Timberwolves enter spring season with determination


Graphic by Isabella Kneeshaw.

Simon Phipps, Staff Writer

As we exit winter and head into spring, there is one thing on our minds: spring sports. As we gear up for this season, a number of student athletes have been willing to share their outlook on the season. 

To kick it off, we have sophomore Mabry Martin, a returning varsity softball player. The softball team has maintained a good reputation over the past years and has won multiple state championships. Given the shortened season from last year due to COVID-19, the team is excited to get in a full season this year. 

The experience is super fun,” Martin said. “The team and coaches are super nice, [which] makes practices fun, and are very welcoming. The coaches have set up an amazing program that works well.” 

Next, the golf teams have been getting ready to drive into next season full steam ahead. With the boys’ team coached by Eric Wadsworth and the girls’ team by Justin Humble, they’ll be a force of their own this season.

Lacrosse is also preparing for a good season. The girls’ team is excited for the atmosphere of a friendly and fun team environment, and the boys’ team is getting ready to beat their rivals, Sherwood and Tigard. With two new coaches, the teams are trusting that they will find the success they are looking for.

Tennis players are just as fired up for their season, with the boys’ team being coached by Mitchell Myashiro and the girls’ team being coached by math teacher Bo Williams. We are excited to see what the team will accomplish this year. 

Lastly, track and field is hoping to achieve another solid season. After the senior-heavy team lost runners to graduation in 2019 and COVID, this year’s sprinters and runners are ready to bring the heat on the track. Senior Caleb Lakeman has already committed to Georgetown University but continues for his last high school season with us. 

“My goals are winning state, setting records and being a leader for the team.” 

Lakeman has been putting in the work with his brother, getting ready to dominate the season.

 Don’t forget about the field athletes either; last season, Sophomore Kyra Bakke took the 6A state championship in the high jump and is setting even higher goals for next year.

“I’m looking forward to hopefully getting new personal records in high jump and long jump,” Bakke stated. “Our coaches are very optimistic and believe we can do great things, and that helps to motivate and make the athletes believe in themselves.”

As we enter this season, we hope that students will consider joining in on athletics. The pay-to-play fee has been removed, so take advantage of this time, bond with new friends and make them family. Even the toughest coaches will be elated to see you!