As spring approaches, the 2018-2019 winter sports season has come to an end. As sports like basketball, swimming, wrestling and cheerleading finish their season, the athletes are left satisfied with the outcome and the opportunities given.
Junior Gabby Brewer feels that the girls’ basketball season ended very well considering the new challenges they had to face.
“Overall with having a new coach this season brought in a different way of coaching which was beneficial for us as a team and helped us to have a winning season. It was hard at first to adjust to a new coach but once we did, he helped so much with our program. Our goal as a team was to make it past the first round of sectionals and we ended up making it to the championship game,” said Brewer.
Junior Michael Reese feels that the boys’ basketball season could have advanced differently but is looking forward to regaining their fire in sectionals.
“The season was good but we know it could have been better. Individually I pushed myself to step up and score more because I knew we would need more people to score. A goal for the team is to win sectionals and make an appearance at regionals again this year,” said Reese.
Sophomore Lauren Gascho is looking forward to improving even more in future years of her swimming career.
“This swim season went pretty well. I broke my best time from last year but not by as much as I would have liked to. I tried some new events like the 200 free and ended up doing pretty well. Overall, I had a lot of fun this season and I am excited to see what I can do next swim season,” said Gascho.
Sophomore JC Reese was pleased with the outcome of the season for the boys’ swim team.
“I had a personal goal of going 23.4 in the 50-meter free and I accomplished that. For the team, we had an overall goal of placing top three at conference and we accomplished that goal by getting third,” said Reese.
Junior Camren Toole was somewhat disappointed to see the boys’ wrestling season come to an end.
“I made it to semi state but did not meet my goal of making it to state. And as a team we did not have a very good season because we lost a lot of good seniors and had to adjust with having a lot of freshman on varsity,” said Toole.
Sophomore Gracie Brandt’s season ended early due to an injury, but she was still very happy to be a part of the girls wrestling team.
“My season started off really well. I got to wrestle in two tournaments before I was out for the rest of the season with a stress fracture in my spine. In the end, the overall season for us girls was amazing and I can’t wait for next year,” said Brandt.
Senior Kailyn Parker was happy to form close relationships with her teammates for her final year of cheering at LHS.
“By the end of the season we started to have a good time and enjoy cheer more. We all accomplished becoming closer as a team and we also started to try new things,” said Parker.
Many of the winter sports athletes at LHS are happy with the way their season has come to a close and the students and staff are very proud to support the tiger community.