LELAND, NC (WWAY)–It’s been over 9 months since public excessive colleges within the State of North Carolina final performed sports activities, however on Tuesday night time they returned to the Cape Concern.
Excessive College volleyball groups took the courtroom for his or her first video games of the 2020 season. It was the primary athletic competitors for public colleges because the center of March, it’s one thing that’s been a very long time coming for student-athletes.
“It was good as a result of we went a extremely very long time with out taking part in,” says New Hanover Excessive College senior Izzy Reeves. “So, it was enjoyable to be again out on the courtroom tonight.”
Seniors at each New Hanover and North Brunswick say they couldn’t be extra grateful for the chance to placed on their faculty colours a minimum of yet one more time.
“I’m simply very grateful as a result of it’s my senior 12 months and volleyball is like my spotlight of my total highschool,” says North Brunswick senior Melia Bordeaux. “Like if it weren’t for volleyball highschool could be boring actually. So, simply I’m very grateful and grateful that we will nonetheless be out right here and play.”
It’s something however a traditional season for these athletes. It begins with temperature checks, social distancing, and masks required even whereas taking part in. They are saying whereas it hasn’t been straightforward, it’s greater than value it.
“I positively perceive the precautions that we’re taking and I’m actually glad that they discovered a method to make it work for us,” mentioned New Hanover Excessive College senior McKenzie Botbol. “So, the little issues like getting temperature checks and wellness checks in the long term make up for it as a result of we get to play.”
The coaches say it has been a problem to get everybody on the identical web page this season, however the sports activities has introduced them a way of normalcy.
“It is a good little island of normalcy and even enjoyable in the midst of every thing that us and the children are going via,” says North Brunswick volleyball coach Jeron Hogan.
The unknown of the season remains to be hanging over the convention, however they’ll by no means take with no consideration anytime they’ll spend on the courtroom.
“On a regular basis that I get to play is nice and simply extra time to have enjoyable with my teammates and maintain taking part in the game I really like,” mentioned New Hanover Excessive College senior Megan Tamisiea.
That is the primary of many sports activities that can return to the Cape Concern over the following few months. Cross County groups throughout the world kicked off their 2020 season on Monday as properly.