex basketball programs would like to purchase a VertiMax training machine.

You can learn more about the Vertimax and the Apex Basketball fundraising effort here on the Cougar Club web site.

What is the VertiMax?

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The VertiMax training program is the leading vertical jump and speed training system and is currently being used at other high schools with great success.

 

The Apex HS basketball programs would like to thank the Apex Cougar Club for their assistance on this project!

Apex State Champ Recognition

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During the 2014-15 school year, Apex High School athletics achieved statewide victory on multiple occasions. On September 3rd, during halftime of the Varsity football game vs. Sanderson High, our Cougars were recognized and received their State-Champ rings. Congratulations all, and go Cougars!

All Photos by Olivia Hair [Grade 12]

A Dancing King

By Olivia Hair, Apex Cougar Club AOIT Intern                                    August 30th

On the evening of August 28th, 2015 a star was born at the Apex High School Varsity football game vs. Wake Forest.

Luckily, I caught the star pre-fame, and he showed me a few of his tricks. Not only is Chase Graves an exceptional dancer, but he also seemingly defies Newton’s First Law with his football- balancing skills. I was thoroughly impressed.

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Halftime rolled around and Chase prepared to conquer the Massage Envy Apex Beaver Creek “Envy of the Game” dance-off. Max Laing, a senior at Apex High School, proved a worthy opponent. With DJ Snake’s Get Low blasting, the crowd went wild for Chase’s moves. In a later interview with our winner, Chase credits his success to his mother’s advice to, “..move, and then just start dancing along!”

Thank you Massage Envy!

 

Our champion received a Massage Envy Apex Beaver Creek Gift Card. The Cougar Club offers a huge thank you to Massage Envy for their support of Apex High School athletics and giving our school the opportunity to be a part of their Envy of the Game dance-off!

In our interview following the big win, Chase mentioned that he is “gonna be a star one day”. There you have it folks; a high-school football game with an appearance by a future dance-star.

 

 

FINAL Sports Pass Pickup Night

There’s still time to order and receive your 2015-16 Cougar Club Sports Passes.  However the final in-person pickup night will be this Thursday before the start of  the Varsity Football game vs. Sanderson.  After Thursday, Sports Passes will be mailed to anyone purchasing passes.

 

Get your passes!:  Online ordering is available in the Shop. Pay for your Sports Pass with a Credit Card (via PayPal), personal check, or in person this Thursday night.  The Cougar Club will be setup near the main gate ticket booth by 6:15pm.

Thanks for supporting Apex High School Athletics.

Still Time to Order and Pickup your Sports Passes

There’s still time to order and pickup your Cougar Club Sports Passes.  The Cougar Club will be on hand tonight (8/26) before Apex VARSITY Soccer vs. Leesville Road.

We will also be on hand before Friday’s Varsity Football game vs. Wake Forest.  The last scheduled opportunity to pick up passes will be before the Varsity Football game vs. Sanderson on THURSDAY, September 3rd.  At that point all new or remaining passes will be mailed.

Stay tuned to the website or follow us on Twitter @apexcougarclub for more pickup dates/times.

Two ways to get your passes!

  1. Online ordering is available in the Shop. Pay for your Sports Pass with a Credit Card (via PayPal), personal check, or in person when you pick up your Sports Pass.
  2. Come to the main gym tonight (Wednesday, 8/26), Friday night, 8/28 or Thursday night, 9/3, before the football game and either pay in person or pickup pass orders made online.

Order your 2015-2016 Sports Pass!

PS_Collage_v1Get a jump on the 2015-2016 school year by ordering your Cougar Club Sports Pass online! Save time and avoid the lines, order your Sports Pass today.

Two ways to get your passes!

  1. Online ordering is available in the Shop. Pay for your Sports Pass with a Credit Card (via PayPal), personal check, or in person when you pick up your Sports Pass.
  2. Come to the Membership Drive and Ice Cream Social night on Monday, August 17th at 6:00 PM (time subject to change) in the Apex High School lobby.

For the 2015-2016 school year five different Sports Passes are available: Individual, Student, Senior, Family, and Benefactor.

Note:  Sports Passes are not valid for the Apex – Broughton football game on August 21st.  The Broughton game is the 2015-2016 Endowment Game.