Return of spring sports gives athletes jolt of energy


Corey Musil

soccer and baseball to represent start of spring sports.

Last March, spring sports were cancelled when COVID-19 broke out, leaving everyone on lock down. Last year’s seniors were unable to have their last season for spring sports, and freshmen did not get their first experience of high school spring sports. Being able to have spring sports this year will be a jolt of energy for all athletes involved in a sport during the spring.

One spring sport that was affected by COVID-19 was softball, which was a big hit to the team because of not being able to have a season and grow with their teammates to be able to form strong chemistry.

“I am most excited to be able to get back on the field with my friends because without having a season last year, there is a lot of goals we want to accomplish,” junior Sage Zweifel said.

Another spring sport that was affected by COVID-19 was boys golf.

Sophomore Ashton Bickle said he is “looking forward to being able to accomplish his goals and being able to spend time with his friends during the season.”

The baseball season was also cut short due to the pandemic.

“The thing I am most excited for is to be able to ball with my boys,” sophomore Connor Dreiling said. “Also, I love baseball, so it’s a great time.”

Other spring sports that were cancelled last year were boys tennis, girls soccer and boys and girls track and field.

Junior Jaren Kanak, who is in track, said he is “very excited to get out and compete again, especially since we couldn’t last year.”

Soccer player sophomore Peyton Unruh is also excited for the spring sports to be back.

“I’m most excited for getting to play with my friends again and having fun on the bus rides,” Unruh said.