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ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

The official student news site of Athens Drive High School

ATHENS ORACLE

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Senior Spotlight: Ava Seay
Brady Jones, Assistant News Editor • June 4, 2024

As the school year fades to an end, many graduates are leaving the Athens Drive community to begin searching for their passions. While some...

Brady Jones has an on-stage-cameo as security guard in production called I Hate Shakespeare. Photo provided by Lauryn Webb
Senior spotlight: Brady Jones
Taylor Malloy, Editor in Chief • June 4, 2024

Athens Drive High School watches many of its students arrive as freshmen and leave as seniors. Some of these seniors stand out as being leaders,...

Jayvon Coleman at Athens Drive
Senior Spotlight: Jayvon Coleman
Sama Yousef, Staff Writer • June 4, 2024

Throughout high school, students achieve and extend themselves thoroughly; Senior Jayvon Coleman has pushed himself to perform excellence throughout...

Rachel Huffman, a cheerful senior at a companions home having a fun time with friends and her digital camera, at a get together.
Senior Spotlight: Rachel Huffman
Deevani Rodriguez, Features Copy Editor • June 4, 2024

Out of the graduating class of 2024, Senior Rachel Huffman has strived to do her best at leading and achieving greatness at Athens Drive Magnet...

The Drive Inquiry Clubs website is pictured. Dylan Ducatte dedicated a lot of her time while at Athens to the club.
Senior Spotlight: Dylan Ducatte
Sophie King, Assistant Editor • June 4, 2024

A true historian, senior Dylan Ducatte has spent her time at Athens fully engaged in all the school's social studies classes. Throughout her...

Skylar Moore at graduation rehearsal with fellow students.
Senior Spotlight: Skylar Moore
Rowan Bissett, Assistant Sports Editor • June 4, 2024

June 8, 2024, Athens seniors will walk the stage, take their diplomas, and finally finish high school. One of those Seniors is Skylar Moore,...

Meet the Staff
Farah Al-Rbehat
Farah Al-Rbehat
Assistant Editor

Farah Al-Rbehat is a junior here at Athens Drive. This is her third year as an Assistant Editor on the Athens Oracle. She enjoys reading, spending time with the people she loves, and participates in many...

Zane Perryman
Assistant Editor

Zane is a senior in Newspaper 3 and is an assistant editor. He likes music and taking pictures and writing stories about things he enjoys.

Nathan Pitchford
Nathan Pitchford
Staff Writer

Nathan Pitchford is a freshman at Athens. He's a staff writer for the Oracle. He likes playing video games and reading books. He's looking forward to getting better at writing and making some (hopefully)...

Baseball deserves more support

For the third consecutive season, I will be coming out to watch many Athens Drive baseball games. I’ve been a huge fan of baseball for my entire life, but I have always been very disappointed about the lack of support and fans that the baseball team receives. While sports like lacrosse and soccer generally have large turnouts, the baseball team often struggles to gain high attendance.

During my freshman year, I started attending Athens Drive baseball games after watching them win 15-6 against Cary in the first annual “Strike Out ALS” game. After watching Athens dominate late in the game, I developed an attachment to Athens Drive baseball that has continued to this day. I attended the Varsity baseball games for the rest of the season. Despite the fact the team didn’t perform very well that year (they finished with a record of 5-16), my attachment to Athens Drive baseball grew, and I became very close with the members of the team. The team’s performance would have likely been much better had some fans come out to support the team.

During my sophomore year, I took on a new role as the statistician for the JV baseball team, which my father, Jim Bahm, coached. I attended every game, kept score and reported the scores. I was especially disappointed with the lack of support the JV team received. Very few students from Athens showed up at the games. There was nobody even announcing most of the JV games last season. No national anthem was played at the games. Nonetheless, I attended every game throughout the entire season and watched the JV team struggle to a 5-13 record.

Now that I am a junior, I have chosen to take a different role for the baseball team. I now work as the PA announcer for all home Athens Drive baseball games as well as working the new scoreboard that was recently installed. I am attempting to bring more excitement to the baseball games, making them events that Athens Drive students will enjoy. Baseball deserves as much support as football because school spirit gives the team a winning attitude.

A major reason I have concluded to be the cause of the poor support for the baseball team is due to the fact that bat safety regulations make it nearly impossible to hit home runs. Over the past two seasons, no Athens Drive baseball player has hit a single home run in their home ballpark, due to the new bat standard. A few years ago, bats were more capable of hitting baseballs farther. Fortunately, the outfield fence was moved in 5-10 feet recently to allow for the stadium construction. This may allow for more home runs to be hit which could bring more excitement to the games, which could mean more support.

Baseball is the National Pastime of the United States, and deserves more support from students.

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