Getting Better and Better

JV Softball Focuses on Future


Karleigh North

Erin Harrington (24) pitches against Omaha South.

The overall Gretna High School Dragons softball program has set the standard for high schools in Nebraska. The three teams have five dedicated coaches, 12 varsity players and 28 more split between the two JV teams. Thirteen players have gone back and forth between varsity and JV, as well.

All of the players – especially the underclassmen on JV – have their own goals that they hope to accomplish this season.

“Something I’m looking to accomplish is to be a full varsity player not a swing player,” sophomore Izabel Spencer said. “It’s a big goal and something I have been working hard towards.”

Many of the JV softball players said they participate in this sport because they enjoy being in a group and want the feelings of self worth. The coaches also do the best they can to make the sport, and season, as enjoyable as they can for every player.

“My favorite part about coaching is getting to see the girls become better players and teammates throughout the season,” Coach Mckenna Nixon said. “I am most looking forward to seeing the girls have fun and be successful on and off the field!”

A number of players dream of going to colleges that are known for their softball teams. They work hard to push for those goals to be accomplished.

“I have a dream of going to Oklahoma, UCLA, or Lincoln,” freshman Ellie Burson said. “I want to play at UCLA or OU because it has been a dream since I was 12.”