by Kelsey Sheffield
The Spurger Pirates have been very active the past few weeks in many areas. The second year robotics team competed in San Antonio, and the fishing teams have been at it again. Baseball and softball have also kicked off this spring.
Many of the students have been passionate for the sport, so they have put in great efforts toward their team. March 1, a tournament was held at Lake Sam Rayburn that the boys participated in. Fishing for the Pirates were Derek Laurent, Nathaniel Lane, Robby Clark, and Cory Hyden. Of all of the fishermen, Spurger took 44th. In the South East Texas Federation, there are roughly 330 boats in which the boys are sitting in the ninth spot.
The robotics finished up the competitions for the school year, after they traveled to San Antonio and competed in the US First FTC South Super Regional Tournament. The team of Michael Reyna, Kaylee Hatton, Cory Lieby, Garret Loechel, Madison Werner, and Heith Zoch preformed extremely well, but did not take a spot to advance to the FTC World Tournament. The team did exceptionally well this year and look forward to even better years to come.
Spurger baseball will be playing March 14 in West Hardin and March 18 at High Island. Lady Pirate softball will play March 18 in Spurger against Evadale. All games will start at 4:30.