By: Dillon Benson
Eisenhower’s spring sports started getting ready for the season on March 4 this year, and the athletes have been working hard ever since. Our boy’s spring sports teams have been competing in trap shoots, track meets, and baseball games, hoping their hard work pays off.
So far boy’s baseball has been off to a rough start, as they are trying to come together as a team. One of the biggest rivalries is Youngsville High School, who they played on Wednesday, April 4. They started off hot, jumping to a 4-0 lead early in the game. Throughout the game, pitching started to slow down and Youngsville jumped to 16-6 to win the game. Even though our boys lost, they showed lots of progress. They had the bats going early and were fielding the ball well. They just need to work on pitching and working as team to pull away with the win. The Squire interviewed captain of the baseball team, Dakota Chase, who shared, “I love the guys around me and I love playing with my brothers.” As the captain, Dakota feels confident about the people around him and is hopeful they can pull it together and get a couple wins.
Trap has been off to strong start, winning their first two meets against Sheffield and Tidioute. Senior, Hunter Trawick, has been the lead shooter throughout the early part of the season. In their first meet against Sheffield, they jumped out to a big lead in the beginning and were able to hold it out the whole meet, winning 165 to 137. With these first big wins, they are looking towards a bright future. They have many shooters and many of them are upper classmen, so they should be able to keep bringing home wins.
Boys track also has started the season successfully, winning their first two meets against Otto Eldred and Youngsville. In their second meet against district rival, Youngsville, they came out with a solid win. It was never close, with the final score being 94 to 47. So far, thrower Joey Bauer has won all his events and has proven to be very helpful to the team. In addition, sprinter and jumper Jared Martone has also won all of his events, helping them pull ahead against Youngsville. The track team looks like they have a very bright future, thanks to all the upper classman and strong athletes they have.
Once again, the boy’s spring sports at Eisenhower are looking very good. So far, trap and track are heading towards winning seasons, and are tough competition for other schools. Baseball looks like they need some work, but they have some young athletes that look promising for the future as they build the team. It looks like it’s going to be a good spring for Eisenhower boy’s athletics.