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Summer sports keep students active over the summer

Staying active, students are joining recreational leagues to practice over summer vacation. Sports that students participate in include beach volleyball and spikeball.
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Ava Tabernilla
Serving up summer right…Improving her volleyball skills, freshman Arden Barzousky works on her serves. Barzousky practices at her home volleyball court.

By joining leagues, attending practices and playing games with friends, students hope to improve their skills and stay active over the upcoming summer.
According to freshman Arden Barzousky, playing in the summer helps her “get better” and improve her overall skills.
“I feel like it can get people to get fresh air and help not to be stuck in your bed all day, even if you’re not good at the sport it doesn’t really matter since you’re playing to practice,” Barzousky said. ”I think it has helped me get better since I do get to play a lot.”
Junior Jacob White feels that playing and practicing volleyball in the summer has made him a “better player.”
“Over the summer I went to an outdoor league with some of my teammates. There’s also camps that I go to and there’s club season that I do,” White said. ”Playing during the summer has gotten me more involved than I would’ve ever been were I not playing.”
According to Barzousky, she feels that playing the sport has affected her mental health as well.
“For me, it has helped mentally over the years. I [didn’t] stay in bed all day, and it helped me make new friends,” Barzousky said. “A lot of people I know I have met through volleyball.”
Junior Charles Roomberg also feels that being active has helped him in a positive way.
“Before I started track I felt really unhealthy sometimes. When I started running, I felt like I increased my athleticism,” Roomberg said. “It made me happier after I started running.”
The beach is a popular spot for family visits throughout the summer, making beach sports a fun summer activity as families bring their own equipment to set up.
According to sophomore Carson Pro, he feels that playing volleyball on the beach is better than on the court.
“I think it is more fun to play volleyball on the beach. I like to dive and get the ball all over the area,” Pro said. “It’s easier and it helps the game be more fun for me.”
White feels that beach volleyball and regular volleyball are “two different sports.”
“The mechanics are totally different and you’re playing with one other person on your side in beach volleyball, instead of five other people on the court when you play regular volleyball.” White said.
Junior Derek Stefanowics believes that beach volleyball is “harder to play.”
“Beach volleyball is actually harder to play, because jumping in sand is harder than jumping on the grass,” Stefanowics said.

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