GRAFTON—With the teacher strike coming to an end on Tuesday, Grafton High School was able to officially begin their spring sports practices. Of course the weather did not cooperate, as many of the teams had to hold their practices inside, but this is to be expected this time of the year.
It looks as if there will be over 100 student-athletes taking to the fields, courts and tracks this spring for GHS, which is really nice to see. The spring sports at GHS consists of baseball, softball, boys and girls tennis and boys and girls track.
Coach Harstel Keener had his baseball team in the Clair Bee Fieldhouse working on hitting and conditioning, while Coach Tyler Cox brought his softball team in afterwards, for an all-around workout.
Coach Becky Lake had her girls running the halls at GHS, while Coach Norris had the boys track team outside running.
Coach Sara DiPiano had her boys and girls tennis team inside the Scotty Hamilton gym going through a tough conditioning practice. Some players may have thought they went to track practice inside of tennis practice.
If all goes as planned, the games and meets will begin in about two weeks. Stay tuned to the Mountain Statesman for complete schedules as soon as they are finalized by the school.