The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


The Official Student Media of Blue Valley North High School


Swinging Back to State


As the spring comes into full effect, there’s warmer weather, different school events to expect and changes in sports seasons. For BVN’s baseball team, many returning players have been practicing in the off-season to make another state championship run after losing last year by only one call. 

Senior Carson Wasinger was one of the players on the team last year who made the championship run. Expectations are high from all of the players on the team.

“I think we have a lot of key players everywhere. We got good pitchers and good hitters all around. If we work hard, I think winning state is definitely doable.” Wasinger said. 

Holden Groebl is another returning player who made a late appearance on the team last year. He still expects amazing things and will be one of the key players on this team. 

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“It’s fun to be the guy the team looks to as a key player,” Groebl said. “I want to do well, statistics-wise, and just to help the team out as best I can, and hopefully win that state championship.” 

As far as team goals go, there are many different aspirations both of these players hold. However, both Wasinger and Groebl have consistent goals that they display a lot about themselves.

“As a team standpoint, we’re always trying to win games and win as many as possible and win the state championship and hopefully a ring on my finger,” Wasinger said.

The school’s baseball culture is one that all players are aware of and try to honor. There has been a bit of a drought in this school’s winning seasons, however the players are always aware of their team’s culture and pride. 

“I would say the culture revolves a lot around having fun,” Groebl said. “I would say we do a good job of supporting one another, keeping each other disciplined but also having fun with it as well.” 

Although they were one call away from winning last year, Wasinger believes it’s all about improving the team’s thinking on the field. 

“I mean, anyone can beat anyone at any time,” said Wasinger. “So I think it’s just gearing up and trying to be the best team on the field and thinking how we can succeed today.”

Groebl hopes to continue last year’s legacy and has high hopes for what this season brings.

“It was a really special team last year,” Groebl said. “I think this year is going to be better, like a lot better in a lot of ways and I think we can do a lot of good things.”

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Q Wallace, Staff Writer
Quentin “Q” Wallace is a junior and staff writer of “The North Star.” This is his second year on staff. He has covered sports. Outside of the newsroom, he is on the football team and is the starting tight end and enjoys a nice apple pie. He is excited to begin a new year and become a better newsie!

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