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Baseball is First in State

Brodi Gary
Junior Ty Miller pitching during the varsity game against Shawnee Mission-East on April 4.

The baseball team is a couple months into the season and is currently ranked number one in the state and the Sunflower District with a record of 20-1.

Senior Jarren Hay described why he thinks the team has been doing so well this season.

“I think a lot of us returning players already know what to expect, but also having a new coach we’re a lot more relaxed you know, we’re a lot more ready,” Hay said.

Junior Micah McGavran shared how it has felt to have such a long winning streak.

“It feels good, winning is a great feeling and all of our work’s paid off, so it feels good,” McGavran said.

This year the team welcomed a new coach, Austin Fisher. After the Saturday, April 20 game,  Principal Jay Novacek announced Fisher would take over as head coach next year.Senior Maddux Leiker shared his experience with having a new coach this year.

“It hasn’t been that hard,” Leiker said. “He’s young he’s kind of like one of the players. It’s kind of hard with the old coaches leaving though, but it’s fun.”

Hay shared that both their head and assistant coaches this year played professionally, so the team has been learning a lot from them.

McGavran and Leiker stated that everyone on the team is friends which helps them stay strong and function well.

“We’re all really good friends so that helps a lot and there’s really no drama, it’s just baseball,” Leiker said.

With their season still progressing McGavran shared his hopes for the team for the rest of the season.

“Hopefully win state and keep on winning,” McGavran said. “And the goal is to get to the state championship.”

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Avery Mathieu
Avery Mathieu, Writer
Avery Mathieu is a junior staff member for the Owl Post. This is her first year on the staff. The other activity she is involved in at Olathe West is theatre. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, crocheting and listening to Taylor Swift. 
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Brodi Gary, Photographer
Brodi Gary is a Junior photographer for the Owl Post. She is involved in TSA, Public Safety, Kay Club, Uno Club, Feminist Club, Junior committee and Pre-Vet Club. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, cooking and relaxing. Brodi is looking forward to pursuing her passion in photography through the Olathe West Newspaper. This is Brodi’s first year on newspaper staff and is excited to capture a billion memories in one photo. 

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