Spring Sports Surviving COVID

By Summer Ward

March 12, 2021

Spring sports were robbed from their last season due to the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. This adds additional challenges to this coming season. Here is your 2021 spring sports update. 

Tennis had their first practice on March 8. Senior Daliah Kahlil said it went well, and the whole team is excited for the season. They are wearing masks and socially distancing as much as possible to stay safe. The team has many newcomers this year and all are excited to teach and learn together. Khalil says she is most looking forward to learning the game and enjoying a new experience.

Softball is off to a great start. They are doing well for missing their past season and are excited for the chance to play this year. Senior Rylie Molden says the worst part about missing her junior year was losing interest in the sport she played her whole life. She is excited to play her senior season and achieve personal goals she has. The team is predicted to have a good season with talented upperclassmen leading the way. 

The baseball team is also excited for the chance to play again. They did have the chance to play in a fall ball league, which was a fun experience for the team. Junior Landen Brown says this year is a good opportunity to teach the younger kids and improve team chemistry. They have a team full of underclassmen, which is rare, but he thinks they have a solid foundation. 

Track is up and running with the addition of two new coaches, one being Norwood’s own 2020 graduate Maddie Baker. They are looking to have a great program. The other new addition to the coaching staff is Karmen Auble. Auble ran track collegiately at Xavier University and placed 3rd at two events at the Big East Championships. Senior Jordin Evans says he is excited for this season since the team has conditioned and worked harder than ever before.

After last year’s cancellations due to covid, spring athletes are looking forward to a successful season of competition.