On the Upswing


Max Berry-Stoelzle

Anna Knoche ‘21 gears up for a swing.

Max Berry-Stoelzle, Reporter

As schools and states slowly start to lift COVID-19 restrictions, many spring sports have ended up behind due to their season being cancelled last year. For some of these sports it has meant lower participation rates, but not girls golf.

“The numbers are actually up slightly this year,” head coach Mike Bevelaqua said. “With 16 girls on the team, it is actually the largest team I have gotten to coach in my time as the head coach.”

One effect that COVID-19 has had on the golf team was that the cancellation of the last season left the team with less experience than they would normally have.

“Because of our inexperience we have had to start slower than past seasons,” Bevelaqua said. “However, the players are committed to playing better and are working hard to do so.”

In the three meets City High has continued to improve getting 10th, 2nd and 3rd in the three meets they have already participated in.

“This season has been going better than I thought,” Sierra Josephson ‘21 said. “With skipping a year of practice, my teammates have been doing really well, and our scores continue to improve.”

This season City High is joining a new annual golf meet. “On April 26 at Finkbine Golf Course, we are having our first annual varsity meet with Iowa City West, Regina, and Liberty high schools,” Bevelaqua said. “We are calling this the “Clash for the Club”, and the meet location will rotate between the schools courses each year.”

Josephson believes that this will be fun for the team to have a yearly recurring meet.

“I think that the new Clash for the Club meet will be really interesting and a fun way to meet new people,” Josephson said. “I think it will be a great new addition to the list of traditions that City High already participates in.”