Kenwood Winter Sports Excited to Return after Two Years

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The new wrestling mats Kenwood got two years ago.

Cristian Soto

Winter sports is returning for the first time in two years and Kenwood is excited to hit the court, indoor track, and mats again after missing last season due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

However, new this season is the requirement for athletes to show proof of vaccination or submit to weekly testing every Friday. As other sports that have returned throughout the pandemic have been mostly outside except badminton and volleyball, this is the first return to sports in an indoor setting where the risk of spreading the virus is greater (cite).

Pandemic or not, students are excited for the opportunity to play their favorite indoor sports again and represent the Bluebirds whether it’s their first season or last. When you missed a whole season like all winter athletes did last year you have a new appreciation for the season ahead, despite the additional obstacles.

Basketball junior point guard Anthony Gamble Point is looking forward to the season, “I’m very confident I’m ready to overcome the challenges of this season.” With no school season for two years basketball players have had a lot of time to just practice their game. Forward Casey Walker has been working hard on his shot for the upcoming season. “Despite the loss of last season, I felt motivated to keep working and seeing the work ethic of Kobe Bryant makes me want to work harder.” He’s concerned about COVID interrupting his season again but is continuing to work hard to be in shape to play. Kenwood boys’ basketball tips off this week at Edgewood and Sparrows Point.

The girls’ basketball team is just as psyched to return to the court. Kenwood junior Carmyn Harvin is excited to finally be back on the court. “As a team we have a lot of work to do and habits to kick but I think this season will be a great experience for new and experienced girls. We have a great group of hard working girls.  I really enjoy playing and missed it so much during lockdown!” shares Harvin.

Kenwood’s wrestlers are hoping to reign as the best wrestling team in the county again after being the BCPS 3A-4A County Champs in 2019-2020. Kenwood’s annual Best of the Nest will return on January 14 and 15. Their matches begin this week against Hereford and Landsdowne on Dec 7 and against Woodlawn on Dec 9.

Indoor track players are preparing for their return to the indoor track as they attend their first meet tonight December 6 at the armory.

Your Kenwood winter athletes are ready for competition and hope to see you there to support them. Spectators are required to wear masks in the building and tickets to attend athletic events this winter can be purchased for $5 at ticketspicket.com right before the game. We’re looking forward to a great winter sports season.