Weather Restricts Spring Sports Practices

Johnie J. Logue
Enterprise Staff
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball
I’ll tell you what I do
I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
-Rogers Hornsby
The recent weather has canceled a few games, dampened spirits, and has sent local baseball, softball, track and golf teams indoors for the time being. One thing is for sure, the players and coaches are ready for spring and ready to practice on a daily basis outside.
You think things are a bit miscued right now? Well, the track team is running the hallways at WHS. The golf coach has his players putting in his class room and the baseball players are practicing in the gym.
The only winter sport that is still going on is archery. They finish up on March 22 and 23 in Branson. They are practicing in the middle school gym. So, there is no safe place to be after school hours. You can take your pick. Get run over in the halls, or hit by a golf ball, baseball, or by a stray arrow. I don’t think so.
By the time this story goes to press, hopefully the weather will have cooperated enough to get the athletes back outside on the good, old green grass. Smell the air and if you get hurt, just rub a little dirt on it and you will be okay.
The Warsaw baseball team and track team should be pretty good this year. Golf is hurting for players. Right now there are seven, maybe ten on a good day. Most are inexperienced.
Archery has six going to state as well as the whole middle school team. So things are looking good there.
The baseball team will be led by pitchers, Seniors Matt Luebbert, Joey Mace and Riley Bagley. They have good freshmen class and  high expectations under new Head Coach Johnny Eierman.
Track has several key performers in Maleek Porter, Alyssa Alcantara, Kya Schepker, Parker Love, Aubrie McRoberts, Kiersten Grobe, Rayni Simons and a host of others. Head Coach Cody Morgan continues to field a competitive track team every time out.
Archery is led by Sophomores Bradley Brown, Donna Pitts, eighth graders Logan Schockmann, Hudson Karr, Trevor Downing and Ashlyn Lane. Head Coach Jackie Downing needs to be commended for her excellent job working with these young kids.
So one of these days, we will hear the cry, "Play Ball" and there will be some happy coaches and players who are tired of being caged up.