Spring sports open this week


Morgan Kienzle

Senior Dylan Andrews is one of the top returners coming back this season for the boys track and field team.

Caleb Beiswenger

The 2023 spring sports season is back and Bellwood-Antis is anticipating another successful sports season. Bellwood-Antis offers baseball, softball, boys and girls track and field. The first day of official spring sport practice is March 6th.

Both the boys and girls track teams had very successful seasons last year, both teams won the ICC championship. Multiple runners and throwers went to districts and 7 runners were able to advance to the state championships.

Of those seven state runners 3 are returning: seniors Dylan Andrews, Daniel Weeden, and Lydia Worthing. B-A will be adding a junior high track and field team for the 2024 spring season. Both track and field teams open up their seasons against Bedford at home on March 28th. 

The baseball team is looking to find success in their last season in the ICC before joining the Laurel Highlands. With Adam Plummer becoming the new head coach the team looks to improve their record of 5-13. Nick Kost is the only returning senior for the team.

 Next year there will be a junior high baseball team due to Bellwood-Antis joining the LHAC. The Blue Devils open their season at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy on March 21st. 

The softball team is also looking forward to a successful season. They open up their season on 3/21 against Northern Bedford. Alli Stinson will be replacing Jim Bollinger as the head varsity coach. 

The girls went winless last season, but they are optimistic about the season and future years. There has been a build up of a youth softball league at Bellwood-Antis and a successful junior high program in recent years. 

The BluePrint will feature a more in-depth analysis of each team’s prospects as we get closer to the opener for each team.