Riley Howell Tribute

Before last night’s game versus AC Reynolds, a statement about Riley Howell from his family was read to the crowd. And, the flag was at half mast and a moment of silence was held in his honor. It was a lovely tribute to a special young man whose life was taken from us too early.

Flag at half mast
Flag at half mast

The Asheville Citizen-Times posted an article about the tribute. A link can be found HERE.

Citizen-Times screenshot
Citizen-Times screenshot

Photos from the game will be posted soon.

Prayers for the Howell Family

We have all learned about the senseless shooting at UNC Charlotte and how this action in a different city reaches home to Asheville and touches us. Riley Howell was a member of the TCR soccer family. Not only was he a wonderful young man, but he was also one with a strong moral character. Riley chose to jump on his assailant in order to protect others. And this heroic action will endear him to many who never knew him.

Riley Howell
Riley Howell

Please offer support to the Howell family, their relatives, and all the many friends of Riley.

One of the many news articles can be read HERE.

Week of 4/29 Schedule

Monday – Game at Tuscola – bus leaves immediately after school

Tuesday – Light Training until 4:30 – Those attending Top Scholar Banquet are fine to skip training or leave early – CONGRATS!!

Wednesday – Game vs AC Reynolds – Senior Night – I will hand out Parent Tickets on Monday.

Thursday – Training
Friday – No Training
Saturday – No Training

Next Week:
Mon training
Tuesday, May 7 – First Round of Playoffs

The NCHSSA playoff schedule is:
Tuesday, May 7
Friday, May 10
Wednesday, May 15
Saturday, May 18
Tuesday, May 21 (Region)
Saturday, May 25 (State)

JBL still flooded

JBL is underwater again after last Friday’s rains. Per the Citizen-Times, a new damage assessment is underway. A link to the article is HERE.

” JBL has been inoperable for nearly a year since a record May 30 flood covered the East Asheville complex with 10 feet of water, depositing a thick layer of silt on the four artificial turf fields. Additional smaller floods and missteps in a federal aid application delayed the reopening.

“Soccer officials say it wouldn’t make sense to abandon JBL because it would be hard to find another affordable site. A smaller complex, Buncombe County Sports Park, has grass fields that were built on clay and can’t be used in the rain, though artificial turf is planned there.”

Week of 4/22 Schedule

(the following comes directly from Coach Martin’s email)

Mon – we host Enka at 6:00 – varsity/swing only….let’s arrive at 4:45 to set up the field and get our legs going….we will meet at 5:00 and have an extended warm up

Tues and Wednesday – Training 3:30-5:30

Thursday – at N Henderson JV and varsity

Friday – at Hendersonville JV and varsity

For both away games, bus will leave at 3:45.