Lions girls mix fun with competition


Girls tennis remains a popular sport at St. Helens High. While the numbers are down from a blockbuster 50-some last season, the Lions still have 20-some players,

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While the numbers are down from a blockbuster 50-some last season, the Lions still have 20-some players, enough to fill all the spots for varsity matches while others get to compete on the junior varsity.

And the interest level among those who have turned out is undeniable. Olea Opdahl and Ella Tenido, the only seniors on the squad, can speak to that.

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“It’s a very social sport,” Tenido says. “It’s fun to interact with all the girls and have a good time.”

Both aspire for measured success in matches, but are looking for and say they get a lot more out of being involved.

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“Getting better is always the goal, but I want to have a good team, and it’s been a fun year already,” Opdahl says.

Fun? The first week of practice was in mostly chilly temperatures, sometimes dancing around the freezing mark. But coach Mark McQueen, himself a tennis buff, says his players didn’t seem to be bothered by the climate. A D V E R T I S I N G | Continue reading below

“We’ve only had two days when we practiced indoors. Every other day we’ve been out here,” he said this week while leading an outdoors practice on the eve of Thursday’s scheduled season opener against Hood River Valley. “There were times we had to bring out the squeegee, and it was 31 degrees one day, but the girls would much rather be out here on the court playing than inside.”

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New Hope-Solebury girls basketball team is already off to the races

The Lions started off running and never slowed down in a 50-22 Bicentennial Athletic League win over Plumstead Christian.

NEW HOPE’ Rachel Saxton’s face lit up at the mere mention of her basketball squad’s penchant for running the floor.

‘We always look for cherry (picking) throughout the games,’ the New Hope-Solebury sophomore guard said. ‘Especially this year, we don’t have that much height, so speed is definitely our strength.

‘Whenever we get those transitions and we’re in the motion, I feel that helps our game because once we get those (easy baskets), we can focus on our shots, and they’ll start falling.’

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Girls basketball preview: No. 2 Argyle reloads for run at fifth straight state championship

Argyle rushes the court at final buzzer. Argyle v San Antonio Veterans Memorial in a UIL girls basketball Class 4A on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Alamodome. (Ronald Cortes/Special Contributor)

When Argyle lost Vivian Gray, Jocelyn Pierce, Madison Ralston and hall of fame coach Skip Townsend after winning the program’s third straight state championship in 2017, few expected the Lady Eagles to make another run at a state title.

But first-year coach Chance Westmoreland and Argyle did just that, going 34-7 and knocking off San Antonio Veterans Memorial in the Class 4A final.

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With a supportive group of strong women as role models, an all-girls environment is the ideal place for your child or teen to flourish without the distraction or worry of impressing the boys.

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To find the right type of camp for your daughter, start by accessing her needs and interests, then decide whether other factors, such as location and cost, are important to your family. You can search for a camp that focuses on a specific interest, such as the ones mentioned above, or ones that have an overall traditional experience to offer.

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