Preseason - Field Hockey

BHS Teams Start Practice on Fields, in Gym

Preseason - Field Hockey
Josie Naumann (left) and Julia Bridges lead the field hockey team in running laps at Mark Twain Elementary with their sticks above their heads. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Preseason - Softball
In softball practice, coach Kelly Javier (right) guides Sandy Roy in how to cover second base on an infield hit. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

     Practices began in all five of Brentwood High School’s varsity sports last week, as the teams get ready for schedules that will take them into late October, hopefully longer.

     Though there’s been a lot of buzz about the football team with its new head coach, new formations and intense summer of preparation, the team with the most promise might be the one that’s smacking volleyballs around in the gym.

     Coach Rick Czuppon’s volleyball machine has been the district champs for the past three years and all the key players from last season are back. They’re led by four seniors who are not only talented (one is the returning conference MVP) and improved (they all played together in select volleyball), but sick of losing in the sectional for the past three years.

     Of the five sports, the football and softball teams play first, on August 26. Next come season openers in field hockey on Aug. 29, in boys’ soccer on September 2 and in volleyball on Sept. 7.

Season previews for all the BHS teams will come soon in The Brentwood Spirit.

Preseason - Soccer
Soccer players run sprints at the end of practice. Here, Dallas Neely, Dylan McGehee and Jesse Sneed are among those battling for the lead position. (Photo by Steve Bowman)
Preseason - Football
A long session of pushing the five-man sled around the field is a staple of Brentwood’s football practices. The coaches time how long it takes the team to push it across the practice field and back and have set goals for them to improve the time. (Photo by Steve Bowman
Preseason - Volleyball
Stretching their arms against the wall are four of the returning starters on the volleyball team. They are (from left) Shelby Linneman, Hannah Linneman, Amy Jones and Olivia Snare. (Photo by Steve Bowman)

One thought on “BHS Teams Start Practice on Fields, in Gym

  1. Well, they are missing an all-district and all- conference player from last year … Lauren Schmuke. But they ARE going to have a great team this season. Good luck to the ladies of Brentwood Volleyball !!!


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