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Spring sports bring excitement for studentsWednesday, February 15, 2012 By Brad Manning
In addition to academics, McIntosh is well known for its spring sports. McIntosh offers six spring sports: tennis, lacrosse, baseball, track and field, golf, and soccer. Karen Smith, assisted by Bambi Emmet, coaches the tennis team. This year, the team is comprised of 37 members, which includes the girls’ and boys’ varsity and junior varsity teams. Matches are played at the Peachtree City Tennis Center. Smith has great goals for the team. She stated, “I want for both teams to win regions and for the boys to return to semi-finals.” Tom Hill coaches the boy’s lacrosse team, and Nick Bellantoni coaches the girl’s lacrosse team. The first game is February 24 against Wesleyan; however, a scrimmage will take place against Newnan on February 16. The last game of the regular season will be April 24 against Lovett. Brad Campbell, assisted by Tom Rosa and Brad Yarbrough, coaches the baseball team. The varsity baseball team plays 26 games. They play every team in the county twice, once at home and once away. Rosa stated, “The 2012 Chiefs baseball team is a young and hungry group of men that are determined to continue to get better on a daily basis.” Janet Hansen coaches the girls’ track and field team, and Andy Smith coaches the boys’ track and field team. The first track meet is March 3 at Starr’s Mill. Tatum Schindler, sophomore, stated, “I’m very excited to see how the track team turns out this year. I think we have great potential.” Joe Gaspierik coaches the boys’ golf team, and Sandy Perrin coaches the girls’ golf team. The golf season begins in March and ends at the end of April. Gaspierik stated, “[My goal is for] the players to improve their games as we advance through the season [and] develop younger players for future seasons.” Tryouts begin February 13. Bunky Colvin coaches the varsity boys’ soccer team, Marcia Clark coaches the varsity girls’ soccer team, Drake Dale coaches the junior varsity boys’ soccer team, and John Bowen coaches the junior varsity girls’ soccer team. The first soccer game is February 13 at home against Newnan, and the last game is April 10. Bowen stated, “[My goal is] for each individual player to improve as a person, and player, and for the team to come together and improve as we move through the season.” Spring sports are just a few days away. Come out and support the Chiefs.