ACHS springs sports ‘ready’ for whatever 2021 may bring — just let ‘em play

The winter break is in the rear view mirror and school has resumed and the spring sports season is around the corner.

For now, its full speed ahead for athletes who participate in tennis, track and field, baseball, softball and boys soccer.

While football and other fall sports were completed with relatively few hiccups, but winter sports such as basketball and wrestling have been put on hold for some throughout the early stages of the season as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to grip the country.

But Anderson County High School athletic director Gary Terry recently said that the spring sports season is scheduled to begin on time.

Terry is ready for spring sports, especially after what happened last season when COVID-19 reared its head and forced schools to be closed and extracurricular activities including sports, to be canceled.”

“We’re ready to go and we’re really excited about it,” Terry said. “These kids are practicing and I’m sure as they’re season gets closer, that we’ll have some mandates come down from the TSSAA and we’ll pass those down.

“Our baseball is ready to go. Our soccer is ready to go. Our track is ready to go and our softball is ready to go and our prom is scheduled and we’re excited about that.”

While excitement abounds at Anderson County, the wounds caused by the pandemic related cancellation of activities last spring are still present.

“We’re excited about our baseball team and we thought that we were going to be pretty good last year, but (COVID-19) robbed these kids and I hate what happened to our kids,” Terry said.