It is coming close to that time of year again: districts time. The week that every sport spends their whole season working towards. It’s make or break time. All of your practices and all of the work you have put in means everything now. The DHS softball team has won districts for the last four years, and in 2014 they won state. There are three remaining girls on the team, now seniors, who went to state that year. The Dragons have a record of 13-9 so far this season and are scheduled to play their first game in districts on Wednesday, October 4, against North County at 6pm at Potosi. Here’s what Coach Guemmer had to say about districts this year:
Q: What are your biggest challenges going into districts this year?
A: This year for districts there are a few challenges that we will need to overcome to be successful. First, we need to be healthy and energized. This season comes right at you with how many games we play in a short amount of time and the body can become a victim of fatigue. The next challenge is hitting the rise ball. North County has two pitchers who throw it well and the plan is to face Hillsboro and their pitcher, who is 13-0 and averages about 9 strikeouts a game. The last challenge is to avoid the upset. As the #2 seed we want to upset the #1 seed, but in order to do that we first have to take care of the #3 seed. We really like our chances and we are going to use our 2 remaining games along with 4 days of practice to get ourselves ready to compete.
Good luck to the softball team with the remainder of the season!