Warm weather launches new sports season

As the weather starts to warm up and the snow begins to melt, the spring sports teams are springing into action.
Tryouts for spring sports teams began February 10, and soon after tryouts, spring athletes will take the field and begin the 2017 season.
Men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and winter track, come to a close while giving way to many new sports.
These new sports include women’s soccer, men’s tennis, baseball, softball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s track and field, as well as men’s and women’s lacrosse.
There are high expectations for many of the spring sports teams here at Broughton.
In past years, there have been many conference champions, regional champions, and some spring teams have even won the state championship for their sport.
The men’s golf team won the 4A state championship in 2012 and 2014 and finished third in the state last season.
The golf team is eager to bring home the state championship once again this year.
Men’s track and field won the 2015 conference championship and also placed second in the 2015 regional tournament.
The women’s soccer team also captured a conference championship in 2015, and under the leadership of new coach Craig Brannan they are looking to win another conference championship this year.
Although the baseball team struggled last year, finishing the season at 7-17 overall and just 3-10 in the CAP 8 conference.
They are going to bounce back and come out swinging this season.
“We were not as successful as we would have liked to be last year, but this year we have the right pieces for a good season,” sophomore catcher Robert Ramseur said.
These teams and all of the other spring teams are looking to succeed in each of their respective sports.
Coaches include softball coach Dorrian Stephens; men’s golf coach Anderson Marlowe; women’s soccer coach Craig Brannan, baseball coach Jere Morton.
Track and field coach David Christian and women’s lacrosse coach Melinda Stewart.