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Westy Athletes Learn to Adapt as COVID-19 Changes Sports Schedules

Students are living through a period of extraordinary change and they have learned that the ability to adapt is more important than ever.

Two student-athletes at Westminster High School (WHS) show us how being flexible gives them a sense of normalcy. Lauren Graves Bonilla, a senior and Marina Boltz, a junior traditionally play basketball in the fall, but when the Colorado High School Activity Association (CHSAA) modified sports schedules to prevent student-athletes from catching or spreading the coronavirus,  they picked up a softball glove and bat.

Marina had played softball before, but when she got to high school, she chose to pursue basketball. Lauren always had an interest in softball, but like Marina, she chose to play basketball in the fall. Now that basketball is rescheduled to January 2021, the girls have a chance to participate in both sports.

While the two sports require different athletic skills, both demand a high level of concentration. “It takes mental focus in both sports, just in different ways,” said Lauren.

Watch the What’s Up WPS video above to see how Lauren and Marina found a silver lining amidst a sea of change. 

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