Field house records inspire student-athletes


Ava Amato

These records are on display in the fieldhouse and show impressive records from softball, baseball and both girls and boys track & field.

Ava Amato

The fieldhouse is always bustling with athletic practices, from cheerleaders stunting to the track team sprinting. Since construction began on the well-known area of the high school in 1995, it has been home to a display of records from baseball, softball and track and field. 

Student-athletes see these impressive records everyday at practice, with some held for 25 years. 

“I think it’s extremely impressive. It really shows just how skilled the athlete was when they were in high school,” freshman athlete Savannah Beasley said.

Seeing these impressive records has a large impact on athletes and their goals. Depending on what the student strives for, it can be hurtful or harmful. 

“They make me be the best athlete I can. I feel encouraged to be at my best,” Beasley said.

While the records can encourage and uplift athletes, they can also severely impact an athlete’s performance for the worse, and even the whole team’s chances at doing well. 

“At least for baseball, it is a team sport. You can’t get hung up on a single record if it affects your game. At the end of the day, it’s all about teamwork,” alumnus Nicholas Amato said.

High school sports open up a variety of opportunities for students, as well as give them a chance to play an activity they love with others who share the same passion. Record-keeping is meant to showcase the history of a school’s success and athletes who shaped the sports teams today.