Ultimate Team Grows Up. Werewolves hope to toss up wins. — BY CHELSY FRAKES There is no lack of confidence among members of THS’s Ultimate Frisbee team. “Our team is honestly going to mob,” senior Anna Thorne said. But Thorne and other Ultimate supporters feel that the sport is misunderstood by many. “A lot of people make fun of Ultimate, they think it is a hippie sport, but you can’t come out on the field thinking you can be lazy,” coach Porter Bishop said. Bishop, Suzie Walter and Mallary Isle will coach this year’s Ultimate team. “Really, Ultimate is a highly active competitive team sport,” Walter said. Walter has high hopes for the team’s second season. The team wants to stick with the playing
strategy that they developed last year. Their strategy led Timberline to the semi-finals in
the Seattle Spring Rain Tournament last year. “We ended up losing to Borah but our kids put on the best game of the season,” Walter said. Although the team is sticking to the same playing strategy as last season, Timberline’s Ultimate team is seeing some changes. For one,
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the team is bigger. “This year we will have enough players for an A and B team,” Walter said. The team also welcomes new coach, Mallary Isles. She was an assistant coach with Boise High’s team last year and has played Ultimate for about nine years. “ I like the game because it teaches kids good sportsmanship,” Isles said.
Twopeat? Softball has big hopes.
Ready. Set. Track! Team fires up.
— BY JACOB MOSCRIP
Track season is off to a running start and the athletes are preparing for their first meet against Capital High School tomorrow at 4:00 at Capital’s track. “My goal is the same as any other year I want to improve the athletes individually,” Head Track Coach Rob Hindberg said. Junior Ben Shields, who participates in the mile run and the distance relay, hopes to live up to Hindberg’s expectations. “I want to break records and help the rest of the team get to state,” Shields said. The new season will bring new challenges. “One challenge that the team will have to overcome is replacing all the track players that we lost last year, and getting those new athletes experience in competing at a higher level,” Hindberg said. Newcomers to the THS track team including freshman high jump and hurdle runner Mason O’Neill and freshman pole vaulter and long jumper Lilly Ball. “It’s a little intimidating competing with older students, but it is going to be fun and I will get better coaching than junior high track can offer,” O’Neill said. Junior 200 meter and 400 meter dash runner Casey Persons is ready to compete for the Wolves. “I want to go out there and break records and overcome lower back injuries to be the best I can,” Persons said.
— BY CHRISTINE MULDER The THS softball team is back and ready to defend the title they won at last year’s sate championships. Since they return many players from last year’s team, they should be strong again this year. What do they need to work on this season? “Team camaraderie and just working hard to get to our goals,” senior Jenna Bice said. The team is also looking forward to getting on the field and competing with all the great talent in their league. “It’s important when we step on the field that we are practicing or playing to our potential,” first year Head Coach David Page 24
Goodwin said. This year the team also has different challenges that they must overcome. “Beating ourselves,” Bice said. They need to make sure that they are doing their best as a team and playing to their potential. The biggest competition for the team this season is still unknown. “There are a lot of great young players in our league so I can’t pick one out right now,” Goodwin said. But Senior Jenna Bice has a guess. “Well, right now it’s hard to say, but personally I would say Eagle.”
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March 18, 2010