Bundling Into Winter Sports

A look at how the season has kicked off in each winter sport


Nick Howard

Coach Sodemann explains a drill to senior Kent Lawson and sophomore Gabe McCrary.

Nick Howard, Reporter

Fall sports here at Liberty are coming to an end, which means tryouts and practices have started for winter sports.

Sports such as boys and girls basketball, girls swimming and wrestling all usually start up between the end of October and the beginning of November. Even when athletes come up to school to work and practice in the offseason, the first week mentally prepares athletes for the season more than anything in the offseason. In wrestling, a no-cut sport is still competitive. Coach Kling knows the difficulty of the first week of practice to start off a long season.

“The first week is tough, mostly for freshmen as they’re learning the basics. As the weeks go on, practices progressively gets tougher,” Coach Kling said.

The Eagles’ girls basketball team had about 30 girls tryout for the sport. For their week of tryouts, the players went through a lot of skills training to determine how the players can contribute to the team. Coach Walterbach expects the team to have a lot of competitiveness this upcoming season

“[I expect the team to] play hard and give it their best everyday in practice and in games,” Coach Walterbach said.

As boys basketball started a new season coming off of a district championship, they had a large number of boys tryout to help continue the team’s success.

Girls swimming starts their season on Monday as all the winter sports have high expectations to begin their new seasons.