By Nate Weihmeir, OHS Torch Reporter
As Senior Night for this year’s basketball team drawing near, Olympia’s student section, the Blue Crew, is preparing for a great end to the season with high hopes in March.
Over the past two years, the Blue Crew has had great success with the student section, winning back to back “Fan Friendzy” competitions, which acknowledges the best student section in the area. This year is no exception to the excitement level throughout the school.
“We’ve had a great turnout this year for games, having a competitive team fuels the amount of excitement throughout the student section and school as a whole,” said OHS Senior Vittoria Cira.
Different themes have been used to bring more originality to the Blue Crew. From dress up days to chili suppers, ideas have been pouring in to reach out to all sorts of people.
“I love seeing all sorts of people socialize and get together to show their school spirit, I see my friends who aren’t fans of sports show up just to hang out,” said Freshman Kade Seeman.
The stellar OHS boys’ basketball team has taken notice to the growing support for the team. Hoping for a big run, players hope a great turnout for playoff games coming up in late February and early March.
“Being on a neutral court usually brings low excitement, having a big turnout would make it feel like a home game. We are also undefeated at home so having the Blue Crew there would be awesome,” said Junior guard Blake Stine.
With excitement being at highs these students haven’t seen in quite a while and great turnouts for home and away basketball games, everyone is hoping for one last record turnout for February 10’s showdown with Mahomet with Conference title implications on the line. The last year of the Corn Belt conference is making for some great games and even greater fan support.
“Seeing all the hometown fans out cheering for us every game, it always seems to bring the best out of our team and give a big momentum boost,” said Blake Stine, OHS Junior basketball player.