Spring Eagles Athletics Update
Calling All Runners, Throwers, Jumpers, Golfers, Etc: We Need You!
With winter slowwwwly receding (hopefully) and high school basketball almost complete, our attention turns to spring and outdoors sports. This week interested students signed up for Track and Field, Golf and Girls Soccer.
So far we have about 10 athletes wanting to participate in Track and Field and coaches Scott Smith, Kenton Friesen, and Andrew Aukema are eager to start training as soon as possible. A meeting has been set up for next Thursday, March 15 at 3:00pm to meet the athletes and set up a practice/training schedule.
No one as yet has signed up for Golf, but coach Frank Crosina has not begun to weave his persuasive magic so hopefully that will change in the near future.
As for Girls Soccer, we lost about 90% of our team to graduation last year and the sign up is to primarily to gauge interest among our students. So far we have 6 girls signed up but need at least 12 more to have a viable team.
All this is said to not only inform you but as high school parents perhaps you might strike up a conversation with your child to see if they are interested in any of these sports and to encourage them to sign up ASAP if that interest is positive.
Grade 8 Basketball Starts Soon
The Grade 8 Boys team this year will need to be a mix of grade 8 and 7 boys to field a team. We have 4-5 eligible grade 8 boys (those who played Junior A or B are not eligible for grade 8 basketball) plus 3-6 interested grade 7 boys from whom we still need parental approval. Our first practice will be held next Wednesday @ 3:00-5:00 in the Cedars gym. Games will be Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. Right now, coaches will be Mr. Ludditt with help from Mr. Wilson and Jenkin Wilson.
As of the moment, there will not be a Grade 8 Girls team as there are no grade 8 girls seeking to play basketball and we will not field a team with only grade 7s. Again, conversations with the grade 8 girls may change the interest and if that happens we will seek to get a team entered in the league.