‘Fall 2.0’ Athletes Excited to Continue Their Seasons


With some high-risk sports being cancelled last fall, we now have a new “mini-season” ahead of us, including football and volleyball. Many athletes will have two sporting seasons cross over with each other, as football and volleyball began during the last week of winter sports.

I had the opportunity to speak with multiple athletes at Alden High School about this new, shortened season, and get their opinions and perspectives.

“We’ve had lots of different types of practices this year” said Ben Meyer, a member of the varsity football team. Due to the inconvenient nature of this year’s circumstances, including the program being shut down on two separate occasions, the team has been forced to use remote resources such as Zoom and Schoology to study plays, formations and schemes.

For the volleyball team, the Lady Bulldogs have had an outstanding start to their season, starting off the season with a blistering-hot 8-1 start, and an undefeated record in league play. “The team has been doing well,” according to senior volleyball player Caroline Wrest. “Everyone is working together well and giving everybody a chance to make a play.”

This abbreviated season will slightly overlap with the spring sporting season, which begins on May 3. The WACS News crew would like to congratulate the athletes on another great season and wish all athletes good luck on the remainder of the season.