Softball wraps up home competition


Pitcher Iris Valles faces off with a batter during the final home game of the season for the Lady Bison.

Iris Valles, Assistant Editor

With the end of the school year in sight, softball and baseball seasons neared their close as well. The Lady Bison played their last home game against the Westwood panthers and honored the lone senior on their team: Iris Valles.

“I dreaded this day since the beginning of the school year because I knew this would be the last time I got to step foot on the softball field and play the sport I love most,” Valles said. “This year wasn’t normal to begin with, but it ended as normally as it could.”

The Lady Bison fell short to the Lady Panthers 6-3. Although it wasn’t the outcome the team wanted, they enjoyed the moment with their senior.

“The entire team battled, we really wanted this win for Iris,” junior Avery Hardin said. “I cherish Iris for her love for sports, her friendship and personality. I know she is going to go out into the world and do big things.”

The team and coaches made it the best last season they possibly could.

“We wanted this season to come out differently, but even with the different struggles we had, everyone always tried making this season as fun as possible for Iris,” junior Madison Walker said. “We all are going to miss her goofy personality and her constant upbeat attitude.”

The Lady Bison will compete on Friday, April 16 at Groesbeck and finish the season at Teague on Tuesday, April 20.