The junior varsity (JV) and varsity softball teams at Bonneville High School have had great success this year. JV played their first ever away game against Blackfoot, which they unfortunately lost, but this loss did not prevent the girls from making long-lasting memories. Hailey Mecham, a member of the JV team, expressed the enjoyment she gets from spending time with her teammates, stating, “The funniest thing that has happened this season was in St. George. (At the beginning of the season we always have a tournament down there). I was in a room with Miah Jacobson, Kylee Olaveson, and Erica Haynes. We had the best time, we were up for hours just talking and laughing. It was awesome, one of them put on a facemask and laid in bed and it was hilarious! They made the trip so fun!” Softball has helped some students attending BHS become closer and learn more about one another. Lifelong memories like these are what make highschool softball such an excellent experience.
Tryouts for varsity were split into two days. The first day included timed running to determine how fast the girls could make it from home base to first. The second day was primarily focused on hitting and recording how fast the ball comes off the bats. The varsity played and won their first game in St. George. The varsity team has had six wins and 15 losses this season so far.
Similar to JV, varsity has also had great memories. Faith Arteaga mentioned her favorite memories thus far, expressing, “The season has been so good! We had new coaching staff and they are so helpful with us. They push us to try our hardest everyday. My teammates are the best. We are a family and all get along so well and play together really good.” In addition to Arteaga’s statement, Saydee Howell added, “The funnest memory I had this year and I think I could say this for a lot of our team, was beating Skyline, not once but twice.” It is evident that this year's BHS Softball team have built strong bonds with each other that have helped them come out on top. In the end, this softball season has been a remarkable opportunity for these girls to become closer as one.