The start of summer sports

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The start of summer sports

Although Thursday marks the end of the school year, some athletics on campus will continue into the summer, including football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. For many athletes, summer training serves as a way to bounce back, prepare, and focus on the 2019-2020 season.

Although Thursday marks the end of the school year, some athletics on campus will continue into the summer, including football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. For many athletes, summer training serves as a way to bounce back, prepare, and focus on the 2019-2020 season.

Roy Nitzan

Although Thursday marks the end of the school year, some athletics on campus will continue into the summer, including football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. For many athletes, summer training serves as a way to bounce back, prepare, and focus on the 2019-2020 season.

Roy Nitzan

Roy Nitzan

Although Thursday marks the end of the school year, some athletics on campus will continue into the summer, including football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field. For many athletes, summer training serves as a way to bounce back, prepare, and focus on the 2019-2020 season.

Aaron Boehmer, Sports Editor

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Classes end on Thursday, but campus athletics will stay in action throughout summer break as football, volleyball, cross country, and track and field continue to grind in order to prepare for the 2019-2020 season.

For football player, junior Corbin Ridlehuber, summer training serves as a chance for him to bounce back from injury.

“I am coming into [summer practices] with a new mindset,” Ridlehuber said. “In recent years I’ve just had to sustain what I worked for in the fall over the summer, but coming off tearing my MCL, I have to work even harder to get into even better shape and regain strength in my knee. I think it’s important that all the work we have done during offseason doesn’t go down the drain and we continue to get better.”  

From the endzone to the court, the volleyball team is looking to prepare for its District 9-5A season in the fall through skills training, team camp, practices, and scrimmages throughout June and July.

“We are optimistic for the next season,” junior Jenna Wenaas said. “Leading up to it, we are going to work hard this summer and pre-season to get in shape for district.”

With cross country season rounding the corner, junior Amelia Jauregui believes summer training is a crucial part to any team’s success.

“Summer training is most definitely the most important key to a successful cross country season,” Jauregui said. “I fully believe in the quotes ‘champions are made in the offseason’ and ‘cross country is a summer sport competed in the fall.’ If you want to be successful, you have to work hard even when coaches aren’t on you all the time. So, I believe summer training is the most important thing you can do to see results.”

While focusing mostly on cross country throughout the summer, Jauregui also participates in a summer track team in hopes of getting a head start before track and field season in the spring.

“Over the summer I am involved with a summer track team, however I go to return my focus back on cross country,” she said. “My coach made me a workout plan that has me working on increasing my mileage, slowly but surely, throughout the summer to be able to feel ready for the upcoming season.”