Featured Players

Athletes stand out in their sports

Ashton Adams, Staff Writer

 

Senior rallys team

Senior Austin McCall leads the boys basketball team by example. McCall is currently leading the team with the most rebounds.

“Austin is the leader of our team. He is the barometer for us, if he plays well, we play well and when he struggles, we usually struggle. He doesn’t always have the best statistics, but from a leadership aspect, he is definitely our most important player,” coach Jason Ollison said.

McCall loves basketball because he loves the game and being the leader of the team, and when the younger boys need help, he is able to help them. McCall’s goals in basketball are to lead the team.

“I want to be able to lead us to success and work with the team so they get better,” McCall said. McCall thinks he was chosen as the featured player because he is a good leader and he helps the younger players as much as he can. McCall started playing basketball in the fourth grade with a traveling team.

Girls Basketball seniors help players improve

Seniors Raven Caswell and Kylie McRoberts give their best on the basketball court and help other players improve.

Caswell and McRoberts are the only two seniors on the team.

“They both play big roles in our success as a team,” said coach Cody Morgan.

Caswell loves basketball because there is always a challenge and always a goal that can be set and achieved.

“I love to help out our school and improve our programs.” senior Kylie McRoberts said.

McRoberts’ highest season points were against Conway. She had 21 points that game. McRoberts has also contributed to the team with her 190 overall points.

Caswell’s highest season points were against Lincoln with 33 points. Her overall season points so far are 105 points.

Caswell and McRoberts both have goals that they try to achieve every day for basketball. “My goals are to be a great leader and be a person they look up to on and off the court,” senior Raven Caswell said.

McRoberts’ goals are to keep getting better everyday and help the younger girls get better, too.

Caswell thinks that she was chosen as one of the featured player because she is one of the seniors on the team and she tries her best to help the team improve. McRoberts thinks she was chosen as one of the team leaders because she is a team leader and she works hard and always gives 100 percent. This year is Caswell’s 10th year playing basketball and McRobert’s 6th year.

Freshman gains first wins on the mat

Wrestling coach David Hawks is proud of freshman Jacob Rider for gaining his first two career wins as a first-year wrestler. Rider left the Warsaw duel with a win and a Smith Cotton duel with a win too. Both of Rider’s wins were against Lexington.

“Jacob has been working hard all year, and he recently won his first two matches ever,” coach David Hawks said.

Rider loves wrestling, even though this is his first season on the mat.

“I love the sport in general. It’s a lot of fun and winning just feels amazing!” freshman Jacob Rider said.

Rider started wrestling because he thought it would be a fun and achieving sport and help him build new characteristics.

Rider’s goals this year in wrestling are to get at least five wins this season. His high school goal is to make it to state at least once.