Spring sports begin
The spring sports season is now underway, but Tuesday, the cold temperatures and brisk wind kept all but the hearty boys tennis team from practicing outside. Games will start this week — hopefully with warmer temperatures.
“We’re looking forward to it,” said Athletics Director Ed Rodrigues, who said a fairly typical number of athletes signed up to play spring sports this year.
Coach Evan Wilga and his boys tennis team braved the cold to get in some practice time.
The team has nine members this year — triple the size of last year’s team, Wilga said. He said most of the players also play soccer — another sport he coaches — and noted that four of the new tennis players are in the eighth or ninth grade. With only one senior on the team this year, Wilga said he hopes to develop the team over the next few years.
Junior co-captains Seamus Braley and Nate Wiley are both fourth-year members of the team, having first joined during their eighth grade year.
The first home games of the season are scheduled for Thursday, March 31. The boys tennis team will face Bishop Connolly at 3:30 p.m., and the softball team will play Nauset at 4 p.m.
The first home baseball game of the season will be held against Carver at 4 p.m. on Monday, April 4.
Both boys and girls track will face Bourne at 3:45 p.m. at home on Thursday, April 7.
The girls tennis team’s first home game of the season will be against Dighton-Rehoboth at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11.