It is that time of year again and the spring sports are starting to kick-it-in-gear. Practices started this week, and for some sports their competitions will start as early as next week.
For Girl’s tennis, this week was a tough one with varsity tryouts from March 1st to March 3rd, and JV tryouts from February 27th to March 3rd. This year, there will be three teams: Varsity, JV, and developmental squad. The 11 Varsity spots and 24 JV positions were filled, and the rest were put on the developmental squad. The developmental squad is a new team this year that was created for players who still need to develop their tennis skills and cannot commit to a regular practice schedule. They only practice on Fridays from 3-5.
“I am looking forward to bonding with team because a lot of girls are new or just moved up from JV so I don’t know them as well. I think it is going to be a fun season. With a lot of seniors leaving last year, we really need the new players to work hard and perform to their best. I am excited and I think everyone else is too,” said junior Reganne Fornstrom.
For girls soccer, this was a tough week as well with their tryouts. There are also three soccer teams, Varsity, JV and C team. All teams were assigned at the end of this week after tryouts.
“I am really looking forward to just playing with my teammates and working hard to get better as a team, but also form new friendships,” said junior Lily Jensen.
The girls were able to get out on the field this weekend with their new team. They scrimmaged with Bear Creek and D’Evelyn and left the day with results they were happy with. Going into the scrimmage, many of the girls thought D’Evelyn, a historic power house would beat them but they ended the scrimmage in a 1-1 tie.
“The team atmosphere is amazing. We all work so well together and manager to have so much fun while doing it. Everyone gets along, and the best part is there is no drama caused which makes the atmosphere so much better and brings us all closer together,” said Jensen.
Track and Field also started up this week, with a lot of students showing up on the first day of practice. The student athletes had time trials this morning to show what they are capable of at this point in the season, to allow coaches to get a better sense of who should be on the Varsity vs. JV teams. With new and old student athletes alike, the team shows a lot of potential for this upcoming season.
“Our track team this year definitely has great potential to increase their physical strength this year and turn into a very successful team… I am confident they will bring a new and improved environment for track,” said junior Christian Wentz.
Boys’ Lacrosse started this week as well. However, the boys have been hard at work long before the official start date of the spring sports season. They have been following a strict workout routine, with team evening workouts scheduled throughout the week since the beginning of January and a pre-season clinic on February 20, 22 and 24th. The boys have their first scrimmage today at our stadium against Eagle Valley, Lutheran and Englewood. Their first game is on March 9th against Battle Mountain.
Girls’ golf had a good start to their season this week, with a total of seven girls coming out to play. Many of the girls have never played golf before and are looking forward to trying something new.
“My whole family plays golf and I thought it would be fun to kind of learn more of the family sport type of thing,” said sophomore Sydney Elder.
All in all, spring sports at LHS are off to a good start this week. Let’s show some Lion Pride and support these teams as they progress through their season!