The Groesbeck Lady Goats had huge expectations for the softball season this year, unexpectedly shuttered by the COVID-19 crisis and UIL’s precautionary measure to conclude academic sport practices and competitions.
Though school sports have been cancelled at least until next school year, student athletes work for years to accomplish personal growth and competitive success. Athletes with Groesbeck Powerlifting are no exception and showed improvement up until the cancellation, working under the direction of Coach Alan Weihausen.
With news of the University Interscholastic League canceling all practices, competitions and other extracurricular events, many students were disenfranchised over the loss of positive season progress. “Luckily golf is one of the sports where students can just go out and play whenever they want,” Coach Alan Davis said, speaking of skill-building. “It’s very difficult to plan right now what we’re going to do.”
In an extra-inning game, the Palestine Westwood Lady Panthers won their second District 20-3A game in a week over the Groesbeck Lady Goats. Earlier in the week in Palestine on Tuesday, the Lady Panthers took a 3-0 decision. On Friday night March 13 at the Groesbeck filed, Palestine first jumped in front 7-0. Groesbeck fought back to take a 9-7 lead on a five-run rally in the bottom of the fifth inning. The lead lasted only than into the top of the sixth inning as Palestine came back and tied the score 9-9. The Lady Goats played good defense in the top of the seventh inning, but couldn’t score in the bottom of the sixth or in the bottom of the seventh inning thus forcing the game into extra innings.
The Groesbeck Tennis Team recently placed fifth at state before cancellations began to occur due to the coronavirus, at the competition held by the Texas Tennis Coaches Association in San Antonio last week.