Students Competing In Unique Sports

Piper Watson goes on a ride in order to build her relationship with her horse for future practices and competitions.

Piper Watson

Piper Watson goes on a ride in order to build her relationship with her horse for future practices and competitions.

High school sports can be a big part of a student athlete’s experience, but being a part of a club team or playing a sport outside of school can bring a different, joyful perspective. Sports like baseball and soccer, have a school season and a club season, however, some sports only occur outside of school.

Ross High School offers many different sports such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, tennis, and swim and dive, just to name a few. Even though there’s multiple sports at RHS, there are still many other unique sports that students play outside of school teams.

Freshman Ethan May is a competitive shooter. His love for shooting began five years ago when his dad took him to a shooting range with two coaches, and he hasn’t stopped since. There are different divisions for competitive shooting and it takes place across the United States.

May stated, “I shoot with and against people from all across the United States. Shooting is also fun because of the competition because there is always something for you to shoot no matter what equipment you have.”

Another student that plays a sport outside of Ross High School is sophomore Alyssa Roe. Roe participates in archery and has been doing so for three years. The archery season goes through the fall and winter seasons.

Roe stated, “It was available in my middle school and I just tried out for it. I really liked it and continued to play it. I got really good at it too. I practice everyday at my house, but practices are a couple times a week. I honestly don’t have a favorite part, I love everything about it.”

Piper Watson competes in a sport outside RHS, as well. Watson’s sport that she currently competes in is barrel racing. Barrel racing is a year-round sport where horses and their riders race around barrels that are in a cloverleaf pattern.

Watson stated, “Some of my favorite things about the sport I play are the connection I have between my horses and … the challenge of competing against myself to improve every ride.”

If you’re looking for a new sport or hobby to play, or something new to try, competitive shooting, archery, and barrel races are just a few options to consider. Other options could be hockey, snowboarding or skiing, canoeing or kayaking, or cycling. Always remember, it doesn’t hurt to try something new. If you are interested in any of these sports, contact the students above or search the sport online to find more information.