By DAVID HUNTER
The weather is hot outside, but the summer break is officially over for the Cannon County students at all age levels. Last week, the 2015-16 school year started for them, which also meant fall sports here are gearing up for the upcoming season, or already started for each of the teams here locally.
The start of the new school year is a fresh one for everybody involved with the different sports teams. Of course, last season for most of the teams here were ones, which each of the players and coaches fought hard, but the results could have been better.
During the past few weeks, the Cannon Courier have previewed most of the Cannon County High School fall sports teams as each of them prepare for the upcoming season. As with all of the high school teams around the state, a lot of them have put last season in the past, regardless if they won the state title or finished winless. The Lions and Lionettes are no different. The beginning of the school year also marks the chance to bounce back and hope for better results this season.
Don't get me wrong the effort and hard work is there for each of the teams here locally. Now, it is all about putting it together when the actual games and matches start and competing against some tough competition in and out of District 8AA. However, all of the players and coaches I have talked to during the past weeks believe their respective teams will be better than the previous year.
They have used the experience of losing most of their games last year as motivation to get better and prove people wrong heading into this season, and that is what makes sports so great. Of course, they do not want to relive the past failures, but instead use it for future success. I believe each of the CCHS teams will experience more success this season.
Now with school back in session, each of the student athletes here in Cannon County will be hard at work both on the playing field and in the classroom trying to continue the legacy of previous superstars here in town, while at the same time hoping to create memories of their own both individually and most importantly as a team.
However, the cool thing I have noticed since taking the job several months ago is no matter what each of the team's record is at the different sports on campus. The support from the community is always there, which means more to these student-athletes than wins or losses on the field.
I know these players and coaches are ready to begin.