Spring Sports Arrive with Melting Snow

Tony Reyes, staff writer

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Spring Time, everyone looks forward to the warmth and spring sports that come with it this time of year. Boys and girls soccer, outdoor track, and spring golf are among the sports that spring brings us. Many kids look forward to spring because their main sports take place in the spring. Spring brings all the basketball players and indoor track runners outside to compete.

Outdoor Track:

RUNNIN’: Peter Visser hustles to keep his team ahead in the 4X8 during his freshmen year.

Outdoor running and fun comes with spring. Outdoor track attracts all the sprinters, distance runners, and field eventers. Many year-round runners such as Peter Visser like to call outdoor track the “Speed Season.” This is true if you have been running indoor track all winter because runners feel with more space they get more speed. Branden “B-Mac” McDonald is the number one SVHS outdoor shot-putter this year. McDonald said, “I’m aiming to beat last years record of 42.2.” This is the common opinion of many tracksters, get better. The man everyone knows, Wyatt Moore, is the fastest kid to come through this school in a while. Moore says that this year he’s hoping for more titles and more records to break, mostly his own.  The track team looks to welcome new additions such as Tanner Thompson. Thompson switched abruptly from soccer to track. He said, ” I’m excited for the chance to work on my speed and jumping. I feel like we ran too much in soccer!” Coach Draney is excited for their year’s outdoor seasons, and the whole team looks to bring home another title.

 

Boys Soccer:

SHOT!: Junior Tony Reyes takes a shot from far out against Lyman in his sophomore year.

The boys soccer program here at SVHS has been getting better and better every year. Last year’s team placed 2nd at the state tournament in Jackson. Head Coach Shane Hokum said, “I’m excited to see how this year goes as we move up to 4A and show everyone we can compete.” For the last couple years the soccer program has been in the 3A division, but this year both the girls and boys soccer programs move up. With many returning players from last year’s team, the boys look to rock up the 4A world. Some of these players include seniors Gerson Lozano, Robert Choma, and Andrew Jeske. Some returning juniors that made a big impact last year and hope to do the same this year are Cael Delgado, Micah Hokum, Hunter Fluckiger, Spencer Larson and Tony Reyes. Senior Robert Choma said, “This year’s gonna be rad.” We all hope to see the boys soccer team come out and compete. Make sure to come watch the home games!

Girls Soccer:

STARTING: The 2018 girls starting lineup gets ready for a big game.

The girls soccer program is a great thing. Everyone is looking forward to see how the girls will do in the 4A division this year. Many seniors from last year’s team have moved on, but there are new ones to fill their spots. Riley Wood is a great soccer player from last year’s varsity team that returns for this year. Sophomore Emma Thompson said, “I’m so excited to get my first shot at varsity and 4A.” Everyone on the team and the coaches are excited to see how they will compete this year. Don’t forget to come out and support your Lady Braves!

Spring Golf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORE! Caleb Maddsen, Kaden Spaulding, Tyler Hodges, Karsen Spaulding, and Jake Johnson get a little winter golfing in at TopGolf in Salt Lake City.

Although the golf team doesn’t have a culminating event in the spring, they still attend tournaments and get ready for the summer and fall seasons. 4A golf holds their conference championships in the spring, so courses and schools host events to accommodate them. 3A and 2A join in on the fun. The team will play in Sugar Salem followed by Kemmerer, a home meet in Afton, and then Lander. Coach Fullmer said, “It may not look like golf is possible out there, but as long as we’re out of Afton, we can play.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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