Spring sports are in full swing at Marathon High School: baseball, softball, tennis, boys weightlifting, and track and field.
The varsity baseball team made a swift turn-around with their season as they now have a 1-2 record after an impressive game recently, giving them their first conference win of the season against their rivals Everglades Prep from Miami.
Pitchers Dylan Ziels and Ryan Yablon did not disappoint. “Freshman Dylan Ziels was absolutely electric on the hill,” said head coach Joey Gonzalez, noting that he pitched into the fifth inning, striking out nine and allowing no runs. Sophomore Ryan Yablon took to the mound for the last 2.1 innings to wrap up the game. It was a total team effort, said Gonzales. The team will play again this Friday night, March 5 at 7 p.m. against Doctors Charter.
The varsity girls softball team now has a (1-1) record, after beating Westwood Christain on Feb. 23. This young team has started off strong, and are hoping to maintain this forward motion. Junior Kayla Sipe helped her team to victory after hitting a home run at the Westwood game.
With three matches under their belt, the MHS tennis team is showing great improvement since the beginning of the season. Six of the 12 players are new members to the team. Returning players Lillian Guo and Adrian Holdinga have demonstrated promising performance as all their matches have been extremely close and competitive, as they both hold position one for the girls and boys teams. They will go on to play two away games this week on Thursday, March 4 at Ransom Everglades in Miami and Friday, March 5 in Key West.
— Clare Merryman is the high school intern for the Marathon Weekly Newspaper.