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Woodlands Girls Foil Fencing Team For The WIN!

In an exhilarating display of finesse and strategic prowess, the Woodlands Girls Foil Fencing team gracefully parried their way to victory, claiming the coveted bronze medal at the Fencing Varsity Sectional Championship on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at Ardsley High School. Facing off against formidable opponents from Arlington, Clarkstown North/South Co-op, Irvington, Mamaroneck, Nyack High School, Scarsdale, and Tappan Zee, the Woodlands team executed perfect lunges and timely ripostes, showcasing their mastery of the flexible sword.

This triumph marks a historic moment for Woodlands, as they captured their first-ever medal in the Fencing section since the program's inception in the Greenburgh Central School District. With every point scored by making contact with the tip of their foils, the Woodlands Girls Foil Fencing team deftly navigated through the competition, leaving a trail of defeated adversaries in their wake.

"I am proud to have a part in growing the team. When I started the sport here as a student I never imagined how much it would grow," says Woodlands Educational Technology Teacher and the Fencing Team Head Coach, Ms. Shaina Weir. "These kids throw so much passion and dedication into improving their skills. I can't wait to see how much more they will accomplish next year!"

The Boy's Foil Fencing team also displayed their mettle, narrowly missing the podium with a 4th place finish. The Épée Fencing teams, although facing tough opposition, parried and thrust their way to a commendable 7th place. It was a duel of skill and determination, a fitting conclusion to a season filled with memorable bouts.

Amid the celebratory echoes, special accolades are extended to Donovan Russel and Sarah Flanagan, who, like expert fencers, seamlessly blended offense and defense to be honored with an Honorary All-Section Award. Their remarkable athleticism and strategic brilliance set them apart on the piste and underscored the ethos of the Woodlands fencing community.

As the blades clash and victory resonates through the air, congratulations are extended to all the athletes, coaches, and supporters who have proven that success in fencing is not just about the final score but about the artistry, precision, and camaraderie that defines this noble sport. The Woodlands Fencing program has etched its name into the record books of the Sectional Championship, a testament to the enduring spirit of excellence within the Greenburgh Central School District's fencing legacy. #WeAreGreenburgh