Fall sports celebrate seniors

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On Oct. 19 Teri Larson, coach, hugs Mackenzie Obermeyer, 12, during senior night. Larson congratulated Obermeyer on a well done season. Photo by M. Loomis

by Collin Kasitz

Several fall sports celebrated their senior teammates during senior night activities.

Soccer kicked off senior nights on Oct. 13 with eight seniors being congratulated for soccer.  Senior night for volleyball was Oct. 18 with six seniors being honored. 

“Senior night surprised me the most because we were all emotional,” Rebekka Hepford, 12, said.

Soccer lost a heart-breaker to Salina Central in a sudden-death overtime with the score of 2-1 on Oct. 13.  Seniors for soccer are Logan Farmer, Andy Cochran, Nick Richardson, Connor Messke, Chase Menzie, Aaron Howard, Tanner Magnum and Cameron Perkins. 

“Senior night makes you think about all you have accomplished in your high school years,” Andy Cochran, 12, said.  “When I scored the game winning goal in the McPherson tournament and having the leadership role on the team is the best thing about being a senior.”     

Volleyball defeated Circle for their senior night celebration.  It was a duel and best of five with the scores of 25-15, 25-16 and 26-24.  Seniors for volleyball are Rebekka Hepford, Mackenzie Obermeyer, Hannah Jennings, Kelsey Pracht, Cassy Craig and Selby Lewis

“(Being a senior) gives you a sense of importance for being experienced and people will look up to you,” Hepford said. “My most impressive moment of career was when I scored the game point against Andale.”

Football beat Cheney 33-14 on senior night, Oct. 21.  They had 21 seniors on the team:  Austin Crane, Drake Dukes, Austin Mormando, Abraham Sabri, Taner Thurman, David Northrup, Kelly Homan, Aaron Rudiger, Tarol Jones, Alex Northrup, Ryan Messing, Brad Samakin, Dylan Amspacker, Nathaniel Johnson, Derek Bliss, Zack Tilson, Cody Weston, Joe Hobert, Tanner Ricke, Kyle Johnson and Danny Minks. 

“To know all your hard work is going to pay off this season was the highlight of my senior year,” Drake Dukes, 12, said.  “Walking out with my family (was great), but winning games made things worthwhile, too.”  

On Oct. 19 Teri Larson, coach, hugs Mackenzie Obermeyer, 12, during senior night. Larson congratulated Obermeyer on a well done season. Photo by M. Loomis