LHS softball looks for first win


Jessica Sevigne, Staff Writer

Although the LHS varsity softball team holds an 0-12 record, they hope that losing streak will change as they start to play against teams in their own league after having competed against some of the best Western Mass teams so far this year.

“It was a rough start to our season, but now that we are in our league, we definitely should be getting some wins,” said freshman varsity player Stacia Papuga.

The two games they played in their league were against South Hadley with the score 9-15 and Chicopee High with the score 7-16.

Coach Adam Graves is looking to the future and what they are going to do to get better.

“We will hustle at all times on and off the field and will finish every play. We will work hard each and every day to get better as individuals and as a team,” said Graves.

In their league, Chicopee and Belchertown are the biggest competitors.

“Those are the two teams that are usually favored to win,” said Graves.

According to Papuga, the team has had a disadvantage this season having five underclassmen playing for varsity.

“As freshman, we’ve never seen or competed against teams that are so good,” says Papuga.

The team is starting to use station work and perform more drills than last year to try to become a better team and to step up their performance.

 “We are trying to work a little harder with a lot more drill work to refine or develop fundamentals,” said Graves when asked what he is going to have the team to do differently this year as opposed to last year.