The spring sports season is in session and Michigan City High School's teams are showing strong potential to have great seasons. After a relatively successful winter sports season, the spring teams are showing promise of even more success.
Though a team full of young, inexperienced varsity talent, the boys baseball team has shown signs of greatness. Some of their wins include South Bend Riley, New Prairie and two conference wins against Chesterton and Merrillville, the latter being an 11-1 rout. Both Garrett McDaniel and Ryan Smith have proven that they can be reliable pitchers, which will be necessary to have success in the postseason.
The boys track team experienced much success this year. Probably the biggest standout has been Matthew Lockridge, who recently broke the Michigan City 100-meter dash record with a 10.88 second time and has consistently had strong performances at meets. It would be impossible to note all the great athletes on the team, as there have been many that have asserted their dominance in their respective events.
Not surprisingly, the girls tennis team has also been a tough team to handle for their opponents, with key wins against teams such as La Porte, Valparaiso, New Prairie and South Bend Riley. This team has been nothing short of consistent in past years, so you can expect a deep run in the postseason for the girls.
The girls track team had a great regular season, and they may have had some motivation too. In possibly their last season with Coach Bumber, the girls had a lot of motivation to make this season a good one. You can certainly believe that they have a great chance to make it past the sectional and hopefully all the way to state.
Unified track has been the feel-good story of the year for MCHS. Many student-athletes have teamed up with special needs students and have created strong bonds and amazing memories with each other. For many of the special needs kids, just being on a sports team is enough to make them happy, but they experience even more than that through the members of Champions Together. These students are dedicated to creating an experience of a lifetime for the special needs students and they have proven to do just that so far.
Do not miss out on catching the spring sports teams dominate this year, as some of them may be on the verge of historic seasons.
Michael Hebb is a student at Michigan City High School. City Pride is a regular column produced by MCHS students.