Multi-sport athletes contribute to the success of high school athletic programs throughout the country, especially at smaller schools such as Farmersville.
Throughout the 2020-21 athletic calendar, much of Farmersville’s success can be attributed to their multi-sport athletes. From star senior contributors like Reese Fetty and Brennen Pollard to underclassmen like Jenson McTee or Cooper Strawn, the Farmers have relied on athletes contributing in multiple sports to help earn postseason appearances.
For many of these athletes, each sport they participate in provides a different desire for their athletic pursuits. Playing five sports this season, including three during the spring, junior Rylee Ortega said every team she’s on is a great experience for unique reasons.
“Each sport is a little different for me,” Ortega said. “Volleyball is a sport I love to play, while basketball is our only contact sport on the girls side. You get a lot of aggression out on the court, which I enjoy. Softball is definitely for the team aspect. I love being there with my friends. And then Tennis and Track are just for me. I just find that fun, and I would do that regardless of who was there.”
While they love to participate in multiple sports, most of these athletes have a preferred sport, actively pursuing those interests more than other opportunities.
“Baseball is my main sport,” freshman Brady Gray said. “I’ve played baseball like my whole life. I feel like playing baseball has helped me with the other sports I participate in, growing my hand-eye coordination and keeping active. Football is something good to do during the fall. I started playing in fourth grade and I kind of fell in love with it. And then golf is just something that I started during quarantine that I love to do.”
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By Jackson King • [email protected]