Chagrin Falls High School Spring Sports Preview


As a new season starts, many CFHS athletes are starting to take the field, track and court as they look for a successful spring sports seasons.

Last year, the Tigers’ baseball team tore through the regular season before a playoff loss to Revere. Despite the tough season-ending loss and the loss of many senior contributors, the Tigers look to avenge their loss and continue their recent success.

“We’re really looking to rebound after the playoff loss last year. Even though we lost a lot of guys, we kept a solid core and we have a lot of young guys ready to step up and play some ball. I think we’ve got a real chance to make a run,” said senior slugger Jack Amendola.

Coming off an incredibly strong season, the girls’ softball team looks to carry their past success into this season. After winning 12 games last year, the Tigers hope to improve even further on the diamond this year.

“I was so proud of the success we had last year, I feel like we really came together as a team and are ready to challenge for a CVC title this year,” said junior Sophee Newbauer.

The girls’ lacrosse team hopes to earn their way back to states following last year’s state playoff berth. Following a coaching change a few years back, the new regime hasn’t skipped a beat, earning multiple trips to states. The team sets their eyes towards similar goals this year.

“We have a great team this year, and I feel like if we play to our best we can give ourselves a shot to be back in states again this year,” said senior Lucy Fricke.

Meanwhile, the boys’ lacrosse team looks towards a new era following the loss of the program’s leading scorer, Mark McGinley. However, the team returns starters including junior Will O’Brien, and seniors Otto Bergman and Alex Morris.

“We definitely lost some big contributors to our team, but we’re still ready to get after it this year. We feel like we’re still a very good team and can perform extremely well this year,” said O’Brien.

The boys and girls track and field teams look to sprint to success this season. Following a state championship in the girls’ 4×800 event, the team looks to have similar success this year.

“Track is a lot of fun and I think we could be pretty good this year, but it’s a lot of running. I honestly didn’t expect this much running, but to be on such a great team with state champions is really cool,” said junior sprinter Paul Fierman.

Following a groundbreaking second place CVC finish last year, the mennis team looks to shoot for the stars this year. Despite the losses of doubles players and twitter account managers Edward Armstrong and Connor Lewis, the Tigers have reloaded and plan to ace the competition.

“We’ve got some young guns ready to attack this year, and we’re bringing back some guys. We’ve got a really good team this year and we’re ready to put mennis back on the map,” said senior Patrick Carroll.