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Life as a Varsity Athlete: Basketball

Life as a Varsity Athlete: Basketball

Varsity. The title is only held for the finest athletes in our ranks. These individuals have been handpicked as the most dedicated and competitive athletes in Grandview.

Ethan Belfon

Many people place an immense amount of significance on their varsity title. The basketball team on the varsity is no exception.

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“I mean most of the stuff I do revolves around it,” Sophomore Noah Sevy said. ” Whether I’d skip out on doing certain stuff to practice or even just being around different people like everyday.”

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The passion and determination for the title is something that many people take for granted but for others it is very personal.

“My mom played college basketball so it’s kind of always been my thing.” Senior Alex Reddick said, “Since I was born I’ve always wanted to play basketball.”

These athletes practice all year round putting their blood, sweat, and tears into their sport. The offseason is the best time to get their skills ready for the intense season.

“You just got to be in the gym just getting up shots a lot,” Reddick said. “I’d probably go the gym like during the off season everyday for two or three hours.”

Varsity and JV are both high ranking titles within the sports world. Although these are high regarded ranks the difference between the two is clear.

Ethan Belfon

 “Being on JV its like its time to develop as like a player and being on varsity is just like when you put those skills to test for sure,” Reddick said.

Being on varsity comes with some responsibilities and expectations that each athlete has. These expectations only help athletes become better.

“I mean it’s definitely made me grow up more in terms of being like tougher mentally.” Noah Sevy said.

Being on Varsity is something not everybody gets to experience. For those who do the journey, responsibilities and status is something one earns and deserves. One could only guess how much it means for these athletes.

 “I’ve worked ten plus years to get to this spot where I am,” Sevy said. 

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Ethan Belfon, Sports Writer
What grade are you in?: I'm in the 10th grade. How many years have you been on staff?: This is my first year on staff. What are you looking forward to most?: Im looking forward to all the amazing stories I will write. What is your favorite personality trait:  My favorite personality trait about myself is i'm positive.

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