To be a part of something

To be a part of something

From tryout routines to flag twirling, Jessica Corella, 10, along with Navyl Urias, 9, assist sophomore Jazmin Gonzalez, on May 25 by the football field, to help her make next year’s color guard team. Friday was the last day for color guard tryouts.

Kathy Ochoa, Writer

For new students in high school joining sports isn’t easy, but for many it’s worth fighting for. With the school year ending, many different sports host tryouts to start out next year with players already selected and ready to win.

Sports like football, tennis, cheer, color guard, and soccer all host tryouts before the second semester ends.

“I have been practicing so hard for tryouts for tennis,” freshman Brittney Chavez said, “I really want to be a part of a team and meet new people.”

Students who try out for any sport must earn their right to a spot on the team. Downey High athletes must have good sportsmanship, good behavior, and must maintain a G.P.A of 2.0.

“I’ve been a part of spring ball and now want to focus on football for next year,” sophomore Elias Flores said.

Cheer tryouts were hosted on May 18, and Jessica Shaffer was able to make varsity.

“I have been a part of cheer before and I still get nervous when I re-try out,” junior Jessica Shaffer said.

Joining sports opens doors for athletes, including being able to go to a prestigious university.  Being able to be a part of something and make a difference on a team are just more motivation for these students.