This past weekend my softball career came to a complete end. I have spent the last 15 years of my life putting in the hard work, dedication, and endless effort that has brought me to where I am today and I couldn't be more thankful. I have made many friendships along the way that will last a lifetime, and memories that I will cherish forever. Although I'm sad that it has come to an end, I am ready for a new chapter in my life to begin. I want to thank all my coaches and teammates for the continuous support on and off the field, and pushing me to the limits I never thought I could reach. But most importantly I want to thank my family, especially my mom and dad, for the unconditional love and support they have given me throughout the years. From
Do you know how to help a girl overcome her shyness and build confidence? Suggest she tries out for a travel team of her sport of choice that she excels at while doing. This is what helped me when I became a player many travel softball teams I have became a part of; becoming a member of the teams made tremendous impacts on my life.
West High School’s softball team has opened a new chapter in my life. If I could go back to my freshman year I would have played for West. All the rumors people have heard about Coach Saladino are not true, he is honestly such an inspiring person. Playing softball for West has given me friendships I will never forget, the ability to play with the most robust players, and the new skills I have learned from such an amazing coach. Playing for West High School’s softball team was one of the best decision I have ever made.
The time has come, baseball season is in full swing! Now that basketball has long since ended, it’s time for America’s greatest pastime to begin. Not to knock other sports, but come on. What’s more American than baseball, hot dogs, peanuts, and Crackerjacks? Captained by the Clark brothers Matt and Cam, the Panthers look to improve on their weak record of last Spring (two, maybe three wins?) and compete in a high powered Mayflower League. As is the case more often than not, the Panthers’ baseball team will consist of many underclassmen such as myself, and even more middle schoolers. Needless to say, we have a young team. As is also often the case, we will still to the best of our ability put in the work and effort necessary to succeed. Even
I waited by the dance room door for what felt like hours, waiting to see if I made the varsity cheer team. The feeling of both nervousness and excitement overcame me as the coach walked over to the door to post the numbers of the few who made it.
A team in Concord, Calif., has had a win streak of 151 games. North Atlanta High School 's team can barely pull off three wins this season. The Spartans have had plenty of perfect seasons. North Atlanta closest time ever in the school’s history was to getting a perfect season was going 7-3 in 2010.The team from California doesn 't know the meaning of defeat.North Atlanta barely knows the feeling of winning.
It had been a long day at the softball field and everyone on my team was exhausted. We had won every game that we had played that day. We had made it to the championship and we're ready to win. I was the pitcher so I had an important duty, to pitch as best as I could. I gave it my all and pitched like there was no tomorrow. As we were nearing the end of the game the score was close, but we were ahead by one point. It had just become and even more intense that it already was. Every single person was on the edge of their seat waiting to see who would win it all. My team was up to bat and I was on third base. My teammate that was up to bat missed the first ball but had plenty more chances to hit the ball. I was so ready to win it all. As
As I stepped out of the car door to head onto the field I could smell the freshly mowed grass and hear the birds chirp. It was a big day for me because I was about to try out for my first softball team. As I walked on the field there were other softball athletes throwing very strong to each other and that made me get nervous. Once I got my glove in my hand and started to throw I felt that I was throwing very well. The coaches
At ten years old I really doubted if I wanted to play baseball after that season. We were the worst team in the league. In our first and only playoff game we lost. During that game I felt like my coach was dumber than a bag of rocks, he didn't even know the difference between the shortstop position and the second base position. He didn't know how to run the scorebook and he has not played a game of baseball his whole life. So in the last game I began to lose my patience. During the last played inning we were up 2-1 and that is when he decides to put his son in the game at pitcher. His son has lost our team many games that season and he could barely throw a 30 MPH ball across the home plate. I was the catcher behind the plate and the bases were
The past few weeks here at the University of Maine at Farmington have been excellent. I had the opportunity to come a week early to try out for the girls soccer team. I didn 't make the team but in retrospect, I think that was the best thing to happen to me. I moved into Dakin on the 24th of August. My roommate there was a sophomore that was here for the field hockey team. I was worried about rooming with her as I wasn 't quite sure what to expect. I had already chosen my roommate for the fall and we were going to move into Purington together but, we were not able to be roommates for preseason. The roommate that I would be rooming with in Purington was also trying out for field hockey.
Now that I am in college baseball was a fun sport to play in high school. Why did I say yes? Why did I volunteer my time? Why did I commit? Yes, I love it... but was it worth it? Five days out of the week was such an easy commitment. My mom told me do not go, I was wasting my time. But I did not want to be a basketball player. I didn’t fit in. The basketball world was not the world for me, I was a little boy who looked ridiculous in gym shorts. So I figured why not becomes an baseball player, as long as I practiced; the talent would come naturally. Baseball cannot be that hard. At least that is what I told myself. The first practice was very easy, but that was only icing on the cake for what was about to come. I did not expect to be pushing myself so hard, but I figured that is what athletes do, they go until they cannot go anymore.
Jessica French is a 17-year-old senior who is involved in many different activities! Softball is a huge part of Jessica's life. She spends at least an hour a day practicing during the week, and on the weekends she has 6-hour practices. Jessica doesn't play for the high school team, but
When I first started to play softball I thought the it would not be fun. When I started to play it was very fun to be around other kids and to get along with them. Also to make new friends. In softball you get to hit the ball as hard as you can. Softball is almost like baseball but they just pitch the ball a little different. You may sometimes play all positions like you get to be at 1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, catcher, left fielder, tight fielder, or the center field. I really think that it is very good that you can meet different people and became really close friends.