Spring Sports Recap


Tammrynn Heimbigner, Reporter

As we wrap up our spring sports season, let’s take a moment to look back on the achievements from the last 3 months…

For golf, the girls varsity team got first in districts to lock in their spot at state. Layni Schmutzler says that her favorite part of the season was “being able to play at pretty courses and build relationships with people from all over the state.” Along with Schmutzler, Lily Weigel, Kyndal Reasor, Cloe Roberts, Mila Hauge, and Kaitlyn Linebarier all attended the 2023 State Tournament. Lily Weigel was also named Big 9 “Player of the Year” for girls golf and was district champion. For boys golf, the team as a whole got second place at districts, sending their team, Cal Anderson, Andy Hobson, Andrew Pope, Lucas Babst, and Noah Whittle, all to the state championship as well. At districts, Cal Anderson took first place individually with a two-day total of 149 after a two hole play off. Andy Hobson says his favorite part of this season has been “the car rides to tournaments, with my team”.

The EHS track team had a hugely successful season for this year which included 24 of the team members punching their ticket to state at the District 6 meet. Ellie Prazer, 2nd in the district for girls discus, says that her favorite part of track is “how much of an independent sport it is. It allows me to focus on my events, instead of a whole team’s chemistry on the field.” Prazer will be attending CWU next year to continue her Track and Field career. Some other highlights of the 2023 season include the boys 4×100 relay winning the district 6 championship unexpectedly. The team, which was made up of Peyton Guest, Gunnar Peterson, Graydon Schneider, and Tristan Wood, won the event with a final time of 43.27 seconds. 

Our wildcat softball team were District 6 champions for the second year in a row! They went 11-1 in districts this year and punched the number one seed to state. They will compete at state May 25-27th in Richland. Sophomore Elizabeth Heinz says, “I’m excited to go to state and compete at a higher level. Winning a game at state will be a super fun celebration. I love all the time I get to spend with my team at state”. The wildcat baseball team went 11-7 in leage, but had a successful season. They had a tight loss to Moses Lake to get into the State tournament, but finished the season 3rd overall. Luke Gale, a junior, stated, “ Looking forward to next year, we’re a young team and other district teams are losing a lot of their strong players”.

The wildcat tennis team also had a great season with numbers doubles and singles taking the win in all sorts of different matches this year. The girls team finished 2nd in the Big 9 and the boys team sent multiple players to the district match as well. The girls team sent Elise Bickford, junior, to the state tournament this season. The girls tennis coaches were also named Big 9 Coaches of the Year.

Our boys soccer team were league champions, but finished 3rd in districts after a tough loss to WHS and Davis. The boys played hard all season and had an amazing time with their teammates. The 6 seniors, Chris Barajas, Mattier Cruz, Fernando Garcia, Vaugh Pongonis, Cristian Maldonado, and Osvaldo Sanches all say that they loved playing with these guys one last time. Many of them played soccer together as kids and we are all thankful they got to finish out their careers together. Vamos Gatos!