While high school sports are a big part of people's lives, what about all the club sports that aren’t associated with the school?
According to Gavin Held, a junior and a participant in club hockey, there are “not many positives” when your sport isn’t an official high school sport, but “at least we don’t have to get drug tested.” He was referring to the new policy the district put in place to test Logan High athletes.
Some of the positives Held listed for non-school sports was that the kids that are there want to be there. With standard high school sports, those who participate in one season receive a gym credit so some kids will participate in a sport but not really care about it. This bothers some athletes like Gavin Held, which is why he prefers hockey remain a club sport.
Yana Bogoev participates in competitive figure skating. This being a performance sport, the athletes greatly appreciate an audience, but there isn’t a pep rally for ice skating, so it’s hard to get her peers to come. As a result, she said, “It's hard for me to get into school spirit.”
Students can support the hockey team at their games Mondays, 7:45 p.m., at the Eccles Ice Arena, and keep your eyes open for the two annual figure skating performances at the same arena. Other sports not associated with high school that could use more support are ballet, water polo, diving, horseback riding and boxing.
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