Spring Sports Successfully Return
With the warmer weather comes spring, and Overlake Owl athletes are back on the fields and courses for an abbreviated five week season due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions.
Dozens of student athletes are participating in a wide variety of sports all of which take advantage of the outdoors. Athletic Director John Wiley knew his coaches would face challenges as practices began during Project Week and spring break. "It went better than I expected. Because of the schedule and the overlapping of the fall season's playoffs, we knew it was always going to be a challenge," explains Wiley. "I feel like we're going in the right direction, and I think it showed as we actually had games during spring break."
Another challenge? Wiley says Overlake students really turned out for spring sports, and other 1A schools are struggling with participation. Because of that, he's having to look harder to find games for our Junior Varsity programs. "Sometimes missing a few kids is the difference between having a deep bench or not having one at all. We're really just trying to cobble together ten or so games for our student athletes and calling schools to see if they'd like to play. Our JV teams have already gone to Vashon, Enumclaw, and Fife just to see some game action," explains Wiley.
Overlake spring sports offerings include Boys' baseball, Soccer, lacrosse, and Girls' tennis, golf, ultimate, and lacrosse.
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