Spring season sports on hold


It may be a sunny day out, but it’s still not quite warm enough for spring time athletes to practice in.

“We’re just trying to make things work and it’s going well so far so we’re just going to keep at it until the snow is gone,” said baseball player Arron Grandy.

The dragging winter weather has other players feeling discouraged…

It’s really frustrating softball is my favorite sport I love being outside, I think all the girls do -I can speak for everyone we just love being outside,” said softball player Rylie Oen. 

For now they practice indoors.

“We’ve just been using indoor balls, so trying to reciprocate the drills aren’t really the same,” said Oen.

Nathalie Gomez reporting: “Both the baseball and softball team practice on this field but with a little under a foot of snow still left on the ground they probably won’t get out here for another two weeks”. 

“It’s a little discouraging and it’s suppose to snow some more and that’s just the worse thing I can possibly hear at this time,” said Grandy. 

Softball and baseball aren’t the only ones effected. 

“Mostly we’ve been running in the hall ways and splitting the gym with the baseball players which is really complicated and we have actually braved the cold for a few practice –it makes our face go numb but that’s track,” said track & field athlete Caitlyn Bogel. 

With school letting out for summer next month, giving these athletes a chance to play their game is top priority for athletic directors in the region. 

“Probably some creative scheduling is what we’re going to need to look at if we can find a field that gets dried out or something like that maybe we can find a common date for 3 or 4 teams 5 teams to come to that site,” said athletic director Scott Medalen.

but Medalen is hopeful that temperatures warm up soon to put a little spring in their step.

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