COVID-19’s Impact on South Pointe High School Sports

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Lexie Thomas, News Editor

South Pointe High School students who are athletes have not been able to play their sport because of the Coronavirus. The Coronavirus has messed up so many important things but mainly it’s messing up athletes’ futures. 

South Pointe High School Sports have been out since March 13th 2020 and who knows if they will be able to play the rest of this year. Every athlete at SPHS has been wondering when they will be able to start playing their dream sport again. 

Zoe Kennedy who is a Senior at SPHS plays Soccer and she is planning on going to college for Soccer. Kennedy said her last Soccer practice was Friday,March 13th and her favorite sport quote is, “Talent without hard work is nothing.”

(Zoe Kennedy attempting to control the ball/photo by Grace Gresham)

“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, it the ultimate champion” -Mia Hamm.  “I can’t really name the feeling that I get when I play sports but almost what happens is that everything that ever bothered me kind of just goes away and it’s just a way that I can express myself through something I love to do and I just focus on the game and focus on the task and my friends in the game. I kind of just forget about everything else it’s really relaxin,” Carly Kennedy said who plays SPHS Tennis and Soccer.

(Carly Kennedy cheering after a goal in last year’s second round of playoffs/ photo by Grace Gresham)
(Carly Kennedy preparing for a match/ photo by Kristi Kennedy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Pointe High School student athlete Jordan Cook who plays softball said, “The sport has been a part of my life for almost 9 years. It has become part of who I am. It’s my escape from reality. When I step onto that field, I’m zoned in.” Jordan’s favorite sports quote is “there may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you,” from Derek Jeter.

(Jordan Cook pitching a fast ball)

“I think it’s horrible that every event has been cut and that seniors can’t finish their last year, but I understand the seriousness of the situation and so I just try and remember all the lives that are being affected,” stated Kieu Mai, a member of the Varsity Girls Soccer Team. 

(Kieu Mai steering the ball away from the opponent/ photo by Grace Gresham)

South Pointe High School is cancelled until next August which also means so are SPHS sports.