There's nothing fun about 6 a.m. practices.
But with the spring weather being what it has, the Hastings High girls tennis team really hasn't had any other options. The team has been having to practice inside the Physical Fitness Facility at Hastings College in the early morning hours.
"It's hard to take it seriously at 6 in the morning," HHS senior Maddi McConnaughhay said. "When it comes to matches, you have to be serious."
The girls have to be thankful, though, that those practices have kept them in a rhythm throughout this unpredictable season.
The Tigers fared well at their own home invitational Thursday, finishing in a tie for third with 19 points. Adams Central placed in a tie for sixth with eight points. Grand Island Central Catholic won the seven-team race with 31 points.