Sports Briefs

Ely prepares swim team for new season
Auto teacher Greg Ely will return to the pool deck for his 10th year as the girls swimming coach.
He came to the pool in 1999 when the swim team needed some help. He started as an assistant coach but soon found himself as the head coach.
“There were no helpers so we put together a system,” Ely said. “I stayed here because I liked it.”
Now Ely is getting his swimmers ready for another anticipating season. With 53 girls going out for the team, there is no shortage of swimmers.
“We look really good,” Ely said.
Ely is looking forward to a great season and the league finals that are going to be held at the high school Thursday, May 7 to Saturday, May 9.

Dance Department holds annual show
This year’s spring dance show will be held on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15. Both of the dance shows will be located in the Eagle Theatre at 7 p.m.
The theme of the dance show will be named after a quote by Pablo Picasso, “Art is the lie that leads us to the truth.” The official title of the show is LAHS Spring Dance Show Exposed: Dancing for the Truth.
Both of the jazz dance classes will be performing as well as the advanced jazz dance class. The dance team will also be performing in the show.
Every student in the class is required to perform in one of the numbers throughout the show. As well, each class will be performing a finale in the show.
Most of the works being performed are choreographed originally by the students.

Baseball welcomes new JV coach
The JV baseball team has welcomed the addition of head coach Daniel Rodriguez. After the old coach Chris Mims was asked to help assist the varsity team, the JV team was in search of a new coach.
After a short time, varsity head coach Sandy Withol made the decision to bring Rodriguez in. Rodriguez coached in Little League, and ran clinics for juniors.
Now the team is back on track and rolling its returning assistant coaches.
The team has a record of 1-1, and routed Mountain View in their last game 13-4. With upcoming games and a new coach, the JV team looks to post a good record in hopes to top the chart in it’s league.