Softball More Than Just a Swing


Ireri Mares, Reporter/Photo Editor

Selma High softball is back and running with their first game against Reedly occurring February 22, the girls are excited for a new season with new goals.

Their record is currently 0-1-1, having one loss and one tie, but they’re all expecting to have a great season despite recent challenges.

As we all know sports haven’t been very stable these past couple years. 

“Covid was a big challenge. It canceled our 2020 season,” senior and team captain Marytza Morales states.  

“Covid had a really huge impact on use last year, with not being able to practice if someone was sick,” senior Rose Flores expresses.

“We came back strong the following year [2021] by making it to state. Our goal this season is to get back to Valley and bring back a ring for ourselves and the community,” Morales continued. 

But covid isn’t the only challenge these girls face. The team practices until sundown.  

“We don’t have lights, so it is a struggle to try and get everything we need to work on in one practice,” expresses senior Rose Flores. 

The  team practices everyday at 3:40, getting as much field time as possible.

Despite  life’s obstacles the girls remain positive and focused on today.

“We’re off to a rocky start this season, with only two games in, but if we keep practicing and working hard we can definitely achieve our goal,” adds Flores 

Sophomore Marina Hernandez believes the team “has the potential for another run at valley.”

The girls still have a long season ahead of them and are working their hardest together to make this the best season they can have.