Olympia’s girls soccer team kicked off their season on Monday afternoon with a home game against Macomb. The Spartans came out on top, 3-1 over the Bombers of Macomb. Battling against the wind, the Olympia girls were led by Ida Neumann. She put up a hat trick in the second half of the game, while the Spartan’s defense held Macomb scoreless in the first half.
Tuesday was a very busy day for sports at Olympia, starting with the boys and girls track and field teams travelling to Prairie Central for their first meet of the year, with all the spring sport athletes there. The boys relays did really well, running against the wind. Senior Chase Mayberry said, “I’m excited for the rest of the season and to continue to improve.” The girls team ended up winning the meet, while taking 1st and 2nd place in shotput and 1st and 3rd place in discus. Senior Savannah Beavers won the 800 meter with a 2:35.2 time.
Tuesday also brought the Spartans girls soccer team to St. Thomas More for their second match of the season. Another game battling the wind, the Spartans were defeated 3-1 against the Sabers. Ida Neumann had the score for the Spartans. Senior Erin Turner said, “I think we
have great potential this season, and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds.”
Tuesday’s final sporting event was the season opener for the Spartan baseball team as they travelled to Metamora. The Spartans had a tough night after having only one practice with all the spring sport athletes being there. Metamora defeated Olympia 20-5. Highlights from the game included Hayden Stork and Ethan Davis both with two hits on the day and each with a double.
On Wednesday afternoon, the Spartans softball team got their season started with a home game against the Vikings of Tri Valley. Olympia’s offense was alive and well, as they came out on top 10-3. Tri Valley tied the game 3-3 in the top of the fourth inning, but the Spartans responded quickly by putting up 6 runs in the bottom half of the fourth to give themselves a solid lead that they held onto for the rest of the game.
Thursday was the day of the Spartans vs the Grey Ghosts of IVC, with softball, baseball, and girls soccer all having contests against IVC. Starting with baseball, the Spartans had another rough outing while still trying to find their groove. The Spartans were defeated 11-0.
The softball team also playing IVC at home, came away with a 10-0 victory over the Grey Ghosts. The Spartans’ bats stayed hot on Thursday, putting up 10 runs for the second game in a row. Casey Wissmiller and Kennedy Smith had the first home runs of the season for the Spartans.
The girls soccer team travelled to IVC where they snuck out with a tight 4-3 victory. The Spartans entered half time of the game down 3-1. Standing tall was Olympia’s defense in the second half of the game, shutting out IVC for the last half of the game. Ida Neumann with three more goals, adding another hat trick to her impressive start to the season.
Friday night, the Spartans softball team travelled to St. Joseph Ogden in the battle of the Spartans. The Olympia Spartans got the edge this time with a win 6-3 over St. Joe. Spartans pitchers, Kennedy Smith and Danika Frazier, each hit a home run in the victory.