Winter sports prepare for a new season


File Photo credit Aspen Magruder

In Salina’s Tony’s Pizza Events Center, senior Marcus Terry wrestles to defend his state champion title. Terry won the state championship his sophomore and junior year. He is preparing to compete again this season.

Spectators rushing into schools and bowling alleys to escape the cold, loud music and buzzers in gymnasiums and loud cheering and student sections going crazy. All of these come together to make a cold and chilly night into memories to never forget.

“They’re gonna let us do our tryouts at The Alley,” bowler junior Ace Helms said.

Senior Marcus Terry has had extra preparation coming into this wrestling season.

“I wrestled twice as many matches in the summer as I did during the season,” Terry said.

New bowling coach Abby Emmitt has very modest goals as a first-year coach.

“My goal is for the team to grow whether that be exponentially or in little steps,” Emmitt said.

Basketball coach Ryan Petty’s goals are pinpointed with precise execution.

“Our goal is to get inside and get very high percentage shots and score that way,” Petty said.

Wrestling coach Brandon Terry is ready for another successful season but believes there is always room for improvement.

“I think we are going to do very well, but I do think that we have a lot of work ahead of us,” Terry said.

Basketball player senior Aspen Peterson is working on the atmosphere of the team this season to improve on the end result.

“I am working on having good team chemistry in order to trust my teammates and stuff like that and like communication”, Peterson said.

Wrestlers had their first meet of the season last night and had a final score 69-12, Both boys and girls basketball teams have their first games tonight Dec. 2 and bowling does not start until Jan. 4.