The snow has melted from the Sentinel softball fields, at least for now, allowing an eager Spartan squad to get their pre-season practices in.
"I'm so excited and ready top start, I have been waiting all year for this, said Senior Timber Plenger.
"You know we are real excited about getting started this year, we had a week before the season started we had two and a half feet of snow and we were wondering if we were going to be able to get out," said Head Coach Tim Gray.
Gray says these early practices are crucial for this years team. Last year the Spartans made it to the state tournament with a lot of veterans, but this team is pretty young with only two experienced seniors.
"We are going to be a young squad this year the seniors are interacting with the freshman everyone is getting along and I think we're going to have a real good team chemistry this year," said Gray.
"You know we lost a lot of players from last year and we lost our pitcher but I think we will be okay. We really bonded well this year as a team and I think the bond is a really good thing to have," said Plenger.
"This year has been more different than my other three years here, everyone is was more accepting of each other and we are bonding way better than before and although it's only been a week and a half I'm having way more fun than I've had," said Senior Cady Lanzel.
So the Spartans are excited and ready for the season to start. They will have until April 5th to fine tune their skills before the Jamboree tournament in Great Falls.