Varsity Spring Sports: Rocky Starts, but Anticipation Ahead

As Spring began, the varsity teams at Blind Brook kicked off their seasons, with renewed expectations, and hoping to get a good start. Both the boys and girls lacrosse teams, the baseball team, and the softball team have already played a few games. The tennis and golf teams, along with the track team have had a few meets. The Spring sports season begins at the end of March, with their regular seasons finishing up around mid-May, before the start of the playoffs.
In a season with all returning varsity players and renewed expectations after a rocky season last year, through 3 games, the baseball team has gone 1-2 so far. After a great pitching performance by sophomore Andrew Rogovic, the Trojans defeated Putnam Valley by a score of 5-1 on April 4, after a pair of rough defeats against Bronxville and North Salem. After a week of no games due to rain delays, the Trojans prepared for a 2 game tournament at Port Chester High School on April 16.
After making the playoffs last year, the Varsity Boys Lacrosse team has gotten out to a hot 2-0 start, with wins over Edgemont and Ardsley. In the game against Edgemont, sophomore Michael Berman led the team with 5 goals in a 15-13 victory, and against Ardsley, junior Ethan Taerstein led the Trojans with 5 goals and 2 assists. The Trojans resumed their season after the break with an away game against Hastings on Tuesday April 19, and a home game against Dobbs Ferry on Thursday April 21.
Through the teams first 4 games, the softball team has started out 1-3. After a dominant, 23-4 victory against the Leffell School on March 31, the Trojans are looking to bounce back after a loss to Hastings on April 5. After the break, the Trojans resumed their season with an away game on April 18 against Palisade Preparatory High School, followed by a home game on Wednesday April 20 against Briarcliff.
The Varsity Girls Lacrosse team lost their first three games of the season and are looking to get back on track. One of these losses came from Eastchester by a score of 13-3 and another one came from Briarcliff by a score of 14-3. After the break, the Trojans played at Sleepy Hollow on Tuesday April 19, and at Keio Academy on Wednesday April 20.
The Varsity Golf Team has gotten off to a hot start, winning their first 4 competitions. With the large contributions of captain Jonny Hamburger, junior Daniel Karetsky, and junior Jack Bachmann, the squad of 7 has gotten off to a 4-0 start.
The Boys Tennis team, after a delayed start to their season due to rain, played one match, but will continue with 3 weeks full of matches after the break. In their only match of the season against Ardsley, the team won 2 out of the 7 matches, therefore losing the majority of the matches. After the break the team will play home against Bronxville on April 19, Away against Byram Hills on April 20, and home against Hendrick Hudson on April 22.
The Varsity track team has had one meet, and will compete in its second meet on Thursday April 21 at Port Chester High School. In their first meet, the team did relatively well, performing towards the top of the leaderboard in the mile run, shot put, 400M dash, and 100M dash. While the team did not receive their official times yet, a majority of the runners finished towards the top of their races. Along with Thursday’s meet, the team will host a meet against Dobbs Ferry on Tuesday April 26, and have their league meet on Tuesday May 3rd.
All of the Trojans Varsity Squads are looking forward to a spring homecoming on April 29 and 30, something that has not been done recently for the spring sports, only during the winter and fall. The teams are anticipating that this event will hopefully help the teams gather fan support towards the back end of their seasons.