The weather is warming. The sun is staying out longer. Ray Swisher is riding around the baseball field on a lawnmower. Even though it’s only March, Spring is here.
So the cleats go on and the softball team begins practice. Though last year wasn’t the team’s best year, they look forward to success this coming season. With 8 of 9 starters returning and a roster heavy with veteran players, hopes are high for much improvement.
“We’re going to get better this year. The staters have more experience playing together and we’re excited to see what happens this season,” says junior Ali Cunningham.
The goals for this year are to increase the number of wins from last year and to work as a team. They’re also working to beat rival Parkersburg South.
Senior Makenzie Hesson says, “The most important thing in softball is chemistry. It doesn’t matter how good you are individually. If you can’t work as a team, you can’t be good.”
The Lady Vikings wish to make a trip to the state tournament this year as well. They begin their journey at home with a scrimmage against Ravenswood on March 10.