Final sports season takes off


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Natalie Trask, Allie Stambaugh, and Autumn Huchel at lacrosse practice on April 29, 2021.

Abygayle England, Reporter

     As the school year winds down, the last sports season, Season D, will officially kick off April 26th. Season D includes baseball, girls golf, boys and girls lacrosse, boys swimming, girls soccer, girls tennis, and track and field. 

     The head coach of baseball is Landon Wareham. Last season, because of Covid, they did not get to play, but this year they will, although it will be a shorter season. Their first  varsity home game will be against Montezuma-Cortez on May 7th. 

     “I expect the kids to work hard and get better each time we step on the field together,” Wareham said.

     The head coach of girls golf is Kala Rusk. Last season, they were able to compete in one tournament and ended with a team win. As of right now, they have about 7 or 8 girls on the team, and most of the players are young. They haven’t had to make any modifications considering it is an outside and individual sport so they already stand 6 feet apart. Their first varsity home competition is at Cobble Creek on May 6th. 

     “It’s hard to say how we will do this year but the couple times I’ve gotten to see the girls it’s looking like it’s going to be a great year!” Rusk said.

     Boys lacrosse is coached by Keith Obsheatz. Last year their season was cut short and they did not get the chance to play any official games. As of right now, they are just doing pre-season practice and getting ready for the official start. Their first varisty home game is against Glenwood Springs and is on May 18th. 

      Girls lacrosse is coached by Chris Allison. Last year, the season only lasted one week before it was cancelled. Currently, they are just in pre-season, and the season is set to start later this month. The only modification is that they now have to wear masks with mouth guards. Their first varsity game will be against Durango on May 15th. 

     “I hope we do well, but I think we are in a building year. We have a lot of new players, which I am excited about!”

     As of right now, Boys swimming does not have a coach. 

The head coach for girls soccer is Cassie Snyder. Their first home varstiy game will be against GJHS on May 6th. 

     Coaching the girls tennis team is Tony Ryan. Last season, much like the rest of the spring sports, their season got cut short and they were only able to play 3 of the 11 matches they had scheduled. They too have a young team, but they have had a better turn out of students then they have had the last two seasons. Their first Varsity match will be against GJHS on May 4th. 

     The head coach of track and field is Brian Simpson. They too didn’t have a season this year, “because the world went into fear mode of dying” Simpson said.

      As of right now, they have 50 students out for track, and he is excited that they get to have a season.

      Although most of these sports were cancelled last year, the students and coaches are ready to get back to it, and get this season moving.