and play your hardest, don’t give coach a reason to sit you this year.” I looked at him and said sarcastically,”I think I have my position locked in, everything will be all right.” As I was getting out of the truck, I saw his face, he looked a bit disappointed. He sounded sad,”Not if you don’t work hard, effort is everything, coach will see you working hard, and he will reward you.” I responded,”Okay.” I walk into the gym, Blakelee, Kimmie, and Bailey Snow were already there. I was grabbing my glove out of my bag, when I heard Kimmie say,”Alright let’s get our laps in,” she looked over at me,”hurry up.” They ran off without me, I was half jugging putting on my batting glove then my glove to catch up to them. Out of breath, I looked over to
While other students were out celebrating the first week of summer, the New Albany Girls Lacrosse team was practicing for one of the biggest moments in their lives. They were preparing to compete in the Division II Lacrosse State Championship Game on June 1st. The team had one week to ensure they knew their plays, calls and were general ready for one of the toughest games of the year. Among this team there were twenty-five girls, and within this group of girls there were only two goalies. These two goalies, Kathleen Schell and Grace Anthony, had to hold the team together. Kathleen was talking to Grace before the end of practice and told her “I am really nervous, because I don’t know who coach is going to throw out there first. Also, what if
Cumberland Comes to Town For the second matchup of the year, Metcalfe County Middle School took on Cumberland at home. The 6th grade team started out on, scoring 13 of their points in the first quarter and holding Cumberland to 2 points. The second quarter was low on field goals with CCMS making the only basket. The half-time score was Metcalfe 13 to Cumberland’s 2. Rebounding between the teams were even and Aubrey Glass led rebounding for the Hornets with 7, her game high. Bree Jolly led steals with 7 and Kassady London led scoring with 17. The third quarter was evenly played, but the last quarter would be a surprise to the Lady Hornets. Cumberland attacked on offense and Metcalfe couldn’t stop turning over the ball. It would result in
Four kids on the team, all of which had played at least four years, were a grade higher than the rest of us and were going into high school. According to IHSAA rules, any player on a high school team could not play or practice with a travel ball team. This meant they could only play with us after their season ended in May. The second problem arose when our coach decided not to return. His son was going into high school, and he didn’t have the time anymore. So we hunted for a new coach, all the way until we found one three days before tryouts. Once again, I looked forward to a season with the Tribe. But when tryouts came, only 10 kids showed up – enough for a team, but not enough to compete. The 14u Tribe season was not to take
The tryouts for the newly reconstituted Under Fifteen Fugees were under way Luma gathered the newcomers and took row, she set up a scrimmage to assess the newcomers skilled and took notes to near their names to decide a posit of the players. After scrimmaging was over Luma had a talk with the boys about how she felt that if the team played against their opponents, they would most likely lose, Luma told them they were going against teams that played for five years team with experience, however the boy didn’t care they knew they could win and wouldn’t give up. With the new Under Fifteen team reconstituted and the season back on, the boys were only seven days away from their first game. In hopes of preparing the Under Fifteen Fugees Luma set a scrimmage between the Under Fifteens and the Under Seventeens. Fornatee a veteran of the Under Fifteens decided not to show up for the tryouts and two of the team’s practices, he felt as if he had a
It was the first day of tryouts, and I could feel my stomach knotting up, as I got dressed alone in the locker room. I could hear the shouting of thirty, twelve-year-old boys in the locker room next to mine, and a heavy ball formed in my throat as my eyes began to tear up from the fear and anxiety of tryouts building up all at once. I was twelve-years-old heading into my first day of tryouts for the Edina boys Peewee hockey team, what would have been my first day of tryouts for the Edina girl’s U12 hockey team if my dad hadn’t forced me to leave behind what had been my worst year in girls hockey just the previous year. In the Edina youth hockey association, by rules, you must go through two years of U10s and then two years of U12 and so on
I took a deep breath. It was the big championship game and we had 10 minutes left on the clock and the score was 10-7 we were down by 3. We had 3 runners on the base and 2 outs I was on deck and Brooke was up to bat.
My team only had six players available to play. We have nine kids on our roster. One of them broke their wrist during a game. Another kid had boyscouts. And a third kid was unavailable to make it to the game. My team, the Rhinos, were wearing blue, and the other team was wearing white jerseys. Our best player is Kaden. He is over 6 feet tall, and is a really good shooter. His also a great defender.
It was my third time trying out for middle school soccer. I felt strong, fit and ready to compete. I practiced all throughout the summer and I knew that my skills had improved, and that I could play much better than I ever had before. The past would not discourage
One day we had a softball game against Arcadia. It was nice outside. Everyone was happy to play that day. We were warming up and everyone was being happy and was joking around. I was happy to be on the team. After we warmed up throwing we went back to warm
One Saturday morning, 18 year old's Dalton and Jersey Ashtin were getting ready for their big soccer tournament this weekend for their school this weekend, Lee’s Summit High School. It was the Sporting LS soccer cup. When Dalton and Jersey were getting dressed their mother called “You ready?”
The day was loud and cold. The air was lingering with the smell of hotdogs from the night before. Everyone was cheering as the game was about to begin. The stands we’re full upon the kick to begin it all. There were people on both sides cheering for their team. The whole first quarter of the game we played was blank, there was no scores or anything that big of a play. But in the second quarter they opposing team Kettle Moraine took over. They were just driving on us the entire quarter. With the ending score of the half them up 14-0. During the break in between 2nd and 3rd quarter everyone was angry about how we weren't able to stop them. After are stretches we got ready to play again. Upon the kick being received in 3rd quarter it was about
In our league fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are all on the same team. The fourth graders and fifth graders that didn’t get moved up play the first quarter. I am only in fourth grade so this is me. We take the field for our first offensive series. On the third play of the game I break into the open after taking the handoff from our quarterback, I run for 55 yards until getting dragged down on the 10 yard line. I am once again unable to get my first touchdown as they give the next carry to our other running back, who scores to put us up 7-0. The quarter ends with the score still 7-0. The older teammates take the field. The have an explosive quarter putting up 3 touchdowns to expand the lead to 28-0. With one minute left in the quarter Norwalk scores and 80 yard touchdown. We go into halftime up 28-7. We all sit in silence excited that we are up but knowing it’s not over until the end of the fourth quarter. This is an important game for our team as it is the last game of the season. And there is a heavier weight on my shoulders as I try to pursue my very first
The Sharpstown Girls’ soccer season came to an end as they were defeated by Tomball Memorial High School 2-0 on during playoffs on Thursday afternoon. During first half, both teams were going back and forth with no clear dominance of the game with each team giving their personal best. One
It came to the season and I had earned a starting position on the team. I played almost every minute of every game, and felt proud of what I had accomplished. Our team was pretty successful too. We got a break after the season finished, and I was excited to start practicing again after the holidays. Once we got back from break, I noticed there were a few players I didn’t recognize at practice. My coach informed us that these three players were going to play with us for the state cup, which is what we were preparing for. I didn’t think it would be a big deal. We worked hard at practice and the tournament was approaching. We were ready to go far, and hoped to win the whole