Spring Sports are in Full Swing!


Coach Cope preparing the girls during a timeout at their most recent game

Vince Barefoot, Staff Reporter

  The Wildcat’s spring season is a go! Three of the Millbrook teams were in action on Monday starting the regular season. The Lady Cats Women’s Lacrosse team dismantled the Enloe Eagles with a score of 20-0. The Women’s Soccer team played well against the reigning state champions Cardinal Gibbons and the game ended in a 2-2 tie. The Baseball team struggled in the season opener against Pinecrest, getting outscored 8-0. They are looking to bounce back against the Corinth Holders Pirates tomorrow. 


  The Women’s Lacrosse team has a lot of new faces on the roster including Jill Gruber, a junior attacker. Gruber scored one of the 20 goals against the Enloe Eagles Monday night en route to a staggering win. When asked what part of the game plan allowed the team to succeed Gruber replied “The team was aggressive on all fronts from the start. Getting settled in early helped us to communicate efficiently.” Gruber had a great game with one goal and key defensive plays to keep the ball in the offensive zone. She facilitated offensive plays that led to goals and was scrappy in fights for ground balls. 


  Junior shortstop and captain, Jack Austin, is coming into his own now going on his 3rd year with Varsity Baseball. Austin said, “I’m looking forward to the competition. Playing in the NAC-6, we have a tough conference slate and quality non-conference opponents. Playing against talented teams only helps us get better.” When asked what improvements his team can adjust for the next game Austin promptly answered, “We are really focusing on situations in practice. Holding runners, situational hitting, command on the mound.  We are really dialed in on the minor details that separate good and great teams at the end of the day.” 


  The Women’s Soccer team started off the season by facing the reigning state champion, Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders. As a considerable underdog, the Lady Cats were in a scrappy low scoring affair. Millbrook was down 1 goal before tying the game with minutes left in the game scored by Jordan Davis. Caroline Boone, a junior center back, was super proud of how her teammates played against such a big-time opponent. “We had a great game and I’m so proud of the girls. We were really encouraging each other in the last minutes to try and tie the game. We tied the state champs— crazy.” Caroline also added that the rush of the game-tying goal was such an awesome feeling and she’s glad she got to experience this with her team.