Beyond the Hardwood: Girls Basketball

An inside look at the lady SkyHawks

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Beyond the Hardwood: Girls Basketball

The girls cheering each other on

The girls cheering each other on

Photo by Hayley Weeder

The girls cheering each other on

Photo by Hayley Weeder

Photo by Hayley Weeder

The girls cheering each other on

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

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Many of the SkyHawk faithful know about the Skutt Catholic football or volleyball team, but not many know about the girls’ basketball team. Often overshadowed by the major sports, these ladies put in the work every day just like all other athletes, but do not receive the appreciation that they deserve. Besides their underrated successes on the court, these girls also do many things to create a better environment for themselves and for the community.

Every year, the girl’s basketball team goes up to a college to learn more about the game and become better players and a better team overall. In recent years, they have gone to Notre Dame and South Dakota. “We go to Notre Dame for team camp once every three years,” said head coach Marty Plum. To make a better group, they encourage each other by shouting each other out on their birthdays and before games on Twitter. This creates a very positive attitude for all of the players, which translates to the classroom and the court.

Serving the community is a priority for this team that is not taken lightly. Many times a year, they go out and volunteer at places like the Open Door Mission and CHI Health. “We do a service project together every year,” said Plum. This increases their friendship even more and extends their chemistry for themselves and the Good of the community. Also, they hold a lock-in for grade school girls one weekend of the year to bond with the kids and have a great time with each other.

They might not be on the top of the Class B rankings, but they arguably work harder than any team. Recently, the lady SkyHawks earned a third-place trophy in the RCC tournament with a 45-42 win over the Gross Cougars. “This year we break our huddles with an acronym “JLT”, which means joy, love, and trust,” said Plum. This exhibits that no matter what, they will fight together with these characteristics until the very end.

No matter if the stands are full or not, the girls’ basketball team will always play their hearts out. They display elements of joy, love, and trust against their opponents and to others. These ladies are true role models of Skutt Catholic.

Maria Miller - Flightline Editor-in-Chief

Maria became a member of The Flightline in January of 2016. She is a senior this year involved in slam poetry at Skutt Catholic and spends time with her beloved mule, Shoelace, outside of school. You can email her at [email protected]