Timberwolves head into spring season with high hopes

Akash Balakumar, Staff Writer

As we enter the spring sport season, there has been talk of the mask mandate being lifted on March 12. This would allow sports competition to happen with teams playing their hardest and having the option of wearing a mask or not.



The boys’ baseball teams had tryouts on Feb. 28 and March 1. Their goal is to push themselves to play their hardest and keep a good winning streak. One way they are planning to do this is by building throughout the season so that they don’t peak early on.

Sophomore Joey Mattecheck stated, “One of my favorite things about baseball is the team bond we create as well as the overall culture.”



With the addition of many talented freshmen, the softball team is hoping to take home the state championship title after being the runner up in 2019.

Senior Leanna Rosenbaum said, “My most memorable moment of high school softball is the close bond I’ve created with my teammates.


Track & Field

The track and field team is looking forward to another great season with a big turnout of freshmen after losing their senior-heavy team over the past couple years. In addition, TuHS teacher Matt Unis has stepped up as the new javelin coach.

Senior Caleb Lakeman, who has committed to Georgetown University, said, “I am most excited about becoming a leader and inspiration for the future of TuHS track and field.” 

Lakeman wants to close out his last high school season by taking two state titles and three school records.

Junior Aaron Lakeman said, “One of my personal goals this year is to defend my district title in the 3K. I also want to see the team win districts and place at state.”



With the addition of new head coach Spencer Madden, the lacrosse team is hoping to be the league champions and make it to state.

“I want to see our team be really competitive and beat some of our rivals like Sherwood. I also hope that all the new underclassmen will have fun and want to bring their friends next year,” sophomore Kevin Jiricek said.



After taking a break last year to coach varsity, Ted Rose is returning as the JV coach. Bo Williams, who took a brief hiatus last year, will return to his former position as the varsity coach. The team has also doubled in size with the addition of many new players.

Senior Allie Karsseboom said, “One thing the team is looking forward to is being able to practice outdoors when the weather gets better and creating a team bond.”



With the addition of new coaches Ryan Cook and Axel Ellsworth, the golf team wants to win as many tournaments as possible and get better as a team.

Junior Blake Hachmeister said, “I enjoy how your only competitor in golf is yourself and that you can get better if you put in the work.”