Between the time the bell rings at 2:40 p.m. and the time the sun goes down, East athletes can be found covering the fields, courts and pool. Here’s a look at how the start of the season is going for some spring sports:
Game: Double header on March 22 against Blue Valley High School
Score: East won 6-4 both games.
Biggest rival: SMNorthwest on Tuesday, May 7
They’ve won state back to back years and they’re supposed to win again this year, so it was actually a really big win for us,” junior Robert Moore said. “If you look at our schedule it’s not a stretch to say we could go undefeated. We’re really confident right now and we believe in each other.”
Game: March 21 against Lawrence Free State
Score: East won 3-0.
Biggest Rival: SMWest on Thursday, April 4
“We played really well and we’re all really excited about the upcoming season,” sophomore Kourtney Koc said. “I think our team chemistry is a lot stronger than it was last year, so that translates onto the field.”
Tournament: March 26 against Sunflower League teams
Score: East placed first as a team with a total score of 299.
Top players: junior Will Harding and senior Andy Scholz tied for second and junior Walter Honnold got ninth.
Biggest Rival: Rockhurst on Wednesday, April 24
“We feel pretty good with the season coming up,” senior Jack Dierks said. “We just need to get used to our team and how big it is this year.”
Game: Double header on March 21 against Bishop Miege
Score: East won 16-0 in the first game and 6-3 in the second.
Biggest Upcoming Game: Pink Night Game against SMWest on Thursday, April 4
“I think that the team chemistry is pretty high right now,” senior Maddie Schutzler said. “We all get along and goof around but know how to focus when we need to.”
Meet: March 22 against SMWest, SMNorth and Blue Valley Southwest
Score: Both women and men placed first overall.
“It’s definitely difficult to get back into the swing of things, especially right after spring break, but we’re feeling pretty good about the season,” senior Lucy Hoffman said.
Game: March 26 against St. Thomas Aquinas
Score: East won 13-2.
“I have a pretty good feeling about the season, but we have a lot to work on to be able to make it to the finals,” senior Kiki Ehrich said. “It is so much fun playing with all of them.”