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Varsity baseball players cheer for each other before a game during the 2019 season — the last season that the team played. Though COVID shut down last year's season, this year's spring sports will play — just a shorter season that stretches into the summer.

Warming up

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

As weather gets warmer, many athletic teams that typically play in the spring — including baseball, softball, boys tennis, track, lacrosse and wrestling — are beginning seasons that will stretch into...

During the modified 2020 season, every MLB game featured a designated hitter, which meant more hits and more runners on base. Losing the DH would be a shame.

Opinion: Keep the universal DH

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

When Major League Baseball announced their new rules for the 2021 season, many fans were disappointed with their choices. The most notable decision was the players association’s rejection of a proposal...

Baseball legend Hank Aaron speaks during the Tom Johnson Lecture Series at the LBJ Presidential Library on January 22, 2015. Aaron died on January 22.

Remembering a legend

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor February 8, 2021

Baseball superstar Hank Aaron passed away on January 22, 2021. Aaron played for the Milwaukee Braves in the MLB for twenty-one seasons. After that, he went on to play another two seasons for the Milwaukee...

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The Dodgers had an 8-3 victory against the Rays.

Dodgers win 2020 World Series during pandemic

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor November 5, 2020

The 2020 World Series was held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas this year. Due to COVID-19, the teams were unable to travel, so the MLB made accommodations allowing both teams to be the “home”...

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