SPRING SPORTS HAVE ARRIVED

Jack Proctor

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Caman Richardson steps up to the plate in game vs. Lee Davis. Photo by Charlie Leffler

As the weather warms up, so do the
spring sports teams for the oncoming
season. Multiple of them made deep
postseason runs with boys soccer and
girls tennis getting to the state finals.
All of these Hawks are looking to get
back.
The softball team is returning
many of its members from last year.
Led by senior Kaylyn Shepherd, a
University of Central Arkansas signee,
the Hawks are poised for a promising
year. They will win the conference
championship, finish second in
the region, and finish as a top four
team in the state.
In the years 2013 and 2014, baseball
was dominated by the Hawks.
Winning back to back state championships,
Hanover was looking to return
to glory last season. The young
team was knocked out early. With
all of this young talent returning, the
Hawks should be set for a good season,
however. Hanover baseball has
the ability to end the season as both
conference and regional champs.
Track and field, like baseball, is
returning many young athletes. Last
year they sent four freshman to the
state finals; Carter Unger, Madi Harris
and Elizabeth Meeks in pole vault
and Nathaniel Good in the 3,200 meters.
With these individuals returning,
track and field will definitely see
some success this year. The Hawks
will come home with a top three finish
at the conference tournament.
The girls and boys lacrosse teams
had decent seasons last year. The
Hawks had plenty of talent but lacked
in experience. This season that will
not be a problem because both of the
varsity squads will be made up of juniors
and seniors. Both of the teams
have many upperclassman. Hanover
is in good shape to have their best seasons
to date.
“Our coach has make us stronger by
scheduling tougher opponents which
gives us a better chance to make a
state championship run,” sophomore
Chandler Attkisson said.
The Hawks are highly capable of
putting together two very special seasons
and will definitely claim some
hardware.
Both the boys and girls tennis
teams are coming off of really successful
years. They both made it to
past the conference tournament with
the girls eventually finishing as the
state runner-up. The boys are returning
five of their top six line up which
should mean a great season ahead for
them. The girls, like the boys are also
returning many of their players. Both
teams will at least return to the regional
tournament.
In past years the girls soccer team
has struggled to find success. Nonetheless,
the Hawks have almost all
of their players returning. This season
the one to be looking forward to.
Boys soccer is coming off of a spectacular
season. The Hawks made a run
in the playoffs last year fighting their
way into the state championship. After
a second place finish, they will be
looking to get back and win it all this
year.
“This team works extremely well
together. We’ve been playing together
for a while which should help us
make another state run,” senior caption
David Dustin said.
Hanover soccer has a chance for
very successful seasons, with the girls
finishing top three in the conference
and the boys getting back to states.

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