By Sam Collins
Cougar News Blog
Cactus Canyon Junior High brought home two championships during the first sports season, the first for baseball and softball. Both teams came out undefeated the entire season.
At the championships, both the lady Cougars and the boys went against Mountain Vista and dominated. The softball team won 19-2 and the baseball squad won 14-1.
The softball team trained and played just like a family, and that’s one of the main reasons they were so successful. Baseball players worked hard and never gave up, that was their strength. Coaches of both teams said they were very proud of the way the teams played and represented CCJH.
“The girls had a great season, they never gave in,” softball coach Bill Wilson, said. “They hustled and ran the bases very aggressively, learning how to avoid the tag and working together as a team.”
Most of the seventh graders plan to return to the team next year. Eighth graders want to try out for the high school teams next year. All the players want to continue playing for a while, hopefully as one big happy family.
“We didn’t get our victories because we were good,” softball player and captain Brittany Gadberry said. “We pulled out these amazing victories by being a family.”