Goodbye Fall Sports, Hello Winter Sports

By Staff Writers Marshall Byington and Lisa Lam

Graphics by Lisa Lam

The cold of winter brings more than just hot chocolate and holiday lights, it brings out Timberline’s winter sports. During this season, Blazers get festive for girls and boys basketball and wrestling, girls gymnastics and bowling, and boys swimming.

While the crowd roars for the football team, winter sports count on the same pride that comes from football. “We thoroughly enjoy having a student section, and [it] amps us [up] more during our games,” said senior basketball player Mia Harriott. The student section has been an important instrument in motivating players for all of the sports. “The Blazer community could help by doing what they have always done for us… coming out and supporting [us],” said senior basketball player Cole Hicks.

Although many athletes want the audience to cheer them on, some end up with less applause than others. More fans are expected to show up to a basketball game than a wrestling match. This may be due to the popularity of the sports outside of school. “There’s never a lot of people there [at the matches],” said senior Cedric Maser. “Just go into the home meets and [support] the guys.”

“I think the Blazer community should come support the swimmers during home meets,” said sophomore Andy Lin. “Timing [the swim meets] is a good way to get [community service] hours but also show support.”

Positive attitude is not only shared by the audience, but through the team as well. “We’re all cheering for each other and having a positive attitude,” said junior bowler Faith Doctor. “[It] shows team spirit.” This group cohesion or cooperation builds up the team. The positive attitude increases team dynamic, the feelings between team members that influence what they do and how they do it. An upward attitude may bring more success among team members.

“Our team dynamics involve a lot of support,” said senior gymnast India Fitzgerald. “We work hard to hype each other up and be there for each other during each meet. When the team is all present it helps us get in the zone and do well.”

Link to the “winter athletics’ tab on the Timberline webpage.

https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/domain/192

Here you can find sport eligibility paperwork, competition schedules, and ticket prices.

Paperwork must be completed by Nov. 8 to be eligible for the first day of practice for wrestling, swimming and basketball. The guidelines and warning are attached on the link above.

Coaches:

Girls Bowling – Kelsi Rees

Wrestling – Jeff Birbeck

Boys Basketball – Allen Thomas

Girls Basketball – Tim Borchardt or Sasha Matthews

Boys Swim & Dive – Sam Bingaman

Girls Gymnastics – Shannon Brigham

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