Spring Sports


Madison Roberts, Joey Pounds, and Lauren Clark

Tryouts and Games:

Workouts for spring sports have been happening all through the year. The last season of school sports for the year and the last high school sports ever for seniors. Baseball, Softball, Girls Soccer, Lacrosse, and Track tryouts began Monday, February 14th which just also happened to be Valentines Day. Tryouts run from The 14th through the 16th. All athletes are out there competing against each other for a spot on the team.

Track however, doesn’t have cuts. Everyone doing track makes the team but the teammates do have to compete for the top 2 or 3 times for each division. The first track meet will be held at Person High School  (Person High School, 1010 Ridge Rd, Roxboro, NC 27573, USA) starting at 4:30 pm against both Person’s track team and Northwood’s track team.

Baseball does have cuts for the team. The last round of cuts will be on Wednesday, February 16th. The first junior varsity baseball game will be held at Northern Durham High School (Northern High School, 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd, Durham, NC 27712, USA) on February 28th starting at 5:00 pm and the Varsity team plays at home against Northern at 5:00 pm. The 28th is technically their first game but they do have a scrimmage on the 19th at Corinth-Holders (6875 Applewhite Rd, Wendell, NC 27591, USA) at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. “We are really happy about baseball season.” Said Junior Neo Best a varsity baseball player.

Softball tryouts will also end on Wednesday, February 16th. The first varsity softball game also plays at home on February 28th starting at 6:00 pm. Since both varsity softball and baseball play at home that would make it a double hitter night.

Varsity lacrosse has their first game at home on Tuesday, March 1st against Vance Charter starting at 5:00 pm. Their last day for tryouts is February 16th. Practice for lacrosse begins right after tryouts to get ready for their first game.

Girls soccer tends to not have cuts but sources say they might this year because of the amount of people trying out which would put their final day also on the 16th. Their first game is being held at home starting at 6:00 pm against Carrboro high school.


Since we just started attending in person school for the 21-22 school year, tickets to events have changed.

Everyone is allowed to go to the games since there is no limit for the spectators. Orange high has started a new athletic ticket system for an online no contact ticket sale. In order to get an online or mobile ticket you have to go to the website ‘Go Fan’ and search up our school. Once you have pulled up our school it should give you a list of games to buy tickets for. Once you have bought your ticket all you have to do is go up to the ticket booth and select “Use ticket” on your mobile device. Once done with that you should be able to get into a game with no problems.

Although the preferred way to buy a ticket is online, Orange is still allowing tickets to be bought at the door with cash only. With that said, tickets online are $1 cheaper than at the door tickets.

Junior varsity baseball player Joey Pounds said “We really enjoy fans coming out to support us.”


Attending games during COVID-19 has been stressful. Mask mandates are getting hard to keep up with. Indoor athletics require all spectators to wear a face covering at all time. Outside athletics on the other hand, have an optional mask rule. Masks aren’t required for outdoor sports, but are encouraged to keep guests and players safe. The Orange County school board is continuously monitoring COVID-19 updates, and the information they have released about COVID-19 can be found either in your email or on the school website.