Aidan McCann Reporter
As a division 1A school, the school’s sports teams have often struggled to achieve success in competitions. However, with the beginning of spring sports season, athletes were met with new opportunities to showcase their skills.
Competitions start at league, then move on to the district level. Three VHS students competed at the state tennis tournament in Yakima on May 25. Senior Wyatt Keppler and sophomore Jeremiah Bogaard played three rounds for boys doubles, and senior Elizabeth Maciejewski competed in two as a single.
While none of the competitors made it to finals at state, both Keppler and Maciejewski felt as though they gave it their all, and had nothing to lose while competing.
“The highlight of the competition for me was being able to leave everything out on the court in our final match,” Keppler said.
Maciejewski shared a similar sentiment.
“It feels like all my hard work paid off,” she said.
Maciejewski’s first lost was to the winner of the tournament, and her second was to the fifth place winner, the highest possible place to get in the losers bracket.
“I don’t feel bad for losing, though,” she said.
Keppler and Bogaard’s losses were in the first and third round, but both felt good about their losses, and hope that next year there may be more people competing for Vashon.
“Hopefully next year we can bring more people,” Bogaard said.