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Play ball: Spring sports return at Bucktail High School

PHOTO PROVIDED Members of the Bucktail Softball team take a moment to stretch while listening to Coach Mike Poorman.

RENOVO — Bucktail High School spring sports are back and ready to go for the 2021 season. Despite last year’s set back with the loss of a season, the Bucks are all set for this year

“Bucktail Baseball is off to a good start,” according to baseball head coach William Probst.

“The players are working very hard to improve their skills. This is the sport we lost last year. Hopefully this year we can compete. The returning players are showing good leadership qualities and helping out the younger players. Baseball is a great sport to teach how to cope with life’s challenges. At the end of the season it will not be about wins or losses. It will be about how players learn to respond when things do not go well, and how to have a positive impact on the people around you,” Probst said.

The coach for the softball team, Mike Poorman, said he sees a good team this season.

“First of all, the coaches are very excited about getting on the field again, especially after not having a season last spring. There are a lot of new faces on the team, but expectations continue to be high. Last year’s graduating class set a standard for this program and we expect that standard to continue. The players also seem to have high expectations and are working extremely hard to reach the goals that were set for the season,” Poorman said.

Their goals consisted of getting quality leadership from their returning lettermen, seeing growth from the younger players as the season progresses, defending their MidPenn championship, making playoffs and finally to push for another district title. ”

We believe that if we stay healthy, it should be a very successful season,” Poorman said.

With such a positive outlook from both coaches and a supportive Renovo community, Keystone Central is looking forward to having a great season from both the baseball and softball teams. Keep a look out for the live streams to be able to watch your very own Bucktail Bucks.

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