With Spring Break over, our local high-school spring sports teams are back at it full-force this week as district play ramps up. The first-year duo of Catherine Xu and Daryn Ellison grabbed a compelling 8-4 victory and continued to prove they are a matchup for opponents to fear.
"The pitch count rule can make things hard when you are going to be playing five or six games in a week to try and get games in", Jerome continued.
The teams used to play every year, sometimes twice, with the games often very competitive between the neighborhood rivals.
The JV Lady Liberators (3-1) dropped their first game of the season, 4-0 to Willard Thursday afternoon. It changed me in who I am and my outlook on things and outlook on life. "That is one of the reasons why we have had success because of the togetherness, how well we play together as a team".
"The ACL warm up, it's called an ACL prevention warm up, it started at UNC-Chapel Hill with research that they did a long time ago", Strickland said.
One option that has been proposed in the past and is expected to be proposed again in the future is to extend the baseball season or start it later. "We took off and became a contender after that". "We have a tendency to lose the second set and see the match slip away".
Carr also thinks extending the softball season or starting it later would be a benefit.
"I was mad but then I was like, 'OK, they didn't win so let's go, '" Williams says. "We're kind of running out of bodies". This being our last tournament, I think all of us gave our all.
"Striking out (15 times) you're not going to win many games", Covina coach Joe Brown said.
Strickland said that a lot of what the team does is based on exercise science and that they work a lot with exercise science groups on campus.
"Last season we placed third scoring the highest goals and we are hoping to do better this year", Mr Mensah told the Daily Graphic in an interview on Monday.
"We have a stronger squad this year and everyone is fully fit which is different to the last couple of years". Even if the Sharks split those two games, they'll have some room for error.
The team has won 12 conference games so far. You always know that, as a batsman, you are going to have some poor games and get some low scores but I have given myself the best chance to have a great season. "It's just knowing your body and knowing what you need to do to prepare it".
For Brynn Fennell, another one of the team's Grade 12 players, her second year on the senior team was much better than the first and the game that clinched the championship for them was never tiresome.