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Sports – Page 7 – The Eleight

Varsity baseball overview

The smell of the dust, taste of sunflower seeds, and the ringing of a bat let us know it is spring, and time for another season of Leigh baseball. This year the Longhorns look to rely on experience with numerous returners to the varsity team…

Swim and dive overview

As the weather gets warmer, the swimsuits come out, along with the start of the swim and dive season. Although it is early in the season, the athletes are continually training. Whether it’s before school, or after school, the swimmers are ready to go at…

Spotlight: Valerie Doan

Mounted archery may not be the average sport. However, the amount of skill one must possess to accomplish hitting a bulls-eye, while riding on the back of a horse, is tremendous. Sophomore Valerie Doan has been practicing mounted archery since the age of 12, and…

Varsity boys volleyball

The boy’s volleyball team at Leigh High School is using the momentum and experience of last year’s league championship run, and open-division of CCS bid, to start the 2015-2016 season red hot. The Longhorns are primarily led by 4-year veteran, and Concordia commit Ben Vanderluit,…

Badminton overview

March marks the beginning of one sport’s new season on Leigh’s campus: badminton. The team is currently preparing to head off their 2016 season. This year, the team has faced some impressive changes, and is heading towards an exciting, competitive season. The sport has grown…

Mid- season soccer update

It’s Feb., which means the winter sports are in full swing, as both girls and boys soccer prepare for CCS. Both teams are superbly athletic with great chemistry that has developed with years of experience.   For the girls team, Junior Emily Smith has missed…

Students getting recruited

Talent only gets you so far; it’s hard work that helps you succeed. Some students at Leigh have exhibited this–they have earned positions on national teams or early recruitments to prestigious colleges. They represent dedication and hard work, by pursuing their passion. As of October,…