Column: Spring sports hope to build on successful year

By JD McKay

Our winter sports season ended sadly on Saturday after losing to New Albany 51-45 at Seymour for the sectional championship. But the boys’ basketball team had an incredible year, beating Jeffersonville twice, going one and one against New Albany, and winning the Hoosier Hills Conference outright.

Basketball was not our only success, though. Senior wrestler Tristan Sellmer finished fourth in state, girls’ swimming just beat Jeff to win their sectional, and the boys’ swim team thumped everyone in their section on their way to their sectional championship. They also had seven swimmers qualify for state. The Dazzlers had a successful nationals, finishing third and fifth overall, which some viewed as a disappointment, but as Dazzler coach Todd Sharp said before the senior Dazzlers’ last performance, many schools would love to finish as high as the Dazzlers did.

After such a successful winter season, our school pride should not stop. Boys’ and girls’ track, boys’ golf, girls’ tennis, and softball all won sectionals last year, and the one sport that didn’t win a sectional, baseball, was sectional runner-up, and we should see success again this year.

Our school showed amazing support to our boys’ basketball team. It was incredible to be apart of and something we need to carry on. Getting rowdy at these games isn’t as easy as it is to get rowdy after an Evan Nichols dunk, but supporting our classmates and friends should get us involved. Plus, watching some of the best sports teams in Southern Indiana should be reason enough.

This entire school year has been historic for our school. With only one quarter left, I see no reason why it should be any less memorable, so do not miss out on the history and success that we might never see again while we are in school.  

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