Spring sport season underway

Story by Mia Gatti – Staff Reporter

As we all know the spring sports are coming off of a year break with their last season being canceled, this season for all spring athletes have been working hard to bounce back from this challenge. This season there has been a variety of ups and downs that our bronco athletes have been able to really power through. 

   Starting off with the girls’ soccer team. This team had never played together and was able to adjust and work well. They had sophomores and freshmen that were new to Lee’s Summit North Soccer and they adjusted very well. 

   “This season has gone well for us, especially with coming off a full year off. Our girls did have to get back up to speed on the game and we learned some lessons early on but once we came together as a team we really played well and had some good results. We really showed the type of team we can be in our 2 matches with LSW this season losing in OT early on but then beating them 1-0 at their place a couple weeks later,” Ryan Kelley, Girls soccer coach, said.  

   The girls worked very hard this season and are coming up on their district’s game next week. Next, the boys’ tennis team has had a great season with their year off. They have been trying to get back where they were. There are less boys out for tennis this year, but that doesn’t mean they still didn’t have a great season. 

    “It was great having a full season after having 2020 canceled.   It was hard because many players lost an entire season of development and experience.   We have a great group of guys out for tennis this season and are hoping to compete in the District championship match tomorrow.   We also have our #1 and #2 players, Grant Idoux and Parker Windhausen, advancing to next week’s State Tournament in doubles,” Stu Reece, Boys tennis coach, said. 

   Coming up for guys tennis is the District Tournament on Monday 5/17 vs Truman and Blue Springs South High School. The adjustments made for all teams during this spring season have been crucial for them to pick up where they left off. 

   Lastly, the track team has been able to come off of a missed season very well. 

   “It’s been overall very good.  We did have fewer upperclassmen come out for the team this year but we had a ton of freshmen which is a good sign for the future. I think the year off is what caused the decrease in numbers, kids got used to not having a track season and moved on to other things,” Eric Davis, Track Coach, said. 

   The track team finished the year off with the district and sectional meets that can qualify them for the final state meet. 

   All coaches and players have worked hard to have this season as normal as it could be, and keeping all sports in session while everyone is staying safe. The perseverance within all athletes has been amazing across all sports, and this is what is needed to get through a time like now.