Spring Sports Startup


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Lilly Hamlin, Sports Editor

Spring has begun, which means spring sports are starting up quickly. Teams like baseball and softball are eager to play, especially in warm weather. Track and Field is striving to repeat the same success they had in winter. The boys baseball team competed in Florida in April to get a glimpse of their season before their first game. 

Aaron Dworkin, a junior on the boys varsity team, had a great experience during the Florida trip. 

“Disney was great for the team to get out in warm weather and really experiment with all the pieces we have. The baseball was great as we got to see another jersey in the other dugout but the trip served a lot more purpose than just baseball. We were able to really bond and mesh as a group as we had a lot of quality time together whether it was at the field, at the parks, the pool, or even in the rooms,” Dworkin said. 

The baseball team plans to give it their all this season and win as many games as possible, hoping to exceed in this year’s league.

Seth Kaufman, a senior sprinter on the track team, is hoping to get back to his best as he didn’t do so well in the winter season. 

“I didn’t run nearly as well and didn’t improve any of my personal best times. I’m hoping for a rebound season in the spring and I already have felt a lot better in practice alone recently. I also am hoping to qualify for many of the top tier meets this year whether it is in my singular events or relay teams,” Kaufman said. 

Both these athletes explain how much being around their team and pushing themselves to get better helps them succeed in their own sports. 

Rosalia Ruggiero, a junior on the varsity softball team explains how important it is to be a leader on a team full of underclassmen. 

“Being a leader is so important to me this year because we have no seniors and it is my responsibility to really step up and fill that senior role,” Ruggiero said. 

The softball team is hoping to improve this year and play to their fullest potential since they graduated almost all of their starters last year. 

The boys tennis team is also looking forward to doing even better than they did last year when they won State Sectionals.

Athletes across all spring sports are excited to get outside, play with their teams, break new records, win more games, and overall improve as a team.