Jackson Fry (9) runs in the 4 x 800 meter relay. He had a great season, especially for only being a freshman. “I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity to run for the school at sectionals,” said Fry.
Ashlyn Duffy (9) hits a ball in the home game. This was her first season on Varsity. “I prefer home games because we have more time to get ready and warm up leading up to the game, which helps our performance. It is also easier for our families and WL fans to come when it is a home game. I can get home and get right on to homework sooner after the games, too,” said Duffy.
Emily is ready to field a ball in a softball game. She was the catcher sometimes too. “The most memorable softball game this season was when I hit my first home run against twin lakes,” said Peyton.
Joey Siciliano (12) catches a pitch from Corey Adams (11). This is in his senior season on the baseball team. When asked how he prepares to play catcher, Siciliano said, “I like to make sure to use a foam roller to fully roll out my legs and then do dynamic stretches to get my legs warm. After I'm warmed up, I get with my pitcher and go over our game plan and warm up with him in the bullpen.”
Corey Adams (11) gets ready to pitch in a game. He along, with the other pitchers, had a great season. “My favorite part about playing baseball is creating team chemistry with my teammates. The reasoning for that is since we play so many games a year, we spend a lot of time with each other and it’s a lot of fun,” said Adams.
Adeline Park (12) is a catcher and she hits. This was her fourth season playing softball. Another player, Sophie Szulkowski (10), said, "I would say the most rewarding part about softball is having great teammates and very encouraging coaches."
Sarah Bailey (11) slides into home to score a run for her team. She pitches and hits. When another player, Rylyn Reed (10), was asked why she’d encourage others to play softball, she said, “Softball is something I can look forward to after school because I know I will have a good time whether it’s practice or a game. It's always fun.”
Sarah Bailey pitches in a game. This is her third year playing high school softball. When asked how the team stays safe during COVID-19, Peyton said, “Masks are mandatory at practices, on the bus, and in the dugout. We social distance as much as possible and even got individual helmets this year. After missing last season, we are willing to take any necessary precautions to limit contact tracing and ensure a safe softball season.”
Adrianne Tolen (9) fields a ball. She kept busy this year while playing three sports. “I prioritize school first and I don’t procrastinate to get my homework done,” said Tolen.
Brice Rider (11) hands the baton off to Cannon Melchi (11). The relay team won the race. “The 4x100 is probably my favorite race. I really enjoy the team aspect of relays and it’s not long enough to be tiring. Cannon and I perfected our handoffs by practicing as often as possible and communicating ways to improve,” said Melchi.