by Breanna Seabolt
After the surprising news of Coach Bill Miller’s illness, the players and coaching staff have united to make this upcoming baseball season a great one. Head Coach Miller was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2015. The news shocked the Pleasure Ridge Park community. Since his diagnosis, Coach Miller has been undergoing targeted chemo treatments.
“Coach Miller is doing awesome. If anything, the news has brought us closer together,” said Assistant Coach Hawks.
The official 2016 baseball season will begin in mid-February and will continue throughout the rest of the school year. The team encourages everyone to come out and support Coach Miller and the entire baseball staff and players.
The softball team has welcomed a new assistant coach along with the new season in 2016. Coach Paragon returned to PRP after completing her softball career at Campbellsville University. As a PRP Softball Alum, Paragon is excited for her first season coaching the team she once played for.
Softball players have been conditioning since November. With the help of Coach Paragon and the other PRP Softball Staff, the team is ready to take on this year’s competition.
“I think we’ll be a team to beat just because the girls are determined to better themselves,” said Coach Paragon about the upcoming softball season.
Softball will officially begin practicing on February 15th and games will be soon to follow. The players urge all students and staff to come out and show school spirit by supporting them at their games.
The tennis team is preparing to serve up another great season this 2016 school year. Anyone interested in joining the team can sign up in Dr. Graf’s room (301). The official season will begin mid-February after tryouts on 2/18, 2/19, and 2/22 at the Southwest Government Center Home.
“Our season goes a different way every year. It all depends on our competition and amount of practice time,” said a hopeful Erin Greenwood who is entering her senior year as a tennis player.
The returning players and staff are expecting to have a fun and successful new season, and recommend that anyone interested come out and join the team.
PRP Track athletes are sprinting head first to face their new competition this 2016 season. After months of conditioning and practice, the team started the season with a successful meet on February 13.
“The track team is preparing to have another great season,” said Junior Thrower Olivia Nisbet.
The next meet is on March 10.