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Last Updated: Jun 15th, 2018 - 10:33:11


Summer workouts under way
By VAL GAUGHT
Jun 13, 2018, 10:32

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School is out, but an athlete’s workout is never done.

Classes dismissed nearly two weeks ago, but some of Crossett’s students are still reporting to campus bright and early in the morning.

Summer workouts for football are in session and begin at 6:30 a.m.

Defensive Coordinator Justin Skender said they try to get the workout done in the coolest part of the day.

Basketball coaches Shanae Govan and Dominick Lincoln are alternating court time with weight training.

Govan’s Lady Eagles are running the Crossett City Park and lifting weights in the morning. They hit the court in the evenings, and the boys team is doing the opposite.

Lincoln, the new boy’s basketball coach, has wasted no time getting the Eagle basketball program rolling.

“They are seeing a whole new style of coaching,” Eagle basketball fan Darby Webb said during Monday’s practice.

Webb said he sees a major change of pace in the Eagle program.

“And he just got here,” Webb said.

The softball players are reporting bright and early for weight lifting as well, but they are currently working out under Skender, who assisted their head coach last season.

The team’s head coach, Mary McMahen, recently announced that she is relocating.

Skender said he plans to do whatever he needs to do to help out until the head coach position is filled.

The softball team is not the only team without a head coach as McMahen also coached the golf team. Christie Lenard, the tennis coach and softball assistant, announced her relocation earlier this spring.

The CHS track teams are taking a short break after their 2018 state championship win, but they won’t be off for long and will soon start their summer workouts as well.