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“It’s unfortunate,” said Mounds View tennis coach Mike Cartwright. “The JV kids pay the same participation fee. They should have as good an experience as the varsity.”
Coaches are tapping into creative ways to keep their players interested.
At Fridley, girls’ golf coach Pat Barrett developed the “Truffle Open,’’ a classroom putting tournament in which the winners get truffles.
At Rockford, softball players have gotten immersed in a game based on team handball that uses a softball and gloves.
“At minimum, it keeps practices energetic and competitive,” he said.
Staff writers David La Vaque and Jason Gonzalez contributed to this report.
|Miami||1||Bottom 2nd Inning|
|NY Yankees||0||Bottom 3rd Inning|
|Philadelphia||3||Top 2nd Inning|
|Tampa Bay||2||Top 2nd Inning|
|Los Angeles||1||Top 2nd Inning|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood||7:10 PM|
|St. Louis - C. Martinez|
|Oakland - J. Hahn||7:10 PM|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes|
|Texas - R. Detwiler||7:10 PM|
|Houston - D. Keuchel|
|Arizona - J. Collmenter||7:40 PM|
|Colorado - T. Matzek|
|Seattle - F. Hernandez||9:05 PM|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker|
|San Diego - T. Ross||9:15 PM|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner|
|Chicago||35||2nd Qtr 8:40|
|LA Clippers||8:30 PM|
|NY Rangers||6:30 PM|