Homecoming Weekend 2017
Friday, September 22nd &
Saturday, September 23rd
Homecoming weekend kicks off with a Day of Service at Nichols, with our students performing community service on campus and in the community. Friday night, parents, alumni and friends are invited to join us at the BIG GREEN CELEBRATION! Food, drinks, music and friends, all under a giant tent on campus. You don't want to miss this party, tickets are going fast and sold out last year. Get yours today.
Saturday is filled with Nichols student athletes taking the fields and courts. Games start at 9 a.m. and run all day. Join us on campus to cheer on our student-athletes, and to show our Nichols' pride. There will be face painting, food from the grill, a Nichols apparel sale, and lots of activities to enjoy!
Nichols Women's XC finished 4th of 11 in a very competitive small-school field at Saturday's Owego Invitational. The undulating Pheasant Hill course, situated high on the southern edge of the Susquehannah Valley, rewarded both strength and pure speed, and Nichols' runners responded well on both counts. Only the absence of freshman #3 Bella Russo stood between the Green and a place on the trophy stand. Nonetheless, the weekend's strong showing saw the Viking Harriers entering the Section 6 Small school polls at #10!
The Nichols Boys Soccer had their homecoming game against a very solid McKinley team with a Player of the Year Candidate on the team. The game was a high scoring affair ended in a 4-3 final. The defense played very well even though letting in three goals they shut the player of the year candidate down. Goals came from Jake Bair. Jack McDonald and Jack DiBenedetto. The boys look to continue this win streak with their game against Saint Joes.
Nichols captured a win for their homecoming match against Mt. Mercy (25-22, 25-12, and 25-12). Featured in this match was young sophomore Jenna Hafner with five kills, two aces, and two blocks. Senior captain Rachel Robillard had six kills and three aces. Senior defensive specialist, Dylan Hall had two digs.
Nichols would fall to Bishop Kearney 28 - 14 loss. Nichols offense was in the red zone five times but could only come away with two scores. Obvious credit to the Kearny defense for the bend but not break mentality but still Nichols had their chances. Nichols was led by Justin Damico, and Ben Lekeuneu rushed for over 100 yards against a big, quick Kearny defense. Julian Freeman threw two touchdown passes in the game, one each to Chris Stineman and Ben. Nichols offensively just left too many plays on the table including the previously mentioned throwback route to Kyle Gold. Kyle was open, but Julian couldn’t get to that progression in time. Ben also just failed to pull in a long throw from Julian that would have been a diving, circus catch.
Defensively Nichols young, inexperienced team continued to be plagued by giving up big plays. Despite that, there were still impressive efforts such as Brandon Scott who recovered a fumble. Brendan Cook also caused and recovered a fumble. Brendan has been a real anchor at safety and is only a sophomore. Tommy Kirchmeyer and Izak Martinez led the team in tackles in the Kearney game.