The WCHS Pioneers have closed another season of boys spring sports with both the baseball and soccer teams being knocked out of their district tournaments on Tuesday. Both teams have worked hard this year and are continuing to work for a better season next year.
The WCHS soccer team went through some major changes with the presence of a new head coach, August Palombo. They lost to Shelbyville on Tuesday in the first round of the district tournament, but Palombo is optimistic about the team next year.
“We saw a lot of growth from the younger guys who will come back next year,” he said, “so that will be good to have.”
The Pioneers are saying goodbye to 10 seniors, but there are plenty of underclassmen to take their spots. “We are greatly appreciative of our seniors and all the hard work they’ve put in this year,” said Palombo.
He continued, “As for the underclassmen, the coaching staff was impressed with the mental, personal, and on-the-field growth the boys showed. We’re continually working on building upon the fundamental skills the team has developed this season. We had an amount of buy-in into our system, and our approach really makes us feel like we’ll be trending in the right direction next season, even after losing such a large senior class.”