Morrill Lions working hard and having fun
     2015-03-26      By Doug Harris    dougharris@geringcitizen.com
Photo by Doug Harris/Gering Citizen - The Morrill Lions track team members are, front row from the left, Michelle Lara, Shalyn Lackey, Jessica Harvey, Leanne Sherrod and Trevor Cecil; back row, Remington Liesy, Ryan McMackin, Josh Harvey, Jacob Hoffman, Killian Petruch, and Victor Valles. Middle row: Kaitlin Howell, Matt Hessler, Lilianna Martin, Jorge Lara, Johnny Hessler, and Will Howell. Not Pictured: Katlin Margheim, Stefani Tarin. Coaching staff: Rick Sides, Bobby Weigle, Niki Fredrickson and Chris Baltz. 
The Morrill Lions track team plays in District D-1, the Western Trails Conference and the Panhandle Conference. They will start their season in Chadron this weekend and hopes are high for a successful meet.

“We have a great bunch of student athletes to work with this year,” head coach Rick Sides said. “They are a fun and talented group of kids.”

Sides said he was happy Morrill High School, despite being on the smaller side, has a great track and indoor athletic opportunities.
“We have great facilities here and a great coaching staff to work with. With this combination we should be able to develop a competitive track team,” he said.

Coach Sides said working extra hard between the meets is important to maintain and hopefully improve upon each individual athlete and event.

“Work on improving each athlete’s performance week by week is our main goal for the season,” he said. “This will help them reach their peak performance level by the time District and State competition comes around.”

There are 19 students on the team this year including six returning seniors and four juniors. Sides has coached track for 20 seasons. His coaching staff is made up of Bobby Weigle, Niki Fredrickson and Chris Baltz.



Morrill Lions Track Schedule

Saturday, March 21, 9:00 a.m. Away at Chadron
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 a.m. Home vs. Bayard and TBD
Thursday, April 2, 9:00 a.m. Away at Bayard
Thursday, April 9, 11:00 a.m. Away at Mitchell
Saturday, April 18, 1:00 p.m. WTC/Bayard
Friday, April 24, 9:00 a.m. Home vs. TBD
Tuesday, April 28, 3:30 p.m. Away at Scottsbluff
Friday, May 1, 10:00 a.m. Home vs. Panhandle Conference
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 a.m. Home vs. Panhandle Conference
Friday, May 8, 8:30 a.m. Away at Bayard
Wednesday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. Home – Districts
Friday and Saturday, May 22, 23, TBD Away at State


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