Spartans look to End Two Year State Drought

Seasoned softball squad hopes to build on recent success and experience to carry them to the postseason.

Softball season is right around the corner, and excitement is growing for a successful season. Last year the Spartans had a deep run in the district tournament before ultimately falling to Norfolk in the district final. However, that young team from 2018 is back with a vengeance, as this offseason was fruitful.

It is exciting to see the offensive output that has been on display thus far,” said head coach Lance Kingery. “Our kids have really worked hard on their hitting in the off season and it’s showing.”

Kingery points to a noticeable change in strength, explosiveness, and especially communication. They hope to improve daily to be the most unified team in the state. Kingery and his staff are excited for the season at hand, in no small part due to the great leadership from senior players.

 “I’m very fortunate to have the Seniors we have. They are a wonderful group and they each bring something different in terms of leadership to the table. Some are more vocal than others, some show leadership through the way they play, some are showing it by making other players around them better.  Each and every player on this team is being asked to share their skills and personality to help us have success.”

While off season work is important. What they’re doing for the season is focusing on one goal: making it to the state tournament.

“In order for us to make it to state, we need to improve on a daily basis in every facet of the game because we know our opponents will be improving,” Kingery stated.  

As of now the team feels as if they’re under a lot of people’s radar as for contenders in the state race, but they are completely fine with that, as they expect to jump out at doubters.