By: Julia F.
March is a bitter-sweet time of year for seniors as winter sports come to an end. A common topic of discussion amongst many seniors is how they are heartbroken to compete in their last few games as a dragon.
Girls hockey made it to the final eight in the MIAA, and the winter cheer squad has advanced to states. Girls skiing finished their season after making it to the MIAA Alpine Ski Finals, boys swimming team clinched the 200 free relay at state championship, and junior wrestler, Carter Lewis, qualified for New England’s after placing in the top six at states. Boys hockey and both boys and girls basketball played in their last games in the playoffs.
Senior athletes who have dedicated many years of their childhood to a sport, find it hard to believe it is all over. Throughout his experience playing hockey, senior, Joe D., said, “I learned that hard work beats talent. I will always remember winning against Xaverian leading us to the next round of the MIAA Tourney.”
Basketball players have a similar feeling about the end of their commendable season. After losing the battle in the playoffs, Will W. said, “Underclassmen should cherish the moment because it goes by quick.”
After finishing their sports that they have invested their lives in, athletes now have more time to relax and support the other teams that continue to battle their way to the end.
Fall sport athletes also felt the same way when they played in their last games of the season. Football player, Hugh G., said, “Our first game of the year was most exciting when we beat Bridgewater Reynham for the first time after playing them for ten years. I miss the nerves and excitement of the football games.”
Because girls hockey made it farthest to the playoffs for winter sports, there was a lot of hype for the game on March 8th against Arlington Catholic. Before the game Julia N. said, “I’m really excited and nervous because if we lose we’re out, but if we win we move on to the semi finals.” Unfortunately after girls hockey gave a tremendous effort, they were defeated by Arlington Catholic.
Cheerleading Captain Kayla S. said, “I will always remember the thrill of qualifying for states, especially because it is only the second time in DHS history.” The Winter Cheerleading team will compete in States on Sunday, March 10th.
Registration for spring sports are due by March 17th.