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Northwest AD Jeff Taggart Talks New Girls Wrestling Program and New Baseball and Softball Fields

(CEDAR HILL) With the fall sports season in Jefferson County kicking off with Friday Night Football last week, Northwest Athletic Director Jeff Taggart shares his expectations this year.

The girls’ volleyball team had an impressive 2017, going 27 and 5 to push its streak of consecutive seasons with 20-plus wins to five. Returning seniors Macy Davis and Megan Fortner led the team with 44 service aces and 328 kills, respectively. Taggart is impressed with the success the program continues to have under head coach Debra Fortner.

Northwest girls volleyball hosts Hillsboro Tuesday at 7 for its season and home opener. The boys soccer team went 11-13-2 last season and dropped its district opener to Jackson. Taggart says head coach David Willis has some good kids returning.

Northwest beat Union 6-1 to open their season and host Affton Tuesday. For the winter, Northwest will introduce its very first officially recognized girls wrestling team. Taggart says the very first meeting between coaches and prospective wrestlers went really well.

Just like when nature fades in the winter and is revived in the spring, Northwest is going through that process for its softball and baseball fields.

The softball team has started the 2018 season with a 1 and 2 record, taking on Jefferson R-7 at home Tuesday. The 2019 spring baseball schedule has yet to be determined. Northwest football kicked off the fall season on Friday beating Francis-Howell North 34-14.

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