TRY THIS OUT

Trevin Kalick, Sports Editor

It’s hard to believe it, but we are getting closer and closer to spring, which means warm weather, spring break … oh … and spring sports. Don’t you guys worry: basketball season is still in full swing, but soon it will come to an end, and we’ll have to rally together and cheer on different school teams. Well, on Monday, January 16, while most of us were chilling at home enjoying our break from school, our baseball and soccer teams had their tryouts. Soccer tryouts lasted from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. while baseball tryouts started at 9:30 A.M. and ended at 4 P.M. Any can tell who had the more gruesome tryout session out of the two.

HHS’s baseball team has always been a very high point for this school, and I believe the tryouts prove to you just why. Our guys were pushed to their limits just to make the team, and that’s incredible to me. Sometimes you’ll see a team do a very short tryout because the coach may already have an idea of who he wants on the team, or you may see it get drawn out for a week so the coach has time to decide. Not for the HHS Baseball team; they had seven and a half hours to prove they were good enough to make the team.

On the same day, the HHS boys’ soccer team had their tryouts, and they were definitely not as trying as baseball’s were. I talked to one of the soccer players, Josh Graves, and he told me, “It wasn’t really a tryout; we came out to the school and had a scrimmage.” As you can see, the baseball players had it much tougher than the soccer players, as Gracen Shook, one of the many who tried out for baseball, complained, “They were done before we even went to lunch, wasn’t even fair!”

Whether they were out there for almost seven hours or out there for three, I expect great things from both our baseball and soccer teams.