Soccer off to Cold Start

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HAVE IT YOUR WAY! Senior Braves line up to take a picture in Burger King. Gabe Peterson (the nerd with the glasses), said, “We wanted to do something funny because that’s our motto as seniors: be as funny as we can.”

Max Jensen, staff writer

The soccer teams have faced unique diversity this year. Inclement weather has been the cause of many postponements and cancellations causing the teams to practice inside for the first few weeks and play four games during the third week of April.

Seniors Brandon Beck, Gabe Peterson, Derek Astle, Kayson Haderlie, Mackell Merritt, Will Garcia, and Camil Buehler got their team off to a 2-3 start. “It’s crazy; our entire season can be contained to 2 weeks. We’ve never had 5 games cancelled/delayed before,” said Peterson in regards to the classical Star Valley weather this spring.

Seniors Kylee Erickson, Avery Hanburg, Janie England, Era Moyer, and Aubrey Moyer have seen the Lady Braves go 1-6-1 in their first 8 matches. “Last season we really struggled in our region; we had four powerhouse teams on our side of the region, so we never got a chance. The snow has not helped us at all because we have to practice in the gym every other day, and practice in the gym is just not the same as playing our field. Plus it’s been cancelling all our games!”

Both teams will play catch up on their season schedules during the week of April 24th and try to make a strong push towards conference and state, but with snow continuing to fall on April 25th, they have their work cut out for them.

SUNNY START: The Lady Braves take advantage of a rare sunny day to take a team photo, albeit with snow¬† in the background. “At least we had good weather for pictures,” said junior Sadie Hulse.