Moving Into the Spring Sports Season

Bridget Goguen

Although spring didn’t officially begin until Wednesday, March 20, the spring sports season kicked off last Monday with the start of tryouts. Coming off successful winter and fall seasons, the spring athletes will attempt to carry the torch into the final sports season of the year at Franklin High School.

As the weather improves and summer warmth approaches, the spring sports are able to practice and compete outdoors. These athletics include lacrosse, softball, baseball, tennis, and track and field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

These sport seasons will continue until around the time summer vacation arrives and school is let out. During these next few months, they aim to capitalize on last year’s season and ultimately fight for a state championship.

Sports at FHS are a perfect chance for new students to get involved in the school. Freshman Anna Grasso, who’s trying out for lacrosse, expressed her anticipation about playing at FHS.

She admitted: “I’m really excited to play for the school and have the opportunity to meet new people.”

Girl’s lacrosse is coming off a previous season in which they were Hockomock Champions and both them and boy’s lacrosse made runs into the MIAA Division 1 Tournament. A year later, they have a chance to go even further.

Perhaps having the most special moment in FHS sports during the 2018 school year, and one of the best in the school’s athletic history, the varsity baseball team will have a hard time beating what they did last year after their Super 8 State Championship. However, the momentum they possess coming off of last year’s immense success gives them an advantage going into this new season.

Being a Panther athlete is something to be proud of as they are known to be talented and hard working. While the softball season might not be Freshman Julia White’s first experience as an FHS athlete this year, she emphasized her excitement to continue into the spring season.

She said: “I am still looking forward to another opportunity to play for the school. Not much is as special as high school sports in Franklin.”

Anyone can keep up with the spring athletics on the Franklin Athletics Twitter. They update on game scores and progress all season long.

Tryouts were held all week to decide the best placement of players on each team. Fired up and excited for a clean slate, the spring athletes will pursue the chance to set records and bring home championships to Franklin High School before the 2020 school year.