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April 15, 2013

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Spring Sports Update

As winter sports come to a close, athletes and coaches quickly regroup and begin intense preparation for upcoming spring sports. Spring sports at MRH include girl’s soccer, baseball, and track and field. Each sport brings a range of talented student athletes dedicated to the success of their team.

MRH girl’s soccer coach, Amber Godfrey, is expecting a strong season for this year’s team. “My expectations are very high this season, we have a good group of girls that came out this season. The girls have worked hard in the off season; playing in a league and working out in open gyms and stuff. I’m really excited about the season and I hope the girls see their hard work pay off,” said Godfrey. The team has their own expectations and predict a much better season than previous years. “I think we have a good solid team, and I think that we really click well on and off the field and we have potential to be great just like any other team,” said freshman Maria Faulkingham. “We have been practicing in the off season a lot more, and practicing by ourselves at home and on Wednesday mornings we come in and we have been working out a lot more,” said sophomore Gracie Biedenstein, one of the team’s three captains.

Baseball has also been working hard in the offseason and hope to capture a district championship. “We got a solid young group we’ve talked all season and preseason about how long it’s been since this school has won district championship,” said head baseball coach Jonathan Webb. A conference championship might also be in their future too if they continue to work hard. “We have very high expectation coming into this season. Our conference and our district are wide open for the taking, with Brentwood and Valley Park losing some key players from their teams, so it’s up to us to go in and take it,” said senior William Wadsworth.

Track and Field are heading for yet another title in state. “I know it’s early but we have a lot of people returning from last season and we did pretty well at state last year,” said head girl’s track coach Cheryl Carmon. I expect the girls team to place in the top 3 at state. That would be a great outcome if we could have that happen.” Individuals on the track team also have high expectations for themselves. “Last year I won state, so this year I plan on getting my title back on the 200 and also hopefully the 400 or the 100,” said junior Essence Brewer.

Track and Field, Baseball, and girls soccer are hard at work to make their spring season bloom to its fullest potential. With the MRH community behind them we know they will succeed.

Story by Megan Owens

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.