South transitions to winter season

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Greyson Heckman, 11, competes in the breast stroke at the Northwest YMCA on Dec. 3 at the Maize High Invitational. South received third place in the competition. Photo by T. Mitchell

by Brandon Rimer & Austyn Esser

As South transitions into the last month of the semester the winter season has brought a new variety of sports, which officially began on Dec. 1. The boys’ basketball C-team was the first to have a game and despite the score of 24-47 East High the team plans to strive for higher scores throughout the season.

“I think we will keep getting better throughout the season,” Aaron Veenis, 9, said.

Alongside basketball on the list of winter sports are wrestling, boys’ swimming, and bowling. Most of the teams have already had games and meets, bowling being the only one to still host tryouts from Dec. 12-Dec. 16.

“I have bowled for the past two years and it is fun,” Alesha Stroh said.

For other sports, it’s not just the number of years students have played, but the team with which they’ve grown close.

“I enjoy my teammates,” Jessica Domnick, 12, said. Domnick has a special connection to basketball as Mike Domnick, social science, is not only the coach, but also her father.

“I have played basketball all my life and I love it; my dad taught me,” Domnick said.

Brady Keller wrestles in the 220 weight category. With the 29 wrestlers that went out for the team and made it this year, junior varsity has 16 members and varsity has 13.

 “I wrestled last year, it was a fun way to stay in shape,” Brady Keller, 9, said

As second quarter ends, these four winter sports are only just beginning.

Greyson Heckman, 11, competes in the breast stroke at the Northwest YMCA on Dec. 3 at the Maize High Invitational. South received third place in the competition. Photo by T. Mitchell