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JV baseball team practices sportsmanship

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Win or lose, players always get up and shake the other team’s hand. JV baseball showcases this well during their last game of the season.

 

“It feels good, after the game and going back and forth, it’s always nice to show your respect to the other team,” Carson Floyd said. 

 

Floyd said that another important aspect of sportsmanship is respect. Without respect, the game will not be played the proper way.

 

“I think it’s really important to have good sportsmanship, it’s just a part of the game and I feel like if you don’t have it you’re just disrespecting the game which disrespect yourself, your coaches and the system,” Floyd said.

 

Although the JV team’s last game didn’t go as planned, and they lost 8-4, players and coaches still smiled, showing how proud they were of their team. Usually, athletes know each other from the schools that they are going against, especially when they play more than one sport. For Carson, it was football, baseball and basketball. These people have made bonds through the sportsmanship they show throughout all of the different games and sports they play. 

 

“A lot of guys are multi-sport athletes so playing three sports I see football guys on the baseball field, basketball guys and I always see this one guy from Oak

Ridge, Jasen Womack,” Floyd said. 

 

Having a social aspect on a team is really what sparks good sportsmanship. The JV baseball coach is Mr. John Gonzales, who is very involved in the school.

 

“It was his first year coaching, and he did a really good job, he always brings good energy to practice and it’s also nice to see him around school everyday. It made the season a lot easier,” Floyd said.

 

When asked about how his relationships on the team changed from the beginning to the end of the season, Carson Floyd spoke about his friends. The team managed to create a great bond throughout the season by showing support to each other, the sport, and the players. 

 

 “We’re all friends so whenever we see each other around school we always chat it up and we hang out,” Floyd Said.

 

by Regan Lund and Aubrey Giles

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