Spring Sports Preview

Winter sports have come to an end, and now it’s time for spring sports to shine. Sports like lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis, golf, and ultimate frisbee are all out to celebrate competition and springtime weather.

Last year, the baseball team went 1-17 in the regular season, but ended up winning their first two games at the district tournament, earing a berth to the state tournament against all odds. They went on to finish fourth, winning the consolation bracket. Last year’s stars Oliver Massie and Finley Butler have left to play college ball. Nick Black, Beck Maguire and Owen Manning now look to lead the team back to state.

Baseball’s sister sport, softball, is also pushing to make state. This year’s squad is lead by senior Hope Shimatsu and new Coach Birt. With a lack of senior strength, the challenge will be for the underclassmen to step up and lead early. Nevertheless, look for the team to have a similar success to seasons past.

While both baseball and softball didn’t make it to the State Finals last year, men’s lacrosse did. With returning starters Sam Centeno, Henry Miller, and Brogan Richards once again leading the team, Brave Lacrosse has a good chance of going undefeated and winning state this year. The team even has the chance to make the case that they are the best team in the state. To read about our coverage of the  women’s LAX team, go to our website: www.boisehighlights.com.

Boise High has long had a dominating cross country program. The track team his now hoping to build on the success of our distance runners. Last year’s Idaho Gatorade Athlete of the year for both cross country and track and field, Maggie Liebich, has gone off to Princeton. But runners like Rosina Machu and Mikella Tobin hope to take over where she left off. As for the boys team, thrower Jack Tennie is sure to dominate the competition this season.

Nick Gabelman, one of the state’s top tennis players, is back from a leg injury. With matches starting in a short time, the boys and girls tennis teams are  on a mission.

Joe Gustaval and Emily Cadwell are two names that scare competitors on the golf course. Joe has committed to the golf team at the University of Idaho. Cadwell, a junior, hasn’t made a decision about college yet, but is hoping to continue her dominance on the course.

Ultimate frisbee’s only goal is a state title., They are coached a 3 time national and 1 time world champion. When asked,  players Emily Anderson and Bridget Benson, encourage new players to come out for the team, “ Ultimate is super fun, and way more competitive than people think.”  The two of them agreed that it is an awesome sport and super fun to play.

The Boise High athletes are ready to run, jump, throw, and play with the full suport of the school. Make sure to go check out some of their games this season as the Brave athletes will put on a show.

Photo Credit: Todd Maguire
Beck Maguire Swings for the fences