Looking at BHS sports from a different perspective


Sophemore Taylor Flory manages the girl softball team. The softball girls have loved all of the managers help.

Michaela Powell, BHS Journalism

The first organized sporting event held was the Olympic Games in 776 B.C. From then to now there have been many advancements in sports including the rules, uniforms, records and even the management. Students now have the opportunity to pick a sport they like and help the coaches and players out by managing in middle or high school.

“I have decided to manage both boys basketball and baseball this year so I could be more involved with the school,” sophomore sport manager Abby Bergman said, “and I think managing in future years would also be fun.”

Sport managers work just as hard as the players and coaches. They show up to every practice and make sure everything the team needs done, gets done.

“The most difficult part about managing for me is getting home late,” Bergman said, “I have limited time to do personal needs like homework and chores.”

“If I have to do the scorebook while managing the girls softball team,” softball manager sophomore Taylor Flory said, “I think that would be the hardest thing for me.”

Having the opportunity to manage a sport in high school comes with many ups and downs. It gives students a chance to learn good leadership skills, social skills, time management and a successful mindset.

“Managing basketball you get to bond with many people,” Bergman said, “I met some people I never thought I’d meet or talk to.”

“My favorite part about managing a sport is being able to make new friends,” boys basketball manager sophomore Cheyenne Marshall said.

It is possible to pursue in sport managing after high school. To become a sports manager someone can take the following time to complete your Associate’s degree which can be up to two years, a Bachelor’s Degree taking up to four years and a Master’s Degree program which is usually required one to two years of that.