At Stephens County High School, the baseball team is well into its pre-season conditioning program and last week, the Indian baseball coaches presented awards to a number of players.
Tristan Powell, Matthew Henson, Mason Long, and Austin Lord received attendance awards.
Lord also received the “Competitive Greatness Award” and Ryan Cleveland received the “Leadership Award.”
Assistant Baseball Coach Brad Whitfield ran the conditioning program.
He said it is similar to what fall sport athletes do in the summertime.
“We started bringing the guys in three days a week after school and doing a lot of workouts,” said Whitfield. “We have hit their core hard and done a lot of running. We started out with a couple of laps around the track and now we are up to nine. We call them 400’s. We have progressed. I have seen their bodies change. I have seen their attitudes change. They have become tougher and worked together as a team. They are off to a great start and I expect great things for the year if they continue to work like they have so far.”
The Indian baseball team, led by new coach Ronnie Royston, opens its season next month.