Aiken Athletics Update – Week of 12/5

Falcon Family!

We are inching ever so much closer to Winter Break! Here’s what has been going on for your Falcons:


Recent Events:

Girls Basketball opened league play with a big victory over the Woodward Lady Bulldogs! They won 33-29 and were led by Kin’Deja Hope who scored 14 points and Kiara Ward who tallied 11 rebounds!

Boys Basketball dropped a tough game against fellow D-I opponent Loveland at home on Tuesday, 59-51. League play would start for the Falcons on Friday as they hosted Taft in The Nest. Your Falcons did not give up, but would eventually fall to last year’s D-III State Champions, 69-47. They were led by Shaleyk Perry and Dionte Collins who both scored 12 points. The team would bounce back on Saturday as they hosted Northwest here at Aiken. Behind strong performances from Dionte Collins (14pts) and Brandon Glass (14pts/12rebs/7blks), your Falcons prevailed, 56-53, in overtime!

Wrestling started their season in Finneytown on Thursday with four wrestlers going undefeated! Elisha Lee, Chris Lewis, Ka’Mori Boyd and Elijah Lewis all had strong performances and did not record a loss at the event. Elisha also tallied the fastest pin at the meet in 24 seconds! On Saturday, the team would travel to Taylor for the Rumble on the River! Ka’Mori Boyd would go 3-1 on the day and place 2nd in the 285lb weight class! Elijah Lee and Chris Lewis would both go 3-2 on the day and finish 3rd and 6th respectively in their weight classes.

Upcoming Events:

Girls Basketball is back in action tonight as they travel to Western Hills to take on the Lady Mustangs. It is a varsity only contest and begins at 6pm. They have their home opener on Wednesday, 12/7, as they host the Lady Senators of Taft. Start time is at 6:30pm and tickets can be purchased here.

Boys Basketball has their second CMAC contest of the year on Tuesday, 12/6, when they travel to Woodward to take on the Bulldogs. It will be a three level tripleheader with start times at 4:30/6/7:30pm.

Our Girls and Boys Basketball teams will host CCPA on Saturday, 12/10. JV Boys will kick the event off at 4pm, followed by the Girls Varsity game at 5:30pm and Boys Varsity game at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased here.

JH Basketball has their first games of the year on Thursday, 12/8, at Woodward. Girls play at 5:45pm followed by boys at 6:45pm. Tickets are $4 and $2 and are available here.

Wrestling will be at North College Hill on Saturday, 12/10, for the Everett Howard Wrestling Invitational.

The Best Band in the Land is traveling to Hughes HS on Saturday, 12/10! Competition begins at noon. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Kids 12 and under are free.

What else you should know…: 

BECAUSE OF YOU, we tallied our second Enquirer award this year as Shaleyk Perry was selected Enquirer Player of the Week last week for his performance against Mt. Healthy on 11/25. Shaleyk deserved the recognition, but it was only made possible by you – our community!

Be on the lookout next week as we will have a special story on our website regarding the recent weight room renovation… You will not want to miss it!

As always, be sure to keep an eye out on and follow us on social media – @AikenFalcons on Twitter and Instagram and Aiken High School Athletics on Facebook!