Putting in The Work

Athletes work hard at their game, despite the sports season’s unknowns.

Athletics at PVHS has been a major attribute to the high school experience for some students. However, due to COVID-19, coaches, athletes and administrators have had to get creative in order to try to continue athletics.

Due to the unknown future, athletic programs have suffered a reduced number of athletes. Low turnouts with practices have led to smaller teams.

While students are practicing they have to wear a mask to limit the spread. They have adapted to wearing masks while practicing but it is a difficult transition. 

“It’s hard to practice in masks but we just push through and play the sport we love,” sophomore soccer player Taylor Malinofsky said.

As CIF has pushed back seasons, athletes are able to get in extra work so they are more prepared for their seasons. 

Teams have had to change up their practice style to stand by the guidelines given from the school district. 

As practices used to be team based, students are now working in stations focusing on individual technique. 

“It is still to be determined if we are allowed to play a season this year or not,” football coach Guy Gardner said.

As the start date is up in the air, athletes are continuing to put in hard work in hopes of a season.