It all started in late August. The winter came like any other average Idaho winter. Little did everyone know that this winter would soon take over. This unrelenting winter season has carried on way longer than usual. Even though Idaho is known for it is a very frigid winter, it continues to snow through most of the spring. This weather has negatively affected Bonneville activities, including baseball, softball, track, tennis, and a number of other outside activities. This forever winter has held sports teams and people back from cozy warm weather and physical activities.
The snow came down hard during this winter season. Snow took over, and even though the winter season came to an end, the snow persisted. As the months dragged on, so did the cold weather and snow. Spring came, yet snow was still on the ground. Maybe it has not melted yet, everyone thought. However, that was not the case, as it would continue to snow and take a considerable toll on school sports along with various outside activities. Bonneville High School is one of many schools in the Idaho Falls and Ammon area that have been affected by the winter. Sports such as tennis where even strong winds can affect the sport. The winter season continues to set back tennis and baseball with all the snow that needs to be shoveled or melted from the courts and fields. This season has lasted so long that some spring sports seasons had to be cut in half due to bad weather. Some softball and baseball players have had countless games canceled in addition to other games from multiple other sports groups. This unyielding winter does not only hurt Idaho sport teams; it also affects students' mental health. Less sunlight and physical activity can have an affect on peoples moods, and mental health.
The 2022 to 2023 winter season continues to be detrimental for Bonneville students. Whether it is the cancelation of spring sports or the harm to mental health, this season has held people back from outside activities. Regardless, this forever winter shall end eventually; there is hope for a cozy spring and summer.